Interesting Links for March 2008.
- Windows Media Player multimedia file formats
It’s unfortunate that there’s a need for this information, but there is. I think it’s pretty complete. I just wish I didn’t need it.
- Dilbert – March 3, 2008
This says it all.
- How not to be an asshole or encourage assholism on the internet: a handy guide.
The title says it all. I think I need to read this carefully. Every once in a while, I fall into this trap. It’s hard not to be an asshole when you’re surrounded by them, I guess. On MegFowler.com.
- Basic Instructions
Scott Meyer’s excellent comics offering instructions for what we need to do in life. My opinion: the funniest comic on the Web.
- 10 Signs That Your Blog Is On The Right Track
Article listing 10 indicators that your blog is moving forward. A good check list for folks serious about blogging.
- Makers of Airborne Settle False-Ad Suit With Refunds
Interesting news article about Airborne cold remedy and the gullibility of people. On TheLede blog at NYTimes.com.
- Apostrophe Atrophy
A blog dedicated to showing off examples of bad apostrophes in typography. Funny stuff.
- Things I Learned At The Apple Store
Great first-person experience on a first visit to an Apple store. On Burbia.com.
- Things I Learned At The Apple Store — Part 2
The second part of the Apple Store article on Burbia.com.
- Fairey Rotodyne
Excellent promotional video of the Fairey Rotodyne aircraft, which flew in the late 1950s.
Article about the Fairey Rotodyne that explains what it was and provides information about its history.
- U.S. Copyright Registry Called a Scam
There’s a Web site service out there trying to drum up new business with confusing e-mail messages to Webmasters. Don’t fall for it. Learn more at PlagiarismToday.com.
- Eight reasons plagiarism sucks
The title says it all. By Jack Shafer for Slate Magazine.
- Patents, Copyrights And Trademarks, Oh My!
Defines and explains patents, copyrights, and trademarks. On TechDirt.com.
- The treasure of a dark sky
Miraz ponders the night sky, just before dawn. On Tikouka.
- The rise of American Incompetence
Americans used to be the world’s most skillful entrepreneurs and managers. Now we’re laughingstocks. What happened? By Daniel Gross for Slate Magazine.
- St. Patrick revealed
St. Patrick may not be the man you think he was. By David Plotz for Slate Magazine.
- Republicans Turning Out in Droves to Vote for Clinton
They think it would be easier for McCain to beat Clinton than Obama, so they’re voting for Hillary, hoping she’ll get the nomination. Typical election year bullshit, encouraged by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and friends. On the NPR Blog.
- How photos support your own “reality” – Machinist – Salon.com
Why do 9/11 deniers see an alternative story in pictures of the attacks? Because we all interpret images according to our biases. By Farhad Manjoo on Salon.com.
- TidBITS Safe Computing: Should Mac Users Run Antivirus Software?
Rich Mogull presents his views on whether Mac users should use antivirus software. On TidBITS.com.
- BlackBerry or iPhone: Which Horse Will You Back?
Interesting article about the competition between the BlackBerry and iPhone. On CIO.com.
- Is your Airport Extreme suddenly Time Machine-happy?
Yes, the latest update appears to have enabled Time Machine to recognized hard disks attached to AirPort Extreme via USB. On The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).
- 26 years ago: print “Hello world “
Miraz Jordan reminisces about her first exposure to computers in 1981 and explains how she got sucked in. On TiKouka.
- Schweppes Burst slow motion balloons Ad
Absolutely incredible slow-motion photography. Thanks to @negrino on Twitter for sharing the link. On YouTube.
- Drawing the Candidates
Excellent article in the New York Times about how cartoonists draw the political candidates. Thanks to @Ihnatko on Twitter for the link.
- No Admission for Evolutionary Biologist at Creationist Film
Ah, the creationists are at it again, trying to push intelligent design with a film and trying to keep evolutionary biologists out. When will these people come out of their dark ages and see the light? In the New York Times.
- Lying for Jesus?
Richard Dawkins responds the the PZ Myers expulsion from “Expelled.” On RichardDawkins.net.