Archive for the 'Asides' Category

Links = Currency

Jeff Jarvis says:
In this new world, links are currency. Links grant authority. Links build branding. Links equal value.

SafariOnAcid

Want Safari to run lightning fast? Take SafariOnAcid. Don’t worry, it launches a second Safari so there’s no permanent damage done if you wish to try it. Hat tip to Peter.

Wired NextFest 2005

Argh! I can’t believe I missed the Wired NextFest 2005. I saw bits of it on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters. I would have totally worked as a volunteer or as an extra there, in Chicago.

Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

If you can’t get enough of Steve Jobs, you can now catch a video of his Commencement address to the Stanford University graduates. Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs urged the Class of ’05, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” My favorite line was in his opening though, where he said “Death is life’s greatest invention…” Watch the video.

Asides for my Backside

Finally got around to making Asides work on my backside blog. Thanks goodness for Gregorsmith who showed how I could implement Asides on legacy WordPress 1.2 template. Thing is I’ve been using Del.icio.us to track all my “remaindered links” and having a blog-posting php script parse my Del.icio.us rss feed for daily updates. I felt that this made for an ideal “remaindered links” wordflow. This script, called Yet Another Daily Delicious (YADD), is quite robust in that it actually won’t post anything if nothing new is added to my del.icio.us and can be configured for daily or weekly. Anyhow, I now have two options when posting short bursts on my blog… through Asides and through YADD.