Today’s Links: Kevin’s lost AOL search log revealed…

You're On Notice!
As seen everywhere, The Stephen Colbert “On Notice Board” Generator rawks!

For Your Street Cred…
Fighting for net neutrality in style.

Hitwise: Traffic More Than Doubled Since January
Traffic to has more than doubled since Yahoo! acquired it in December 2005. According to Hitwise data from its sample of 10 million US Internet users, the market share of visits to was up 122% from January 2006 to July 2006.

Metavid: Opens Congress to the bloggy masses
As uncovered by schoolmate Derek, Metavid allows for fulltext keyword searching using the closed captioning of the video, as well as searches limited by speaker and timeframe.

Wikipedia Showdown!
The best wikipedia articles as determined by the masses via a Digg-like interface.

Ebay’s flawed user feedback system
The case of a user’s year long legal fight to repair his damaged credibility on eBay. Reveals the flaw in eBay’s feedback system.

Tetris DS: How to win by design flaw
Apparently you can rotate the pieces infinitely and maybe even hold them in place which you decide on where to drop them. Editor Moderation or Digg Voting Style? thinks about going Digg… good or bad idea? I think not, since I see the Singapore blogosphere as just not having a critical mass to provide enough utility to an open-architecture.

For Your Online Life…
OpenDNS: Providing a Safer and Faster DNS
As Paul Stamatiou mentioned, OpenDNS is quite interesting. Not only does it speed up your connectivity (fast name resolution), it also warns against phishing attacks and corrects wrong spelling of URLs (e.g. .cmo to .com).

Badgr: The Flash Flickr Badge
A very cool Flash-based badge that allows you to display your Flickr photo stream.

FlickrStorm: Search on Flickr with some Magic
FlickrStorm is a better search for Flickr! It works by looking for more than what you enter to find related and more relevant images.

quickSub: Makes RSS and Atom feed subscribing easier
quickSub is a Javascript function that adds intelligence to the feed button on your web page. Just roll your mouse over the example above, and you’ll be instantly greeted by one-click subscription links to the most popular aggregators.

WPopac: An OPAC 2.0 Testbed
Someone’s figured out how to combine WordPress with OPAC, essentially creating a true library blog!

For Your Mac…
Yasu: Yet Another System Utility (Mac)
Yasu was designed to be a simple, first line of attack for a workstation that has started “acting up.” More often than not, a thorough purge of the cache files of a Mac will bring its behavior back into line.

e2xo – Plaxo for your Mac
With e2xo, you can sync your contacts, calendar, tasks and notes online to A free alternative to .Mac

Adding MSN & ICQ friends to iChat
By using this guide and signing up with Jabber Australia, your iChat app will be able to IM ICQ and MSN users, thanks to the Jabber server bridging protocols.

MyTunesRSS: Listen to iTunes from any network device
MyTunesRSS is an application for accessing your iTunes library from any computer connected through a network, including your Sony PSP.

TubeSock – Rip videos from YouTube
TubeSock grabs YouTube videos from the web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable. TubeSock knows how to convert the video using the codecs and bitrates best for each device. It can even add the video to iTunes for you.

For Your Material Possession…
Sony Mylo Personal Communicator does Skype!
With no mobile fees to pay, this all-in-one media player also works as a communicator with full keyboard and wifi capability. Besides surfing the web, emailing, IMing, the Mylo even makes Skype calls! But for $350, would you buy one?

ASUS WL-700gE = Wifi Router, NAS, iTunes, BitTorrent
This wifi router from Asus has a built-in 160gb drive, ability to do RAID, does NAS, iTunes sharing, Bittorrent and FTP serving. Retails for $500, but NewEgg had it for only $259.99!

Yamaha 2007 C3 Scooter: Cheap yet fuel economical
The Yamaha 2007 C3 features a liquid-cooled, three-valve four-stroke engine which keeps you running for a long time on just 1.2 gallons of gas, while the old-school “box” design does more than just look great.

How to Build a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS
Because you can never have enough hard drive space…

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow.

These are the lost links. Blame the broken pipes. I’ve since fixed them with a truck.

2 thoughts on “Today’s Links: Kevin’s lost AOL search log revealed…

  1. myrick: Yo Ricky, PodTube is da bomb man… I just googled for a download source and found it. Uses Safari and outputs the Youtube flash video into MPEG4, perfect if I ever want to mashup clips!

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