Sites that I found interesting for November 25th 2009 through November 30th 2009:
It’s Whale-Watching Season – SanDiego.com – Every November, gray whales embark on an extraordinary, 10-12-week journey south from their summer feeding grounds in Arctic seas to the warm-water breeding lagoons of Baja.
From Twitter – via @bobbiejohnson Always love the World Press Photos of the year. Latest selection is just as exciting and astonishing as usual http://bit.ly/6NjHSp
Always On Top Maker – Sometimes, for simplifying the operate, you need to make an application on top of other applications, but this application has not “always on top” option, or sometimes you need to make an application not always on top, in these conditions, you need Always On Top Maker.
From Twitter – LiveStreaming from your Mobile Phone http://qik.com http://flixwagon.com http://bambuser.com http://livecast.com via @AlexKaris
“Turkey Day” tech support survival kit – Thanksgiving is a time of year when non-techies hunt you down looking for free advice and “help” troubleshooting a problem. This survival kit is guaranteed to make you look like a superhero in front of friends and family.
The Pomodoro Technique to Manage Time – The Pomodoro Technique is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it.
From Twitter – RT @newsycombinator How to try out Google Chrome OS for yourself http://bit.ly/yNH21
Sites that I found interesting for November 16th 2009 through November 17th 2009:
Want to Build Your Own Super Accurate GPS? – Tomoji Takasu and Akio Yasuda of Tokyo University developed an inexpensive, open source RTK GPS that runs on a beagle board, and better yet, they've posted instructions so you can do the same.
From Twitter – via @IBMResearch What can you with with a microscopically small drop of blood? Check out this video to see what IBM scientists can do – http://bit.ly/3J8d4n
"Unfriend" is Oxford’s Word of the Year – Unfriend, a verb that means “to remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook” is the New Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year for 2009.
From Twitter – via @tomguarriello When Harvard Business School starts touting social media, you know something's up. http //bit.ly/1LGCwm
From Twitter – Not surprised RT @geektonic USPS announces $3.8B loss, plans to end Sat. delivery. Blames move to electronic media http //j.mp/kZ7Wt
From Twitter – RT @thurrott PDC tidbit Thanks to hyperthreading improvements in Win7, Windows Media Encoder 9 is 23 % faster vs. Vista with SP1
From Twitter – via @davidcohen RT @tferriss Perhaps the most incredible sunset photo I've ever seen http //su.pr/1fbvdv via @gmc
10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9 – By and large, this release is a plugin developers release with lots of new APIs and abstraction. However, there are significant additions for theme designers and users as well. via @Technosailor
From Twitter – via @trishussey Wow-RT @shelisrael Broadcast Pioneer NBC being bought by cable finalist Comcast. An important era is ending. http //bit.ly/48590E
Sites that I found interesting for November 11th 2009 through November 12th 2009:
Microsoft probing Windows 7 zero-day hole – Microsoft said on Wednesday it is looking into a report of a vulnerability in Windows 7 and Server 2008 Release 2 that could be used by an attacker to remotely crash the computer.
Hands-on: Netflix streaming on the PS3 – While Netflix streaming is nearly identical on most devices that support it, there are some significant differences with the PS3 that make it worth testing.
Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code – You've always wanted to learn how to build software yourself—or just whip up an occasional script—but never knew where to start. Luckily, the web is full of free resources that can turn you into a programmer in no time.
Sites that I found interesting for November 3rd 2009 through November 10th 2009:
Computer Security Company Takes Out Enormous Botnet – Security firm FireEye has reportedly struck a massive blow against spam. The so called “Mega-D” or “Ozdok” spam botnet was effectively dismantled by these intrepid security researchers. After studying the beast, FireEye launched an attack by notifying ISPs, having command and control (CnC) domains removed, and then registering unused CnC domains.
Study Says Pirates Buy Plenty of Legitimate Digital Music – A United Kingdom research group, Demos, discovered that those people who confessed to pirating music were also those who spent the most on music. Pirates spend, on average, $126 per year on CDs, MP3s, and vinyl. Non-pirates (landlubbers?), on the other hand, only spend, on average, $72 per year.