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- An evening with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show – in London, in about a week! No idea if they have any tickets left, and I’m not going to be able to go because I’m in the US, but I can’t imagine that it would be anything but pretty bloody awesome. Go if you have motor function anywhere.
- There’s an entertaining web development kind of cartoon over at Scaryideas today And you know what it indicates to me – that you’d be much better having fewer people on a project and that communication is above all the most important element – hence rapid iterative multi-disciplinary work is best. Which I knew already!
- Nick Denton spells out the web apps and businesses that every start-up should be using… Some great stuff here, although much of it is more appropriate to the US than it is to us poor saps living in Start-Up Free Britain…
- Surprise! Computer scientists model the exclamation point I find myself newly interested in the science of the exclamation mark after joining Yahoo(!) I’ll be honest, the brand’s punctuation offends my grumpy old sod tendencies and desire to write non-offensive English… Perhaps science can help…
- Cameron Moll talks about 180 days of freelancing… I work freelance for a few months about four / five years ago and I was a disaster. I had no idea how to promote my work, manage cashflow. Total nightmare. I’m only now beginning to think that I’d be capable doing it properly.
- Interesting Psychology Today article on training yourself to wake up in the mornings… I’ve not had an alarm clock for about six years now, and I’m always awake at roughly the right time. If I have a special event I need to be up for, I look at the clock and visualise the hands turning around until the time I want to wake up, and then – alm
- Firefox 1.5 is launched And although I had some weird confusions trying to download it through Safari, I can state without question that the page works perfectly in Firefox 1
- Clearing out my Inbox of things to write about, I find that the BBC has been inadvertantly (geddit?) broadcasting product placements… “Companies are paying fees of up to ¬£40,000 to advertise their products covertly on BBC programmes, often in breach of the corporation‚Äôs rules.”
- Onlife – keeps track of pretty much everything you’re doing, keeping an impromptu record of your life… I wanted to write about this when it came out, but as usual decided it needed a greater degree of depth than a linklog post and – as a result – wrote nothing. The idea is great. The execution is pretty good. It slowed down my mac a fair deal though.