I used to keep a sidebar linkblog here, but I’ve long since stopped. These days I’m more likely to post an interesting link to Twitter, or just save it up for a later post. I figured the WordPress 2.8 upgrade was as good a time as any to clean out the old plugin.
Still, I hate removing things from the web, so here’s an archive of 2½ years’ worth of linkblogging from 2005-2007.
I suspect anywhere from 20-30% are probably long gone, but I’ll go through them later. Edit (June 15): After switching from my ancient linklint-based script to the Broken Link Checker plugin for WordPress, it turns out that surprisingly few of the links here have gone bad. Maybe 10-15 out of almost 180. I’ve fixed a few already, and I suspect the remaining ones are just gone. One news story (and professional news organizations are terrible at preserving URLs even when they keep stories around in paid archives), two sites that I know have done major reorganization and dropped a lot of old material, and one novelty site.
- Why generic XML on the web is a bad idea
- Buzz Aldrin’s Conspiracy Smackdown
- NPR : Movie Marketers Turn to Subtle, Sophisticated Tactics
- Beyond Red vs. Blue: Redefining the Political Landscape
- A History of the GUI
- Bob The Angry Flower’s Quick Guide to the Apostrophe
- EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers
- Microsoft’s Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made → A look inside the Microsoft patch-making process.
- I, Cringely: Going for Broke – an interesting theory on the Apple/Intel deal – Intel buys Apple, makes MacOS available to OEMs, overthrows Microsoft’s domination
- Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability → A great piece of satire
- New Macs: Intel Inside
- The Comic Book Periodic Table of the Elements
- lowercase L
- NPR : Shakespeare’s Tongue, Heard at the Globe in the original pronunciation
- APOD: 2005 July 4 – A Panorama from Mauna Kea → Astronomy Picture of the Day
- Klingon Fairy Tales
- Truth in Labelling – on DVD sets of “complete” TV seasons
- The White Stuff – How vanilla became shorthand for bland.
- Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19
- No Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft Will not Win the Web
- Alternative browsers pose challenge for cybersleuths
- A List Apart: Articles: Attack of the Zombie Copy
- The Antikythera mechanism: The clockwork computer
- Top Ten Weblog Design Mistakes
- Teleportation study sent to Benford – Funny, in a nice obscure sort of way.
- R.I.P. WYSIWYG – Results-Oriented UI Coming (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)
- The New Yorker on CS Lewis
- How the secular humanist grinch didn’t steal Christmas
- Mirrors shed light as winter grips small town
- Real Story of the Rogue Rootkit – Wired on Sony’s DRM
- Abductive Reasoning
- Human evolution at the crossroads – Five possible futures for homo sapiens
- Safari Release Passes Acid2
- Nevada Thunder » I Saw Jackie Mason Kissing Santa Claus – the manufatured “war on Christmas”
- Scott Lynch’s Rebuttal to Benford on Fantasy
- Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked
- My Morning: A Play in One Uncomfortable Act
- Failed Redesigns « Le «blog personnel» de Joe Clark → Website redesigns by people who should know better.
- Tropical Storm Zeta – 27th in 2005 → Just running out of names wasn’t enough?
- The Return of Sneakernet
- ISC: Phollow the Phlopping Phish → A cautionary tale in which a hypothetical phishing victim does everything right…and still gets hooked.
- TechEBlog WR-07 – A Real Transformer → Just a toy, but still interesting!
- Light Pollution – and the Return of Night
- Movie Jewelry Physics → From Czarina69
- Tales From the Public Domain: Bound By Law → Comic book from Duke University law school where the protagonist ‘navigates the twists and turns of intellectual property’ and copyright law.
- National Wildlife PhotoZone
- Safer Online Shopping Guide (via SANS ISC)
- Eva Wiseman: An introduction to spoetry → Guardian Unlimited Books
- The Cutest Human-Test: KittenAuth → Forget CAPTCHAS — let commenters prove they’re human by identifying kittens!
- Photo: Ice Block Near Joekullsarlon, Iceland
- Coraline Concept Art
- Da Vinci Code according to Least I Could Do
- Infinite Crisis in 30 Seconds
- Spam Enablers → USA Today – Don’t be that person helping keep spam alive
- Exploding Coffee – Looks like there are a few bugs in the self-heating coffee design. → BevNET.com – Too Hot To Handle: Problems Boil Over for Celebrity Chef’s Self-Heating Lattes
- Snakes on a Plane 2: Planes on a Snake
- Young FrankenSteve → What do you get when you cross Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer with Young Frankenstein?
- Virtual Karma: Dad, What Was Internet? → Four months old, but suddenly very topical.
- The Cloud Appreciation Society → Nifty photos!
- IE7: New paint job on the Pinto → ZDNet: Opera’s Hakon Wium Lie compares IE7 to Ford Pinto
- A more reasonable list of Firefox Myths
- Brad Meltzer on Terra: How I Spent My Summer Vacation With The Judas Contract
- Mars Rover Beginning To Hate Mars → The Onion: Unmanned Vehicle ‘Bored Out Of Its Mind’
- 100% Secure Firewall?
- The beast has awoken; or, The beginning of Web 2.0 → Chris Messina on the wider implications of IE7
- Rules for Writing (humor)
- Dev Opera has launched! → Web developer resource site for Opera and building cross-platform web apps.
- Building a Steampunk Keyboard
- Ghost Rider Studio Notes From Hell – Does it have to be a blazing skull?
- The Mozilla Manifesto
- Paraglider sucked into killer storm → A paraglider survived being pulled up to 32,000 feet in Australia, and woke up in mid-air, encased in ice. Another glider caught in the same storm wasn’t so lucky.
- Getting Clueful: Five Things You Should Know About Fighting Spam
- George Takei on Starring in Heroes
- Skeptico: How do you prove photography to a blind man?
- The Open Web and Its Adversaries
- Friday at the Funeral – Comics Should Be Good! talks about death in comics.
- Wired Magazine: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran
- Map: Welcome to the Blogosphere
- Fedora will eat your brain – 2004-era mock IRC log with RHEL vs. Fedora
- You fought in the browser wars? – Star Wars scene parody with… well, web browsers
- Virtual IE7 and IE6 for web development
- Pants, Phantasmo, PANTS!! – Possibly the worst coloring error in the Golden Age of Comics
- Fragging The Flash – SomethingAwful takes a humorous look at 67 years of the Scarlet Speedster
- Googolplex Theaters – a new approach to the movie experience
- Who says clouds screw up observing?
- Star Wars is like a fine wine…
- Common Errors in English
- The Roar of Comics: NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME!
- People will click on anything → An experiment in advertising (title via ISC).
- Wikipedia’s lamest edit wars
- Comic Coverage: Extreme Makeovers! Some costume redesigns work. Some… don’t.
- First look: Safari 3 beta on Windows vs. Firefox 2 and IE7
- On Permalinks and Paradigms – a bit of blogging history
- Total Solar Eclipse Map (2001-2025)
- NPR: Human History Shows a Gift for Adaptability
- Evolution is Not Just a Theory
- A Newbie’s Guide to Surviving San Diego
- Why We’re Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – 1 man’s ego vs. all of WordPress.com
- CSS techniques I can’t wait to be rid of
- Dave’s Long Box: Noble Causes and Dynamo 5
- Updating Babylon 5’s VFX for Direct-to-DVD Lost Tales
- Breaking Down the Walls Of Phones’ Web Gardens – Wall Street Journal on mobile browsing with Opera Mini
- The Shape of Things To Come – The Absorbascon on why the new DC Multiverse has 52 universes.