Some interesting links I encountered over the last few months, between the time I stopped importing Twitter digests and the time I started using them for linkblogging.
- Computer World considers the new cell phone etiquette.
- Smartphone Evolution 2.0. Interesting take on the market being able to support three platforms: iPhone, Android, and one other…but which one? Windows Phone or Blackberry?
- Google reminds you to please use your smartphone responsibly.
- Facebook patents news feed. I guess “on a social network” is the new “with a computer” for patents.
- Real ZDNet headline: “IE market share at all time low: Time to give up?” Of course, that low is a healthy 60% majority.
- SCO’s legal argument explained in comic-strip form.
- From @pobox: “Boss bans internal email for a week; tells workers to walk to each others’ desks instead.”
- Libraries and DRM (via @brionv)
- Tabnapping – Wow! That’s one sneaky phishing technique! Seriously evil in the wrong hands. (via @ThisIsTrue)
- What do websites with open comments do when they realize that people are jerks? (via @ThisIsTrue)
- Great headline: “Zeus wants to do your taxes.” at SANS ISC.
Space Photos & Video (all from @BadAstronomer, as it turns out.)
- Golden Gate Bridge from orbit. My vacation snapshots are never this cool.
- Massively cool video of a rocket’s shock wave destroying a sundog (rainbow-like halo effect)
- Incredible Hubble photo.
- Space shuttle photographed from the ground.
- From @BadAstronomer: “Awesome, awesome picture of the Atlantis launch with an F-15E. Makes me want to stand and salute.”
- Skydiving past a shuttle launch.
Other Photos & Images
- The Sad State of Biosphere 2, 16 Years Later. I remember reading about building this project in school. They had such high hopes for it. (via @ThisIsTrue)
- @nedroid’s LOST comics: Ben and Hurley #2: An Amazing Discovery (via @TheNerdyBird)
- Solar powered car looks like a shrubbery.
- Someone found the Planet of Hats!
- The Alot (Hyperbole and a Half). One of the popular tags on Delicious is “grammer” [sic]. I want to believe it’s deliberate.
Humor, Language, Sociology, etc.
- Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson grants first interview in decades. (via @karlkerschl)
- Apparently the word transmogrify goes back to the 17th century.
- Preserving endangered languages (NY Times). Appropriately, this article hit around the time we saw The Language Archive at SCR.