Daily Links for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Open Source Open Source Proves Elusive as a Business Model The New York Times / Ashlee Vance The grass-roots nature of open source has led advocates to view the projects as a populist foil to proprietary software, where a company keeps the inner workings of its applications secret. But in…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 30, 2009

Software Kindle 2 finally gets native PDF support, screen rotation Ars Technica Newly sold Kindles will come with an expanded battery, and those with the Kindle 2 will get a holiday gift as well: native PDF support and screen rotation. Music library disaster? How to rip songs from your iPod…

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Daily Links for Friday, October 23, 2009 – Early Edition

Software Nokia: Apple iPhone Violates Our Patents BusinessWeek / Jack Ewing and Arik Hesseldahl The Finnish handset giant said Oct. 22 it has filed suit against Apple (AAPL) in U.S. District Court in Delaware, accusing its California-based rival of infringing patents for core technology that allows the iPhone to make…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – Springsteen Edition

Music Springsteen plays last show at Giants Stadium National Public Radio (NPR) Many photos of the last show are included with this article. Friday night’s show – which drew nearly 60,000 people and lasted for more than three hours – was the last concert at the venue in East Rutherford.…

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Daily Links for Thursday, October 1, 2009

Open Source The Linux Foundation Announces Second Annual End User Summit The Summit will take place November 9-10, 2009 at the Hyatt Jersey City on the Hudson and will provide end users and kernel developers a direct connection to one another for advancing the features most critical to using Linux…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, September 16, 2009 – Morning Edition

Open Source Is Cloud Computing Killing Open Source? ebizQ / Andre Yee Depending on the cloud computing service, I find that open source is complementary, rather than competitive with the cloud based model. If that’s true, even though cloud computing offers an alternative as a delivery model, the future bodes…

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More thoughts on using WordPress for antisocial bookmarks

Several weeks ago I mentioned that I had stopped using Diigo for saving and then posting digests of links into this blog. Long before that, I had stopped using delicious for that functionality and switched to Diigo. The reasons I gave were: I don’t really need my saved bookmarks available…

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Daily Links for August 28, 2009 – Lunchtime Edition

Macintosh Why Snow Leopard Is Truly Disruptive Forbes.com / Brian Caulfield Here’s the breakthrough: Apple‘s ( AAPL – news – people ) OS X, Snow Leopard, which goes on sale Friday, uses less code than its predecessor to do the same job. It’s a remarkable act of discipline that has…

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Daily Links for August 3, 2009

Consumer Electronics Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order – Times Online “Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child’s iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company. The Times has learnt that the…

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Life with Linux: More apps

I’ve been working on tuning the Linux installation I have on my work Lenovo Thinkpad T400, and it’s time to add a few more applications. I’ll break them down by category. User Interface One feature I really like on OS X for the Mac is the ability to change the…

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Daily Links 01/23/2009 (p.m.)

Op-Ed Contributor – Oaf of Office – NYTimes.com “In his legal opinions, Chief Justice Roberts has altered quotations to conform to his notions of grammaticality, as when he excised the “ain’t” from Bob Dylan’s line “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” On Tuesday his inner copy…

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My personal favorite posts for 2008

As we wind down down 2008 and head into the holidays, I’ve been doing some planning about blog posts and longer pieces I plan to write in 2009. As part of that, I decided to go back over 2008 and list some of favorite posts from this year. “Ten challenges…

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Daily Links 12/01/2008 (p.m.)

Bob Dylan | Shop the Bob Dylan Official Store You can never have too much. tags: OB, Bob Dylan, music, clothes Jungle Disk – Reliable online storage powered by Amazon S3 – JungleDisk “Jungle Disk Desktop Edition lets you store files and automatically backup data easily and securely to Amazon.com’s S3 Storage…

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Twitter meets WordPress

Before I get into this, let me point to Alex King’s excellent and comprehensive Twitter Tools. It does just about everything you can imagine involving connecting Twitter and WordPress. You can Twitter when you publish a blog entry or, conversely, publish WordPress digests of your Twitter tweets. While I don’t…

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