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Kottke says a tumblelog is a quick and dirty stream of consciousness… with more than just links. Anarchaia was the first, but there are many copies. And they have a plan.

  1. Heh: the Waterfall 2006 conference. The choice bits:

  2. What do you get when you make a White Russian with horchata instead of milk? A White Mexican.

  3. Market Correction, a new blog from Andy Morriss and Cafe Hayek's Don Boudreaux, in which they record their various letters to editors of newspapers and magazines, usually attempting to correct pieces of mistaken economic or legal analysis.

  4. By now you’ve all read about Google’s filtering of search results in China. Get this: they’ve removed their help entry on censorship, replacing it with a 404 page. I guess their revised motto might be You can don’t make enough money without doing evil.

  5. Some bizarre news, via Charlie’s Diary:

  6. I’ve been playing with Joe Hewitt’s FireBug for the past few days. It’s definitely so alpha it hurts, but it’s got great potential. The XMLHttpRequest spy alone is already saving me hours of debugging time.

  7. Joe Grossberg looks at Hamas’ victory in an Only Nixon could go to China light. I hope he’s right, but I have my doubts.

  8. Terre Haute’s best restaurant, Pino’s Il Sonetto, is closing next month. I suppose it was only a matter of time, after Pino died, but it’s still sad.

  9. I have no idea what to make of this reference to my blog.

  10. Mark Nottingham's announced an utterly fantastic set of tests of XMLHttpRequest's HTTP behavior.

  11. The history of Comic Sans MS

  12. JetBlue will be serving Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Yay!

  13. Kevin Burton rightly thinks stealth mode doesn't work (emphasis mine):

    If you think your idea is valuable you're wrong… Good entrepreneurs don't create ideas — they execute. It's all about execution…

    Here's the important part. One major component of your execution strategy is going to be convincing the blogosphere that your company is the next big thing and will change their lives. You can't do this when you're in stealth.

    Stealth mode also prevents you from hiring engineers, finding investors, and partners. There may still be a few small reasons why going stealth is a good idea but I think for 95% of new Internet companies it just won't work.

  14. Chad Dickerson on email management at a new job (emphasis mine):

    [I'm] cleaning out my e-mail inbox, and it's a mess. Only 22 weeks into my job at Yahoo!, I'm looking at an inbox with 5100+ e-mails, since I have deleted absolutely nothing since I started — and that leads to the point I want to make about getting organized in a new job. It might be GTD heresy, but in a new job, I think you should let your inbox fill up for the first 4–6 months… Then, 4–6 months later, when you've really begun to make sense of your role, the organization, and how it all works, spend a few days churning through that old inbox and doing some filing.

    That's what I'm doing, and I'm finding e-mails on topics that were inscrutable to me in my first couple of months, but are now immensely valuable. I'm finding e-mails from people who I've gotten to know, but didn't know when I received the e-mails. I'm finding informational e-mails from HR and Finance that didn't make sense when I got them, and now do. I'm finding e-mail threads about projects that were just one in an overall soup of projects, but are now very specifically pertinent to what I'm doing now.

  15. People often assume that Yahoo! moving Viaweb off of Lisp, and Sony moving Naughty Dog off of Lisp, says something bad about Lisp itself. Bill Clementson looks at the same data and comes to the conclusion that lisp is good for startups (emphasis mine):

    So, Yahoo acquires Viaweb and rewrites it. The end result is inferior to the original Lisp-based product. Sony acquires Naughty Dog and decides to eliminate the Lisp-based development infrastructure. The end result is an inferior game development environment. Sure, there were probably a lot of reasons for these decisions by Yahoo and Sony… however, the end result for both companies has been something inferior to what they originally acquired.

    But, for both Paul Graham and Naughty Dog, the use of Lisp allowed them to develop products that pushed them to the front of the pack. They were subsequently bought out; however, the fact that their Lisp tools were subsequently discarded does not throw a negative shadow on Lisp. Lisp got them to where they needed to be to succeed — definitely a quality that entrepreneurs want in a programming language!

  16. Two years ago, Bill Gates said that two years from now, spam will be solved.

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