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An Interface of One’s Own Virginia Heffernan covers alternatives to Microsoft Word for writers including Scrivener (my personal favorite), Ulysses, WriteRoom, and Nisus Writer.
Future of Ajax.NET Professional With the release of VS2008 and .NET 3.5 Michael Schwarz is ending development on Ajax.NET Professional (an alternate Ajax toolkit for ASP.NET that predates Microsoft’s own).
The Secret Lair An all new podcast hosted by Chris Miller and Kris Johnson.
The transformation of a writer with Mur Lafferty Wayne Sutton interviews Mur Lafferty about social media (video).
IE7.js version 2.0 (beta) Dean Edwards IE7.js has been updated after a long period of inactivity. The new version is split in two files IE7.js brings IE5+ into the same level of compliance as IE7, while IE8.js contains further standards compliance fixes beyond what IE7 currently
Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA – Boing Boing The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America invoked the DMCA to request works be removed from Scribd even though in a number of cases they had no right to do so, including Creative Commons licensed work.
Consumer Reports says ‘keep that car’ Driving one car for 15 years is cheaper than buying a new one ever 5 years. Nice to see I’ve been doing the right thing all this time.
30+ Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers & Designers Nice collection of Firefox extensions useful for web developers and/or designers.
Redirection – Manage 301 redirections without modifying Apache Wordrpess 2.1+ plugin to handle redirects. Looks very full featured.
eTextbook seller fails logic test Evo points out what I assume is a hilarious misuse of survey data. CafeScribe is supplying a “book” scented scratch and sniff sticker to customers because people like the way books smell.
Official iPhone Tool This looks somehow familiar.
Math Book Helps Girls Embrace Their Inner Mathematician Interview with Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years”) about her new book: Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math and not Break a Nail
Sandbox Designs Competition » The Designs Gallery of entries for the Sandbox Designs Competition. All entries are the same XHTML styled with CSS.
Fisher-Price recalls 1M toys If you have any Dora or Sesame Street toys in your home you want to be aware of this. We do. A lot of them. Oddly the online recall only lets you return six items. Not sure exactly what they expect us to do with the rest.
A Series of Unfortunate Events ::: NOW IN PAPERBACK! Are you made fainthearted by the work of Lemony Snicket? Does the thought of strange new siblings unnerve you? Your answers likely reveal the following brief video to be ill-suited for your personal use.
LOLTrek Star Trek + LOLcats. You has want laugh? This be super funny.
How To Write The Great American Novel Informative instructional film (no, not really, but it’s funny).
uncluttr Derek Gaw’s wonderful search front end to Amazon.com (currently in alpha).
New Books, late June 2007 Locus Online’s listing of new SF/F/H books for late June 2007
Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars This may be the best page on all of Wikipedia.
Open standards for social networking Interesting commentary Marc Canter. from I know I wish all these things out there talked to each other better and/or supported OpenID.
jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB The newest version of jQuery is available with 80+ bugfixes, increased performance, expanded selectors, and more.
Feed Your Television Google Reader has added support for the Nintendo Wii (yeah, I’m bit behind on noticing this one).
Potter buffs may soon be able to visit Hogwarts J.K. Rowling OKs a Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, FL. That could be fun. Unfortunately most of the article is about the upcoming book 7, but it sounds like it would be part of Universal.
Sci-fi writers join war on terror Homeland Security calls on Sigma, a group of Science Fiction writers (including Jerry Pournelle, Arlan Andrews, Greg Bear, Larry Niven and Sage Walker) put together to advise government officials.
squirrels with lightsabers as adviertized
Programming: How to build a Firefox extension Occasionally I go looking for an extension to do something, fail to find it and start thinking I should write it myself. Maybe next time I will.
How To: Maintain threaded view in Thunderbird I’ve been looking for this for years and I didn’t even know it.
First of May – Joe Murphy Mix A “Band-Aid” style version of Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May” recorded by a number of podcasters in support of The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund. Warning: Explicit Lyrics
How A Small Press Author Stormed Amazon?s Charts (and beat Black Lab) Video interview with Scott Sigler about Ancestor’s performance on Amazon, and the reaction.
Mr Potato Head: Spider-Spud When a radioactive spider bit Peter Parker Potato, he became SPIDER SPUD!
Mr Potato Head: Optimash Prime Potatoes in Disguise!
The World in the Satin Bag: Stuffs For Us Writers (Part One) Software and gadgets for writers
Nostalgy Thunderbird Extension This is probably the most useful, time saving Thundrebird extension I’ve ever used. Try it out.
Jason Penney@ iStalkr: Social Feed Aggregator My iStalkr page
Now Reading 4.3.6 New version of “Now Reading” wordpress plugin
Twitter Tools README README for Alex King’s Twitter Tools wordpress plugin.