Friday, August 14th, 2009
- Audible.com to sell 2 DRM-FREE titles
- It appears Audible.com is going to try releasing Cory Doctorow's next two audiobooks without DRM (a first for Audible.com as far as I know).
- "Skulpt is an entirely in-browser implementation of Python."
- A collection of open source (BSD) tools for generating and managing ePub documents. Adobe's Java based EPUBGen was just added. Tools now exist for conversion to ePub from Word, RTF, DocBook, TEI, and FictionBook.
- Doozers Get "Fraggle Rock" Spin-Off
- It's animated, and aimed at ages four to seven, but I'll probably check it out with the kids.
- The Zelazny Project
- "We plan to print a complete collection of Roger Zelazny's short fiction and poetry, in (most likely) six hardcover volumes. We expect to include all published fiction and poetry we can find, however obscurely published, and a number of unpublished works retrieved from Zelazny's archived papers. We also expect to include the shorter early versions of several novels, several novel excerpts that were published independently as short works and a few of Zelazny's articles on topics of interest to him."
Friday, August 31st, 2007
- 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.
Thursday, June 7th, 2007
- Video: RSS in Plain English
- Brilliant explanation of what RSS is all about. Afraid to use those little orange icons you see everywhere? You won’t be.
- Hire someone to run your errands
- Hiring a personal assistant to got to free up your time for other things. Hmmmm.
- The Power of Nuts
- CBS renewed “Jherico” for seven more episodes due to fan protest involving sending nuts to the network (apparently 21,000+ lbs of them).
- Global Variables and the WordPress Loop
- Very detailed description of the WordPress Loop, and the globals available within.
- Lecture: Joe Haldeman on “The Craft of Science Fiction”
- SFFAudio points out a number of Science Fiction/Fantasy related lectures available at iTunes U (along with non-iTunes sources).
- Icron offers USB 2.0 over power line solution
- USB over powerlines. It sounds good. Why do I have the feeling that even if it does work, it won’t work for me?
- GNU Emacs 22 finally released
- Whoo hoo! I’m a fairly devout Emacs user, even on windows.
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
- 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.