the whole world burns

Archive for October 2005

"At All Costs" CD

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Baen Books bundles CDs of backlist e-books with some of their hardcover editions; they're legal to redistribute online, and the latest is already available. (Hardcopy came out ~3 days ago.)

OpenOffice.org 2.0 final, finally

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Writer has finally caught up with Word 2002, only to see Office 12 make a quantum leap forward in user interface design...

The story of Fredric Wertham

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Fascinating article on the man credited by many with the introduction of the horrible Comics Code in the 1950s.

FONTSMACK

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(free) sIFR font repository

behind the "WorkChoices" rhetoric

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Howard's disastrous industrial relations "reform" package promises to make working conditions worse while decreasing pay.

WIPFW

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Windows packet filtering

Berserk v.29 fan-translation is out

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Only a week after it came out in Japan; the official English releases are still twenty volumes behind. Worth buying: the later volumes are fantastic.

Google Reader

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Google's new RSS reader. Excellent if you read entire every feed to which you subscribe; bad if you skim headings, leave some to collect dust for months on end, etc. Great built-in player for podcasts.

Wikipr0n

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I love the way Wikipedia has become a treasure trove of niche information that would never make it into a "real" encyclopaedia. I'm more interested in things like the He-Man character guide, but it's good to know that porn-fiends can be at home there too.

Ning - social software made easy

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This is going to be so useful. If it takes off (as I hope it will), it won't be too long before we have tools to ease migration away, so it'll be safe too.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.