Reasons why students make great entrepreneurs. No kids, no spouses, no damned mortgages and not being burned out with life should surely help too. Robin is a (recently graduated) student entrepreneur. Are there more? Should almost all college courses teach entrepreneurial skills?
Muammar Gadafi has a blog. Yes, Muammar Gadafi of Libya. Just thinking, wouldn’t Charlie Haughey have made a great blogger?
Marginal is good says Paul Graham. Paul is writing some great stuff of late.
This is a short movie which covers the opening pages of the Watchmen Comic. I’m quite impressed.
Robin Williams doing a Robin Williams on “Who’s line is it anyway?”. This guy was a coke addict. You got to wonder why he needed it.
The rm *nix command. Overheard on the phone. Ahh only geeks will get this.
Another cool use of the Mechanical Turk. This has to be the most innovative thing I’ve seen in that it is an api for manual labour.
The first bit of the post title is a quote from Lauryn Hill talking about how her songs and lyrics are changing.
Dry ice bombs. Teenage kicks.
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant. Ok, a rubber ball.
Bernie mentions the latest in a long list of feed spam, this time from Labour. It’s bad enough with the mundane rewritten press releases on some of their “blogs” but now we have Labour HQ polluting what was I thought our community noticeboard with press releases. We also have their flickr feed popping up photos of politicians and political wannabes all with their labour buttons or whatever.
It’s not just Labour though. Now we see daily posts about CSO statistics. It’s a feed not a damned blog. We have “blogs” giving us fashion advice. We have gossip tabloids now as well for the prissy and vapid demographics. What once was a great community site has now turned into a Las Vegas strip with many “blogs” being nothing more than audience traps to collect ad revenue. The passionate blogs are now being smothered with smiling TDs and Indymedia hippy rants.
I should really register Fluffy.ie for these almost regular blog posts and see can I get the site to No.1 in Google for the search term “fluffy”.
So let us begin:
Headline of the day. “Radioactive scorpion venom for fighting cancer”. Straight out of a Spiderman comic.
What’s the best way for advertisers to find out the amount of traffic that goes to various websites and the demographics for these sites? It’s not an easy thing to do. David Cochrane blogs about it
Hello to all the ANgry Spudniks who link to this blog. A lot. Thanks for the traffic.
Some DNS tools. Handy those.
Teenage Mutant Ninja, er Lebowski.
Political wire reports that Hilary hired Peter Daou to be her “Chief blogger”. Has she a Chief floorsweeper and Chief toiletcleaner too? Titles are great aren’t they? Daou is another blogger that worked on the Kerry campaign. We already know what Zack Exley is doing these days. Who’ll be Bertie’s Chief Blogger? Who’ll be rewriting press releases for Fine Gael? Labour already seem to have someone doing that. Sinn Fein, will they go with blogs, maybe not since they think their voters don’t have computers. Great quote from David Cochrane’s blog:
Adams: And what of all these policies, where can we find them?
Quinn: All of our policies can be found on our website
Adams: The people we want to represent donâ€™t have a computer
Check out the Art of Thelma Mansfield.
Chris Anderson and his publisher are giving away 100 review copies of The Long Tail. Fire him off an email with your snail mail address and your blog URL and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky 100 to get the book before it is released on July 11th.
Got yours? Looks good!