- Best Seattle Restaurants.
- 10 Useful Firefox Extensions That Don’t Get Glamorised.
- Drug killings, garbage hit once chic Acapulco – My wife and I spent several pleasant vacations in Acapulco in the late 80′s; it is not good to hear that it has gone downhill.
- OPML-o-mater: An OPML-based Recommendation Engine – Upload an OPML file; get recommendations for more feeds..
- Karl Hartig: Data Visualization – Impressive graphical presentations in the Tufte style.
- Print Rates Photo Album Printing – “Save money on photo album printing by comparing photo album printing prices and reading reviews. compare dozens of photo album printing sites read and write reviews choose the right one for you.“
- R/C Tank Combat: HowTo Articles.
- Supersized Meals.
I just finished listing an extra timeshare unit on eBay. This is a really nice resort, but we don’t seem to have enough time to actually use it very often, so it is going up for sale!
If you would like to learn more, check out my listing, Gold Crown Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan Timeshare. The raw eBay listing process is still pretty arduous, and I have been putting this off for some time. I used the HTML Kit editor to design the page, and then simply copied and pasted the HTML into the listing form. I know that there are tools and templates available, but the casual sellers (the ones that eBay needs to attract in order to continue to grow their user base) are probably not going to be able to find or make use of these.
I’ve got the green light to add some additional evangelists to my team at Amazon! I’ve got openings in the US and in Japan. There’s also an opportunity to cover the East Coast of the US along with all of Europe from a base in the US.
The official job description and a link to get the application process are both here. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please feel free to forward this link to them or get in touch with me for more information. Please spread this around! I don’t have an official way to repay you for a referral, but I’ll gladly buy you dinner the next time I pay a visit to your city.
- EnPlaned – Superb aviation industry blog.
- Paul Graham: How to Do What You Love – “The test of whether people love what they do is whether they’d do it even if they weren’t paid for it– even if they had to work at another job to make a living. How many corporate lawyers would do their current work if they had to do it for free, in their spare time, and take day jobs as waiters to support themselves?“
- Speaking of Lawyers… .
- Podshow Developer Community – There are allegedly 3 types of APIs: Podsafe Music Network Display API (PMNDA), Playlist API, and, Subscription API. I have to say allegedly because there are no links and no info on the site. If I was a podcaster I would vocalize and record a complaint about this and email it to Adam Curry, but I’m not, so this blog entry will have to do. Hey pod-guys, I know a little bit about web APIs.
- Moving Pods – I helped a friend to move today, and she ordered several of these pods. One of the coolest parts of the whole process is the delivery. Each Pod arrives on the back of a truck. The pods are steel framed and quite durable, but definitely not as strong as the twenty foot “TEU” that ride on container ships. To remove a Pod from the truck, they use a crane that straddles the entire Pod. The crane stands on four wheels and has a gas engine and a hydraulic pump. The truck driver uses a set of levers or a remote control to raise, lower, drive, and steer the crane. Very interesting to watch, and very efficient. Once the Pod is full, you call them and they will pick it up. From there they can either store it in their warehouse or deliver it to the new location. Ok yes, and the crane is called PodZilla. Here are some good pictures of the PodZilla in action.
- Martin Fowler: The New Methodology. Printed out, and ready to take on the plane with me.
- Ookles – Not sure what they are yet, but Scott clearly has something interesting up his sleeve.
- Science Blogs – Real science news, aggregated from 14 serious science bloggers.
I just registered for Gnomedex 6.0. This will be my third Gnomedex; I guess I am an old-timer now!
Chris and Ponzi put on a great conference — the sessions, arrangements, and food are all first rate. But the best part is the opportunity to get to know and to network with other geeks. I’m looking forward to the end of June already.