- The Hulk’s Live Limeade Stand – Buy a Virtual Glass For Charity.
- Windows Vista: Download vs. DVD – “We are literally saying that if we increased our bandwidth any further there’s a possibility of taking down the Internet.” Yeah, right, Microsoft, whatever you say.
- Chris Pirillo: 50 Weight Loss Tips – “There are no Splenda trees in warmer climates, nor are there NutraSweet plants in the Arctic. “
First, a bunch of great evangelism links (many from the Church of The Customer Blog):
- Betsy Weber: Becoming a Company Evangelist.
- Betsy Weber: Turning Customers Into Evangelists.
- Word of Mouth Marketing Organization.
- Word of Mouth Marketing Organization Blog.
- Creating Passionate Users: Out-Spend vs. Out-Inspire the Competition.
- Guy Kawasaki: How to be a Demo God.
- Patty Seybold: Customer Innovation Blueprint.
And now our regularly scheduled linkfest:
- Paul Graham: How to Be Silicon Valley.
- Guy Kawasaki: Book Preview, iWoz.
- Nathan Torkington: Rewarding Users for Contributing Data.
- Sinking an Aircraft Carrier – This is not a HOWTO, just some amazing pictures!
My copy of Cal Henderson’s new book, Building Scalable Web Sites, arrived last night.
I have not yet read it cover to cover, but I have sampled many parts and it is really, really good. It is simply packed from cover to cover with Cal’s recommendations learned as he and his team built FlickR. The level of detail is simply second to none. There’s plenty of architecture and high-level overview material, but there’s also plenty of real live code (mostly PHP and some Perl), literally down to the bit level, as Cal talks about ways to optimize network protocols. Cal talks about development tools and methodologies, web services, internationalization, and lots more.
Everyone who plans to build (or has already built) a busy, dynamic site needs to invest the $20 or so to buy this book.