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Weekly Digest for January 28th

postedby on January28th,2010 tagged personal

Every week, this little bot pulls my tweets, shared links, posted photos, and other bits and bobs into a single post for your perusal. Enjoy!

This week, there were 24 items.

googlereader (feed #2)
Another day, another RC helicopter link from Ben to drool over. Check out the video. I wonder if these will be used to film shows in the near future. They can go where booms can’t.
twitter (feed #4)
(1 of 2) The Samasource/CrowdFlower crowdsourcing meetup just started, and it’s already awesome. If you can find the live stream on Just … [nagutron]
twitter (feed #4)
(2 of 2) to tune in. [nagutron]
flickr (feed #3)
Shared 4 photos.
googlereader (feed #2)
Interesting. Dreamhost is open-sourcing their massive data storage code.
flickr (feed #3)
Shared Working Late.
googlereader (feed #2)
Here is video from the crowdsourcing meetup from this week (http://blog.doloreslabs.com/2010/01/crowdsourcing-work-meetup-january-20th/). Inspiring talks from the Mechanical Turk head Sharon Chiarella, artist Aaron Koblin, researcher Panos Ipeirotis, and of course Samasource founder Leila Chirayath.
googlereader (feed #2)
Why would they do this? Surely they don’t need the cash.
googlereader (feed #2)
This is the current state of UX design as a career track.
googlereader (feed #2)
Holy crap this is gorgeous. Via Olga
googlereader (feed #2)
Purty.
googlereader (feed #2)
Why Kiva matters even though it only lends about 7% of the world’s microfinance dollars, at present.
googlereader (feed #2)
This is your brain on 8-bit video games.
googlereader (feed #2)
I love this shirt. It’s styled as if it were just finger paint, but the game it represents is unmistakable.
googlereader (feed #2)
Now, if they’ll just do authenticated feeds…
googlereader (feed #2)
Okay, that was a genuine LOL: "neva reenacting the birth experience"
googlereader (feed #2)
Samasource uses Beanstalk. This is a useful feature, and smart for them. It introduces data to your code that is Beanstalk-specific, outside the code repository itself. This makes moving away from their system a bit harder, though they’re good about exposing an API for the comments.
twitter (feed #4)
Underwhelmed by the iPad. Hate the name. But, watching the vid, I feel the Reality Distortion Field having its effect: http://bit.ly/9tRqqv [nagutron]
twitter (feed #4)
I agree with Lessig on this one: we need a Constitutional amendment to protect democracy #changecongress #lessig http://bit.ly/dj4E9O [nagutron]
googlereader (feed #2)
Fantastic post for nonprofits wanting to redesign their websites. It’s very basic, but good for sending to those in your org who need to be oriented around the idea that an online presence needs to be designed, not simply a collection of whims.
twitter (feed #4)
RT @RichcBarrett: I really want to hear a guy from Boston and a guy from Britain discussing the difference between an iPod and an iPad. [nagutron]
googlereader (feed #2)
Cute.
twitter (feed #4)
On the iPad’s pornographic implications: "It’s simple: You can hold something that weighs 1.5 pounds in one hand." http://bit.ly/b15ozR [nagutron]
googlereader (feed #2)
Neat video of the performance capture rigs that were used.

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