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From the inbox: Your site looks great, but I noticed that you’ve only had three blog posts since Thursday, June 21. I’m sure you are just too busy to write blog posts every week! Luckily now you don’t have to! … Continue reading
I’ve started a new blog. I’ll still be blogging here as before, so if you enjoy alandove.com you’ll still be able to (and if you loathe alandove.com, well, what are you doing here)? The new site follows the story of … Continue reading
I’ve deleted my Twitter and Plaxo accounts. If you used to follow me on those sites, you’ll just need to rely on my blog for updates instead. After trying them out for several months, I found that those services were … Continue reading
Try visiting Typealyzer and entering the address of a blog. You’ll get a Myers-Briggs personality type indicator for that blog’s content. Yes, this is silly, but anyone who maintains a blog is obviously narcissistic enough to try it. Here’s the … Continue reading
Hundreds of millions of people use the Internet, but only a tiny minority of them are really into it. For most folks, the Internet is still a nebulous computer-related thingamajig obscured by too much useless information and cryptic jargon. Worse, it’s infested with spam email, viruses, spyware, pop-up advertisements, and other nasties.
How can you filter out the bad and useless and focus only on what’s good and useful? A lot of super-geeks have been asking the same question, and they’ve come up with some excellent solutions. Even better, a lot of those geek-built solutions are now available for free, and they’re not hard to use. You just have to think a little bit differently about how you interact with your computer. Continue reading
It’s been a busy few weeks, but now I have a lull in which to catch up on site updates. I’m long past due to introduce a few links most readers probably already know about, but that I think deserve special mention.
First, if you’re enjoying any aspect of this site and have somehow avoided hearing about Make magazine, go there now and bookmark it. Then subscribe. Make burst into existence in 2005, skyrocketed in popularity, and left everyone else in the publishing business wondering why they hadn’t thought of it themselves.
In just over a year, the print version of Make has taught its readers how to weld, how to program a microcontroller chip, how to turn wind into a useful electrical current using nothing but scrap parts, and about three dozen other fascinating skills. If Popular Mechanics hired MacGyver as its editor and adopted Open Source as its guiding philosophy, it would be Make. If none of that sounds appealing to you, you’re reading the wrong blog. Continue reading