Now I am a big fan of Stuffit Expander, it always does what it has to and the free version does not harass me the way Winzip does and it’s pretty feature rich as well. But if you are going to want some more advanced features, you’ll love The Unarchiver, it’s open source so that means guilt free use and pretty quick feature turnaround.
For the past 6 or 7 years I have pretty much abandoned traditional Print Press for the simple fact that I rarely ever read the full article, didn’t care mush for all the advertising, don’t enjoy the ink on my fingers and would rather put newspaper money into an few extra channels on the dish than recycle a tree a month. But this blog article form Doc Searls and Dave Winer is actually a really good read and made me think that anybody even has to tell this guys how to do the obvious things us webbies have known since day one:
…1) Stop giving away the news and charging for the olds. Okay, give away the news, if you have to, on your website. There’s advertising money there. But please, open up the archives. Stop putting tomorrow’s fishwrap behind paywalls…
…3) Link outside the paper…
…4) Start following, and linking to, local bloggers and even competing papers (such as the local arts weeklies)…
…8) Uncomplicate your webistes. I can’t find a single newspaper that doesn’t have a slow-loading, hard-to-navigate, crapped-up home page…
Read on, it’s well worth it.
Just a HINT that this would be a great Father’ day present this year. Maybe it’s time to finally retire the old Addidas Torsions… Size 12.
I like to think that I am a pretty organised kind of guy. In my mind, there is a rule that says that everything must have a structure, I guess this is all part of being a Database Administrator. The area where all this structure probably fails is at the house, most likely becuase there is no way for me to control how the “little people” respect the general order of things. But seriously this is a great idea of how to organise things and probably easy enough for the kids to understand and play along. maybe we’ll implement this in the new house. Of course you need a house big enough for 7 separate stations or you’ll need to spend some serious time at Ikea measuring things up.
This has to be the sexiest appliance to get hacked to pieces in the shortest amount of time on record. And to be quite honest, I want to try all these hacks:
The list goes on and on and on just search for “Apple TV” on Digg for the full list.
This is just plain old amusing:
19. Turn right at Long Wharf 0.1 mi
20. Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 3,462 mi
29 days 0 hours
21. Slight right at E05 0.5 mi
In the map view the actually take the user to the end of a pier in Boston and then…water..
Well that was my week. Enjoy.