September 10, 2008
Somehow I ended up with five things today. Guess I'm super-excited about all this stuff.
Procrastination (video). "This morning I got up and got ready quickly because I had to get a lot of stuff done ..." [via (sort of) GOOD blog]
Hurricanes, as seen from orbit. Awesome. [via kottke.org]
Distributed Proofreaders. Help Project Gutenberg by proofreading OCR scans of books, one page at a time. I'm signed up, are you?
Plastic Logic reading device. Wow: "Differentiated by a stunning form factor (the size of 8.5 x 11-inch paper), the Plastic Logic reader features a big readable display. Yet it’s thinner than a pad of paper, lighter than many business periodicals, and offers a high-quality reading experience - better than alternatives of paper or other electronic readers on the market today." Man, I can't wait till e-reader devices are commodified.
How to Find Out Anything: 7 Tips. One (perhaps controversial?) tip: know a lot already. Another excellent tip: mine the "invisible Internet" -- stuff that isn't indexed by search engines.