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Links for Saturday, May 20, 2006

  • Dion Hinchcliffe: Being Practical with Web 2.0 Thinking – “Successfully encouraging valuable user generated content and building good architectures of participation are brand new fields of endeavor for many organizations.
  • Peter Nixey: Serverless Web Development – Peter describes Eventsites, a web application designed to create mini websites for parties, meetups, and other events. He discusses scalability and comes up with this very interesting insight: “Scaling a traditional application from 10,000 users to a million is an intensive and expensive task. Servers become server-farms and databases spawn masters and slaves.There is an irony in this though since not only does each user bring extra demands, they also bring an extra computer.
  • MSNBC: Living Fossil Found in Coral Sea – Despite the scientific importance of the discovery of this half-shrimp, half-lobster once thought to be extinct, all I could think about was how it would taste. It’s a shrimp, no, it’s a lobster!
  • Judd Bagley: The Relatively High Cost of Being Cheap – “The bed was of French design. By “French,” what I mean is, it was designed by the Marquis de Sade.
  • Dare Obasanjo: Updated Windows Live Naming/Branding Continues to Confuse – “Microsoft has created two unrelated products that are both called Windows Live Search. Wow. It’s like we are determined to cause the Windows Live brand to turn to crap before any of the services even get out of beta.
  • ValleyWag: Know Your Crazy Uncles.