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Links for Wednesday, December 27, 2006

  • Joi Ito: Major Damage to Asian Internet Access From Earthquake – His translation: “It was also reported that communication directed to China mainland, Taiwan, US and Europe were all massively interrupted. Internet connection to countries and region outside of China mainland became very difficult. Voice communication and telephone services were also affected.
  • Jordan Gunderson: Software for Starving Students 2007.01 — RELEASED – “Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). We’ve gathered a list of best-in-class programs onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows), including a fully-featured office suite, a cutting-edge web browser, multi-media packages, academic tools, utilities and more.
  • Private Rail Cars – “Everyone from private individuals, families, corporations, politicians and even movie stars unanimously agree that traveling by private rail car is a unique luxury travel adventure to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
  • All Things Web 2.0 – “An Open Directory for Web 2.0 seemed the way to go. It could collect and organize community-based information from registered users and, as things change or new things are introduced, the communities’ reactions and impressions could be monitored by everyone.
  • Joshua Frank: More Dangerous Than Smoking? Death By Soda – “Currently the consumption of soda accounts for about 8%-9% of total energy among children and adults, and studies suggest that it is most certainly having a negative effect on the people who consume it in such vast quantities.
  • Popular Science: The DIY Digital Photo Frame – “Turn an old laptop into a digital frame that automatically displays new shots from your Flickr account—then give it to your mother
  • Cellar Door Software: Slickr – Flickr screen saver that shows images by User, Group, Everyone, or Local.