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Links for Thursday, January 4, 2007

  • Productive Strategies: Intellectual Diet – “Our health is determined by what we eat on a daily basis. It doesn’t really matter what we do as part of a 1 week diet. Our intellectual health is determined by what we do every day on a regular basis.
  • Seattle Second Life Meetup – “Let’s get together to discuss what this group should try to accomplish in 2007.
  • Pete Freitag: MySQL Optimization Hints – “Every programmer loves to optimize, even when we know we shouldn’t. To satisfy your cravings MySQL has several keywords that can be placed in your SQL statement to give the database server an explicit optimization instruction.
  • Joel Dehlin: Speak Up – “Conversation is like ping pong. You serve it up, you wait for the return and then you shoot it back over. You can’t position your paddle in a certain place and hope the ball comes to you. You’ve got to take the ball where it shows up
  • Sam Ruby: OpenID for Non-SuperUsers – “The target audience for the bulk of this post is people who are capable of adding autodiscovery links to their blog templates, may be able to install a small PHP script and/or know what a HTTP header is.
  • Dishola: Reviews by the Dish – “Where do you find your hunger’s holy grail? Suddenly, you can’t stop thinking about a juicy bacon cheeseburger, a crispy samosa, or an insanely moist slab of chocolate cake.