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Links for Sunday, March 4, 2007

  • James Governor: Knowledge Workers As Switchboard Operators – “When I look around I see a world where the real value is in connecting people and knowledge. But doing so in utter secrecy doesnt scale.
  • Make Magazine: DIY Space – “We used frozen peas to callibrate the thermisters.
  • Royal Pingdom: What The Web’s Most Popular Sites Are Running On – “You have heard about them, you have read about them and you have most likely used or visited at least one of them. But how often have you read about what these websites are actually running on? This article dives into the facts and figures about the underlying hardware and software that keep these sites running smoothly in spite of their massive popularity.
  • Pingdom Infrastructure Survey 2007 – [PDF] “What is your sysadmin password based on?
  • BBC: Towers Point to Ancient Sun Cult – “It comprises of a group of 2,300-year-old structures, known as the Thirteen Towers, which are found in the Chankillo archaeological site, Peru.
  • Yahoo News: Peru Launches Campaign Against Lateness – “Chronic lateness is often overlooked by Peruvians who consider it an endearing cultural trait.
  • Grid Review: Basic Machinima Tutorial – “While seeking submissions for The Grid Review, one of the things that I hear most often is that residents don’t know HOW to make machinima.
  • Virtually Blind – “Justice, law, and politics of virtual worlds.