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Links for Thursday, April 5, 2007

  • Jason Alba: Extra! Extra! Read All About It! – “If you are already employed, this may be the most important career tool you use to collect contact information and data on target companies – two of the most critical areas to track for career growth and future job searches.” I met Jason earlier this year on my epic trip to Utah. Over a Brazilian barbecue lunch he told me how he had come to start JibberJobber and how people were using it. JibberJobber is a long-term career management tool. Think of LinkedIn + Del.icio.us + an online version Windows Notepad, with added functionality for tracking the status of your pending applications, and you’ll be on the right track.
  • Pamela Slim: Is Your Inner Tiger Choking on a Short Leash? – “Keeping an active tiger chained up inside you takes a lot of energy. It saps your life force to continually pretend to be motivated, to feign enthusiasm for your life or job, to grind through another day at the office when you can feel that it is strangling your spirit. Releasing it allows you to create a life that maximizes your creative energy and utilizes the best of your strengths.
  • O’Reilly Radar: Google Launches MyMaps – “Users are able to create their own maps and mark them public or private. The annotation tools that are provided are very simple and easy to use. Users are able to add lines, polygons and placemarks. They can edit those placemarks with HTML, images, and video.” – Via Steve.
  • Dr. Dobbs: Second Life: A Programmer’s Perspective – “The primary attraction for software developers in using a platform like Second Life is the ability to create objects that have credible dynamism, even compared to AJAX and browser-based applications. Virtually every one of the objects you encounter in SL, from beach balls to shopping malls, has been created by a developer or team.