Links for Friday, August 3, 2007

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  • Phil Windley: Optimizing iTunes for IT Conversations – “By default iTunes only downloads the most recent podcast from a given site each day. For most sites, which publish less than once per day, that works fine. For sites like IT Conversations, however, that means you might be missing some shows you’d rather have downloaded.
  • The Official String Theory Web Site – “So what is string theory? For that matter, what the heck are elementary particles? If this all sounds totally confusing, try this section first.
  • MSNBC: Phoenix trip to Mars Offers Suspense Galore – “Phoenix Mars Lander is on track for Saturday’s scheduled 5:26 a.m. ET launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Phoenix spacecraft is designed to land in the planet’s northern polar region next May, dig into the frozen soil and analyze samples for signs of water and other chemicals needed for life.
  • SLCC 2007 Weekend Schedule – Saturday, 4:30 PM: “PANEL: Second Life Developers
  • Utility Belt: Linden Lab: Second Life Entrepreneurship is Booming – “As evidence that business in Second Life is beginning to take off, Rosedale said 830 residents are making more than $1,000 per month, and that number has doubled in the last 6 months.
  • Tim O’Reilly: Yahoo!’s Bet on Hadoop – “OK — but why is Yahoo!’s involvement so important? First, it indicates a kind of competitive tipping point in Web 2.0, where a large company that is a strong #2 in a space (search) realizes that open source is a great competitive weapon against their dominant competitor.