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Links for Friday, August 31, 2007

  • CNN: Where you Fall in Poll of U.S. Reading Habits – “The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year — half read more and half read fewer. Excluding those who hadn’t read any, the usual number read was seven.” – Via TDavid. Yikes, that’s bad. I definitely go through a book per week, and more when I am traveling. Kids are the same.
  • IBM developerWorks: Second Life client, Part 1: Hacking Second Life – “The open source release of the Second Life viewer program by developer Linden Lab offers a rare opportunity to peer into the comparative strengths of closed and open source development models. This article, the first in a series gives an overview of some of the differences between these development styles, and talks about what’s involved in setting up your own build environment.” Don’t forget Part2 or Part 3.
  • YouTube: worlds Craziest Job – “There’s only three things I’ve ever been afraid of: electricity, heights, and women.
  • Jeffrey McManus: ALZIP is Good Zipping – “Ever since WinZip began charging for upgrades that don’t add much value to the product, I’ve been looking for an alternative. The good folks at Lifehacker recommended ALZip, which is basically a WinZip clone. I installed it on one of my machines and have been using it for a few weeks; it’s good software.