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Links for Thursday, July 29, 2010

  • Steve Blanding: Cancer Sucks and Some People Are Idiots – “People. If you have a friend who is suffering from cancer (or some other life threatening disease) the best thing you can do is just be their friend, let them know that you are willing to offer help and support if it’s requested and then leave it at that
  • Alyssa Royce: Practice Safe Business – Use Protection! – “I’m never sure whether trust plays too great or too small a role in our business relationships. That’s likely because it means different things to different people, which is part of the problem. But, at the end of the day, having unprotected business isn’t a whole lot smarter than having unprotected sex.
  • Barry Ritholtz: Updating the Case Shiller 100 Chart & Forecast – “I asked Steve to update Shiller’s NYT chart, now that much of the government intervention has run its course. There is still massive Federal Reserve subsidies in the form of record low rates. But the short term bounce caused by HAMP, Foreclosure abatements and first time home buyers tax credits are mostly over.
  • Recave: 49 Futurama-Inspired Artworks – “Futurama is an animated show created by Matt Groening (of The Simpsons). The series follows the adventures of a late 20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for a thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retrofuturistic 31st-century. We present 40 great artworks inspired by the Show.
  • Hubspot Blog: 4 Business Blogging Lessons From Google’s Chief Blogger – “Don’t just wait till you have a big announcement. However, the more often you post, the higher the demand for resources. The people who work on it day in and day out MUST be at ease. If it feels like homework or takes too many revisions, they’re not the right ones to do it.
  • Cory Ondrejka: Angry Dinosaurs – “This was a fun talk to put together. Thank you to Wharton for the chance to speak and great engagement from the audience!
  • CreatePDF – “Just type in your URL below and click ‘Create PDF’
  • Make: Automatic Time-Lapse Photography of a MakerBot Print – “Marty McGuire has been hard at work teaching his Makerbot to take automatic time-lapse videos as it prints parts. To achieve this, he started by hacking a digital camera using CHDK, then wiring it up so that the MakerBot can cause it to take a picture. He’s still working on a tutorial to document the process, but the first results look great!
  • Computer History Museum: MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code – “For those who want to see how it worked “under the hood”, we are pleased, with the permission of Apple Inc., to make available the original program source code of MacPaint and the underlying QuickDraw graphics library.
  • Focus: WTF is HTML5 – “HTML5 introduces a number of new elements and attributes. Here are the most important of them.” – Via Hiten.