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Links for Monday, October 25, 2010

  • MCDM Flip The Media: All the Multimedia Gear You Need for Under $1000 – “Don’t get me wrong, I love drooling over the latest DSLR features or bloviating about the superiority of Final Cut Pro. But the equipment doesn’t make the journalist, and the people with the best story to tell usually aren’t the ones with the most money to invest in equipment.
  • Brando: USB Super 16-Port Hub – “USB Super 16 ports Hub allows you to connect 16 USB devices quickly and easily. You can enjoy high speed access to your USB devices such as USB thumb drives, USB lights, fans, and other USB accessories.
  • Be Cunning and Full of Tricks: A Virtual World in my Hands: Running OpenSim and Imprudence on a USB Key – “At this point I got a little tickle on the back of my neck. By saving my creation to my own computer, I truly owned it. All the data representing my chair, the 3d geometry and custom textures, was truly mine. And I could do whatever I wanted with it.
  • Scott Berkun: How to Write a Book: The Short Honest Truth – “Here’s the short honest truth: 20% of the people who ask me are hoping to hear this – Anyone can write a book. They want permission. Truth is you don’t need any. There is no license required. No test to take. Writing, as opposed to publishing, requires almost no financial or physical resources. A pen, a paper and effort are all that has been required for hundreds of years. If Voltaire and Marquis de Sade could write in prison, then you can do it in suburbia, at lunch at work, or after your kids go to sleep.” Amen.
  • Dumb Little Man: Are You a Slave to Your Email? – “ Almost everyone I talk to feels that email takes up too much of their time. If you work for an employer, in a traditional office environment, you might have your email open from the moment you get into the office until the moment you shut down your computer at the end of the day.