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Links for Friday, November 5, 2010

  • BumbleJax: Handcrafted Wall Art From Your Digital Photos – “Have favorite digital photos archived away in a distant folder that few will see? How about bringing those memories to life by enlarging, printing and mounting to a cool material such as bamboo, acrylic, aluminum or gatorfoam? We specialize in creating handmade, gallery quality wall art using your digital photos.
  • Zero Hedge: The Real Estate Market in 2030 – “The good news is that the next bull market in housing starts in 20 years. That’s when 85 million millennials, those born from 1988 to yesterday, start competing to buy homes from only 65 million gen Xer’s. By then, house prices will be a lot cheaper than they are today in real terms. The next interest rate spike that QEII guarantees will probably knock another 25% off real estate prices.
  • The Next Web UK: Tweetmeme announces DataSift – “Yahoo Pipes for Twitter” – “Datasift aims to allow users to make sense of data from Twitter. It will allow developers of Twitter apps such as Tweetdeck and Seesmic to include powerful analysis of Twitter within their services.
  • Datasift – “DataSift gives developers the ability to leverage cloud computing to build very precise streams of data from the millions and millions of tweets sent everyday.
  • The Firepit and Grilling Guru: What is the Best Firewood? – “There are many types of wood which are suitable either for the fireplace or for cooking. Here I will repeat some of the basic important principles that are important when choosing wood. After that is a detailed list of several common types of firewood and their characteristics.
  • Four Hour Work Week: 20 Things I’ve Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years – “1 – People are generally good. Many people are afraid of the world beyond their door, yet the vast majority of humans are not thieves, murderers or rapists. They are people just like you and me who are trying to get by, to help their families and go about living their lives. There is no race, religion or nationality that is exempt from this rule.