Unfortunately due to a long time with no entries and my laptop and its hibernation mode being a bit flaky, I’ve lost the sources for many of these links. Attribution included when I still have it:

  • Weblogs and authority takes an interesting look at the differences between top-level subscription and actual linking to detail
  • Quality Register article about memory sticks — and a new system which looks to be basically “your life on a stick”. Given the amount I move around, this would be fantastic, if I could get it to work on all the various computers I use…
  • A robot that irons your clothes — I love the different approach they’ve taken to the problem here — via Slashdot
  • Sony have killed the Clie, so it looks like we’re back on the mobile phone + lots of stuff route again
  • Combating rising fuel prices — great ideas here
  • Sun reckons hardware will soon be free, in a “take an integrated approach, sell hardware, software & services as a package” kind of way; via Slashdot
  • Geek DIY — for those days when you just really don’t have enough to do
  • Some great, detailed and most importantly quantified results of the ROI of using web standards — exactly what we need to take to developers and companies to prove that the right thing to do is, well, the right thing to do
  • A couple of fantastic inventions for getting water to communities that need it. I love this sort of thing — energy that is naturally expended being caught and put to work, with no extra work for anyone. Now that’s smart
  • Wired article on geek chef Alton Brown — interesting approach to the why of food, with the quality description of his show as “a cross between Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom and MacGyver”. He has a great blog too
  • Cool new pill boxes that are kiddy-proof without being oldie-proof. And pretty too!
  • Simon’s 15 mins — well, the first 15 anyway 😉 He’s become a lot more eloquent in the time I’ve known him, but I still think you have to encounter his hand-waving enthusiasm first-hand to really _get_ Si. As one of those people whose eyes lit up over the tabbed browsing in Firefox he refers to, I should know 😉