Firstly a quick apology for a complete lack of attribution for these links.
As you probably guessed from the close-to-complete lack of posts in the last
fortnight, things have been hectic, so most of these links have been housed in
bookmarks for weeks and I no longer have any clue where I found them. But they’re
still worth propagating, so here they are 🙂

  • True Majority Action
    is a refreshing concept, with some nice use of flash videos as an election
    mechanism, rather than just a crap inaccessible website mechanism
  • Some useful tips to remember when designing
    from StopDesign
  • SSH Tricks,
    for when I eventually get around to running Linux properly

  • Subversion and CVS
    , again for when I get around to proper development again
  • Olympic icons
    — quite an interesting article, with a great link to an exhibition of past
    Olympic pictogram sets in the comments
  • Lucy takes a look at
    blog identities and the place for real names
    … interesting to see a slight
    “outsider” perspective
  • Unfortunate
    Animal of the Month Club
    . Don’t try tell me I need a reason
  • Fishbowl
    tips on writing essays
    . Interesting. Don’t agree with all of the article, but
    it’s good advice on the whole
  • Programming live
    and producing music with Perl
    — I took a moment to think about it and realised
    how many people I know whom I can imagine doing this. And how much that scares me.
    I need to get out more
  • How to Run a Brainstorming
    — great that this also questions why you might need one and how to
    make them actually effective after the event as well. And pulls out some of the
    reasons that brainstorming might be a bit of a bad thing:

    “The bad reason that brainstorming is popular is that it is a
    convenient way for bad managers to pretend that the team is involved in the
    direction of the project. A team leader can convince themselves that they know
    how to cultivate and work with ideas that are not their own simply by holding
    a meeting.”

  • Joel, once again, proves that
    he really gets it
    . Micro$oft must kick themselves sooo hard every time they
    read one of his articles
  • Elly notes that someone has cleverly
    come up with a Gmail invite
    . Some of my invites may well need to wing their way over there