From Around the Web
10 Cool Things To Do With Your Old Laptop – Give your old stand-by a new lease on life!
22 Mixed Quality WordPress Hacks – WordPress needs no introduction among designers and writers. It’s usually known as a synonym for blogging. Now days every other WordPress blogs look more or less similar, to stand uniquely out from the rest, you need to tweak it a little bit by using quality hacks.
BitBlinder Free Anonymous BitTorrent – A brand new open source project which promises to cloak your torrents, hide your browsing and get round many obstructive filters.
The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection – In the 220 milliseconds after proceeding to checkout on an ecommerce site, a lot of interesting stuff happened to make Firefox change the address bar color and put a lock in the lower right corner. Using Wireshark, Jeff Moser walks through the process.
How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX – AJAX has gotten more and more popular over the years, and has allowed web applications to act more and more like desktop applications. AJAX can provide a lot of additional functionality that could not be accomplished any other way.
Hunch.com – Hunch is a new decision-making engine that opens to the public this week. Give it a try! …or don’t. Or! Go let Hunch help you decide.
iPhone 3G S versus Palm Pre versus Android G1 – A comprehensive cost/benefit analysis of the latest mobile technologies, analyzing the comparative features of each, along with the actual price you will pay for the phone and service over the course of a two year contract.
Is Chinese web censorship effective? – The last week or so has seen a number of stories regarding today being the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, many of them focusing on the sad but unsurprising fact that the Chinese government has locked down access to a swathe of web tools (like Twitter) and news sites (like HuffPo) in anticipation of its citizens talking about a subject on which it is still hugely touchy.
The Myth of the Genius Programmer – A pervasive elitism hovers in the background of collaborative software development: everyone secretly wants to be seen as a genius. In this talk, Google discusses how to avoid this trap and gracefully exchange personal ego for personal growth and super-charged collaboration.
Presenting.. Anomos! Censorship-Resistant, Anonymous BitTorrent – Anomos is a politically-motivated bittorrent application that attempts to keep bittorrent traffic completely hidden from government censorship.
The Story of Reddit – Alexis Ohanian discusses how Reddit came about, and why it isn’t a clone Digg like everyone thinks it is.
Twitter Meishi Generator – This website-based system allows you to simply enter your Twitter username, and then it automatically generates a business card that features your name, Twitter handle, location, URL, and a QR Code that allows anyone to instantly access your Twitter feed with just a click of a QR Code-enabled cell phone.
As Internet evolves, profit still missing factor
EFF brief accuses DOJ of “backdoor wiretapping”
Firefox 3.0.11 reaches 150 million downloads in 24 hours
Google Signs Three More Cable Nets For TV Ad Service
Microsoft to give away anti-virus
Second Life to host first College Graduation
Schwarzenegger’s Push for Digital Textbooks