Critical Section

Tuesday,  12/14/04  11:27 PM

The blogosphere seems kind of quiet.  No big news to hash out, I guess...

Myriam Santos-Kayda photographyHere's a cool photography site for Myriam Santo-Kayda, with lots of musicians.  One of the [very few] sites where the Flash actually makes for a nice user interface.  [ via Ottmar Liebert ]

Eric Sink: finding a product idea.  Or how to systematically figure out what to do.  I love Eric and there is a lot of good stuff in this article, but I find the entire premise to be flawed.  Generally good product ideas find you, you don't find them.  Most of the cool software products I've ever see came from someone's personal need.  This is why Luke Hutteman wrote SharpReader, for example.

G5 powermac17" powerbookI've been mulling over Mac development - whether to get a desktop or a laptop.  I've used a laptop for Windows development for years now, they seem to be more than fast enough...  using a full-size keyboard, mouse, and 21" monitor, of course.  It's been suggested that I wait until Macworld in January, apparently rumor has it there are some Powerbook announcements planned...  I'll be watching Jobs' keynote with even more interest than usual.

Thinking of attending the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, in March...  Looks interesting - lots of fascinating speakers - but it is expensive :(

taskspaceI came across this a while ago - taskspace - a two-dimensional to-do list manager.  What's interesting is the idea that tasks are organized by two criteria, urgency and importance.  Despite being all for computer automation in most things, I've never found computer-based task managers useful; I still rely on the old analog handwritten list.  Maybe this could work for me?  I'll have to add "check out taskspace" to my list :)

My little essay the Tyranny of Email has been turned into a Change This manifesto.  Cool.  I'm not sure of the PDF format thing, but it does look nice...

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained