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Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
You Never Forget Your First Web Server  —  It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet.  Back in college, I managed to convince one of the staff to give my personal computer a static IP address so that I could run a web server.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Guy Kawasaki / "Let the Good Times Roll":
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint  —  I suffer from something called Ménière's disease—don't worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog.  The symptoms of Ménière's include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo.
Sallie Hofmeister / Los Angeles Times:
Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google  —  Just five years ago, Microsoft Corp. was considered the Big Bad Wolf of the media business.  —  Armed with a stockpile of cash and the Windows operating system that dominates office computing, Bill Gates' company was expected to huff …
Discussion: IP Democracy
ACTIVEWORDS OVERVIEW  —  Now that Buzz has essentially made activewords free to all tablet users (link), now's the time to check it out.  I also figured that there would be a lot of new activeword users, and I wanted to help get them up to speed and introduce them to some of the more powerful functions of activewords.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Coldplay's new CD has rules: No MP3s, no DVD players, no car stereos  —  Coldplay's new CD comes with an insert that discloses all the rules enforced by the DRM they included on the disc.  Of course, these rules are only visible after you've paid for the CD and brought it home …
Alex Tew /
Own The Last 1,000 Pixels on  —  Hi folks!  —  Welcome to my eBay auction for the last 1,000 pixels of advertising space on my world-famous site,  —  You may have seen some of the international media coverage that my site has recently received …
Bijal P. Trivedi / Wired News:
The Rembrandt Code … In a photography studio nestled in the high attic of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, mathematician Dan Rockmore stands in front of Flora, rocking back and forth on his heels like a shy schoolboy.  He leans close to the figure on the canvas to peer at her face.
Wired News:
Is This Rembrandt Real?  —  1) Digitize  —  Rockmore starts with a photograph taken with a Sinar 54 camera that spits out 20-megapixel images - about four times the resolution of a regular digital camera file.  —  2) Analyze  —  Software converts the picture to grayscale and divides it into squares.
SANS - Internet Storm Center:
Trustworthy Computing, (Sun, Jan 1st)  —  Trustworthy Computing (NEW)  —  Looking forward to the week ahead, I find myself in the very peculiar position of having to say something that I don't believe has ever been said here in the Handler's diary before: "Please, trust us."
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Cory quit his day-job  —  For the first time in my life, I am a full-time writer.  Effective today, I'm no longer an employee — effective today, I'm a full-time, freelance word-maker.  It's something I've dreamt of since I was 12 years old, and now it's a reality.  Whew.  Scary.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The anti-RSS hype  —  Over on Slashdot it's useful to read all the anti-RSS comments on this post that revealed a survey that Yahoo and Ipsos did that found only 4% of users are using RSS.  —  Heh, I LOVE this thinking.  Let's go back to 1978.  How many computer users were personal computer users back then?
Sheila Lennon /
Times Square live etc.; 'Blog trip around the world for New Year's Eve'  —  It's snowing.  —  New Year's Eve TV programming.  WaPo.  —  Times Square.  —  More links to where it's already 2006.  —  EarthCam's New Year's Eve Webcast.  More live NYC.  —  10:58 p.m. Friday
Discussion: Medianetwork
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog:
2006 Web 2.0 Predictions  —  Requested by up to one million people, maybe more, here's Randy Charles Morin's 10 Web 2.0 predictions for the year 2006.  —  Let's start with some easy ones.  Somebody will buy YouTube for $millions.  I love YouTube.  —  Somebody will release a new version of RSS or a competing syndication format.

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