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Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Carnival of Computing 1.0.3

It's finally that time of the week, and might I say, it's been for quite a while. Sorry I haven't had time to bring up a few more Carnivals, I've been the busy one lately. Got a new job, school's picked up a lot, but here I am to bring you these past few weeks best and brightes tech blogs. However, I must warn you all, some of these links are a little out of date, so I'm hoping all of you will accept my excuse of being busy. If not, well, that's for you to deal with, and not me :) . My intention is to get this thing going again today, get another one up by this weekend, and then let the Carnival of Computing see the world. It travels (or will travel if someone is up for it) next week.

Submissions go over here, if you would ever be so kind.
If you want to host contact me here. Awesome, now lets get started, shall we?

Matt, who runs the Last Page on the Net, has a post titled "Ruler of the World". Though that's disputed these days, it is an interesting piece on how dominant the Apple iPod is these days. I've got to agree that it is a stylish piece of hardware, though I can't comment anything beyond looks (haven't got one, so it would be unfair to delve any deeper). Sounds like Matt knows, though. Hey, why are you reading this? Read his post, not my boring commentary!

Start-ups keep entering the search engine space, but no one has yet solved the problem of overcoming information glut without keeping the user in an echo chamber (check it out over here). That's what Elisa Camahort has to say, and I'm right there with her.

Google-spiracy theorists think they're the new evil empire because of the rumored GoogleBase. Elisa Camahort (yay for double linkage today) argues that Google may not be as bad as some, such as myself, make them out to be. Besides, does any of this really matter in the long run?

The Soldier's Angel, Holly Aho, wants to help us all out. She's been nice enough to write up a how-to on Programming your Blog or Website, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. That's dedication, so give her some appreciation.

Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog discusses productivity. While not exactly falling under any technological category, I find the industry typically lacking of business knowledge (or maybe I remember 1999 better than I ought). Hey, I make the rules, and I say the post fits into this Carnival. Besides, he did use the submission form, and who am I to turn that down?

Ideas in Progress has an interesting post, concerning the fact that computing and storage technology advancements may finally unlock the potential of video content in formal education. This post starts with Edison thinking he has invented a way to replace schoolbooks and ends with Neal Stephenson's Primer. (Props to J Random American for provided a description!)

Despite being, like most less-than-uber-geeky users, resistant to change, Elisa Camahort (whom I must thank for sending me several submissions, a few of which you see above) finally switched browsers. Verdict? Mixed.

Josh Cohen of Multiple Mentality want's to let us know that the UN is beating the "we want control of the internet" drum again. Just what we need, an overweight bureaucracy pulling it's weight to dictate what we can and can't do. Doesn't the US federal government do enough of that already (/libertarian).

Folks, that about does it for this past week's version of the Carnival of Computing. Check back Thursday for the final installment of the Carnival's alpha build, and next week we can start public beta testing. Yeah, it's a little late in the day for me, so humor me and smile at the geek humor. I'd like to thank Writely for making this a little bit easier to write and post, as well as Elisa Camahort for taking the time to send me some wonderful links.


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