My Mom is finishing her last year as a high school teacher: "All week long I have been carrying 23 years worth of high school teaching paraphernalia to the trash, to my car, to my house, and to the thrift store. I have carried books and papers, student notes and George Foreman grills, paper plates, cough drops, and post-its."
Talking Points Memo is growing, and Josh says Don't Miss This: "At TPM, as you know, our core mission is news and reporting. But having a venue where we can host these kinds of more searching discussions -- less tied to the immediacy of the news cycle -- into politics, culture, foreign affairs, the arts, etc. has always been a goal of mine."
Two TPM links! The site is that good: "President Clinton is obviously committed to doing whatever he can and is asked to do to ensure Senator Obama is the next President of the United States."
Daniel Jalkut, who wrote the blogging software I'm using to publish this very post, considers remote clients and blog security: "If you’ve only got one “real API” that touches the critically important data, then you’ve only got one door to secure. Furthermore, when all views into the blog are required to share the same API, suddenly none of them is deprived of functionality that the other has."
Sarah Lacy - What LinkedIn Doubters Need to Know: "There are so many moments where Hoffman – and I should add Dan Nye the current CEO—have resisted cheap growth, from both users and revenues, in favor of building a sustainable business."
Siva Vaidhyanathan is a long time Google skeptic. As part of his ongoing analysis and coverage of Google, he often finds gaping holes in the mainstream coverage of teh GOOG: "I think it's pretty clear that Google is using Google News to collect information to improve the overall search experiment... Yet the incumbent industry can't imagine anything but zero-sum... This story in the Times proceeds from that zero-sum perspective: Google News is not dominant, not growing, not clubbing the competition; therefore something must be wrong with it. However, Google operates with different principles in mind. The more other content sites succeed, the more Google benefits from their success."
There's a new definition for patience in software development: "After 15 long years of active development, Wine software which makes it possible to run native Windows applications [without Windows], has reached it's milestone 1.0 version. What are the features of this new stable release of Wine you ask ? Well, one of the prerequisites of the version 1.0 release, I am told, was that it should be able to run Adobe Photoshop CS2 flawlessly in Linux. And that has been achieved"