Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Las Fashionistas

Las Fashionistas writes in the About Me section:

We are the Lewis and Clark of keeping it real, since our radio show began in 2002. Since the world refuses to recognize our talents, we are forced to relegate our shining intellects to that sellout sludge of all publication, that dungeon of unrecognized writing potential, that drain of all aspiring writers who just didn't quite make it, that kingdom of armchair philosophers who have the unmitigating gall to think that someone actually wants to read what they write, the Internet. Of course we skewer celebrities and the real holders of the coolness sceptres, perhaps out of jealousy, but they deserve what they get because we are unflappably honest and blunt. So A-listers through D-listers, and really, the world at large, beware.

If you need a fix with the latest in the tabloids, check it out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Answer Girl - Ellen Clair Lamb

Talk about focus. Talk about finding a niche. Talk about Answer Girl.
The theme of this blog is "Terms of Art." Every day, I'll take a word or phrase of jargon from a specialized discipline and explain how you, too, can use it to pretend you have arcane knowledge. Feel free to suggest terms of art from your own professions or hobbies by e-mailing me.


What to know about:

Brix

Peristalsis

Hang Time

Stripper
No, not the one you're thinking of!

Read Answer Girl!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Track Junkie

Do you remember college life? Was is that long ago?

If you like running, then the combination here will work for you.

Track Junkie is a freshman at Fordham Univ in the Bronx, NY and writing about his cross country season. The daily runs, the trials and tributions of college cross country.

The smell of fall comes back again.

Enjoy Track Junkie!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

100.bloggers

What's the point?

The 100.bloggers project is under new management. Email me if you are interested in getting involved.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Rattle the Cage!

Rattle The Cage is a community of leaders who are passionate about what they do and what want to achieve. They are also keen on helping others; specifically, anyone who wants to be a leader or extend their leadership skills.

Who is RTC?

Roger (Rocky) Noe - USA
Brian Galbraith - Australia
Brian Ward - Canada
Adetokunbo Obayan (Toks) - Nigeria
Trevor Gay - UK
Steve Prevette - USA
Troy Worman - USA
Dr. Laurie A. Fitzgerald - USA
Carlos Pereira Da Cruz - Portugal
Phil Evans - Australia

First Draft by Tim Porter

Ink-Stained Kvetches About Newspapering, Readership & Relevance

Tim Porter is an editor and writer who entered newspapering as a reporter with a typewriter and left it as an editor building websites. Today, Mr. Porter works independently but he retains a passion for newspapers and the pursuit of quality journalism.

Mr. Porter writes,
Newspapers are killing themselves with clich├ęd writing, formulaic stories,
hackneyed photographs and adherence to a self-destructive, journalistic form
that emphasizes breadth of news coverage over depth. To break this cycle,
newsrooms must recreate an atmosphere of excellence that counters the pervasive
belief that “good enough” is good enough. It is not.

Read his The Quality Manifesto.

Presto Speaks - Shelly

Shelly is "A middle-aged public librarian who has gotten addicted to blogging."

Addicted? And I thought I had a few blogs. Try this, Shelly is writing on 9 Blogger blogs in addition to a couple of LiveJournal and AOL pages!

There must be something here that will hook you.

Cyber Chocolate is her main blog.

The Write Stuff is her blog on writing.

Retro-Spectives is her blog for reminiscences.

The Malt Shop is her blog for memes.

Creative Endeavors is her photo blog.

Shelly's Book Shelf is her book review blog.

Shelly's Comic Book Shelf is her blog on comic books.

Impish Delights is her blog on what she is reading.

Alternate Reality is her blog on science stuff.

ImPress Books is yet another web site.

Now, is this the sign of a split personality?

or addiction to blogging?

or just one more indication that Blogger should add categories?

Enjoy reading Shelly!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

McGee's Musings

"The cure for boredom is curiousity. There is no cure for curiosity." -- Dorothy Parker

What a great quote! Who is this James McGee character (aka mcgeej)? According to his Technorati profile, he writes about innovation, knowledge management, knowledge work, organization, strategy, technology, and thinking. Wow!

Intrigued, I visited his blog. What I found was... a lot of useful links.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Winged Pig

Winged Pig is written by Mark Fletcher.

Mark is a successful serial entrepreneur, software developer and investor, with over 20 years experience in software development and high tech. Mark's career in high tech begin in the early 1980s. Since then, he has worked in several areas of computer science, including graphics, visualization and medical systems. Mark has been on the Internet since the late 1980s and is an expert on email systems and scalable Internet services.

This means Mark has seen a lot of pigs fly. He may have launched a few himself. Read Mark Fletcher.

He writes about entrepreneurship, startups, and himself.

Winged Pig was started in August 2001.

A Penny For...

Todd on Todd,
I have always found the dynamics of business very interesting. Psychology
drives in the interaction between customers, suppliers, and employees. Science
and discovery fuel innovation. Art becomes the basis of great design. You can
find all of the great human endeavors.

Read Todd at A Penny For...

Todd is fond of lists:

  • 8 Principles for Learning
  • 50 Reasons Why We Can't Change
  • Ten Favorite TAUW Posts
  • Ernie the Attorney

    Ernie is a lawyer who likes change and hopes to achieve total consciousness upon death. His blogs at Ernie the Attorney where he claims to be searching for truth and justice in an unjust world. Driven from New Orleans by Katrina, Ernie is blogging from Houston.

    Click here to read about how he and his family are adjusting to life after the storm.

    being jennifer garrett

    Yes, Jen Garrett writes at being jennifer garrett

    She says in her about page:

    Who is Jennifer Garrett?
    Jennifer Garrett is not Jennifer Garner. She is also not Jennifer Eccleston. She is not a research associate. She is not an artist. She is not an actress. She is a writer and editor who lives in Jamaica Plain, a lovely neighborhood of Boston.

    She has also set upon a quest to blog 100 blogs in 100 days. Good luck!

    The Hitchhikers are not intending to compete. We started before Jen, so it does not count.
    But we do get to count her as 148!

    And maybe if she finds us, she can count us as something less than 100!

    Read Jen Garrett and find out!

    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    Off on a Tangent - Steve Garfield

    Steve Garfield is a video blogger or vlogger.

    His interests are varied within the realms of pop culture and technology.

    You can watch his videos:
    Video Blog - Local stories, personal stories, different stories. Featuring:
    - The Carol and Steve Show - 'Real' reality TV.
    - Vlog Soup - Vlogosphere tours start here.

    Yes, Vlog Soup is to the Vlogosphere what the Hitchhikers guide is to the Blogosphere.
    Hence, you very well might enjoy it.

    Check out Steve Garfield!

    Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    Long Tail - Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson writes at the Long Tail. What is the long tail?

    The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. As the costs of production and distribution fall, especially online, there is now less need to lump products and consumers into one-size-fits-all containers. In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distribution, narrowly-target goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.

    You can read more in his posting Long Tail 101 or in the wikipedia entry.

    Most of us normal blogger folks here in the wacky wide wonderful world of the blogosphere are "long tailers".

    Long live the long tailers!

    Read more of Chris Anderson here!

    Simply Me

    In her own words, Jenin is "a simple girl learning about life as I go."

    She writes,
    "...because it's not about the individual, but what individuals are together that leads to something great."
    Simply Me is heartfelt, honest, and straight forward.

    Jenin's other blogs: Learning Wellness and Book Floozies - The Club

    Read Simply Me!

    Monday, September 12, 2005

    memoria technica - Gary Turner

    Gary Turner writes at memoria technica. He begins to describe himself:

    Gary Turner lives one hour north out of London in Northampton, England, with his wife and daughter and when pushed, he describes himself as a passionate technologist and a part-time hyperopic visionary.

    He collects "unfamous quotations".

    He started "blog stickers".

    If I continued with all that he does, this post would go on for a good deal more. So let's just call it for now and leave you plenty to explore on your own.

    Check out Gary here!

    Sunday, September 11, 2005

    whimsical mystic - twyla

    Twyla writes at whimsical mystic that she is "unfolding my own myth".

    She has started Friday Favorites.

    She likes Kabir.

    She reads a lot of books. (Of that I am jealous.)

    Check out Twyla here!

    Saturday, September 10, 2005

    Tomorrow Connecting

    The folks down in South Africa that make ?IC@TomorrowToday.biz a good place to visit have expanded to a blog focusing on stuff about HyperTechnologies.

    Their first post gets into the details as follows:

    TomorrowConnecting is a blog about HyperTechnologies - blogs, wikis, rss etc. I’ve set up this blog in a couple hours using Wordpress as the blog software, Feedburner as our feed manager, and some additional plug-ins which allow us to monitor traffic and let people subscribe to comments via email. All of the things are Open Source (feedburner is just free).

    I have been following this group since I found them in May and I like what I read.

    Add them to your reader!

    I trust you will like them.

    Friday, September 09, 2005

    Frog Blog

    Another NZ blog...a political blog from the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is professional. It is balanced. It is clean. And judging from the number of comments, it appears to be fairly popular, as well. Left of center, the Frog Blog links to green parties around the globe. Check it out.

    NZBC

    The Director-General writes,
    Welcome to the New Zealand Blogging Corporation. We are proud to revive one
    of New Zealand's fine old brands and drag it screaming from the 1970s into the
    internet age. The medium may have changed, but the mission remains: to inform
    and entertain New Zealand with unique, quality programming. We hope you enjoy
    your NZBC experience. Set us as your homepage and share your thoughts through
    the comments links or via email.

    A unique perspective from down under.

    Check out NZBC.

    The Integrative Stream

    Will Crawford writes about the biomedical industry, software, MBA interests, books, and more. His blog is new, started in August, but shows potential.

    Visit The Integrative Stream

    Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Thoughts and Prayers

    Keep the victims of Katrina and their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

    How you can help