‘Harried’ would be a good word to describe my day today. Sorry for
the absence of new, original and/or intelligent content in this blog
So, for today, I’m going to be purely a connector.
I’d like to offer you a half-dozen places to go and content to see that
I’m sure you’ll find interesting. And then, I’m actually taking the
Have a good weekend and see you on Monday!
- Newspapers should embrace blogs – listen to Rupert Murdoch’s speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on 13 April. 38-minute audio, free download.
- If you issue press releases, Tom Murphy has some tips
on how to check beforehand whether your email press release will make
it through your recipients’ anti-spam filters or not.
- The BBC has released a version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
for smartphones and handheld computers. The portable edition contains
7,000 articles from the H2G2 website covering life, the Universe and
everything. Phone and PDA users can get access to it by sending "H2G2"
in a text message to 81010 or visiting http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/h2g2.
- Talking about the BBC, a news report today says that the BBC is
making 20 more radio shows available for listeners to download onto
their digital music players. The BBC News report says these are podcasts but you can’t get them via RSS: you have to go to the website and manually download the. So who’s quibbling over what’s in a name?
- The May edition of PC World magazine (the only print magazine I still subscribe to) has a great feature on 50 ways to make software do more.
The features describes 65 add-ons to various Windows programs, many
free, and I’d almost guarantee you will find at least three things of
- Another excellent and so-helpful screencast from John Udell, on content, services, Google AutoLink, LibraryLookup, Greasemonkey, Google Maps, and OpenSearch. He makes it all so easy to understand.