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Best of Blogs (or: There's a book for everything out there)

Originally written: Sat, Jan 22, 2005
Last modified: Sun, Dec 1-, 2005

I was in Indigo today and I saw two books -- almost side by side in the computers section -- that I never would have thought possible to have made it to the book store shelf.

The first was: Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS.

If you're not familiar with geocaching, it's a kind of high tech scavenger hunt where somebody picks a location and stashes something (hopefully interesting!) there. To allow others to find their "cache", they post the GPS coordinates to a site such as geocaching.com. And because longitude and latitude numbers only tell you so much, there's a certain amount of work involved in order to figure out how to get there -- and to actually uncover the cache.

Seeing this "introductory book" to geocaching is a bit strange to me. I still consider geocaching to be "underground" -- fun for the technophiles -- but it would seem that any subculture eventually gets adopted into the mainstream as we can see with the next book...

Never Threaten to Eat Your Co-Workers: Best of Blogs
(editor's site here)

Yes, this is actually a compilation of weblog posts... in book format.

Though this does really speak to the literary value of blogging. There are some amazing writers out there and they can apply their wit to any topic under the sun. One of the features was True Porn Clerk Stories that some may remember from a few years back.

Gotta love the internet.

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Technorati This!

Originally written: Wed, Jan 19, 2005
Last modified: Sun, Dec 1-, 2005

Okay, so I'm trying to get some work done here but I can't help but post a link to Technorati This!.

Add the favelet to your browser toolbar and when you're surfing any blog, you can "Technorati This!" and see what incoming links there are to that page. Or more useful, select some text on the page and see what bloggers have to say about it.

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Link to original proposal

Originally written: Sat, Feb 28, 2004
Last modified: Sun, Dec 1-, 2005

Because I don't have the time at the moment to port over all the info on the proposal site, here's a link to the old site and an example of a possible interface.

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