Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Web comics & blogs

Isn't the internet great? I find that on the internet is a never-ending source of things I can do instead of work! Here's some of them...

User-friendly - http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/
These guys rock, the little hairball guy, pitr with the fake russian accent, the caffeine dependencies, it's just awesome, number #1.

Dilbert - http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/
The original, nuff' said.

PVPOnline - http://www.pvponline.com/article
oldie but a goodie. getting a little bit tired now but still a classic of the genre

Everybody loves Eric Raymond -http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/
so funny (sigh!), but only if you grok the fullness of the kernel...

Angst Technology - http://www.inktank.com/AT/index.cfm?nav=1
this one ended in 2005 after a slow decline. I'll always remember the great moments though, the web monkey flinging poo at Metallica, and what happened when web monkey had real coffee. One day I'm sure his hosting will run out and this wonderful thing will disappear from the web. I have vague intentions of spidering it before then...

Joel on software - http://www.joelonsoftware.com/Archive.html
The first series of articles I ever read about *real* software engineering, full of the principles and guidelines on how an IT company *should* work. If you run a company the way Joel does you'll never be able to own a medium sized african nation, but you will be well off, have a great job, a fantastic company surrounded by great people, and as a side-effect you'll produce amazing software. sounds ok to me.

Rands in Repose - http://www.randsinrepose.com/
Bit rambling at times (and I never got those SXSW things), but there's a lot of good stuff in here, especially if you're a minnow in a large pool, and you want to know the warning signs of when the barracudas are coming, and how to avoid them. valuable for that reason.

Shoemoney - http://www.shoemoney.com/
Don't know if he's legit, but even the idea that you can make this kind of money off the internet is amazing. very smart operator, this blog is good because I don't know anything at all about the shallow world of internet advertising/marketing, and it educates me about things I never even knew existed, which is a good thing (you don't know what you don't know).

Honourable Mentions:
this page, for being so incredibly simple, yet managing without fail to be gotten wrong by most java developers, you know, the ones who don't understand pointers.




fin, matt kerle.

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