2005-08-25

Reading about Computers

Buzz points to an excellent list of CS-related books, articles and web sites. I've been reading lots of this lately and been thoroughly enjoying myself. Just started Code a few nights ago.

To the list I would add Joel Spolsky's Book Reviews page, as well as Turing, a Novel about Computation, which I borrowed from SteveJ and read a few weeks ago in NH. And Joel's two books, and Paul's.

2005-08-22

Fresh Gmail

My favorite new Gmail feature went live today — custom From: field!

This means that folks with their own domains can finally use them directly from Gmail. Some folks will be stoked:
"About the only downsides I can see have to do with my From: address always being my gmail address. If Gmail let you customize that, you could basically use Gmail as a mail server while still maintaining your domain identity."

— Matt Haughey, 4/2005
Nice work, Gmail team!

2005-08-20

Digital Muzak

Om Malik:
"iTunes & iPod are an island of serenity amidst this UI madness. They are also the safe middle ground. Download, burn, or play on your iPod, all within seconds."

2005-08-04

Why Wikipedia Rocks

What is Left:
"Without hesitation, I knew my charge. So, this morning, for the first time ever, I edited the Wikipedia. I just ran the changes by the Secretary herself and she approves. Phew."
(Sacca rocks too)

2005-08-01

Goin' Dot Com

"Goin' Dot Com" at the Eureka

San Franciscans, you've still got a few days to see Goin' Dot Com! - The Musical — it's playing until August 6th at the Eureka. If you're at all involved with high tech, you'll laugh hysterically and utterly enjoy it.

Go!