Various bits and pieces that I noted while traveling:
- Economic analysis of Star Wars: Galaxies (and some comments on that analysis).
- The Long Now Foundation is one of my favourite non-profits. Here are some interesting-looking seminars from its members. I haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, but will report back once I do.
- The OpenCD project. You may be familiar with this, but these guys provide a CD image of all of the best free software programs, from OpenOffice to Celestia.
- From the people who brought you Kazaa, Skype is a free VoIP client that looks like MSN Messenger. You can make ‘phone calls’ to any other Skype user anywhere on the planet for free, using your computer’s microphone and speakers. I haven’t tried it, but my Irish friends swear by it.
- Weblog of an S&M mistress (the next Belle de Jour?). Safe enough for work. While the Web is rife sex-worker blogs, why aren’t there more steel-worker and lumberjack weblogs? ‘Today I harvested 14 spruces, 6 pines and a Douglas fir.’