Get your Thomas Friedman feed here. Thomas Friedman is the impressive New York Times columnist and author of "The World Is Flat," a book worth every rupee of its hype. I wanted to see if I could obtain a feed of Friedman's NY Times work that didn't include all columnists as well. Done! Located on this excellent New York Times Friedman page. Look for the red RSS button...
Good advice from Shel Israel for new Twitterers. Shel Israel lists 7 good tips for new Twitter users. "Avoid Spammer stats" is good advice (following 149 people with 4 followers), but difficult to circumvent when you're getting started. How do you reveal much about yourself without being in-community? That's a lot of telling yourself "what you're doing." Regardless, while you're on Shel's blog, his thoughts on turning 64 is definitely worth a read. Thanks, Shel. My favorite is "I exercise like there is no tomorrow. One of these days, there won't be."
Keyvan, Keyvan, Keyvan! The K-Man writes on how to build a custom XML Configuration System for ASP.NET. For CS Folk, its the equivalent of rolling your own communityserver.config. Like I commented on his blog, it seems everything I'm wanting to know more about and implement in .NET, Keyvan blogs it. Another perfectly timed Keyvan post was his "WebResource.axd and Time Zone Issue," where Keyvan nails a bug that is affecting some of us BlogEngine.NET folks. It actually has nothing to do with BE.NET, but the fact that some of us are building our .AXD assemblies with a future system time. Guilty! My office network time is set on a Windows 2000 PDC running on a 550Mhz Pentium II with 512MB of RAM. That's what I get for being loyal to a 10-year-old machine that refuses to die.
Another sweet Amazon widget is in the world. I wanted to add an MP3 album to my Amazon Wish List, but surprisingly was unable to do so until I discovered Amazon's new Universal Wish List Button, where you can add anything on any site in the world to your Amazon Wish List.
Sometimes it's not the post that tells the tale, it's the comments. Janko lists 13 features he'd like to see in BlogEngine.NET. What was most interesting to me was how many comments he received. A bunch, which says a lot about the vitality of the BlogEngine.NET community.
Writing for old people. It's starting to hit home with me that we have to start planning for the changing demographics where boomers are aging, causing a profound effect on our work, society...and web ventures. Good reminder in "Does Your Content Work for an Aging Population?"
Writing for mobile. It's starting to hit home with me that we have to start planning for the changing social networks where mobile devices are causing a profound effect on our work, society...and web ventures. Sweet screenshots of a mobile app called Kwiry that queues Netflix DVDs and adds Amazon wish list items with SMS.
Feeling GREAT today. I pulled this hilarious YouTube video from Dave Sifry's Twitter Stream this morning. I sent it to my wife who replied later that I obviously had too much time on my hands. Yeah, I guess she's right. But I don't care, because I FEEL GREAT!