Link Roundup: Aug. 21, 2005

Syn (via BoingBoing, via MindHacks)
Syn was a student project to create a prototype magazine. Claire Mills decided to make a magazine for people with (and interested in) Synaesthesia. I’ve been meaning to read it, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Vonage and DirecTiVo
I tried for days to get TiVo to work with Vonage and never succeeded. Hopefully this link will help someone else who wants to try. Of course, the best solution would be for TiVo to come with a built in Ethernet jack.

What Business Can Learn from Open Source
Paul Graham is at it again. This time he has an insightful take on what he believes the future of business is. Here’s a hint: professionalism is overrated.

Orion’s Arm
Orion’s Arm is a Creative Commons licensed, community driven, sci-fi universe. It’s a great idea that will hopefully be the start of a trend in literature. I only wish there something like this ten years ago when I had a lot more time for Science Fiction.

Nanotube Ribbons
This story is being picked up on a lot of different sites, but I saw it first on WorldChanging, so they get the credit (they also have the best article I’ve seen). Nanotubes have got to be the most interesting material today. Read the story to find out why.

Python Grimoire
I’ve always loved Python. It’s probably the most beautiful programming language I’ve seen. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to use it. When I do, this cookbook (or spellbook) will be a great resource.