Link Roundup: Sep. 28, 2005

I’ve gotten behind on my posting the links I’ve collected, and I don’t have much time before work, so please excuse me as I rush through this.

Robert X. Cringely’s NerdTV
An interview show with historically important technologists. The cool thing is that it comes in several flavors (audio, video, and text). I like the transcript version best myself.

Google Blog Search
So far, I’m not impressed. I think they may have released it a little early. The biggest problem I see is that there isn’t any way to add your blog to their index.

Last Minute Auction
A listing of eBay auctions where the items are going for less than $1 and are about to close. It’s a cool idea, but tends to be full of stuff nobody would want. Shocking? I don’t think so.

Opera is Free
That’s free as in free beer, not free speech. Opera is a fairly popular web browser. They had a free version in the past, but it included ads. I’ve tried it. It seems ok, but I’ll stick with Firefox.

Slashdot Changes Standards
For far, far too many years, Slashdot generated some seriously lame HTML code. For such a techie site, I don’t understand why they didn’t make this change years ago. Hopefully they’ll get a style upgrade next.

MapleStory
MapleStory is a free, online, side-scrolling, role playing game. It’s technically in beta testing right now, but I haven’t had any problems with it. From what I understand, they plan to make money by charging for in-game items like haircuts, pets, VIP taxi service, etc… It’s a great idea, and is pretty fun to play — even Jesse has tried it out.

Well, I’m all out of time, and that only covers about half of my links. I’ll try to get the rest posted later this week, but I doubt I’ll be able to.

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