LinkLink Roundup: Dec. 21, 2005

Squidoo
From what I can tell, this is sort of a cross between About.com and Wikipedia. It has a great interface and looks nice. We’ll just have to wait to see if it’ll become useful or just full of junk.

Mobile WiMax Standard
The standard for the mobile version of WiMax has been approved. WiMax is a wireless communications protocol like WiFi, but it’s supposed to have much faster speeds and longer reach. Unlike DSL, cable Internet access, and even broadband over power lines, WiMax will allow Internet access providers to compete fairly. The problem with the other three is that they are all delivered over lines (phone, cable, power) that are owned by individual companies. WiMax could also make it a lot cheaper for organizations to provide free Internet access to entire cities.

Del.icio.us
A couple weeks ago, del.icio.us was bought by Yahoo! (another smart purchase on their part) which brought it back to my attention. I’d already signed up about a year ago, but this week I really tested it out. Del.icio.us lets you store your bookmarks online and “tag” them with keywords for easier searching (much like Flickr. They’ve made some good progress on the interface, but it still has a ways to go before it could be used by average web surfers. If you want to try it out, be sure to use the del.icio.us Firefox Extension.

Samorost2
The sequel to the original Samorost, it’s sort of a strange online Flash game. I’m not sure there’s anything more I can say about it, but it’s worth taking a look at.

Orbiter
A free space flight simulator. A couple of people in my study group suggested it. I still haven’t had time to try it out, but from what I hear it’s very realistic and hard.

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