Here is the letter that Amazon sent to affiliates tonight:
Right now, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference is going on in Long Beach, California. As is the case with many conferences these days attendees are Tweeting (posting to Twitter) the event. Twitter has become the unofficial back-channel. Sometimes they link to things a speaker is talking about or other useful links.
There is a LOT of TED traffic on Twitter and I like to catch the links that float by. There is also redundancy because people ‘retweet’ things. So, I built a twitter search that filters as much of that as I could then pushed it through a Yahoo! Pipe to get a nice RSS feed of all the links posted. If you want to subscribe, you can copy and past this link into your RSS reader of choice:
Or use this button to add to Google Reader
UPDATE 11:41 AM 2/7/2009:
I have also built a BIL Link Monitor if you want to follow that conference as well.
Sites that I found interesting for January 30th 2009 through February 1st 2009:
- Postcrossing – Postcards Traveling The World – It's a project that allows anyone to exchange postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world.
- Southern California utilities eye Inland desert as energy goldmine – Inland Southern California's desert backyard is ground zero in the state's efforts to cut back on polluting fossil-fuel-burning power plants and lead the nation's conversion to renewable energy.
- Documentum: Setting up ODBC on a 64-bit Windows 2003 – The solution, for anyone else trying to do this is that you need a 32-bit ODBC connection. To create one on Windows x64 you need to run C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.
Earlier this month my family and I went to Disneyland, California. One of the highlights in recent years is Innoventions in Tomorrowland. Located right next to Autopia (old timers will remember it as the America Sings building) Innoventions showcases technologies that HP and Microsoft are building for the homes of the future.
I’ve read about Microsoft Surface in recent months. Surface is essentially a coffee table with a big multi-touch enabled screen. You interact with digital things just like you would the physical. My favorite part of tech like this is how fast kids just ‘get it.’ No asking how or what, kids just start using it naturally.
In this short video we put together a video puzzle with fun results: