Numerous websites are now popping up, critical of Digg’s ‘democratic process’ of digging stories, most notably Slashdot’s piece, this guy’s piece, and yet another. It seems to me that the guys that run Digg need to step up here and explain what’s going on. I’ve had some of my stories get dugg up to about 30 over the course of a 1/2 an hour only to be reported into oblivion over the course of several minutes by watching digg spy. It seemed odd that that many people would report my story that I wrote to the digg team about. They verified that all was hunky dory in Digg land.
Holy crap. This is the funniest fark thread I’ve seen in a long time.
Just in case you’ve never heard this, a fellow blogger, Kyle MacDonald, is attempting to trade-up from one red paper clip to a house. It’s an amazing idea that’s working!
Here is a very cool article on Microsoft’s Open Source Lab.
Microsoft�s Open Source Software Lab is an ambitious research project. Located on the company�s main campus, the lab houses more than 300 servers, which collectively run more than 15 versions of UNIX and 50 Linux distributions. It boasts a team of senior-level programmers and system administrators, some of whom were architects of popular Linux distributions or authors of well-regarded books. In short, the lab is one of a few such facilities in the world dedicated to open source research.
I’m back to blogging solo since the community gig wasn’t working out. I’ve also had a bunch of warez sites leeching my pictures so my bandwidth usage has skyrocketed. I’ve taken the Office 2007 screenshots offline until I have a chance to prevent hotlinking.