It’s the last weekend in October and it’s the last installment of (Anti) Social-Lists for the month. This week there is some WordPress information (what a surprise, huh?), suggestions on reducing the amount of plastic that you use, more photos of poverty, cool photos of the Northern Lights, and a new feature in gmail.
I really like delicious for saving my bookmarks and have about 4,000 sites bookmarked there. Recently I wrote about how to create a delicious bookmarks page – mine is limited to sites that I tag with WordPress.
I also use quite a few delicious rss feeds; on particular tags, my network, and on what’s popular.
Here is the weekly installment of my favorite reads of the week.
- mygazines – read full magazines for free online. found via ghacks
- Life Laundry Day – Zen Habits discusses how taking stock of your financial, career and personal affairs is a great way to stay organized and remove mental clutter.
- Ready to Surrender My Gun – After reviewing E3 coverage, Brainy Gamer discusses why he is getting really tired of the shooter genre. I couldn’t agree more.
- In Defense of Ass Kicking – Chris Guillebeau discusses how we frequently learn more through failure than success. I’m starting to wonder if this list is going to include an article by Chris every week.
- How to Be a Great Mom – a guest post on Zen Habits by Vered of MomGrind that reminds mothers that taking time for themselves will make them better at parenting.
- Coffee Makes You Gullible – Jonathan Fields takes a look at a study that states that coffee drinkers may be more susceptible to persuasion. Hmmm … I’m addicted to coffee and am not very agreeable.
- How to Play Playstation Games on Your PC – makeuseof.com provides detailed step by step instructions on how to play PS1 games on your PC. Make sure you actually own a PS1 before setting this up.
Here is the weekly installment of my favorite reads/finds of the week.
- There Was a Class War and the Rich Won It – Ian Welsh of Firedoglake discusses how worker’s wages have stagnated over the last 30 years while productivity has gone up. Basically, we are learning less and working harder to make someone else wealthy.
- Slogan Train Wrecks – Taste My Nuts – Jonathan Fields encounters a nut stand with a funny slogan but one that is not really going to help sell nuts. An example of bad branding.
- The Twelve People You Meet on Twitter – Funny because it is true. I definitely started out as The Ghost but now I hope that I am a mix of most of the other types. Which type are you? If you see yourself in one of those types and don’t want to be seen that way, do you plan on making a change?
- Ever Feel Like Giving Up – all the time Chris, all the time. Chris Guillebeau discusses how traveling can frequently be lonely and confusing. The article easily translates to your own life experience.
- 11 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Life – Steve Olson lists ways to create an existence worth living such as being true to yourself and staying out of debt. I hope people read and practice this when young because I spent much of my life learning these lessons the hard way.
- Bike, Meet the City. City, This is the Bike – A vision of bicycle-centric rather then car-centric city from World Changing. I frequently imagine how enjoyable the city would be if all the cars were suddenly gone.
- How to Host Your Own Lifestream with Sweetcron – Sarah Perez, of ReadWriteWeb, previews Sweetcron, which will be a self hosted lifestream that stores online activity in a database and will be fully searchable. This may be exactly what I’m looking for in a personal lifestream.
- Mount A Camera to Your Bicycle – I’m don’t have the talent for a lot of DIY projects but if I had an extra camera, I would definitely do this. Be sure to watch the video of the camera in action.
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog – a short online musical brought to you by Joss Whedon and starring Neil Patrick Harris. Don’t think I need to say any more – go watch it!
Here is a list of my favorite online reads/finds of the week. Not every article was posted this week but I read it this week.