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Your turn again. No comment is off-topic. No link to your own blog is too shameless. Y'all have posted some amazing links in various comments, but it'll be a lot more helpful if we have a bunch of your links and recommendations in one place. I'm going to keep a link to this post on the main page, so it'll be easy to find again!

So here's your chance to mention anything you think might be of interest to the group here. And that means anything... please don't stick only to things that reflect our usual topics here (although those are certainly welcome too). Music? Blogs? An article written by you or someone else? Your photos? Web sites? Books you've been reading? Your thoughts about anything in comments?

If it's X-rated or rude, I'll remove it (or edit it), but almost anything else is valid. Come on... surprise us. Here are a few from me:

Full Contact Geek's "ultimate pocket notebook" (anybody with Ricky Gervais dancing on his blog banner is worth a look)

Hugh's new Global Microbrands Rant (inspiring)

Chad Fowler's blog (he wrote the new and wonderful, "My Job Went to India", from Pragmatic).

Cognitive Daily blog

Kill your television
Another kill your television

Learn Go

Sacha Chua


How to save the world

John Moore's Brand Autopsy

Brand Shift

wasabi man quicktime movie (that's what I call him -- it's in Japanese, so I have no idea what his actual name is, but I love him)

And you all must have seen this twenty times by now, but just in case...
The Shining Remix Trailer (Quicktime)

Thanks everyone... it's your show now.

(And thanks to everyone who emailed me about reviewing the passionate users book! If I haven't written back to you, I will tomorrow)

Posted by Kathy on October 12, 2005 | Permalink


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Hey, am I the first one ? Great... so... wait.. what should I say ? Ok, I'll shamelessly (of course) plug my wife's blog (and sometimes mine too): http://www.4213miles.com

Posted by: cedric | Oct 12, 2005 9:06:41 PM

One of my favorite comics is Count Your Sheep!

and my site is Waking Ideas.

...Thanks for such a great site - CPU is always good.

Posted by: Daniel Nicolas | Oct 12, 2005 9:14:25 PM

Richard Gere is a very nice gentleman (or why traditional advertising is useless): http://home.exetel.com.au/rodeoclown/?p=51

Are cannons a viable form of mass transit?

Just a couple from my blog. I hope you enjoy.

Posted by: RodeoClown | Oct 12, 2005 9:18:20 PM

Couple of links to throw out there:

Butch Walker - http://www.butchwalker.com - Musician that I'm listening to that has done a great job creating passionate users

Tom Kyte's Blog - http://tkyte.blogspot.com - Incredible Oracle Database resource (and employee) that follows the question everything philosophy. His work related site is here http://asktom.oracle.com

And of course my personal slice of the web http://dougporter.blogspot.com

Thanks Kathy,

Posted by: Doug Porter | Oct 12, 2005 9:21:30 PM

Thanks for the plug, Kathy! :)

A few less shameful links....

Alane by Day. Interesting entrepreneurship experiment - http://www.alanebyday.com/

Steve Akers - A friend with a new blog. I know this guy, and he's going to be worth reading - http://steveakers.blogspot.com

The Business Experiment. A grand experiment to create an "open" business. From one of the guys who started "Carnival of the Capitalists" - http://www.thebusinessexperiment.com/

And now the shameful direct link to my book, My Job Went to India and All I Got Was This Lousy Book:

You can listen to the introduction read by Andy Hunt - http://media.pragprog.com/titles/mjwti/mjwti_intro.mp3

Posted by: Chad Fowler | Oct 12, 2005 9:36:09 PM

I work for Free the Slaves27 million people in the world are slaves; 10,000 of them live in the U.S.

We've created a new documentary on modern slavery in the United States, Dreams Die Hard. Help support our organization by purchasing 5 copies of the DVD for just $20:

Buy a copy of the film for yourself and receive four extras to give away!

(Yes, I borrowed the giveaway idea from Seth Godin. Moo!)

Posted by: Jacob Patton | Oct 12, 2005 9:50:54 PM

What is the purpose to all of this? I mean, (*looks at the world*) all of THIS? I suppose it is a question whose answer's elusiveness is matched only by the level of utter disregard for it. To me, it just "seems" like that there is no absolute truth in the universe and that we haven't figured it out yet.

Perhaps I should procrastinate on it, which is everyone's favorite course of action. Oh well, back to songs and comics before my brain tries to think itself to death: http://www.murpheek.com

Posted by: GP(MPK) | Oct 12, 2005 10:00:22 PM

i linked to you on my site's blog, so now i'll take this invite and link back to my site, which links to you, which well you get it

www.fuse-inc.com [for all your presentation needs]

Your entry, Stop your presentation before it kills again! sucked me in, I haven't left since. Many thanks for the good reads.

Posted by: andrew hollister | Oct 12, 2005 10:15:59 PM

Thanks for a great blog. Must be a good one or I wouldn't have outed my blog crush about it here:


It's almost as good as my favorite, which happens to be one of my wife's 8 blogs, which is located here:


To allow us to do this here is way too kind.

Posted by: Mike Sigers | Oct 12, 2005 10:36:18 PM

I look forward to this Canadian dude's photographs every day:


Posted by: NathanB | Oct 12, 2005 10:55:16 PM

I'm passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals and look damn good naked (no pun intended). Check out my free comprehensive fitness and nutrition program at www.fitnessblueprints.com. If you're interested (and willing) to turn your body into a greek statue this program is for you.

If you could care less about your health and body composition good chances you know someone who does. Earn $25 for referring each person who requests a custom-designed fitness blueprint.

Posted by: Steve Liberati | Oct 12, 2005 10:57:58 PM

Grow Some Testicles!


Posted by: Kristin | Oct 12, 2005 11:14:40 PM

My blog concentrates uniquely on reviewing the space between the commercial and public sector with a focus on youth projects and initiatives - http://www.phatgnat.typepad.com - looking forward to seeing you guys there!

Posted by: DK | Oct 13, 2005 12:48:17 AM

My blog's not exactly focussed, but I still think more people need to read http://xrl.us/hy8w -- an article I wrote a couple of years ago about trust.

http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/ is pretty fabulous too. Max Hunter was a Missouri based travelling salesman would would take a reel to reel tape recorder around the Ozark mountains. It's a fantastic piece of work -- everyone's heard of Alan Lomax, but Hunter did this for his own pleasure, no Library of Congress funding for him. And it's all been made available, free of charge. Libraries are great aren't they?

Posted by: Piers Cawley | Oct 13, 2005 1:51:21 AM

Any ideas on how to make about $200 a month with this to cover costs? How was that for shameless? Awesome photography, though. Next issue out soon.

Posted by: Joerg | Oct 13, 2005 1:52:22 AM

Sorry - the above link is http://www.ak47.tv

Also, here's a great site full of manifestos to change the world.


Posted by: Joerg | Oct 13, 2005 1:54:18 AM

Hi, I just started writing a rambling tech blog
(http://web201.blogspot.com recent posts: eFrames,
Google-icious, eMags)

... and I recently wrote unblokt
(http://www.eigology.com/unblokt), a simple website
where anyone with a computer and internet connection
can help write a novel. The 2nd novel is almost
complete, and I'm trying to raise 500 clams (through
PayPal) to have the first one published through Xlibris.
Micropayments are encouraged. If you think it's neat,
add something to the second novel, and help publish the
first one!

YubNub: a cool social command line for the web
(http://www.yubnub.org). I use this ALL the time.
Incredibly useful, and a great time-saver.

Search for "dogear" in the next couple of weeks. I hope
to release a "better bookmarking" service soon.

Naruto: a funny and interesting Japanese ninja anime
that you can find on most torrent sites. Come on!

NerdTV: tech video and podcast interviews with famous
nerds (http://www.pbs.org/cringely/nerdtv)


Posted by: Sean | Oct 13, 2005 2:12:17 AM

Shameless self promotion:
Paper about combining Personas with XP

Posted by: Anders Toxboe | Oct 13, 2005 2:18:34 AM

I'm amazed nobody posted this music link before:

http://pandora.com -- Music Service that serves you music you like, based on music you choose & rate. Has a subscription plan but 10 first hrs are free!

Could create some passionate users, too :)

(Also covered on my blog, of course: http://mycvs.org/archives/2005/10/12/the-box-of-the-pandora/)

Posted by: jr | Oct 13, 2005 2:54:59 AM

I often read these blogs:


Posted by: Mike M. | Oct 13, 2005 3:39:04 AM

Hi, here's my part of shameless links:

The band I'm in: www.mimosa.tk
The company I work for: www.faros.be

And then something more related to Kathy's blog: www.nlpinfo.com

Posted by: Jef Cumps | Oct 13, 2005 4:05:53 AM

My bloggin experiment: Can a blog sell a house?


Posted by: James Shaw | Oct 13, 2005 4:34:16 AM

How about this one?


Lots and lots of RSS techie feeds categorized for you. I think it's pretty interesting ...

Posted by: Martin | Oct 13, 2005 6:17:39 AM

Ah, g'wan then - here's my public-facing blog:

Posted by: Matt Moran | Oct 13, 2005 6:29:00 AM

I write a career blog at IT Toolbox - http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/pm/career/

What Mr. Coffee taught me about I.T.
- http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/pm/career/archives/004776.asp

Economy of one and the cult of the disenfranchised..
- http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/pm/career/archives/005464.asp

Relationship Potty Training: What my child taught me about business while doing his business..
- http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/pm/career/archives/004382.asp

The Pen: A poem about an approach to life.
- http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/pm/career/archives/004204.asp

And with my wife a site promoting healthy perspectives on ADHD
- http://www.laughterandtears.com

My less frequently updated personal blog with odd rants and musings
- http://MatthewMoran.blogspot.com

How Microsoft Messenger is helping my marriage
- http://matthewmoran.blogspot.com/2005/07/of-laptops-wives-messenger-and.html

Vegas Bound and my head in a pickle jar
- http://matthewmoran.blogspot.com/2005/03/vegas-bound-and-head-in-pickle-jar.html

Shawn Mullins - the Rockabye guy - but lots of other good tunes. Check out "Something to believe in" and "Shimmer" - I like everything he writes
- http://www.shawnmullins.com


Posted by: Matthew Moran | Oct 13, 2005 6:30:23 AM

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