These are my links for September 23rd through October 14th:
- Encryption Misinformation – The Daily WTF – "In the "Utilities" file there are two functions for obfuscating text, one was a simple ROT13 function and the other was a perfectly viable implementation of an AES encryption function pulled from a programming site…"
However, after seeing how the application authorizes a user's login information, Rick can't fathom why the original developer went through the trouble.
- Remember The Milk – Blog – I'm experimenting with moving away from paper, since I have this handy-dandy iWone now. "In this post I’ll show you how to use RTM Lists, Tags, Smart Lists, and Locations to create a full-blown project and task management system based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done."
- Seth Godin on why marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department – Business of Software Blog – This guy's pretty clever, is a great speaker, and has useful things to say.
- I read banned books | Geekend | TechRepublic.com – Banned books week! (I know, I'm late…) Go read some of them.
- How to Save A Life (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought) – A thought experiment with some global economics thrown in: "Imagine an evil man stands above the pond, grabbing children and throwing them in. People passing by see the children and rush in to try to save them, but as soon as one is saved or drowns, in goes another, and another, and another. You can rush in to try to save another child — or you can try to stop the man."
- Girls Tend to Avoid First Person Shooters and Circular Saws – I like to substitute the frequent use of the term "girl" for "woman" in articles like these, but it's thought-provoking nonetheless. "In my experiences, many girls don’t seem eager to try new things if they cannot predict the consequences and are without someone to explain how the new thing is done. This is especially true of things that they don’t see other girls doing."
- HOW TO: Plan a DIY Wedding Using Social Media – A quite awesome guide to how to plan a wedding without all the frills of a wedding-specific site or a planner.
Funnily enough, I just launched a wedding-specific site…
- » iPhone home screen innovation, courtesy of teehan+lax | EverydayUX: Everyday User Experience by alex rainert – I so want this home page on my iWone. No flipping through 5 apps to get my current status.