The effect of blogging on other internet communities

Just found an interesting post on the RSD (rec.sport.disc, mainly discussing ultimate) newsgroup. It asks if the glory days of the newsgroup are over since many of the characters in the community have begun to blog. Which leads to a few questions:

  • Will newsgroups whither away?
  • Will they …
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New release of SAM (Spike Asset Manager)

An update of a project I work on, SAM (Spike Asset Manager) has been released. The major focus of the recent 0.21 release has been to up the number of components it looks for. It now finds 274 common Open Source components.

From the homepage:

Spike Asset Manager (SAM …

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Using the iPod Nano on linux...

So I fell prey to Apple's marketing, and I bought a Nano for my wife's birthday. It's for her, I promise! (Sadly, the 2 day fedex shipping, turned into almost two weeks. It was stuck in China having a "shipment exception" for over 5 days.

Apple customer service claimed they …

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Open Source Mountain Biking

This past weekend I was able to go on a very nice bike ride at Soquel Demonstration Forest. Braille trail is quite nice, and something that makes it pretty unique among most mountain biking trails is that this trail evolves. The half dozen times I've ridden it, it has been …

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