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  1. Back to Work #23: Failure is ALWAYS an Option - 5by5

    This week, Dan and Merlin determine that even the Chico Marx of notebooks is the right one if you’re writing in it, failure is ALWAYS an option: fully committing didn’t do Pickett any good, but you should commit to narrowing scope and deciding what success is. Why? Fact or Fiction: You can start a business on the side.

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  2. SXSW ‘09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility

    http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

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  3. You Look Nice Today - Man School

    The guys from You Look Nice Today discuss the the idea of a Man School….

    "Now* accepting applications for the Class of 2016! Sample from our wide range of available courses, including Sociology 102: Shaving, Chemistry 206: Principles of Muskmaking, and Techniques in Silent Disdain. Independent study credit (read: drinking alone) is also available."

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  4. Robert Hoekman Jr — The essential elements of great web applications

    A presentation given at at Web Directions User Experience, Melbourne Town Hall, May 16 2008, and Web Direction Government, Old Parliament House, Canberra, May 19 2008.

    Most great web applications have a few key things in common. But can you name them? Better yet — can you achieve them consistently in your own projects?

    In this closing keynote, Robert Hoekman, Jr., author of the Amazon bestseller Designing the Obvious (New Riders) describes the seven qualities of great web-based software and how to achieve each and every one of them by learning to communicate through design. See why it’s important to build only what’s absolutely essential, apply instructive design, create error-proof interactions, surface commonly-used features, and more in this informative session that will change the way you work and enable your users to walk away from your software feeling productive, respected, and smart

    From: http://www.webdirections.org/resources/robert-hoekman-jr/

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  5. The Urban Web

    From http://2008.dconstruct.org/podcast/

    Steven Johnson’s opening keynote from dConstruct 2008 in Brighton.

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  6. Building and using secure web services using OAuth

    With every passing day, we entrust more and more of our personal information to the Internet. And as each week passes, we see more and more online services launching new APIs, opening up the information silos and letting our data flow freely. But some data should not be freely available, merely portable. To do this securely requires that users prove their identity and authority. Typically this is done via username and passwords, or sometimes OpenID. Often, though, users want to appoint computer agents to access and work with their data on their behalf. These agents may not be entirely trusted, and should not be given the user’s logon credentials.

    Enter OAuth: an open standard for simple, secure, delegated authorization. With OAuth, a user can give a social network just enough access to their address book to connect them with their friends, or can allow a photo shop access to just the few photos they want printed onto canvases.On the Web of Data, OAuth puts the user back in control.

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  7. Darwin’s Very Bad Day: ‘Oops, We Just Ate It!’

    When young Charles Darwin set out on the Beagle, near the top of his wish list was a rare and coveted bird: the lesser rhea, a South American version of the ostrich. The bird had been sighted by a French rival — but never caught. Darwin wanted to be the first to snatch the prize for Britain. And he did find the bird, just not in the shape he was expecting.

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  8. StackOverflow #38

    http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3982.html

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  9. StackOverflow #42

    http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4017.html

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  10. Chris Messina on OpenID

    An excerpt from the BBC’s Digital Planet podcast

    From: http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2009/02/17/bbc-digital-planet-podcast-featuring-openid/

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