links for 2006-03-30

March 30, 2006


March 24, 2006

hunger, originally uploaded by peggy..

You better cut the pizza into four pieces, because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

– Yogi Berra

links for 2006-03-15

March 15, 2006

Canon EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS lens

February 22, 2006
Canon EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS lens, originally uploaded by Russell_Reno.

Canon has today announced an interesting new constant aperture ‘digital’ (EF-S) lens. The new EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS is designed specifically for the dimensions of a ‘cropped sensor’ (1.6x crop) and hence can be made smaller than a 35 mm equivelant lens. It features a maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the zoom range which means it’s a faster alternative to other EF-S lenses. On an EOS 30D this lens would provide a 27.2 – 88 mm equivelant field of view. This lens should be available in May for approx. $1150.

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Canon EOS 30D

February 22, 2006
992_canon_30d_front01, originally uploaded by voxefx.

Canon today has unveiled the EOS 30D, a refined version of the EOS 20D that shares the same image sensor and numerous other core camera components but adds a 2.5-inch (diagonal) rear LCD, increased burst depth, Picture Styles, a shutter with a higher duty cycle rating and a long list of other camera usability changes.

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Announcing Flock 0.5.11

February 18, 2006


Via Flock:

We have some new features, some refinements, and some rough edges (hence we decided to continue our fine tradition and not call this 0.6 after all). Read all about what’s new in this build in the release notes. Basically, we’ve got a rough draft of a browser that we hope you will be able to use for the next couple months while we add some more features and ponder a few important user interaction thingies.






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Top Ten Reasons I Use Tailrank Instead of Digg

February 11, 2006

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I have been using Tailrank, a memetracker which finds the coolest posts from thousands of blogs, for about 2 months now. Kevin Burton, Founder and CEO of TailRank, has added many new features in the last month including a new clean user interface. Here are my top ten reasons to use Tailrank.
1. Tailrank is free and easy to use. Just go to the home page and you will see the top posts within the last twenty four hours.
2. Tailrank uses thumbnails to enhance each article.
3. You can participate – Share posts and tag your favorites. If enough people tag the story it is promoted to the first page. A bookmarklet makes the process easy. I share all my posts.
4. Upload your OPML so your favorite blogs are tracked.
5. Filter – This feature allows you to focus on your favorite subjects by number of links. The few links you require the more stories TR returns.
6. RSS – Every page has an RSS feed so you can add it to your aggregator.
7. The sidebar contains Hot Posts, Hot Tags and Tops Posts within 48 hours.
8. You can add your own sidebar to your blog. See mine to the right.
9. TailRank allows certain members (editors) to change the title and summary of a post much like a wiki allows any person to edit a page.
10. If you are a developer TR has an API which is documented here.
Tailrank is in open beta, and Kevin is responsive to your ideas. Ten Reasons to use Tailrank

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