Bookmark Roundup 2


I really need to organize my bookmarks. I have a habit of bookmarking things when I find them and then going back later to read the pages more carefully. As usually, many of these were found on Digg, Download Squad, etc. though often I find something by accident.

Death by Google Calendar: How I Identified you to rob you
A very interesting security related article about how a person was able to obtain public calendar information that could potentially be used to harm another person.

Mizuno’s Super Airbrush PP Tutorial
A tutorial about using Adobe Photoshop to airbrush a portrait. Props to Brian for this one!

“Perl5 module for reading configuration files and parsing command line arguments.” I haven’t used this module yet, but it looks like it might come in handy.

Photoshop Painting Techniques: Hair and Fur
It’s not necessarily very realistic but fun nonetheless. Brian used this on one a photograph of himself to create an amusing Facebook profile photo.

A Perl module for using HTML templates. I have experimented with this one and found it to be very useful.

Map Symbols and Patters for NPS (National Park Service) Maps
It’s just cool that government products are usually public domain even though I have no plans to use any of these symbols.

That’s all the time we have for tonight, but I have plenty more sitting in the vault.

Bookmark Roundup 1


I’ve been meaning to cull through my bookmarks and drag out some of the more interesting links. Many of these items have been featured on,,, and similar sites. – This link is an anti-pirating video produced by Adobe that’s meant to discourage illegal copying. While I prefer to purchase software and encourage others to do the same I find this video as absurd as it is funny.

Install iPod Linux on iPod nano – A guide for installing Podzilla (Linux) on the iPod Nano. It’s actually based on another guide but simple to follow though there are a couple of errors in the guide.

Newegg Tradein Center – Newegg will accept used computers and some peripherals in exchange for gift certificates, which you can use toward purchases at their on-line store.

Superman Returns Teaser Trailer – What little you actually see appears to be well crafted.

DOS Games Archive – An archive of free and shareware DOS games.

Cloud – A simple, relaxing game.

Unusual technical images of equipment used in World War II

SwitchEasy – They sell some very tempting iPod Nano cases.

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