Google+ The World 2 Come: May 2005

Sunday, May 29, 2005

5,000 Feeds

Keywords: RSS, web feed, news aggregator, blog

5,000 RSS feeds in my Bloglines account! Topics: anime, artificial intelligence, audio, aviation, biotech, blogs, blogs - Africa, blogs - Asia, blogs - Australia, blogs - Canada, blogs - China, blogs - Europe, blogs - favourite, blogs - India, blogs - Latin America, blogs - Middle East, blogs - popular, blogs - Russia, blogs - USA, blogs - world, bookmarks, books, Bulgaria, business, cars, CEO, CIO/CTO, consultant, culture, design, developer, downloads, economics, education, energy, entertainment, entrepreneur, events, finance, fun, future, hardware, health, history, ideas, innovation, international affairs, IT, jobs, knowledge management, law, library, lifestyle, magazines, management, marketing, media, mobile life, moblogs, multimedia, music, my blogs/links, nanotech, net, neurotech, news, outsourcing, people, personal technology, politics, reference, research, science, scifi, search, security, shopping, Silicon Valley, society, software, space, sport, tech news, technology, telecom, travel, Tribe.net, TV, venture capital, video, virtual worlds, weird, world, world - Asia, world - Europe, world - Middle East, world - Russia, world - USA, Yahoo groups, zeitgeist.
http://www.bloglines.com/public/divedi

Economics Blogs


Economics Blogs
Originally uploaded by divedi.
Keywords: blog, economics

Highlights:
EconLog
Adam Smith Institute Blog
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
Chicago Boyz
Marginal Revolution

Tags:
Economics - Technorati

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/economics

Learn:
Howstuffworks "Money Channel"
Economics - MIT OpenCourseWare

Antarctica Blog


Antarctica Blog
Originally uploaded by divedi.
Keywords: blog, Antartica

75 Degrees South
Link
[via The Club For Growth]

Images:
Antarctica Highlights

Friday, May 20, 2005

Stephen Hawking + Podcasting = Hawkcasting

Keywords: Stephen Hawking, podcasting, speech synthesis

"Hawkcasting is podcasting with computer speech synthesis. It’s a mash-up of Stephen Hawking and podcasting. As you probably know, Hawking speaks through a voice synthesis machine. Hence the term, hawkcasting."
Link
Source: Nivi

Audio:
Podcasting - Bloggercon III - IT Conversations
Adam Curry - Behind the Mic - IT Conversations

Learn:
How Podcasting Works - HowStuffWorks

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Research Blogs

Keywords: blog, research

Highlights:
JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs
Charlene Li
Aqute Market Research

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/research

Business Blogs

Keywords: blog, business

Highlights:
AlwaysOn
Fast Company Now
business2blog
Business Pundit

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/business

Interview with Garry Kasparov

Keywords: Garry Kasparov, Russia

"He has left chess behind, and so does this final installment of Mig's interview with Garry Kasparov. This segment provides details of Kasparov's political ambitions and opinions. What is the future of democracy in Russia, and what are Bush and other western leaders doing? Read about Kasparov's toughest fight yet."
Link
Source: ChessBase.com

News:
Russia - Topix.net

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/russia

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Silicon Valley Blogs

Keywords: blog, Silicon Valley

Highlights:
Good Morning Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Watcher
Silicon Valley Sleuth

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/silicon_valley

Future Blogs

Keywords: blog, future

Highlights:
Sad Tech
Future Salon
Future Now
World Changing
Future Feeder
Future Hi
The Speculist

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/future

Blogosphere

Keywords: blog, blogosphere

Highlights:
About Web Logs
The Blog Herald
BlogPulse Highlights
ProBlogger
CorporateBloggingBlog

Audio:
Bloggercon III - IT Conversations

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/blogosphere

Internet Blogs

Keywords: blog, internet

Highlights:
Marshall Brain's WebKEW
Get Real - Corante
Many-to-Many
The Social Software Weblog
Napsterization

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/internet

Media Blogs

Keywords: blog, media

Highlights:
Susan Mernit
PaidContent.org
editorsweblog.org
Online Journalism Review
Rebecca MacKinnon

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/media

Popular Blogs

Keywords: blog

Highlights:
Robert Scoble
Buzz Machine
Dan Gillmor
Dave Winer

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/popular/blog

Audio:
Adam Curry

Technology Blogs

Keywords: blog, technology

Highlights:
Slashdot
Techdirt
Moore's Lore - Corante
O'Reilly Radar
Cynthia L. Webb

Audio:
IT Conversations

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/technology

Entrepreneur Blogs

Keywords: blog, entrepreneur

Highlights:
Jason Calacanis
Marc Canter
Mark Pincus
Joe Kraus
Mark Cuban
Ross Mayfield

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/entrepreneur

Learn:
How Start-up Capital Works - HowStuffWorks

Search Blogs

Keywords: blog, search engine

Highlights:
John Battelle's Searchblog
Google Blogoscoped
Geeking with Greg
Inside Google
Yahoo! Search blog
Search Engine Watch Blog
The Unofficial Google Weblog
Search Views

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/search

Audio:
Search Engine Radio

Learn:
How Internet Search Engines Work - HowStuffWorks

Marketing Blogs

Keywords: blog, marketing

Highlights:
Evelyn Rodriguez
Steve Rubel
Seth Godin
Flackster - Corante
CorporatePR
MarketingVOX
Brand Autopsy
Intelliblog

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/marketing

Learn:
How Marketing Plans Work - HowStuffWorks
How Building a Business Identity Works - HowStuffWorks

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Who Started the Second World War?


Who Started the Second World War?
Originally uploaded by divedi.
Keywords: World War II, Viktor Suvorov, Soviet Union, Stalin, communism, Hitler

"It sometimes happens that the most significant historical works are virtually ignored by the mainstream press, and consequently reach few readers. Such is the case with many revisionist studies, including this important work by a former Soviet military intelligence officer who defected to the West in 1978. Even before the appearance of this book, he had already established a solid reputation with the publication of five books, written under the pen name of Viktor Suvorov, on the inner workings of the Soviet military, and particularly its intelligence operations.

In Icebreaker Suvorov takes a close look at the origins and development of World War II in Europe, and in particular the background to Hitler's 'Operation Barbarossa' attack against the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Since its original publication in Russian (entitled Ledokol) in France in 1988, it has been published in an astonishing 87 editions in 18 languages. In spite of its importance to the historical record, Icebreaker has received very little attention in the United States. The few reviews that have appeared here have been almost entirely brief and dismissive -- a shameful treatment that reflects the cowardice and intellectual irresponsibility of a 'politically correct' scholarly establishment.

According to the conventional view, Hitler's perfidious attack abruptly forced a neutral and aloof Soviet Russia into war. This view further holds that a surprised Stalin had naively trusted the deceitful German Fьhrer. Rejecting this view as political propaganda, Suvorov shows Stalin's personal responsibility for the war's outbreak and progression. Above all, this book details the vast Soviet preparations for an invasion of Europe in the summer of 1941 with the goal of Sovietizing central and western Europe. Suvorov is not alone in his view. It is also affirmed by a number of non-Russian historians, such as American scholar R. H. S. Stolfi in his 1991 study Hitler's Panzers East: World War II Reinterpreted (reviewed by me in the Nov.-Dec. 1995 Journal).

In spite of rigid Soviet censorship, Suvorov has succeeded in digging up many nuggets of valuable information from publicly available Soviet writings that confirm his central thesis. Icebreaker is based on the author's meticulous scouring of such published sources as memoirs of wartime Soviet military leaders, and histories of individual Soviet divisions, corps, armies, fleets, and air units."
Link
Source: Journal of Historical Review

The book of the century
Alexander Chaihorsky reviews Viktor Suvorov's ideas:
"I think Suvorov's book(s) on the history of WW2 should be called the 'Book of the 20th Century' and he himself should be awarded a Nobel Price. Singlehandedly, this man wiped off the camouflage image that was painted over the real picture of how and who started the WW2 and he did that by pioneering a new approach in history studies - studying the obvious.
But the WW2 winners club is not very happy with his findings so it was almost impossible to find his books in English, since the whole Hamish Hamilton edition was quickly destroyed (but tens of millions sold in Russian, German, Polish, French).
I bought my copy several years ago from the estate sale of the late US Marines 4 star general. I paid twenty bucks.
However during past several years the interest for this book literally soared and today this is one of the most sought after books about WW2 history. Today you have to shell out several hundred bucks to enjoy your copy of 'Icebreaker' in English.
In my opinion the mere fact that a book on WW2 history achieved such a price frenzy is amazing. Several books were written to smear the author's reputation and discredit his findings (like Gorodetsky's book) - you can buy them for few bucks and make up your own mind. I wish Suvorov's brilliant rebuttal of Gorodetsky's book will be translated into English some day.
If you have not read yet this book I envy you - you are about to read the most interesting, the most brilliantly researched and the most sensational book on the most important event of 20th century and how it was camouflaged into something completely different for after-war public consumption. After this book your level of trust for the 'free press', government propaganda and official history will be shattered.
And its a good thing, if you ask me."
Link
Source: Amazon.com

Blogs:
Icebreaker (Excerpts) by Victor Suvorov - nobs

See also:
Victor Suvorov - Journal for Historical Review

Photos:
World War 2 Pictures In Color

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Google Web Accelerator = Google Grid 1.0?


Google Web Accelerator
Originally uploaded by divedi.

Keywords: Google, web accelerator

The Google Grid is coming...

Download:
Link

Reviews:
Help - Google
New Google Software Attempts to Speed Up Your Web Browsing Experience - Search Engine Watch Blog
Google tool to speed Web surfing - CNET News.com
Google Blogoscoped
Download of the Day: Google Web Accelerator - Lifehacker

News:
Google News
Yahoo News
Topix.net

Blogs:
Technorati

Opinions:
John Battelle's Searchblog
Google: “capo di tutti i capi"…or just assholes? - PassingNotes.com
Controversy about Google Web Accelerator - Geeking with Greg
Much Controversy Over Google's Accelerator - Inside Google
An Ever Impatient Google - Techdirt
Buzz Machine
GWA Controversy and the Big Deal - buygoogle.com
Google Web Accelerator: Completing the Trifecta of Web Domination - Search Views
Google Web Accelerator considered overzealous - O'Reilly Radar
Google Web Accelerator: Hey, not so fast - an alert for web app designers - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
The Newest Industry
WebAccelerator Time Savings - The Unofficial Google Weblog

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/tag/google
del.icio.us/tag/search

Discuss:
Google Labs - Web Accelerator - Google Groups
Google Web Accelerator - Slashdot
Security Fears Over Google Accelerator - Slashdot
Google Web Accelerator Beta - Search Engine Watch Forums

Highlights:
The Good God Google - Globetechnology
Inflection Point - PBS I, Cringely
Google's Future? GBrowser, GooglePC, Google NetPC and Google ISP - SquirrelNet
Mathieu Balez On The Good God Google - Corante
Google's War on Hierarchy, and the Death of Hierarchical Folders - Microcontent News

See also:
The Future of Media - 2 - The World 2 Come