A rare link post: Joel, The Grauniad and lolcats

There are many, many people who are better (and more committed) at round-up-type posts than I am. I barely remember to check my email some days, so making sure I round up the news in a sector or keeping our readers up to date with a particular field is probably not a good role for me.

Nevertheless, I quite often find myself with interesting links that I want to share (even without much commentary) so you never know, this might become a sequence of posts (I was going to write ‘series’ of posts, but as Jon will be able to tell you(*), a sequence and a series are very different things - sometimes I can’t keep my inner geek under control!). Anyway, to the links:

- Joel writes a fantastic piece on the parallels between current ajax thinking and the PC world pre-windows. If you don’t read Joel and you claim to write any kind of code, what are you thinking? I particularly like his reference to ycombinator - I love what they are doing. That’s what I would like to do if I were rich... - The Guardian writes about Google stopping the kickback to agencies for PPC advertising. I think this can only be a good thing for smaller PPC advertisers - typically their agencies won’t be subsidising their campaigns with a Google kickback and so it levels the playing field between them and the big boys - And finally, a quick descent into the slightly less relevant / high-brow. I was wondering through the world of lolcats (as you have to do while enjoying a curry and a pint in front of your computer) and it struck me how highbrow some of them really are: Fugucat needs knowledge of the poisonous Fugu fish and its liver, i can fix thiz is a simple visual joke but there is quite a lot more going on - the cat is trying to log in as root, for one...

Anyway. The lolcats is probably off-topic, but the other links are good. I blame Tom.

(*) sorry. Inside joke. Not even a very funny one.

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Will Critchlow

Will Critchlow

Will founded Distilled with Duncan in 2005. Since then, he has consulted with some of the world’s largest organisations and most famous websites, spoken at most major industry events and regularly appeared in local and national press. For the...   read more