Scaling it up — "BarCamp talk from a Yahoo engineer on scaling web services with database clusters, load balancing and performance monitoring. Suggests a Nagios script to spin up EC2 instances when load spikes. "
Baseball Geography and Transportation — "New modes of transportation have affected far more in baseball than how the players travel. They have influenced the shape of the field of play itself and made possible one of the most heartwrenching moves in baseball franchise history."
Better Than Free — "When copies are free, you need to sell things which can not be copied."
California State FairThe California State Fair lets you buy tickets in advance from their Web site. That's good. But the site is a horror house of usability problems.
Newly DigitalNewly Digital is an experimental writing project. I've asked 11 people to write about their early experiences with computing technology and post their essays on their weblogs. So go read, enjoy, and then contribute. This collection is open to you. Write up your own story, and then let the world know about it.
Pitching BloggersForget what you learned in your PR classes. Start acting like a human instead of a marketer, and the humans behind the blogs will respond.