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  • A local biotech company is hiring a "Web 2.0 developer" to build internal and external tools using Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and agile methodologies. The job listing even specifies libraries like Scriptaculous. Fascinating.
  • Newsletter looks like a nice, simple way to do an email mail merge on OSX.
  • What’s in a (domain) name? Way too much statistical anaylsis, for one.
  • Tagging was discussed at the IA summit. Cluster analysis and co-occurence were mentioned. Good, good.
  • You’ve got digital photos. Now what do you do with them?
  • Lucene with PHP seemed complicated before Zend’s tutorial.
  • Touchstone is trying to help you pay attention to the things you need to and ignore the stuff you don’t. If I had that, these link lists would be much shorter.
  • Aleene’s Tack-It is simply fantastic.

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