Today’s gems

Melbourne has stayed warm for me – 28°! YAY! Was great to see my 92 year old grandmother today and tell her about my latest adventures.

In bookmarks today, I’ve found the following:
* For those of us who just don’t need 8 hours of sleep a night, here’s evidence at last that those who tell you that you need 8 hours sleep a night are just plain wrong.
* News from the Google camp, that the internet giant has indeed purchased the marketing research company, DoubleClick, for a cool US$3.1 billion.
* In light of that purchase, there maybe those out there who want to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie, in spite of Google’s mission to “Do No Evil”. So here are the instructions on how to opt out of that cookie.
* There’s a nice plain English definition of Web 2.0 that’s been composed over at ChinaGuide (of all places!)
* And for those who are struggling with blog software packages, there’s a useful comparison of ease of use for blogging packages that’s been published at JavaSanity.

Thanks also to Pete Laurie for the link to the excellent article on The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives. This is essential reading for anyone doing research on the practices of open source communities for application development, problem solving or indeed any form of collective action. Great stuff!

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