· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · May
· · · · 22 (3 entries)

AdSense For Feeds, Say What? · I was go­ing to in­ves­ti­gate Google’s AdSense For Feeds, be­cause I’m keen­ly in­ter­est­ed in eco­nom­ic mod­els around self-publishing. But take a sec­ond and fol­low that link, there are a cou­ple of se­ri­ous­ly weird things go­ing on. [Up­date: Another tri­umph for the bl­o­go­sphere.] ...
Claire · To­day Claire Gior­dano has a nice piece on community-building, which is a re­al is­sue in these days of highly-distributed com­pa­nies like Sun. If you’re not watch­ing Claire, you prob­a­bly should be; her fin­ger­prints are all over Solaris’ Zones and SMF and Vol­ume Man­ager, and she’s been the sin­gle most im­por­tant per­son in mak­ing OpenSo­laris a re­al­i­ty. Def­i­nite­ly one to keep an eye on. On top of which, she’s got a cool head­er graph­ic.
Sun, Cancer, and Corruption · At my­way, a nicely-minimal news-aggregation site, I read Sci­en­tists Say Sun­shine May Prevent Cancer, which is in­ter­est­ing for two rea­son­s. As the par­ent of a kid who nev­er goes out­side un-greased, and with sun-related skin prob­lems in the fam­i­ly, I care about this whole is­sue of the pros and cons of sun­shine. But a few para­graphs in, the science-for-sale di­men­sion starts scream­ing out from be­tween the lines. It turns out that the re­search from the some of the peo­ple talk­ing up the ben­e­fits of mod­er­ate sun­shine is fund­ed by the In­door Tan­ning As­so­ci­a­tion, while on the oth­er side the Sun Safe­ty Al­liance (fund­ed in part by Cop­per­tone) is back­ing the re­search of the all-sun-is-bad par­ty. Is there any­thing left that’s not for sale?
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