2007 mid-year link clearance
A few random links that I’ve collected.
- Das Holzfällerlied. The subtitles are from the original English version and do not match the German. (Lyrics here.) Even more impressive considering that the members of the Monty Python troupe don’t actually speak German!
- The really early history of Windows.
- Explainer answers the unanswered, a follow-up to the unanswered Explainer questions.
- More than you probably wanted to know about the desktop heap.
- There’s a time and place for casual writing and a time and place for formal writing. Some students haven’t figured out that classroom assignments fall into the latter category. Business schools have also taken notice.
- Sacha Baron Cohen drops character and is interviewed as himself rather than as his Borat persona.
- The IT Crowd, Channel 4’s riotously funny sitcom that brought you 0118 999 881 999 119 7253. It’s actually quite easy to remember once you learn the jingle.
- The Window Vista File Backup FAQ courtesy of The Filing Cabinet.
- Now that you’ve gone to all the effort of writing a book, don’t be stingy when it comes to reviews. Shell out the $399 and order a custom glowing review. Money well-spent.
- Whenever I visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I always make sure to pay a visit to Young Woman Drawing on the second floor. I think it’s my favorite work in the entire museum.
- James P. Burke does a bit of detective work and discovers what drop shipping is.
- Somebody seems to be taking the time to translate selected entries from blogs.msdn.com into Russian.
- Microsoft’s secret plans – revealed. There’s still six months left in the year 2007.
And then the obligatory plug for my column in TechNet Magazine:
- A “Mixed” Blessing. It starts out with what for regular readers of this web site is merely review, but that’s just to set up for the second half.
- Looking Smart by Being Stupid. Again, it starts out with a rehash of what many of you already know, but the second half introduces new material.
- The Power of Bugs. (Suggestions for a better title welcome.) The mysterious “Disable Synchronous Buffer Commits” setting.
- Determining What Is Frequently Used, the TechNetification of the first half of the Start menu series.
- What New Users See on the Start Menu, the second half of the Start menu series in TechNet form.