I’ve pretty much always planned on doing a weekly post with some interesting sites that I’ve run across.
With that intent, I have been marking sites that I bookmark with a "@ThisWeek" tag, so that I could come back at the end of the week and pick the best ones for a post.
As you can probably guess, I haven’t been doing this, so now I have just over 200 bookmarks tagged like this.
I figured that I could start going through them, and post the good stuff. So, here goes:
What’s life really like at Google? This post is pretty old, but I thought it was a really good read. It’s supposed to be based on feedback from an employee who used to work for Microsoft, who then left to startup his own company, and then worked for Google. Basically, some comparisons between the environments at Microsoft and Google.
I thought it was really interesting how college grads can step into the company, and have all of their needs met. Food, cell phone, clothes, and other stuff. Get them all wrapped up in the Google universe, that leaving the company gets too complicated. Kind of Borg like, but hey, who am I to judge?
100 Blogs We Love – Not yet a year old, but still good reading. PCWorld did a list of 100 Blogs that they like. There is a short description about each, and near the bottom of the article, you can choose the category that you are interested in.
You may be surprised to see that Port 16 isn’t in the list. I didn’t start this blog until July of 2007, so it isn’t an oversight on their part. I’m sure if they do one in 2008, Port 16 will be on there, maybe even Two Guys Tech will get a mention.
Hackszine – The title should give it away, but this is a blog / online magazine about hacks. Not always the traditional software and security hacks, they also have some neat things like how to sharpen scissors with aluminum foil, how to beat jet lag, and how to make custom fonts. Some great reading.
Printfection – Just about everyone in the free world knows about Cafe Press, where you can put your logos on merchandise that they make, on demand, and you make a little money on each sale, depending on what you price your merchandise for. This is the same thing, except that it looks like you can create a little more customization on the products. You can use this site to inspire get rich quick schemes revolving around your own product line.
The Mattress Police – Not as perverted as you might (or I might) think at first. The reference is to the police who arrest people who have torn off the tags on their mattresses. Either way, they have some funny shirts. This is kind of cheating, since they use Printfection (see above) for their store.