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Hiding behind your Twitter avatar and telling the world how terrible everything is is pretty easy. It’s even funny sometimes. Putting yourself on the line and making something original is really hard work. Which one do you want to be. Which one deserves our respect and attention?
-37 Signals blog, Signal vs. Noise, on critiquing others’ work when you don’t know the contexts (yeah, I didn’t want to print the title).
And this would accurately describe why I don’t use anti-virus and anti-malware software: it doesn’t work. The best protection is to not download files from people you don’t know and don’t click links on sketchy websites. My computer has been virus and malware free for two and a half years thanks to these two simple principles.
The New York Times has a great article on productivity/organization apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I would like to add to this the apps I like. I use Remember the Milk (iPod Touch, mobile on BlackBerry, and web app) for my todo list, Evernote as my second brain (iPod Touch, BlackBerry app, and web app), and GroceryIQ (iPod Touch) for grocery lists.
Slashdot links to a BusinessWeek article that introduces open source and reports on companies using open source to save money. Some popular software they list as cost-conscious include Linux (operating system), Apache (server), MySQL (relational database), Firefox (web browser), Xen (virtualization), Pentaho (business intelligence), OpenOffice.org (full office suite), Drupal (content management system), Alfresco (content management system), SugarCRM (customer relationship management), and Asterisk (telephone switch/PBX).