Once it’s out there…

Let’s say you want to read what Scott Adams wrote yesterday on the Dilbert Blog before he decided to delete it (it’s not like you have a choice, anyhow). There’s a simple solution which doesn’t involve time travel or searching the internet for “deleted dilbertblog post”: Sign up with a popular web-based feed reader (aggregator) like Bloglines.com or Google Reader and voilĂ :

Deleted post

This raises a lot of terribly interesting questions like “are the aggregators stealing from Scott by caching a post he later deleted” and “are they morally obligated to do so in order to feed his starving readers”, but I’m already torn between enjoying the fantastic weather outside or playing with my new Wii so I’ll leave these issues to you.

Useful (free) Christmas Presents

Don’t unwrap them before the 24th (or 25th, depending on local traditions)!

Game: Flow – leave all Christmas stress behind and enjoy the really simple life

Website: WhatTheFont – identify a font by uploading an image

Software: PDFCreator – easily creates PDFs from any Windows program (license: GNU GPL)

Software: PC Inspector smart recovery – Freeware (sponsored by Convar) for recovering your photos from memory cards

Hardware: If you’re already a Fonero, Fon lets you give away a free La Fonera router for Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!