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Seen any good blogs lately?

 
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Just wondering which blogs people frequent? I'm sure all the blogs on radio are read daily by everyone here of course. No need to limit your responses to only Software development related blogs though. The more interesting, the better.
 
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A famous Indian Blog

http://indiauncut.blogspot.com
 
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My favorite blog:

http://conversationsfamouspeople.blogspot.com/

Where else would I learn important things such as that Posh has never read a book.
 
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Boing Boing (author Cory Doctorow's blog) and adfreak are loads of fun.

I'm all about gadgets so Gizmodo is a must read. Where else would I have learned that I can get bottles of "Liquid Ass" or "WiFi Speed Spray"? If you like your gadgets a little more low-tech, you might enjoy the Cool Tools blog.

Lifhacker is a great blog highlighting software and websites that actually help us out in our daily lives. The top link right now is a link to a website showing the correct way to fold fitted sheets. I never could get the hang of those.

What blog is being read by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Dave McKean, and Jules Feiffer? Why it's The Adventures of Art Lad of course!


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Don't forget JavaRanch's creator...

Creating Passionate Users (Kathy Sierra)
 
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Hani's Bile Blog can be a fun read
+1 for Kathy's Create Passionate Users blog. Great posts!

Another good one is RSS feed for Good Morning Silicon Valley (SMSV), but I stopped reading it, it was taking up too much of my time.
 
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it's just funny. people believe eventually this will be the tallest blog in New York City.

http://donaldtrump.trumpuniversity.com/
 
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Originally posted by Ellen Zhao:
it's just funny. people believe eventually this will be the tallest blog in New York City.

http://donaldtrump.trumpuniversity.com/



Weblogs, not buildings.
 
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Originally posted by Sonny Gill:
Hani's Bile Blog can be a fun read

+1 hani. He is usually funny and spot on!
 
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Another good one: http://thedailywtf.com/

Also blogsnow.com (http://blogsnow.com/) is pretty good keep an eye on whats the most interesting thing at any moment.
 
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Sometimes if we notice any good posts at somebody's blog, Is it ok to copy & paste it in our own blog? Will there be any legal issues by doing this?
 
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Originally posted by Rajan Chinna:
Sometimes if we notice any good posts at somebody's blog, Is it ok to copy & paste it in our own blog? Will there be any legal issues by doing this?


That's a tricky issue. In general terms, it's usually okay to quote short excerpts, provided you clearly indicate it's a quote and cite the source. If you're considering more than a few lines, then you should simply link to the original instead.
 
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From a legal standpoint, I think the answer depends on whether the source you're quoting from was marked with some sort of copyright notice or not. From an ethical standpoint, I think you should at least cite the original source, regardless of whether they gave a copyright notice or not. Copy some text too, if it's short, or just provide a link, if the text is long. But (i)always[/i] give credit to the original source, one way or another.
 
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Originally posted by Rajan Chinna:
Sometimes if we notice any good posts at somebody's blog, Is it ok to copy & paste it in our own blog? Will there be any legal issues by doing this?



Why don�t your become Music Director or Film Director in Bollywood? You have all that required be one.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
From a legal standpoint, I think the answer depends on whether the source you're quoting from was marked with some sort of copyright notice or not. From an ethical standpoint, I think you should at least cite the original source, regardless of whether they gave a copyright notice or not. Copy some text too, if it's short, or just provide a link, if the text is long. But (i)always[/i] give credit to the original source, one way or another.



I do agree your point that the credit should be given to the original poster.

But there are cases where the link doesn't work, in which case we lose that precious info. So I guess its ok to copy the whole content and add the source info at the bottom of the post? Correct me if I were wrong.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
From a legal standpoint, I think the answer depends on whether the source you're quoting from was marked with some sort of copyright notice or not...


In the United States, this is not required.

Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device... In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.


And...

The United States has copyright relations with most countries throughout the world, and as a result of these agreements, we honor each other's citizens' copyrights.


SOURCE: Copyright in General (U.S. Copyright Office)
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