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Put All Of Your Stuff On A Drobo

The [in]famous (to those listening to TWiT podcasts, at least) Andy Ihnatko and Scott Bourne have started up a new Q&A-style website known as “Managing Your Digital Life” or MYDL.me and, in a fit of generosity, are giving away not one, but two Drobos to some random, lucky souls, all for the paltry entry fee of a simple link back to their site.

So click on either of those MYDL links so that my “entry” shows up in their referrer logs.

Oh, and, like, totally don’t link from your own site so my chances of winning are better. *grin*

Kudos For Praized

Yes, I avoided the “praise for Praized” pun. My buddy Stephane (he of fellow WPhone fame) and his workmates have gone live with their social app, Praized. Think of it as a Web 2.0-ish Angie’s List, with local business/hotspot search and reviews (“Praize”/”Raze”, depending upon your level of Customer Support Mojo™). They’ve got Movable Type and WordPress plugins ready to download and they’ve got a Facebook app too.

So once again, congrats guys! Here’s to wishing you success!

‘Cause I’m A Big Picture Kind Of Person, That’s Why.

The Boston Globe’s online edition has an incredibly cool photo blog called The Big Picture featuring very large photos culled from the day’s news.

Get started on the pictures of Chile’s Chaiten volcano, follow that with shots from the Space Shuttle then take a gander at shots from Mars. Very cool.

The Dangerous Website For Boys [At Heart]

Dangerously Fun is precisely just that. Consider it a low-key Backyard Anarchist’s Cookbook for the Internet age or an amped-up version of The Dangerous Book For Boys (no Amazon link provided, since The Dread Error Http/1.1 Service Unavailable hath returned full aforce). Especially fun-looking is their spin on Fire Wire. Go ye and check it out.

Webcomics Worth A Look

What follows are a few of the more “out-there” of the webcomics that I have found in my years on the ‘Net. All are worth reading, at least semi-regularly.

First up is The Book of Biff by Chris Hallbeck, which details the trials and travails of a mute protagonist named, wait for it, Biff. Subtle, wry (okay, blatant) sight gags abound. For instance:

Next up is the ever-more-surreal Red Meat by Max Cannon, home to Bug-Eyed Earl, Ted Johnson, and of course, Milkman Dan. Here’s Earl:

Last up is Slow Wave by Jesse Reklaw which asks readers to submit their dreams, each of which Reklaw converts into a four panel comic strip. They’re funny, they’re weird and they’re always interesting.

Head to each of their sites and invest a bit of time combing through their archives, won’t you?