Happy Friday everyone. Edition 49, just three weeks away from a year. Wow, are you as surprised as I am?
Sites of the Week
Week 49, and the first site this week is BillQ. BillQ is another billing / money management web application. Both the site and the application are very clean, but there are many of these around these days, and I’d actually have to have some money in order to actually try them out.
the social network the content network, also finally released “Ali 2”. As the network I once belong to, I figured I’d share the news. And just for the hell of it, I thought I’d also love to point out how much more content is showcased in this new version. 4 “Most Popular Articles” (apparently based on views over the past 48 hours) and 5 “Most Popular Topics” (from 9rules notes).
And rounding out this weeks three is the Sundance Film Festival. A great festival to check out if you live in the area or just love independent movies. It’s hitting Park City, Utah (US) from January 17-27, 2008.
Design – 9 Artists Who Will Blow Your Mind
[From Digg Description] Remember, the following jaw-dropping pictures are of paintings or sculptures. Even if you think photo realistic art is pointless (which I’m sure some people do) there’s no denying the skill and patience involved in these creations.
Programming – Nothing amazing again this week.
New Side Project
Just a little heads up. While I am still busy trying to find a buyer for Devlounge, I am also in the process of getting together things for a new small project of mine, one that won’t require any content adding of my own so I can just “set it and forget it”. I don’t want to give anything away (plus I don’t know exactly what I’m going to call it yet), but I will tell you that is it going to help a lot of you if you’ve ever been in my situation with trying to sell a site and having discovered that there aren’t really any places where you can say “my site is for sale” besides forums and Sitepoint’s Marketplace. This project is also doubling as my Senior Project for high school, so I have to do a lot of analyzing of marketing, prices, etc. We’ll see how things turn out.
Articles sitting on the burner, waiting for me to light the match
I have some articles I’ve been waiting to write, but it seems like as soon as I get home from school every day, before I know it it is time for me to go back to sleep and start the daily patterns of life all over again. I am going to work hard to get them out over the next few days. Please excuse all the excuses I have had over and over for the past few weeks for the lack of new content – I just need to get over my busyness and get some things published. Soon. Hopefully.