Links for 18th December 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. How To Write LOIs Editors Can’t Refuse

    "Remember, editors and people who are in a position to hire you to do freelance work usually don’t have a lot of time. That’s why they need you! And if you don’t convince them why they should read on after the first sentence of your LOI, you’ve just become one more irritation or interruption in their already too-busy day."

    Tagged with: writingfreelancepitchletter-of-introduction

  2. How Increasingly Intangible Media Will Bring Tangible Benefits

    "… if a site claims that it reaches millions but they're all just drive-bys, do such figures truly matter? In the years ahead, advertisers will rethink reach and not pay nearly as much for it as they did when they bought media based on a rate base and/or circulation. This will create tremendous disruption for media companies as they have to shift to new ways to prove their value."

    Tagged with: businessmarketingadvertisingmediafuturism

  3. Google Custom Search Plugin for WordPress

    Swaps out the limited WP search form for Google's monetizable and more functional version.

    Tagged with: wordpresspluginGooglecustomsearchwebdev

  4. Howto: Crack Rar, 7z, and zip files with RarCrack in Ubuntu Linux

    "Ever run into the problem where you created a password protected zip/rar file and you forgot the password or accidentally deleted it? Or just dont know the password at all? Well I have come across a nice solution for cracking zip/rar files. Its called rarcrack, If you forget your password for compressed archive (rar, 7z, zip), this program is the solution."

    Tagged with: ubunturarpasswordcracksoftware

  5. Tom’s Twelve Laws of Life

    "Okay, take a deep breath here. This one gets a lot of people, because most of us have been brainwashed all of our lives to believe a huge lie. We’ve all been taught that we “owe” other people all sorts of obligations, and that we should expect lots of things from them in return. That idea, in one word, is bullshit."

    Tagged with: philosophypersonalproductivitymotivationwisdomself-improvement

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