Great blog from the Dallas Observer. Some interesting links and stories, local music stories, and tons of other locally relevant content.
Rivals.com has finally added something I've been asking forever for, RSS feeds of their content. Just excerpts (which it makes sense because it's premium pay content) but at least I'll be notified everytime there's an update.
Well it sure would be nice if they told someone about them. They're not using auto-discovery either, so there's absolutely no way to know they're there.
Insert25 is one of the many sites run by Paul Scrivens and one of the many video game blogs I follow, but it's quickly becoming one of my favorites in both categories.
While Kotaku and Joystiq do a good job of reporting the news, Insert25 hits all the big stuff and a lot of random funny crap the other's don't cover. Plus, it's written in a much more casual manner that encourages a lot of feedback and discussion. Really great news and community site that's still growing and improving.
Definitely worth a visit.
Amazing photos on a daily basis. Somehow finds great shots like this one or this one. The photographer, Jonathan Day-Reiner, creates great shots out of amazing scenes, and has an uncanny ability to make ordinary things seem spectacular.
Good site for links to general geekery. Often overlaps with other sites I visit (probably because they're visiting the same sites I am), but does a much better job of posting cool links from other weblogs and small sites. Often has good links to stuff for programmers that I can't find elsewhere.
Blog Maverick is a great site for open and honest discussion from a person you wouldn't normally be able to get that from. How many billionaire, CEO, NBA owners have a weblog where they come and talk so frankly about sports, technology, and world events?
His sports posts can sometimes be a little long and whiny, but almost every single post on technology is well-written and spot on. I definitely have a lot more respect for Cuban after reading his thoughts on things. He's really an intelligent and likable guy.
Engadget has supplanted Gizmodo as my main source for news on gadgets and consumer electronics. Updated almost non-stop during the week, it's an amazing resource for anybody obsessed with knowing about the latest and greatest gadgets that are out there.
Unlike Gizmodo, you can also comment and participate in the discussion that follows. Other readers will often provide more useful info or links. Despite the morons that come out anytime Macs or Microsoft or the Playstation 2 or the Game Boy Advance are mentioned, allowing for this interactivity is one of the reasons the site is so great.
I've turned half the office onto the site and now we're all wasting our days away there.
A site that all TiVo owners should bookmark immediately.
Garden State was awesome, Scrubs is the best show on television, and Zach Braff has his own weblog on TypePad. No wonder I have a man crush on the dude. His weblog is pretty damn funny, too bad he doesn't update very often lately. Hopefully he's busy writing more movies and episodes of Scrubs.
456 Berea Street is Roger Johansson's personal site. It's one of the better sites out there for tips and actual code on how to do cool things with web standards and CSS. His article on inverted tabs is the source of inspiration for my tabbed menu in V3 of this site.
Just a great source of information and discussion.
MikeIndustries.com is the homepage of web designer extraordinaire Mike Davidson. Web designer probably isn't the best term, his current job title is "Sr. Assoc. Art Director & Manager of Media Product Development". You might not recognize his name but if you check out his portfolio, you most definitely have seen his work. The guy redesigned the ESPN.com homepage for crying out loud and most of the other stuff on the site too, so you can pretty much say he's got my ideal job. Sports and web design, I'd be a happy man.
I've only been reading his weblog for a short time now but it's already become one of the first sites I check in the morning. He only updates a couple times a week but his posts are always coherent, interesting thoughts (unlike a certain other site). The site is definitely of interest to anyone who likes sports and/or web design.
Gizmodo calls itself "the gadgets weblog" and deservedly so. A wonderful source for news and info on stuff like cell phones, digital cameras, PDA's, and MP3 players. Updated upwards of fifteen times a day during the week, there's not many things gadget-related it doesn't cover. Visit often and watch as your own personal wishlist grows.
Mezzoblue is the personal site for Canadian web designer Dave Shea. A great source for ideas on CSS and design in general. A great example of what can be accomplished with a little CSS and a lot of creativity. Both new and more advanced web developers should definitely check it out. Dave is also the creator of the CSS Zen Garden.