Trying to spin up the link blogging again:

  • Kevin Carey explains why all those articles about the decreasing value of college degrees are wrong.
  • Mike Loukides thinks everyone needs to learn JavaScript. I agree, but I have little progress on that project this year.
  • John Scalzi has a simple rule of thumb for figuring out whether or not you’re cheating on your significant other.
  • Inbox Influence is a browser extension that shows the political donations people in your Gmail in box have made. It’s a very cool illustration of how easy access to various databases will affect user experience in the future.
  • Rands talks about notifications. His tangential discussion of RSS is noteworthy as well.