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…You are not worthy of TGIMBOEJ?

Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories’ Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk is a fascinating project in which a progressive lending library of electronic components becomes an internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market.

Recipients of the box must:

  1. Take out and add as much electronics junk as you like (but keep it small enough to fit in a USPS flat-rate Priority Mail box).
  2. Write up, photograph, document or otherwise publish in some way online at least one thing you took out (suggested flickr tag: TGIMBOEJ).
  3. There is a little book in the box. Add a checkmark by your name to show that the box has been to you. Also propose a future recipient by adding their name and e-mail address to the book.
  4. Within two weeks pass the box along to one of the people whose name is in the book. Before mailing it to them, send them this list and make sure that they want to participate.

The goal is not necessarily to get anything of value from the box, but instead, to appreciate the box’s journey, and find some way to contribute to the overall story that the box represents.

Want to participate? Check out http://tgimboej.org/ to find out more.

[Via: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories]

…Today is RSS Awareness Day?

RSS Awareness Day

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is “a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts”.

The main reason people use RSS is that it allows them to subscribe to sites that they like, and then view that site’s content without actually viewing the site itself. This can be a huge time saver when you’re following a large number of different sites, and allows you to automatically receive new content when it’s available.

For an impressively clear explanation, check out the following video:

To get started with RSS, you’ll need an RSS reader. Many people either use Google’s free online reader, Google Reader, or any of the NewsGator products.

Next, you’ll need to find RSS feeds to subscribe to. Most of your favorite sites probably already have them, so just keep an eye out for the RSS symbol:

RSS Icons

If you’re using Firefox, check the address bar, as Firefox automatically looks for an RSS feed and places the RSS logo in the address bar if it finds one.

Once you click on that symbol, you’ll typically be taken to a site that allows you to select your subscription options. It shouldn’t take more than a few clicks, and then you should be all configured and ready to go.

(If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the DYH RSS Feed for all of the latest and greatest DYH content.)

[RSS Day]

[Wikipedia – RSS]

[Google Reader]

[NewsGator]

[Feed Icons]

…Blog posts don’t follow a simple path?

Wired Blog Post Infographic

Ever wonder what happens to a blog post after “Publish” is clicked?

The post is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web, going from servers to spiders to suits – to you.

To help explain this process a bit better, Wired has created a fantastically simple infographic.

Where do you fit in?

[Wired – The Life Cycle Of A Blog Post]

[Via: Boing Boing]