Betraying my sources: what I read

Published September 15th, 2006

I have a list of web sites that I keep tabs on for when I’m bored at work I want to stay up-to-date with the latest in tech news. I thought I’d share it with you.

Ars Technica – I should probably read Digg or Slashdot more often, but I dislike the community baggage that they trail around with them (Digg being full of kiddies squabbling over posting rules, Slashdot full of geeks squabbling over who has the biggest code-penis). Ars Technica is a good tech news site, with well-written articles and an easy-going style that I enjoy.

Planet PHP – I’m a PHP guy by trade and this is a good blog aggregator for that scene. Not all of it is relevant to me, but if there’s something important going on in the PHP world then you can be sure that someone here will be blogging about it.

dzone – A site that doesn’t get the coverage it deserves. A sort of Digg-without-the-crap, it concentrates on very technical content for developers (not just news but also project announcements, tutorials etc). Again, not all of it is relevant to me (eg. there’s a lot of Java and Ruby stuff) but I regularly find interesting articles here.

The Daily WTF – if you’re a developer and you don’t read this site, then you’re no developer. it’s like a daily wakeup call, allowing you to laugh at how stupid other people are while secretly thinking “oh yeah, I must remember never to do anything like that myself”. Hilarious, sometimes beyond belief.

That’s actually about it — I was surprised at how few sites I really follow regularly. If you have any recommendations, please post them here so I can waste more time at work be sure I’m always fully-informed of what’s happening in the tech world.

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  1. mick on September 16, 2006

    I use Firefox with Tabs as my Browser and I noticed that when I came to your Blog you have a little STICKMAN in the Tab.

    How do you do that?

    Thanks, Mick

  2. Stickman on September 18, 2006

    mick: It’s called a ‘favicon’ and you can find out all about about it here.

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