I promise you, it’s still not my intention to only update this blog once a week with a summary of what I’ve written, even if that’s how it might be coming across right now.
Mind you, for the next week or so, you’ll be able to get a closer-than-normal look at my daily life, since the Mastercheap project has begun on Lifehacker. This is an idea I’ve had for quite a while (indeed, it first occurred to me in Britain more than a decade ago): seeing just how well you can eat on a minimal budget. In this case, the budget is $25. There’s already been four instalments so far on Lifehacker, and the daily posts will continue throughout this week:
That hasn’t been all the work I’ve done, of course, though it has been one of those weeks where Lifehacker was in the ascendancy in online terms. However, for iTnews I did look at Google’s expansion into the government advertising space. At Gizmodo, I wrote up Optus’ LTE trial launch and looked at why FetchTV won’t be offering porn.
Amongst the Lifehacker columns, Road Worrier examined how to get the best from in-seat power on planes. Streaming took a geeky turn with a look at how Python is used to make movies, while Lifehacker 101 examined the less obvious ways social networking can reveal information. Planhacker looked at BlackBerry contract plans, which made depressing reading for someone who does want to buy a BlackBerry. One post about setting USB drive volume names with your mobile number also got a run on the US Lifehacker site.
And in the long stream of standard posts for Lifehacker: