On a crazy whim I setup GeekChow.com tonight and installed a copy of Pligg. I'll try to finish the site tomorrow night and post a bigger announcement and maybe a contest to get the traffic moving. I just need to skin it with some sort of logo, add a banner or two and load up a lot more RSS feeds. If you have suggestions, please drop me a comment here.
The goal will be something like Digg, but loaded from a select set of geeky feeds. Less politics, less climate doom, and more geek. Geek Chow, kibble for geeks.
Mark Morga and I have submitted a proposal to SXSW Interactive for a panel idea. We hope to be able to present on web application testing.
The panel process puts the suggestions up for vote by the community and that voting period will end at midnight on Friday. If you have a few spare moments, please consider voting for our panel (and any others that pique your interest. (Registration is required to vote).
Our proposal is here:
The general Panel Picker page is here:
Once the votes are counted the SXSW panel will take 3-4 weeks to decide which panels will get the green light.
Anton over at the Halloween Blog is offering up a $50 prize to a lucky winner. To enter just post about his new blog and the contest post.
Hey, that's me, but anyway, I'm not entering my own contest, just trying to get the word out.
1.) Go to Career Cruising
2.) login nycareers; password landmark
3.) Take the career match maker quiz and list the top 10 responses
I'd take #4 if it paid better than $50k.
1. Engineering Tech (no thanks)
2. Computer Engineer (done the software side, getting bored with it)
3. Electrical Engineer (maybe)
4. Explosives Specialist (boom!)
5. Mechanical Engineering Tech (Meh, no thanks)
6. Electronics Engineering Tech (Might be ok if it paid)
7. Electrical Engineering Tech (maybe)
8. Aerospace Engineer (This could be fun with #4)
9. Optical / Ophthalmic Lab Technician (nope)
10. Industrial Designer (yea right)
Some select ones from farther down the list.
15. Cabinetmaker (Maybe)
19. Fashion Designer (See Also Mark's response.)
23. Farm Equipment Mechanic. (Done it, no thanks)
24. Dental Lab Tech. (No way)
Win $500 at McGrath Dot CA
Steve has added a paid Blog Directory in 1 Cool File but he wants people to know about it. So, he’s doing a contest where you could win $500USD or 1 of the 15 Blog Buffet(valued at $11,50USD/each). But he also want people who are really serious about their blog to add it there. The packages start from $2.50USD/year/reciprocal link up to $11.50USD for the Blog Buffet(one time fee, unlimited blogs, no reciprocal link) . By asking a small fee, your blog will be in a better position and not part of dead blogs. You can also find theme(s) and plugin(s) or add those you have created. You can also find 1 Cool File that has nothing to do with your blog.
And you must read the rules to get more chances to win.
Contest: Blog about my new download site and win 100 CAD
Contest is over . I will make a new post about the winners when they reply to me.
I've won my first blog contest for linking to 1 Cool File. Might be time to run around and enter some more contests. I'll link to the winning post on McGrath dot ca when it's published.
The post about the winners is here.