Best posts I have read in June and July 2010

Here is my selection of posts from my blog roll, since 1 June until 31 July. By posting it here I hope some more people find them useful, also to clean my Favorites folder in my RSS reader. I hope you like them as much as I did.

Become a Book Review Ninja: 10 Steps to Mastery (by Scott Dinsmore), A Secret Black Belt Technique for Writing Knock-out Posts (by Doug Armey) and How to Win Friends and Influence Readers (by Katie Tello), all posted in Write to Done. All interesting reads about writing, and self-explaining titles.

The More You Procrastinate, the Better You Get and A Trip to Outloggistan by The Friendly Anarchist. As usual, Fabian digs into my brain and finds ideas I had stacked for new posts, and writes them far better than usual. I should wear a tin-foil hat more often!

Curious? Factor to the Rescue! and Rolling Dice in Re: Factor. A blog about the Factor programming language, written as a learning tool. These two posts are very interesting from a fun programming point of view.

Be Persistent in Schauderhaft: Just a few tips tingling to my view of constant improvement.

Happy Numbers in Thoughts on Corewars: An amusing recreational mathematics problem solved in RedCode. Which is highly non trivial.

How to Get Things Done When You're Feeling Overwhelmed and 8 Habits of Highly Excellent Bloggers (guest post by Celestine Chua) in ProBlogger Blog Tips. These have long enough headlines to show you what they are about. Interesting reads as usual in ProBlogger.

How Much Do You Value Your Time in FreestyleMind. An interesting point of view from Oscar Del Ben's productivity blog.

Maximising Your Impact as a Researcher, a guest post by Alain D├ęsilets, in Daniel Lemire's blog. As a researcher, I found this as a very interesting read.

Perfect Pineapple Pizza at Preston Bannister's { random memes }: In a blog usually about programming and computing, a recipe stands out. And although I don't like pineapple pizza, this looks interesting.

How to be Insanely Productive and Still Keep Smiling and The Best Goal is no Goal, by ZenHabits. Two interesting posts, the first by Mary Jaksch and the second by Leo Babauta.

Writing Your Scroll: How to Live on Your Terms, in PluginID. An interesting read, based on the book The Greatest Salesman in the World (Amazon affiliate link).

Eight Ways to Make Good Use of Your Spare Minutes Online (by Ali Hale), Manage Your Life One Domain at a Time (by Joe Wilner) and 6 Simple Ways to Eliminate Your Excuses (by Henri Junttila), all posted in Dumb Little Man. These were pretty interesting reads with tips to improve your time use.

Also, in June I discovered Max Klein's blog, and I will add the posts that urged me to add his blog to my blog roll. How to Avoid Being a One Hit Wonder is another lesson in how fundamentals are... fundamental, as I have written before. My Co-Founder Took My Company And My Girlfriend is an enlightening story in software development, and life in general. Drug Dealers Shouldn't Make iPhone Apps teaches us to keep to what we know how to do.

Written by Ruben Berenguel