Five things caught my eye this week and may be of interest to you.

  • Writely: Writely is the future of the web materializing. It’s an online word processor that allows you to keep track of version history, share documents (in semi-real-time!) and so much more. It’s a slick interface and is going to be our new favorite toy for dealing with writers and editors for our magazine. Definitely, check it out.

  • Startup School : If you’re willing to make the trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts then you are eligible for some free knowledge. Paul Graham loves dealing with new startups, so if you need some advice definitely check this out. Applications due by noon on September 18.

  • Y Combinator: After attending the Startup School you may realize it is time to get serious about beginning your own business. Y Combinator appears to be a great opportunity for those of us who need help with funding and experience. After a successful summer session, Y Combinator announced a winter session and applications are due by October 25.

  • Sage RSS Reader: I am testing out this plugin to see how it fits my style, and I have noticed some interesting ideas. Basically, I keep all of my feeds in Newsgator still to remain web based, but on my local computers I use Sage. On top of being completely customizable, Sage adds a folder of bookmarks to all of your feeds. This is great for me, because I read news with an RSS reader, but I still track my comments by going to the site.

  • Nike Running: I don’t know how I missed out on this, but I did. Nike provides a free training log that tracks your routes, shoes, vitals, performance, and more. They offer you workout schedules based on your goals. It is done in Flash, and I was fairly impressed. The one downfall is that it breaks sometimes in Firefox, so I use IE for it.

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  1. Nate · 5 years ago

    This might be the most interesting group of links I’ve seen in one post in a long time. Great stuff.

  2. Mike · 5 years ago

    Ryan, thanks for the recommendations. Signed up for Writely, but discovered that they require popups. Huh. I’m at a loss—don’t understand that interface choice. That makes it a non-starter for me.

    On the other hand, Sage looks interesting.

    By the way, thanks very much for these features: “An Overview of Current CSS Layout Techniques”

    “Quick Start Your Design with XHTML Templates”

    By the way (again), it’s cool to have the comment real-time preview!

  3. Ryan Campbell · 5 years ago

    I agree the popups hurt the site, but for what it does I can overlook them. I can see their site only getting better from here.

    And thank Kevin for those two articles :)

    Or you could say thanks Ryan for “Successful Strategies For Commenting Code” because no one really listens to what Kevin has to say.

  4. Mike · 5 years ago

    Oops. Sorry about the inaccurate attribution!

    Yes, that’s a good article too. Printed it and try to apply it.

    The popup thing still bugs me—if the Basecamp family works without, why does Writely need them?

  5. Kevin Hale · 5 years ago

    Ryan, I’ll cut you.

  6. joran · 5 years ago

    Adidas also has running software, you can download and run on your computer check it out at the site, it’s located at Ads & Downloads

    (I’m not an Adidas employee by the way :) )