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Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolution Edition

Happy holidays, and happy new year!

It was a wonderful and tiring week and a half. Many pictures, beers, and meals later, and I'm still not ready for work, so let's get to it....

Here's a look at WOW (that's World of Warcraft for the uninitiated) hooked up to the XBox Kinnect motion-capture module. Now you can actually burn half a dozen calories during your eight hour dungeon crawl. Workout resolution, check.

Readers of the Millennium series (you know, Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who... books) may be interested in this comparison of the series' heroine Lisbeth Salander to red-headed literary diva Pippi Longstocking. Think it's a stretch? The Monitor begs to differ.

Personally, I've always been fascinated by the idea of hacking computers, so maybe it's just me, but news that a group of hackers purports to have discovered the PS3's "root key" fascinates me.

Everyone's favorite social networking site has a newly estimated value of $50 billion. That's a lot of "likes" people.

Those who know me well, know that I am a word nerd and proud of it, so it is unsurprising indeed that I absolutely love this map of American English Dialects (HT to Kottke).

And, finally, it's the first Monday of 2011 (pronounced twenty-eleven, apparently), so it's time to dig through your old stuff to make room for the new stuff, and your computer's desktop and hard drive are no exception. Lifehacker offers these (basic, but somewhat helpful) tips for organizing your digital life.

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