Krugle, the new open source code search engine is live today. It feels like it will be very useful.
Ed Dumbill has an interesting article on developments in the HTML standards.
Here’s a nice article about organizing files in a Unixy manner. I especially like the “cliches” idea for code snippets.
Edd Dumbill points to a [great article](http://recycledknowledge.blogspot.com/2005/06/flow-stuckness-and-interruptions.html) on programmer productivity. These are issues that any manager of programmers should familiarize themselves with if they really want to understand how programmers work. Experiencing Stuckness first-hand changed the way I think about multitasking and priorities. I used to think that switching back and forth between tasks was pointless because it would just mean that *all* tasks, except for the lowest priority one, would be done later than if I worked on them serially. For this reason I always wanted my managers to assign absolute priorities to the tasks they wanted me to do, so I would know what order in which to work on them. Then I realized that I was wasting lots of time banging my head against tasks on which I was stuck. These days I set a time limit, if I’ve been struggling with a problem for more than half an hour with no progress I switch to something else and come back to it later with a fresh perspective and, hopefully, new insight. So now I prefer it when managers give me multiple tasks with vague priorities, there’s nothing more frustrating than *having* to work on a stuck problem.
Excite and Jotspot founder Joe Kraus has an interesting post about how the [long tail](http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html) applies to software and how Jotspot fits into that vision. Short version: Jotspot is a platform for building custom applications and therefore services a large portion of the long tail.
Mark Pilgrim wrote a *book* on hacking web sites with [Greasemonkey](http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/). I’m trying to write a Greasemonkey script to solve my Gmail focus problem but I haven’t figured it out yet.
NPR has a nice little interview with legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth.
Blake Ross on the design of Firefox.