Bookmarks for April 12th

In order to share what I’ve found to be useful/interesting/etc. while browsing around below are my links for April 12th. You can find my full set of bookmarks at my Delicious account.

  • China Outlines Plans for Making Electric Cars (NY Times) – An article (4/10/2009) from the New York Times about China’s push to create electric car technology. It’s interesting and could actually see more success in China than other countries. They make the point that since many Chinese are still buying their first cars they have less of a preconception about what a car is and what a car needs to do. Seems as though Americans might be too stuck in their 200+ HP mindset to accept electric cars for a long while.
  • django-newsroom – Google Code – An interesting project to create a newspaper-friendly install of django. Sounds like it has some interesting concepts behind it. Seems to be more appropriate for news than a WordPress install. Note to self: learn django and write a theme for it. (via @danielbachhuber)
  • Thousand Yard Stares: Ruins and Ghosts of the Battle of Peleliu – A great piece written by someone who traveled to Peleliu recently. The island was the site of heavy activity during WWII and only became fully independent in 1994. Apparently the South of the island is still littered with pieces of WWII gear and equipment. The photos look incredible.