Around the web October 25, 2009 blackrimglasses – Life and Stuff – I’ve had a “Blogging? Oh yeah that was something I had time to do before the baby.” post in the back of my head for a while. hatful of hollow – A Farewell to ORMs – Some really great stuff in the comments as well. (thanks Charles) Rands In Repose: The Leaper Macworld iPhone App piracy: Small time developers feel the pinch | Software | iPhone Central – sorry, I have a hard time buying this. My Facebook friend policy | Eric Chengs Journal – I have generally the same policy – if I have a “who?” reaction, I’m not accepting. Same goes for LinkedIn, etc. Better Elevation – What the Droid Says About Verizon and the iPhone – not sure Mr. Jobs is as forgiving to slights as Dave seems to think. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain this to you [dive into mark] – are you listening WP commercial theme developers? WordPress 2.8.5: Hardening Release – time to upgrade. WordPress 2.9 Features – Great write-up from Dougal. Gizmodo on Apple Magic Mouse – I want to try one of these out. BlackBerry Bold 9700 announced, launching globally starting next month – I miss my Bold. Getting to No – some great stuff here. Davenetics* : Top 25 Reasons Were Fucked – Great stuff from Dave. Its Not My Company – Labels matter. When I say that I am wary of the app store as single-source of software, perhaps a… – Distribution is a really important issue. tecosystems – Oracle, MySQL and the EU: The Q&A – great write up, as usual, from Sreve. tow.com MsgFiler 2.0.6 – highly recommended. Slowly learning Dvorak – not even going to try this one. United Nations Approves MicroUSB Universal Phone Charger Standard [MicroUsb] – A big +1 from me on this.