Being unemployed one can only spend so much time on Slashdot, Kuro5hin, and Joel on Software before all content has been just about memorized. What are some other interesting sites that someone might spend a large amount of time digesting?
There are numerous other nerd news sites, such as http://www.osnews.com and http://www.rootprompt.org . Some have discussion, some don't, and if you read enough of them they'll all point to each other.
Oops, that was http://www.poliglut.com
I have all this time because I have plenty of money put away and I'm taking a bit of a break.
Oh, OK. I think "unemployed" => "spend time job hunting".
You might want to check out my daily links (sites I read every day).
sorry it's http://www.duoblu.com/news_links.html
I would probably use the opportunity to learn something new. This might be done in "real life" by physically attending some University courses (you don’t even need to enroll, just sit and listen) or reading some books. It can also be done virtually of course since so much stuff is now on the web. Just pick a topic and dive in (a Google search on the topic is probably how I would start). I might also assign myself some hands-on project that I would find interesting. Who knows, such a project might actually turn out to be something practical.
Here are some content-rich sites I'd recommend (they all have to do with computers and technology):
As far as college or courses ... I'd say this-if you are a computer person, take courses that are non-technological but that might eventually apply to what you're working on. Finance or accounting if you ever work at an accounting firm as a developer, or biology and chemistry courses if you see yourself doing scientific programming.
I find that http://www.newsisfree.com/ is a good launching-point for finding more stuff to read.
I just bought the book _Emotional Intelligence_.
My site, http://www.freshnews.org , offers the headlines from 30 top tech news sites. I am not trying to promote it here, I just think it applies to your question.
Can't stop reading http://c2.com/cgi/wiki
There was a really good .Net article at arstechnica for those of you who still haven't figured out what the heck .Net really is.
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