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Literally True
From The Eponymous Pickle

Literally True

A lovely look at the meaning and uses of the term 'literally' in the Language Log.  As usual, the LL is not pedantic as you might think, looking at language as...

Dream. Build. Play. is back for 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Dream. Build. Play. is back for 2011

Honestly if you are a student you REALLY want to enter the Imagine Cup game development competition. Really you do. But if you missed some of the deadlines (tsk...

? The Fire Falls
From Wild WebMink

? The Fire Falls

My favourite photographer is the late Galen Rowell, whose books (especially The Inner Game of Outdoor Photography, sadly out of print for UK readers) were my inspiration...

Shortened Links Slowing the Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shortened Links Slowing the Web

Via ACM.  Are a number of link-shortening capabilities slowing the web?  A strange case of unexpected side-effects of a popular capability.

Echo Nest
From The Eponymous Pickle

Echo Nest

There are 30 million songs stored at the Echo Nest.  So what are they good for?  Intriguing article at Fast Company.

New Burden on Retail Infrastructure
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Burden on Retail Infrastructure

A good e-Commerce Times article  brings up the issue of how retail infrastructures can be weighted down by any number of new transactions that may be required by...

? Unexpected Goodness
From Wild WebMink

? Unexpected Goodness

Microsoft Says Please, Please Stop Using Internet Explorer 6 Friends don

Message Minus Meaning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Message Minus Meaning

Nick Carr discusses Message Minus Meaning in his review of  James Gleick's new book: The Information.   We now gather, update, use and mis-use and store more information...

Dealing with Presentation Nerves
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dealing with Presentation Nerves

In the Presentation Zen Blog.  With some emphasis on Steve Jobs as an example of a casual, conversational approach.

Bing Aggregates Coupons
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bing Aggregates Coupons

Microsoft builds a coupon aggregator into their search engine Bing.  ' ... "This is a savvy move on Microsoft's part," said Azita Arvani, principal of the Arvani...

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Washes Ashore
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Washes Ashore

A giant squid washed ashore in New South Wales.

Data as a Driver for Scientific Innovation
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Data as a Driver for Scientific Innovation

If you haven’t seen it already, the February 11 issue of Science magazine is worth a look.

Conducting a Virtual Choir
From The Eponymous Pickle

Conducting a Virtual Choir

The following is pretty remarkable.  A virtual choir.  Play the video.  Now if we could only do the same thing with a conductor/manager performing in front of a...

A Recent Interview, and other info
From CERIAS Blog

A Recent Interview, and other info

I have not been blogging here for a while because of some health and workload issues. I hope to resume regular posts before too much longer. Recently, I was interviewed...

? New OpenAM and OpenDJ Releases
From Wild WebMink

? New OpenAM and OpenDJ Releases

Today has been a big landmark for many of the developers at ForgeRock and in the communities in which they participate. Both the OpenAM (identity authentication...

One Positive Thing, Martial Arts, and Hitting the Proverbial Wall
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

One Positive Thing, Martial Arts, and Hitting the Proverbial Wall

The other day I read Cate's post on One Positive Thing:The power of sustained small achievements is underrated. If every day I did one positive thing for my health...

Robonaut 2
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robonaut 2

Launched into space,  a humanoid robot.  Not sure what the humanoid aspects gets you exactly besides overblown implications about it 'thinking' and being autonomous...

Videos of Interaction 11 Keynotes
From Putting People First

Videos of Interaction 11 Keynotes

Videos are now available for all seven Interaction11 keynote presentations. Interaction is a yearly conference organised by the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)...

Interesting Research in Using Animals to Detect Substances
From Schneier on Security

Interesting Research in Using Animals to Detect Substances

Fascinating research summarized in The Economist. Basically, detecting dogs respond to unconscious cues from their handlers, and generate false alarms becausebomb...

? Owning The Problem?
From Wild WebMink

? Owning The Problem?

Android Gingerbread update broke Google Voice on the Nexus One So this is Google’s update to Google’s operating system badly breaking Google’s app for interacting...
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