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A Statistician Reads Blink
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Statistician Reads Blink

An excellent two part (read them both) view of the analytical shortcomings of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink.  Blink got the attention of many managers, and they brought...

Data! I need more data!
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Data! I need more data!

Big data! I don

Web vs Native Mobile App
From The Eponymous Pickle

Web vs Native Mobile App

Thoughts on Native vs Web Apps in Readwriteweb:" What is the future of the mobile Internet? Are native applications going to be the dominant form of digital interaction...

NSF Bows to Blog Pressure (Tongue-in-Cheek)
From My Biased Coin

NSF Bows to Blog Pressure (Tongue-in-Cheek)

As some of you may recall, I accused the NSF of being "misguided" in changing its graduate fellowship policy to effectively disallow teaching.   So I was please...

Friday Squid Blogging: Plush Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Plush Squid

Very cute.

MindBox Studios
From The Eponymous Pickle

MindBox Studios

Recently chatted with Mindbox Studios.  Impressive so far.   " .... Mindbox Studios is a web design and development company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize...

? OO.o, TDF and CLAs
From Wild WebMink

? OO.o, TDF and CLAs

Having read LWN’s (paywalled but accessible from here) interview with Mark Shuttleworth, where he is quoted as saying that the formation of The Document Foundation...

CDC on the Zombie Apocalypse
From Schneier on Security

CDC on the Zombie Apocalypse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weigh in on preparations for the zombie apocalypse.

Building Animations in HTML5 With Hype
From The Eponymous Pickle

Building Animations in HTML5 With Hype

Nice potential alternative to using Flash for animations, given the problem with delivering Flash on some popular phones and Pads.  Investigating further. 

The Normalization of Security
From Schneier on Security

The Normalization of Security

TSA-style security is now so normal that it's part of a Disney ride: The second room of the queue is now a security check area, similar to a TSA checkpoint. The...

How Shopping is Changing
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Shopping is Changing

My colleague Walter Riker writes in his blog about how the nature of shopping is changing.  Including a number of useful links.  He follows trends and tech in retail...

Google Abandons Newspaper Scans
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Abandons Newspaper Scans

Google has apparently abandoned their very ambitious plan to scan,  and interpret the worlds past and present newspapers, and make them available via search.  Having...

Forged Subway Passes in Boston
From Schneier on Security

Forged Subway Passes in Boston

For years, an employee of Cubic Corp -- the company who makes the automatic fair card systems for most of the subway systems around the world -- forged forged and...

Publicity and the culture of celebritization
From Putting People First

Publicity and the culture of celebritization

Danah Boyd, researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, wrote a long post on the social factors...

To solve our healthcare crisis, home treatment needs a makeover
From Putting People First

To solve our healthcare crisis, home treatment needs a makeover

Instead of resembling outmoded PCs, home healthcare technology should look and feel like the other devices that surround us, argues Smart Design’s Dave Cronin in...

How Many Letters In An Alphabet
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

How Many Letters In An Alphabet

My mind tends to wonder a bit when I drive long distances. Sometimes it goes in very weird directions. For some reason I started thinking about encoding characters...

Going Public
From The Noisy Channel

Going Public

What a day! I’ve been excited about LinkedIn from the moment I joined — and for several years before that — but today has been a unique experience. I hope our celebration...

Think Insights With Google on Consumer Behavior
From The Eponymous Pickle

Think Insights With Google on Consumer Behavior

New Google site that appears to be quite useful.  " .... Welcome to Think Insights with Google            At Google we believe data beats opinion. So we work hard...

Amazon Sells more Kindle Books than Print Books
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Sells more Kindle Books than Print Books

Time marches on ... Print books are sagging,  I never expected this quite so soon.  and I did not expect that there would be enough penetration of reading devices...

Evernote
From The Eponymous Pickle

Evernote

At Walter Riker's recommendation I have just started to use Evernote to manage notetaking for multiple clients.  Overall this is very nicely done and allows you...
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