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Weekend link roundup on January 11
From Wild WebMink

Weekend link roundup on January 11

FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management TechnologiesIn Seattle. Looks worth a contribution, US-ians.On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dogI haveCampaign...

Back in the USA, Time for PhD Admissions Decisions
From CSDiary

Back in the USA, Time for PhD Admissions Decisions

I’ve just landed in Detroit, just one more short hop to get home. The visit to Taipei was both productive and fun. Lots of CMU faculty members were there: Lujo...

Produce Interface
From The Eponymous Pickle

Produce Interface

This post on a Danish interface for produce does not say a great deal, but I am glad that others are paying attention to retail interfaces around the world. Produce...

Bullet Graphs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bullet Graphs

A Perceptual Edge post about bullet graphs, which I have never used. Apparently these were designed to replace circular gauge type displays. In their simplest...

Gender and Race Issues in Computing
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Gender and Race Issues in Computing

On several mailing lists that I monitor when the issue of gender and/or race is brought up there is a group that responds that any attempt to increase the percentage...

10 most common misconceptions about user experience design
From Putting People First

10 most common misconceptions about user experience design

Whitney Hess, an independent user experience designer, writer and consultant, asked some of the most influential and widely respected [USA] practitioners in UX...

CMU Students Cited by the CRA, NY Times
From CSDiary

CMU Students Cited by the CRA, NY Times

Well, I’m finally on my way home from Taipei. I’m on a layover right now in Osaka, Japan, awaiting the continuation of my flight back to the USA. While I’m here...

Finish this sequence of equalities
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Finish this sequence of equalities

8809 = 6 7111 = 0 2172 = 0 6666 = 4 1111 = 0 3213 = 0 7662 = 2 9312 = 1 0000 = 4 2222 = 0 3333 = 0 5555 = 0 8193 = 3 8096 = 5 7777 = 0 9999 = 4 7756 = 1 6855 =...

Google Expands Semantics in Search
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Expands Semantics in Search

I recall doing several searches where I thought the results indicated a fairly complex semantic net was being used on their side. Here is more evidence that they...

Frequency of Impulse Purchases
From The Eponymous Pickle

Frequency of Impulse Purchases

Wharton Prof David R. Bell, in a detailed article, says that there is less general impulse purchasing than we had thought. " ... "The message ... is that the amount...

Tom Peters on Boomer Markets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tom Peters on Boomer Markets

Tom Peters comments on the Boomer market and links to some new Forrester work in this area.

CES Overview
From The Eponymous Pickle

CES Overview

Have not been to one of these in years, but worth a look: The Consumer Electronics Show

User Response: 10GbE Cluster
From insideHPC

User Response: 10GbE Cluster

Yesterday, we posted a summary and link to an article arguing for the general acceptance of 10GbE as a valid cluster interconnect platform.

The purpose of peer review
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The purpose of peer review

Michael Nielsen has an excellent post today: Three myths about scientific peer review. The myths are: Scientists have always used peer review: it seems it became...

Thursday's Links, January 8th
From Wild WebMink

Thursday's Links, January 8th

OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian KnotInteresting and reasonably balanced article on the endless and fruitless debate Novell is generating.Sun...

NY Times on the Pittsburgh Economy
From CSDiary

NY Times on the Pittsburgh Economy

I’m about to start the last day of meetings here in Taipei. There have been many interesting research presentations and hallway conversations, as well as ceremonial...

Microsoft Tag Released
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Tag Released

It is unfair to compare this to the CueCat, since that fabled failed project attempted to include a unitasking piece of hardware, while these methods do not and...

Open Source Victories
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source Victories

Open Source victories of 2008. For those interested in the topic of open source this is interesting. After my leaving the big firm, now that I have to make my...

IBM and ITIF calls on President-elect to pump $30B into
From insideHPC

IBM and ITIF calls on President-elect to pump $30B into

From coverage at The Register In December, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Palmisano made a presentation to Carol Browner, the incoming White...

Progress is continuous by nature
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Progress is continuous by nature

In my post We never invent anything new, yet progress is made!, I argued that innovation is incremental and social. I derived two recommendations for innovators...
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