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What Should We Teach Software Developers
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Should We Teach Software Developers

The great thing about having the career and credentials that Bjarne Stroustrup has is that he can talk about the “Emperor’s clothing” with out people saying “you...

The Dressing of Games
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

The Dressing of Games

I've been reading A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster lately. It's a pretty different take on game design, unlike any other book on the topic I've seen...

Creativity's Brief Moment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Creativity's Brief Moment

Grant McCracken on design creativity's brief moment in the sun. Now everyone is a supplier. Looking for the fundamentals. See also his book: Chief Culture Officer...

Monte Carlo Simulation - Roulette
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Monte Carlo Simulation - Roulette

In theory, theory and practice as the same. In practice, all too often, they are not. Sometimes running a simulation can help one separate theory and reality. For...

links for 2009-12-31
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-12-31

USPTO Awards LOL Patent To IBM IBM is still schizophrenic on its patent policy apparently. (tags: IBM Patents) ...

Personal Kanban
From The Eponymous Pickle

Personal Kanban

Jerry Michalski is hosting a conference talk on Monday January 4 at 1:30 PM EST. Dial-in Number: 1-270-400-1500 Participant Access Code: 778778 ... Its about Personal...

New Year's Again
From My Biased Coin

New Year's Again

It's time for the annual New Year posting. Last year, I talked about the potential power of affirmations -- in the sense of thinking about concrete goals you hope...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - December 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 12)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - December 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 12)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the November issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content,...

Credit Card Reading with IPhone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Credit Card Reading with IPhone

Always interested in smartphone sensor ideas, here is another (via Stan Dyck) ... Jack Dorsey, Twitter Cofounder's new idea, a dongle type sensor that plugs into...

Forget Real-Time, Give Us Over Time!
From The Noisy Channel

Forget Real-Time, Give Us Over Time!

In a recent announcement, Twitter Platform / API Product Manager Ryan Sarver tells us that Twitter is: committed to providing a framework for any company big or...

Bad Technology Predictions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bad Technology Predictions

It's the time of the year for predictions. In the WSJ, some particularly bad and notorious ones I had mostly heard of before. Having lived through some of these...

Keeping It Simple
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Keeping It Simple

Sample code is a great way to learn how to do things in computer programming. The problem for many beginners is that a lot of sample code is written by professionals...

links for 2009-12-30
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-12-30

Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So Fascinating insight gleaned from "Situations Vacant" shows just how much pain OpenOffice...

Quantum Cryptography Cracked
From Schneier on Security

Quantum Cryptography Cracked

Impressive: This presentation will show the first experimental implementation of an eavesdropper for quantum cryptosystem. Although quantum cryptography has been...

Lessons in Lego
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Lessons in Lego

Last month the students in my high school collected cans of food for a local food bank. The cans were to be packed into boxes and distributed for the Thanksgiving...

Me and the Christmas Underwear Bomber
From Schneier on Security

Me and the Christmas Underwear Bomber

I spent a lot of yesterday giving press interviews. Nothing I haven

Collaborative Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Collaborative Analytics

The emerging practice of collaborative analytics. Not a new idea, but more systematized by some vendors. Analytics have never been a solitary activity, they are...

Stronger Mobile Component to Online
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stronger Mobile Component to Online

In Adage, a short article on where digital marketing is heading.

Technical Analogies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Technical Analogies

Over the years I have frequently had to work with new hires and executives to describe changes in information technologies, especially game changing ideas likethis...

Change Blindness
From Schneier on Security

Change Blindness

Interesting video demonstrating change blindness: the human brain's tendency to ignore major visual changes. The implications for security are pretty serious. ...
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