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When professionals get culture shock
From Putting People First

When professionals get culture shock

Nokia user researcher Jan Chipchase reflects on the issue of culture shock, a condition that can even affect professionals whose livelihood depends on being able...

The fable of the user-centred designer
From Putting People First

The fable of the user-centred designer

David Travis has written a fable that “follows a young man’s journey as he discovers the three secrets of user-centred design”. “Many years ago, I read a book by...

Biweekly links for 12/25/2009
From Michael Nielsen

Biweekly links for 12/25/2009

Let’s make language exams useful « Secret Blogging Seminar David Speyer has what looks like a viable proposal for crowdsourcing translation of mathematical texts...

Recovering From Being Hacked
From The Noisy Channel

Recovering From Being Hacked

I discovered today that I’d been hacked earlier this week by a spam link injection attack. I’m still not sure how it happened, but I believe I’ve cleaned out all...

On-Line Retailers and Neuromarketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

On-Line Retailers and Neuromarketing

An NYT article on the use of NM concepts in online retailing. Includes quotes from Martin Lindstrom:

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

An end-of-year, end-of-decade article in the Xconomy tech blog by CCC’s Ed Lazowska.

On the Consumer Power of Price Checking
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Consumer Power of Price Checking

Herb Sorensen in Retailwire writes about mobile price checking. Some further thoughts of my own: I saw a number of price checking devices installed at a local retailer...

Lowering Your Information Standards
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lowering Your Information Standards

Tom Davenport makes an interesting point and expands on it: ' ... As information grows in quantity, consumers of it are willing to accept lower quality. I call...

Mini-Course: Round Three
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Mini-Course: Round Three

I'm super excited to be doing round three of my week-long mini-course for grade eight girls 'Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls!' this May. I've been thinking...

links for 2009-12-24
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-12-24

Get Involved with Open Source For America Great new video about OSFA, well worth passing on. (tags: OpenSource ...

Intercepting Predator Video
From Schneier on Security

Intercepting Predator Video

Sometimes mediocre encryption is better than strong encryption, and sometimes no encryption is better still. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Iraqi...

On the Future of Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Future of Analytics

Eric Siegel on the future of analytics in the SAS COM Blog.-

New Result : Tight Asymptotic Bounds for the Deletion Channel with Small Deletion Probabilities
From My Biased Coin

New Result : Tight Asymptotic Bounds for the Deletion Channel with Small Deletion Probabilities

Posting will be light over winter break, in part because so little is going on, but more because I'm busy working on papers for upcoming deadlines. I'll describe...

Holiday Reading Corner
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Holiday Reading Corner

Ah, the holiday break. Time to relax, catch up on sleep, and perhaps read a book or two. If you are looking for some interesting reading related to CS education...

Global Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Global Networks

The value of understanding a dynamic system as a quantifiable network with a distinct architecture has always intrigued me. Very early on we constructed networks...

Being Honest with Yourself
From The Eponymous Pickle

Being Honest with Yourself

On the consequences of fooling yourself. With implications for private label purchasing decisions?

Plant Security Countermeasures
From Schneier on Security

Plant Security Countermeasures

The essay is about veganism and plant eating, but I found the descriptions of plant security countermeasures interesting: Plants can

Microsoft bliink Contest in the State of Illinois
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Microsoft bliink Contest in the State of Illinois

I made mention of this announcement when it was first made in October. I hope that if you are at a high school in Illinois you know about this and are getting involved...

links for 2009-12-23
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-12-23

Some thoughts on Copyright Assignment Excellent and typically thorough treatment of copyright assignment from Michael Meeks. I'm...

Reinvention of BI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Reinvention of BI

Good piece in Information Management by David M Raab: The Reinvention of BI as We Know itTotal cost of ownership analyses must be expanded to properly capture the...
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