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Lines Can Be Fun
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Lines Can Be Fun

Graphics can be a lot of fun for students. Well honestly they are fun  for a lot of adults. Recently I read a blog post by Cate Huston (Experimenting with a Visual...

? Freedom Means Value Essay
From Wild WebMink

? Freedom Means Value Essay

My essay explaining that software freedom means business value is now available from the Essays section.

Data Mining for Education
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Mining for Education

Learning how people make mistakes and using that mined information to determine the best way to teach them.

Spotfire Now on the iPad
From The Eponymous Pickle

Spotfire Now on the iPad

I was an early user of Spotfire in the enterprise.  Now it is good to see that they have modified it to the point that it can be used on an iPad.  I have been hearing...

Social Science PhD Internships at Microsoft Research New England (Spring & Summer 2011)
From Apophenia

Social Science PhD Internships at Microsoft Research New England (Spring & Summer 2011)

Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for PhD interns to join the social media collective for Spring and Summer 2011. For these positions, we are looking...

Bulletproof Service Providers
From Schneier on Security

Bulletproof Service Providers

From Brian Krebs: Hacked and malicious sites designed to steal data from unsuspecting users via malware and phishing are a dime a dozen, often located in the United...

ECairn Wins Social Technology Award
From The Eponymous Pickle

ECairn Wins Social Technology Award

From ECairn, which I have followed for some time:" ... Our joint case study with Adobe illustrates the highly differentiated benefits of a  very targeted approach...

Smart Pill Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Pill Technology

The idea of putting an microchip in a pill has been around for some time.  This is the first time I have seen the implementation getting close.  There is concern...

Is a Software Architect Worthy of the Name?
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Is a Software Architect Worthy of the Name?

I have a friend who is an architect (the kind that designs buildings instead of software).  I was reminded recently of a conversation my husband and I had withThe...

From Computational Complexity

A Problem with Wikipedia and the Next Best Thing to Winning a Godel Prize

(There are TWO theory day events in NY this semsester: Nov 11, 2010 and Nov 12, 2010. The first one has likely already started as you read this.) I searched...

Continuum Advanced Systems at the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered design
From Putting People First

Continuum Advanced Systems at the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered design

Continuum launched of a new division within its organization, known as Continuum Advanced Systems. Focused on the intersection of technology, systems and human-centered...

How the cell phone is changing the world
From Putting People First

How the cell phone is changing the world

In a very general overview article published in Newsweek, Ravi Somaiya reports on how the impact of the ubiquitous device extends from politics to business, medicine...

Privacy and the user experience
From Putting People First

Privacy and the user experience

In a long blog post, designer and developer Alexander Dawson discusses some important privacy-related concerns

Ethnography in industry: methods overview
From Putting People First

Ethnography in industry: methods overview

James Glasnapp, who manages PARC‘s Workscapes and Organization team, has written his second article in a series on ethnography (you can read the first one here)...

Changing Passwords
From Schneier on Security

Changing Passwords

How often should you change your password? I get asked that question a lot, usually by people annoyed at their employer's or bank's password expiration policy:choose...

XNA and Game Development and Expression Web and Web Design Talks
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

XNA and Game Development and Expression Web and Web Design Talks

Last summer I helped present two talks at the CSTA CS & IT Symposium. In both cases I had small rolls with Pat Philips doing almost all of the talking on the talk...

The End Of The Road For Web
From Wild WebMink

The End Of The Road For Web

The news is out that WS-I will now be absorbed by OASIS according to their PDF release. They told us back in July that it was going to happen. As far as I can tell...

Libraries Lending E Books
From The Eponymous Pickle

Libraries Lending E Books

I got a note the other day that announced my local library was starting to lend e-books, and even loaning out e-readers.   That made me think,  what do the publishers...

Removing Belts at Airport Security
From Schneier on Security

Removing Belts at Airport Security

The TSA is making us remove our belts even when we don't have to. European airports have made us remove our belts for years. My normal tactic is to pull my shirt...

The Rise of Self Checkout
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Rise of Self Checkout

I have looked at aspects of retail checkout for some time.  Examining methods like RFID tagging, in store hand held scanning, carts that scan their contents and...
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