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links for 2009-08-10
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-08-10

The Case Against Apple Apple appears to be going through exactly the same transition - from underdog to overlord - that Microsoft...

From The Noisy Channel

Norbert Fuhr


Wiring You Up
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wiring You Up

For what useful reasons might you allow your brain to be wired up with a neural implant? A poll gives some answers.

Bing vs Google
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bing vs Google

From Knowledge@Wharton: Bing Gives Microsoft a Boost, but Can It Compete with Google?. I have been using Bing occasionally, even comparing the two at times, but...

Federal CIO Dashboards
From The Eponymous Pickle

Federal CIO Dashboards

Steve Few examines the design of existing Federal CIO dashboards. He makes some excellent points. I believe that DBs should show the right data for a given responsibility...

Learning Through Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning Through Games

From the ACM: Learning Through GamesElectronic games can inspire players to explore new ideas and concepts. By gaining a better understanding of the dynamic between...

From The Noisy Channel

Public Expression, Liability, and Anonymity


Evolution of the Google File System
From Return 42;

Evolution of the Google File System

This week seems to be review week. While I would love to finish some more technical posts, a new article in ACM Queue stopped me from actually doing that. The article...

Roambi BI on the IPhone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Roambi BI on the IPhone

Always thought there was a place for good interactive Business intelligence visualization on the IPhone. For example in retail where I had to get lots of supporting...

How Does Pair Programming Work?
From Return 42;

How Does Pair Programming Work?

November last year, Stuart Wray, senior lecturer at the Royal School of Signals in Blandford, United Kingdom, submitted a paper called How does pair programming...

The Worst That Could Happen
From Computer Science Teachers Association

The Worst That Could Happen

No doubt CS teachers in the USA are aware of the Julie Amero case, where the Connecticut substitute teacher was convicted on four counts of risk of injury to aThe...

Will Browsers Ship With Ad Blockers?
From The Noisy Channel

Will Browsers Ship With Ad Blockers?


links for 2009-08-07
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-08-07

Archives names expert as new FOIA ombudsman It slipped past me when it was announced in June, but the US Federal Government has...

A review of
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

A review of

I learned programming on my own when I was twelve years old with a TRS-80 and Microsoft Basic. The documentation that came with the TRS-80 was fantastic. Alas,...

Brain Waves and Ad Effectiveness
From The Eponymous Pickle

Brain Waves and Ad Effectiveness

Sands Research releases a new article, good details. Particularly useful here, a comparison to more traditional methods. What can measuring brain waves tell us...

Selling into the Right Ear
From The Eponymous Pickle

Selling into the Right Ear

Years ago, when I did experiments with sleep learning, this was part of the process, emphasize use of the right ear. I had thought all of that was debunked, but...

Congratulations to Susan Dumais
From Return 42;

Congratulations to Susan Dumais

Today, the ACM issued a press release that Susan Dumais from Microsoft Research (formerly Bell Labs/Bellcore) received the Gerard Salton Award for her innovative...

Asia Innnovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Asia Innnovation

Asia Poised for Innovation, in the World Flattener.-

You are Approach the End of the Moving Walkway
From The Eponymous Pickle

You are Approach the End of the Moving Walkway

Moving walkways. You have seen them in airports, Vegas and in limited ways in transit systems. Why have they not taken off more broadly? They have a surprisingly...

Virtual Worlds in Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Worlds in Business

Building, Populating, and Interacting with Virtual Worlds. I continue to believe this is something to figure out, though I have yet to see a solution that does...
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