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June 2011


From The Eponymous Pickle

MindBox

MindBox

Met today with Jeff Dyck of Mindbox Studios.  They have done some very interesting things, including some intriguing work with nonprofits.  Emphasis on symbolic representations and simple user interfaces.  Hope to make use of…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Take Virtual Chef Training

Take Virtual Chef Training

Be a virtual Top Chef.  Take the basic training. An example of entertainment based online games.  Not particularly engaging to me, though I am a foodie, but this has apparently attracted quite a few people.


From My Biased Coin

Justin's Poster at FCRC

Justin's Poster at FCRC

Justin Thaler, a student I'm advising (or, quite arguably, the other way around), will be at the poster session for STOC, ready to talk about a bunch of his currently-under-submission work on streaming interactive proofs, including…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Seeking Proposals With

NSF Seeking Proposals With

The NSF’s CISE and Biological Sciences (BIO) directorates have joined forces to seek interdisciplinary proposals that further the frontiers of both fields. In a recent Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) for Biological and Computing…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

So You Want To Teach Your Kids To Program?

So You Want To Teach Your Kids To Program?

In all honestly I tend to avoid Slashdot. Oh I scan it for the news from time to time but I work hard at avoiding the comments and avoid the Q&A forums. Why? The heat to light ratio is horrible. For every person who adds a solid…


From Putting People First

Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces conference

Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces conference

DPPI 11, the 5th conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, will take place in Milan at the end of this month, with Experientia partner Mark Vanderbeeken as co-chair of the user-centred design track. The conference…


From Computer Science Teachers Association

ICT in Abu Dhabi

ICT in Abu Dhabi

I am lucky enough to be situated in a school in the Abu Dhabi emirate (in a town called Al Ain) for 12 weeks. Although I work as a Math advisor, I talk to a number of ex-patriot Information and Communications Technology (ICT)…


From Schneier on Security

Three-Volume History of Counterintelligence

Three-Volume History of Counterintelligence

CI Reader: An American Revolution Into the New Millennium, Volumes I, II, and III is published by the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive. (No, I've never heard of them, either.)


From The Eponymous Pickle

Make Every e-Book a Social Network

Make Every e-Book a Social Network

Thoughts about turning an e-book into a social reading network.  Makes sense, though I wonder how often people will interact in this way.  Comments on the books, linking it to background books, teacher analyses, other readers…

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