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February 2010


From The Eponymous Pickle

Where Does this Blog Come From?

Where Does this Blog Come From?

This blog was originally established to communicate to visitors at Procter & Gamble's Innovation Centers. I was asked during many visits that major retailers and technology vendors had at the Center: How do I keep up to [email protected]


From The Eponymous Pickle

Video Ubiquity

Video Ubiquity

I had thought that video had become as prevasive as it could be. Good GigaOm article on how falling prices are driving it much further. Will introduce new challenges for storing and analyzing video, and big implications for…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Report on Spam Content of the Web

Report on Spam Content of the Web

An analysis of some recent Websense stats point to the finding that " ... 95% of User Generated Content is either malicious in nature or spam ... " . Not sure what the specific definition of these classifications are, but my…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Bliink Web Design Competition for Texas High School Students

Bliink Web Design Competition for Texas High School Students

The Microsoft Corporation, NASA, the Texas Business & Education Coalition, and the State of Texas would like to invite you and your students to participate in the bliink web design competition exclusively for Texas High School…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Better Ways to Manage Knowledge

Better Ways to Manage Knowledge

Good piece on the subject, they relate some of the same problems we saw in the enterprise regarding institutionalizing knowledge ... and implementing a solution. Note that they have looked into gaming environments for insight…


From Computer Science Teachers Association

K-12 Events at SIGCSE

K-12 Events at SIGCSE

I'd like to let everyone know that the early registration deadline for SIGCSE 2010 is coming up at the end of January. While SIGCSE runs from March 11-13, there is a special K-12 teachers day on Friday March 12 (and a cheaper…


From Putting People First

Live at Interaction

Live at Interaction

Niklas Wolkert & Brad Nunnally provide their second report on Johnnyy Holland on the Interaction10 conference in Savannah, Georgia – this time focused on the second day. “After a night of some great parties, and even better conversation…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF

The President released his $3.8 trillion budget on Monday setting off a flurry of activity in the Nation's Capital. The budget sets the Administration's priorities for the big stuff -- like how much he wants to spend on education…


From Schneier on Security

New Attack on Threefish

New Attack on Threefish

At FSE 2010 this week, Dmitry Khovratovich and Ivica Nikolic presented a paper where they cryptanalyze ARX algorithms (algorithms that use only addition, rotation, and exclusive-OR operations): "Rotational Cryptanalysis of ARX…


From [email protected]

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at Nsf

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at Nsf

NSF overalls key computer science education programs.


From Wild WebMink

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