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March 2010


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Photography Business

The Photography Business

I was previously involved with a startup company that sought to bridge the gap between amateur and professional photographers. There have since been many changes in this industry. This article is a good overview of where that…


From Wild WebMink

? Digital Liberty Activism

? Digital Liberty Activism

For @uupc listeners: How to take action on BBC DRM, the Digital Economy Bill, ACTA and the UK Elections.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Pushing the Drive-Through Concept

Pushing the Drive-Through Concept

We looked at this through a number of drive-through supercenter concepts. A good overview article in the Chicago Tribune. Online is open 24/7, so why not have a way to get to goods at all times? If you don't have aisles and have…


From Schneier on Security

Security Cameras in the New York City Subways

Security Cameras in the New York City Subways

The New York Times has an article about cameras in the subways. The article is all about how horrible it is that the cameras don't work:

Moreover, nearly half of the subway system


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - March 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 3)

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - March 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 3)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the March issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Food Lion Tracking Shopper Data with Cameras

Food Lion Tracking Shopper Data with Cameras

Several reports on how Food Lion is gathering video data from cameras in-store. They are using the videomining system to gather and analyze results. We talked to them at the innovation centers some years ago. We did similar internal…


From The Eponymous Pickle

How Procter Remains a Global Marketer

How Procter Remains a Global Marketer

In AdAge, a video: Video: At Induction to AAF Hall of Fame, Execs Discuss Importance of Multi-Brand Efforts.


From Computational Complexity

SIGACT Awards

ACM announced the following awards recently. Note that some of the awards are named after theorists and some awards went to theorists.

Any comments on their work are welcome.

See here for the formal list and more information…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

TEDxCarletonU

TEDxCarletonU

Last night I attended a TED event for the first time ever. It was a TEDx (i.e. independently organized) event with a Carleton University flavour. The speakers were all professors, but attendees were members of the general Ottawa…


From Wild WebMink

? Digging Deeper, Finding Salt

? Digging Deeper, Finding Salt

Breakthroughs at last in DeBill? Plus a great historical lesson, why Microsoft isn't the only aggressor against Google, and rare good news from Italy.


From Schneier on Security

Should the Government Stop Outsourcing Code Development?

Should the Government Stop Outsourcing Code Development?

Information technology is increasingly everywhere, and it's the same technologies everywhere. The same operating systems are used in corporate and government computers. The same software controls critical infrastructure and home…


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Exploring Problem-Solving Processes with Smithsonian and Microsoft

Exploring Problem-Solving Processes with Smithsonian and Microsoft

Something for the wider education community. I think we need to do more to teach problem-solving and critical thinking through out the curriculum so this online conference looks like it would be very helpful to many people in…


From My Biased Coin

Two Inspiring Posts

Two Inspiring Posts

Inspiring me to blog, that is....

Matt blogs about the psychology of program committees.  It's one of those things that would be funny except that it's true.  So true.  So, so true...
One of the commenters raises an interesting…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ease of Blogging

Ease of Blogging

Walter Riker expands his new blog on The Ease of Blogging. Read it and follow.-


From Schneier on Security

Leaders Make Better Liars

Leaders Make Better Liars

According to new research:

The researchers found that subjects assigned leadership roles were buffered from the negative effects of lying. Across all measures, the high-power liars -- the leaders -- resembled truthtellers, showing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Prediction Without Markets

On Prediction Without Markets

Good overview and link to the original Cornell paper, here an abstract of that:' ... Though theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that markets do often outperform alternative mechanisms, less attention has been paid to…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-03-30

links for 2010-03-30

Tech coalition pushes rewrite of online privacy law This is a welcome development, one we need to see replicated in other subject areas and other countries. Most of the law we have is based on assumptions from an era that has…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

CACM, the worlds preeminent computing professional society, gives a good view of cloud computing: Clearing the clouds away from the true potential and obstacles posed by this computing capability ... '


From The Eponymous Pickle

Geolocation Apocalypse?

Geolocation Apocalypse?

The AdAge article is provocatively overblown, but the warnings are worth understanding. Geolocation is one of those tech things that are relatively easy with today's capabilities, so it is being taken up everywhere. The Semantic…


From Computational Complexity

Traveling Too Much

Three recent happenings made me think about the amount I travel.I hit the 50K club (Premier Executive) in United for the first time last year. At first I was excited about the extra perks. But then got depressed over so muchThe…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-03-30

links for 2010-03-30

Tech coalition pushes rewrite of online privacy law This is a welcome development, one we need to see replicated in other subject areas and other countries. Most of the law we have is based on assumptions from an era that has…


From Schneier on Security

Jeremy Clarkson on Security Guards

Jeremy Clarkson on Security Guards

Nice essay:

Of course, we know why he's really there. He's really there so that if the bridge is destroyed by terrorists, the authorities can appear on the television news and say they had taken all possible precautions. Plus…


From The Noisy Channel

CFP: HCIR 2010

CFP: HCIR 2010

The 4th Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2010) will be held in conjunction with the IIiX 2010 conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey on August 22, 2010. We’re pleased to announce…


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Playing Video Games Will Not Get You a Job But Creating One Might

Playing Video Games Will Not Get You a Job But Creating One Might

Last week I had a chance to hear Larry Hryb (AKA Major Nelson) of the Xbox Live team talk to a group of college students at Microsoft


From Putting People First

Shoppers choose green products to improve social status

Shoppers choose green products to improve social status

Consumers are willing to sacrifice performance for perceived social status from green products, says the study Going Green to Be Seen: Status, Reputation, and Conspicuous Conservation, published in the Journal of Personality…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The paperless campus: still a long way to go

The paperless campus: still a long way to go

Today I spent money from a research grant.


From The Eponymous Pickle

What's Behind Procter's Strong Quarter

What's Behind Procter's Strong Quarter

A very good and relatively detailed article. The short answer: Innovation... What


From Schneier on Security

Master Thief

Master Thief

The amazing story of Gerald Blanchard.

Thorough as ever, Blanchard had spent many previous nights infiltrating the bank to do recon or to tamper with the locks while James acted as lookout, scanning the vicinity with binoculars…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Official Google CPG Blog on the ZMOT

Official Google CPG Blog on the ZMOT

Brought to my attention by Dave Knox. (His excellent blog) The Google CPG Blog On the Zero moment of truth. One thing I do note is that although they imply they came up with this term, very shortly after the first-moment-of-truth…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Del Monte and Social Media ROI

Del Monte and Social Media ROI

There always has to be some measure that people will agree to. Being a quant I like the numbers. Here a good view: ' ... Doug Chavez, head of digital marketing at Del Monte Foods, advises brands looking to provide a social-media…

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