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SMS Codes for Postage in  Europe
From The Eponymous Pickle

SMS Codes for Postage in Europe

In Readwriteweb: Could it be that postage stamps are on their way out?  I am a long time student of the history of the postage system , and this makes sense. Of...

Tracking Haiti Water with RFID Tags
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tracking Haiti Water with RFID Tags

Another example of how touchless scanners using smartphone can be used for rapid identification.  " ... Deep Springs International is using NFC-enabled phones provided...

Social Media Success
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Media Success

What does social media success look like?  " ... While firms are realizing that social media networks harbor the potential to provide intelligence and engage customers...

Python Tools for Visual Studio
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Python Tools for Visual Studio

Microsoft has just released the Python Tools for Visual Studio add-in (Beta) .  This add-in lets programmers write Python code with Ironpython, CPython, debugIronPython...

links for 2011-03-12
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-03-12

Sun.com Will Disappear After June 1 Looks like we have even more link corrosion coming up. Would it really be so hard just to freeze all the content and leave it...

The Legality of Selling Yellow Margarine
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Legality of Selling Yellow Margarine

MJ Perry on the inefficiency of using laws to distort free markets.  Using the US case of Margarine.

Senate Passes Patent Reform Bill
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Senate Passes Patent Reform Bill

On March 8 the Senate passed a bill intended to reform the patent system. S. 23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011, would take steps to harmonize the U.S. patent system...

Webcast Series for K-12 educators and teacher recognition program
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Webcast Series for K-12 educators and teacher recognition program

I received the following from the Microsoft Innovative Educators program today and thought it was worth sharing. We have a launched a new Microsoft Innovative...

Posterous App Group Management
From The Eponymous Pickle

Posterous App Group Management

Posterous has announced updates to its mobile apps, for both iOS and Android. The updated versions of the apps bring support for creating and managing Posterous...

Learning from Operations Research
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning from Operations Research

In The Atlantic, a short post on using what is called 'Operations Research', and the value it has added to the efficiency of industry since WWII, improving everyone's...

Video Interview with Me
From Schneier on Security

Video Interview with Me

This three-part video interview with me was conducted at the RSA Conference last month.

links for 2011-03-11
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-03-11

Press Release: OpenLogic Scan Shows Open Source License Violations for iPhone and Android While OpenLogic understandably has an interest in promoting their services...

FBI and the Future of Wiretapping
From Schneier on Security

FBI and the Future of Wiretapping

Last month I posted Susan Landau's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on government eavesdropping...

Top Read Posts February 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Top Read Posts February 2011

When I look at the blog statistics for this blog I am often surprised. Surprised because some posts that I expect a lot from get ignored while others get more attention...

Ethnography: Caught between myths
From Putting People First

Ethnography: Caught between myths

Qualitative researchers in the commercial sphere often feel they can only do

? Is Apache Open-By-Rule?
From Wild WebMink

? Is Apache Open-By-Rule?

The Apache Software Foundation is probably the most respected open source code community. Host to nearly 100 massively important projects like httpd, Subversion...

Open Source Location Service
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source Location Service

In ReadwriteWeb:  " ... Until now, Ushahidi has been most known as a service for reporting location during times of crisis ... Today, the company has taken a bit...

Turing Award Winner
From The Eponymous Pickle

Turing Award Winner

The 2010 Turing Award goes to a Harvard researcher in machine learning:, much more here: ACM has named Leslie G. Valiant of Harvard University the winner of the...

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From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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Ed Seidel, NSF’s Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and formerly the Director of the Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure,

Resources for Teaching Security
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Resources for Teaching Security

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