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Google Roundtable Talks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Roundtable Talks

A bit dated to mention this, but there is a talkshow format set of talks about technologies. Includes one on natural language translation that I posted about some...

Book: Designing for the Digital Age
From Putting People First

Book: Designing for the Digital Age

Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services [amazon] by Kim Goodwin, Alan Cooper Wiley (March 2009) Paperback: 768 pages ISBN...

Bad usability calendar
From Putting People First

Bad usability calendar

The (in)famous Bad Usability Calendar has featured 48 classic design mistakes in 13 different languages since 2005. Now it is available in its 2009 edition (with...

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone
From Putting People First

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone

According to the New York Times’ Julia Moskin, the cellphone has transformed the kitchen lives of many Americans. “It has become the kitchen tool of choice for...

IBM reports record
From insideHPC

IBM reports record

Interesting story from The Register on why Big Blue is even smugger than usual right now There’s a lot of bad economic news floating around, but there wasn’t much...

Assystem UK using
From insideHPC

Assystem UK using

I’m only running it for the headline — no, it’s not a typo. Original PR at HPCwire, blurb below Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology...

HPC helps build crankshafts 80%
From insideHPC

HPC helps build crankshafts 80%

UK HPC integrator OCF (one of the companies I wrote about in this article about the UK HPC market) has delivered an HPC system that really gets at the heart of...

AMD and Sun deliver small cluster to
From insideHPC

AMD and Sun deliver small cluster to

Although neither Sun nor AMD are reporting this on their own primary (ie, US) sites, China Daily is reporting that oil exploration firm China National Petroleum...

Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus

Funds for broadband deployment are part of the economic stimulus package currently under construction on Capitol Hill. Worth noting is that this funding has at...

IEEE Computing Now: Search Viz
From The Eponymous Pickle

IEEE Computing Now: Search Viz

IEEE Computing Now is in Beta. Here is a current article on visualization. Pak Chung Wong of Pacific Northwest Laboratory gives us an overview of their work under...

Crowd-Sourcing the World
From The Eponymous Pickle

Crowd-Sourcing the World

This is quite ambitious, I see that Nokia is involved. How do we know this will be used for good rather than evil? Even a bit less than evil?"Crowd-Sourcing the...

Staying linked in to
From insideHPC

Staying linked in to

I asked a question in several different places over the holidays about where people go to stay current about HPC, both in terms of technology and professional development...

CSTA is Looking Beyond the US
From Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA is Looking Beyond the US

CSTA has as its main objective "to support and promote the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers...

Peter+Trudy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Peter+Trudy

Peter and Trudy Johnson-Lenz are consultants who worked with Procter & Gamble while we were working with the Institute for the Future in the 90s. They did an excellent...

From Springenwerk Blog

Links for 2009-01-20 [del.icio.us]

no such file to load — sqlite3 on Rails 2.2 : RubyHead

Comparing Google Knol and Wikipedia
From The Eponymous Pickle

Comparing Google Knol and Wikipedia

Not much competition so far. Also minimal editing in Knol has led to dropping quality. Can it survive? There is still not much critical mass or attempt at basic...

Back from the Inauguration
From CSDiary

Back from the Inauguration

Well, my attempts to live-blog from the Inauguration fizzled. The signal strength was usually very good but actually getting bits transmitted reliably from my iPhone...

AMD to Cut 1,100 and Slash
From insideHPC

AMD to Cut 1,100 and Slash

AMD announced last Friday that they will soon cut 1,100 positions in an effort to reduce costs.

Observations from New Zealand
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Observations from New Zealand

My husband, Dr. Mark Guzdial, and I are at the ACSW 2009 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Wayne Mapp, the Minister for Research, Science, and Technology...

Kraft IPhone Application a Success
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kraft IPhone Application a Success

It appears that the Kraft IFood Application, which I have used and reviewed, is a success, see this AdAge article: " ... One of the coolest apps on the iPhone isn't...
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