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Link roundup to December 12
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 12

Linux - Stop holding our kids backThe teacher in this case has the tone of someone who tried religion once at college and now is an ardent atheist. Sadly, the campaigner...

Celebrating Anniversaries
From Wild WebMink

Celebrating Anniversaries

This has been a time for anniversaries. It's been 25 years since Richard Stallman started the GNU Project, 40 years since Doug Engelbart demonstrated the future...

Link Roundup to December 10
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to December 10

HearFromYourMPBritish? Sign up to hear from your MP about local issues, and to discuss them with other constituents.Did Coldplay copy Joe Satriani?Whether theyColdplay...

New Math and Science Study Shows Rising Elementary Math Scores, Significant Challenges
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

New Math and Science Study Shows Rising Elementary Math Scores, Significant Challenges

Yesterday the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This study assesses math...

Why Students Do Not Take APCS
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Why Students Do Not Take APCS

I recently heard a statistic that 30% of the students who take AP Computer Science go on to major in computer science in college. While this may sound like an...

Link roundup to December 9
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 9

Happy The Man: The Guggenheim GrottoNew Guggenheim Grotto album, sounds pretty good (only on Amazon US so far, sorry everyone else).Dr. Dobb's - What's Open About...

Link Roundup to December 5
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to December 5

The End Of Online AnonymityI've always said that anonymity is a privilege to be justified and treasured and Sarah Perez seems to support that view her in her discussion...

Time to Learn Functional
From insideHPC

Time to Learn Functional

Credit to Multicoreinfo.com for the pointer to this article by Michael Swaine for Dr. Dobb’s that examines functional programming’s merits (and demerits) Michael...

Native XML Databases: Have They Taken the World Over Yet?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Native XML Databases: Have They Taken the World Over Yet?

Some years ago, the database research community jumped into XML. Finally, something new to work on! For about 5 years now, I have seen predictions that the XMLXQuery...

House Homeland Security Committee Looks to 2009
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

House Homeland Security Committee Looks to 2009

The majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee hosted a workshop December 3 on "Constitutional Protections in Homeland Security." A copy of the agenda...

Getting Real About Agile Design
From Putting People First

Getting Real About Agile Design

Very good and long article by Cennydd Bowles on the relation between design and agile development. “For many designers, Agile is already a fact of life (and for...

Couponing in the Digital Age
From The Eponymous Pickle

Couponing in the Digital Age

Good overview piece on digital couponing via NielsenWire. Particularly interesting mention of using cellphones and other devices for coupon acquisition, management...

Department of Defense S&T video
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Department of Defense S&T video

This new DoD S&T video is absolutely worth 4:56 of your time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lLDNosedHk It’s inspirational. – Ed Lazowska

Link Roundup to November 30
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup to November 30

Europe backs mobile roaming capThis is something that is so clearly necessary, both for consumer protection from price gouging and for development of the technology...

Happy Birthday, Geek Style
From CSDiary

Happy Birthday, Geek Style

Today is my birthday, something that is almost impossible to forget nowadays due to Facebook announcing it to my entire circle of online friends. ;-) Last year...

Hyperion in
From insideHPC

Hyperion in

My friend Joab Jackson has written a good summary of LLNL’s Hyperion effort at Government Computer News One of the biggest challenges for managers of high-production...

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

In a November 4 post, we asked your help in identifying game-changing advances from computing research conducted in the past 20 years.

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula

USACM Chair Eugene Spafford recently made predictions about information security curriculua in American higher education for CSO Magazine. You can read his comments...

Link Roundup for November 22-26
From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup for November 22-26

Like London buses, you go for ages without seeing a story you want to link and then a load come along at once. Lifestreaming in ObamalandDan Farber notes how Obama's...

Link roundup for November 19-22
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup for November 19-22

Vanguard Records And Sugar Hill Records: The Amazon New Music Digital Sampler This is a pretty good selection, all the tracks are good and likely to grow on me....
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