- Gnomedex 9.0 – “The Technology Conference of Inspiration and Influence: Register Now!” – I did!
- The Market Ticker: TARP Part Deux? Do It Right Or Don’t Do It – “The problem we face today and have since the summer of 2007 when the bubble burst is that Washington DC, heavily-influenced by the bribery of campaign contributions and lobbying from those on Wall Street and elsewhere in the very system that led to the creation of this excess credit have done their level best to convince a bunch of Representatives, Senators, and the White House that the math can be cheated, because to admit the truth of the mathematics means that those very people are the ones who will suffer most.“
- Cisco Pulse – “See how your online behavior affects the networks you use. This application is designed to show you the types of traffic that flow to and from your computer and provides network usage trends for all global users of this application. You can see your usage across three categories.“
- SS Galaxy: Queen of the Sagitarrean Sea – “Welcome aboard the SS Galaxy, the only full size, full scaled, and full featured virtual cruise ship in Second Life. Anchored in the Sagittaria Estate, the SS Galaxy spans 3 sims with more than 8 decks of fun and entertainment. Proudly carrying on the tradition of luxury, glorious, and sophisticated floating palaces of the world, the SS Galaxy offers an array of amenities and activities on board, and a variety of staterooms & suites to choose from.“
The much-rumored Microsoft layoffs finally took place last week. Let’s hope that this is a long-term positive move for them. As a long-time reader of the Mini-Microsoft blog, it is clear that they need to refine their vision, focus on their core strengths, and resist the urge to make a large bet on every last emerging market.
If none of these express your sentiments you can customize them or even create your own!
- Kevin Kelly: Unthinkable Futures – “This list of unthinkable futures — probabilities we tend to dismiss without thinking — was published 15 years ago in the Summer, 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review. Our intent was less to correctly predict the future (thus the silliness) and more to predict how unpredictable the actual future would be. “
- Content Marketing Today: How to Set Up Your Vital Online Listening Post – “Use TweetGrid to capture real-time information that could be critical to your company.“
- Phil Windley: A Retweeting Twitterbot in Perl – “The world probably doesn’t need yet another retweeter, but I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for and decided to build one for a few reasons…“
- Eightbar Blog: IBM’s “Sametime 3D” project – flowing workflow – “A new video recently arrived on youtube featuring the voices of many of the people who work in the Digital Convergence/3d internet emerging business unit. It shows real integration between various elements of a regular workflow, including the realtime data feeds into a representation of a data centre.“
I am trying to create a strange loop here!
As I’ve noted in the past, I devour podcasts, listening to them in my car and when I walk. A week or two ago I was listening to the Cloud Droplets podcast by John M. Willis and was happy to hear John mention that he uses the AWS Buzz as one of his information sources. John takes the raw links that I post and adds a lot of good color around them.
This morning I was walking to the Bear Creek Park and Ride and a devious thought struck me. What if I bookmarked an article about John’s use of the Buzz and he then talks about it on the podcast? Would the entire universe collapse in on itself as a result? I doubt it, but its worth a shot!
Anyway, John, I really enjoy your podcast and actually look forward to having time alone when I walk so that I can listen to yet another one. It is always good to know who’s on the other end of an information product, especially one like a Delicious list which has no statistics or feedback mechanisms.
My son Andy is a pretty cool guy. He’s now studying Astronomy and Latin American Business at the University of Washington, and he’s also spending a lot of time on his piano. He also finds the time to teach piano to about 20 students! Leaving him, as you can see from the video, way too busy to even consider getting a haircut.
If you have 3 minutes to watch the video and to cast your vote, that would be great.
- Oleg Burlaca: Graph Visualization for Apache Log Files – “I described just one scenario of how graph visualization can be used in apache log analysis. The intention was to create an overview report and see the whole picture, but the log file can be filtered to create some biased graphs.“
- aiSee – Graph Visualization – “When working with any kind of complex relational data, visualization provides for much better and faster understanding. Back in 1991, aiSee was developed to visualize the internal data structures typically found in compilers.“
- David Henderson: Media Savvy in the Internet Era – “There is little room for the status quo or traditional tactics as business and organizations strive for authentic leadership in these challenging times, and beyond. More than ever before, companies will rely on the media—mainstream and the fast-evolving online New Media of Web 2.0—as they seek to build brand awareness, leadership positioning, new opportunities to engage in trust-building conversations with customers and stakeholders, and, ultimately, better financial performance, sales and results.“
- Read-Write Web: Word Cloud Analysis of Obama’s Inaugural Speech Compared to Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Lincoln’s – “We ran the full text of the speech through tag cloud generator Wordle.net for one view of the event, and just for the sake of historical context we ran George W. Bush’s second inaugural speech through as well.“
- OmniNerd: Automating Data Visualization with Ruby and Graphviz – “If you feel yourself reaching for Microsoft PowerPoint or Visio, quickly find a mirror and haze yourself. While both of those programs can be used for good, you’ll only further complicate things if you use them in this situation to jump from raw data to visualization“
- New York Times: The End of Banking as We Know It – “Clearly, the entire financial industry is in the midst of a makeover. And while no one wants to call it nationalization, perhaps we can agree on this much: The money business as we have come to know it over the last two decades — with its lush salaries, big-swinging risk-takers and ultrathin capital cushions — is a goner.“
- Huffington Post: Mexico On Path To Becoming Bigger Security Threat Than Iraq – “Indiscriminate kidnappings. Nearly daily beheadings. Gangs that mock and kill government agents. This isn’t Iraq or Pakistan. It’s Mexico, which the U.S. government and a growing number of experts say is becoming one of the world’s biggest security risks.“
- Goodnight Bush: George W. Bush Presidential Librarium – “Dow Jones Rollercoaster – You won’t be able to keep your assets from flying out of your seats! WARNING: Do not ride if you’re planning to retire any time in the next quarter century.“
- Smashing Magazine: 45+ New jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience – “To help you take it up a notch, we share below some methods that can help you give visitors to your website an amazing user experience. Here are over 45 impressive jQuery plug-ins and techniques that have been recently created and that could make the development of your next website an easier and more interesting experience than the last.“
- Filament Group: Setting Equal Heights with jQuery – “We wrote a script to “equalize” the heights of boxes within the same container and create a tidy grid — with little overhead.“
- Official Second Life Blog: Second Life Residents logged nearly 400 million hours in 2008, growing 61% over 2007 – “User hours increased by 61% over 2007, highlighting the tremendous growth rate in user engagement that Second Life maintained throughout 2008. User hours increased steadily each quarter, culminating in a record-setting 112 million user hours in Q4.“
- Ronald Lewis: Lifestyle Manual: A Roadmap for Your Life? – “Why share this personal document with the public? It’s not really that private of a document. It’s really a framework for how I’ll live and advance my life in 2009. I hope it will inspire someone else who’s seeking ideas to improve their personal and professional life.“
- Tim O’Reilly: Work on Stuff That Matters – “There are a number of half-unconscious litmus tests I use in my own life. I’m going to try to tease them out here, and hope that you can help me think this through in the comments.“
- Michael Rozeff: How to Steal Billions in Plain View: Bernanke’s Robber Banks – “Bernanke urges Congress to absorb the bad loans. The details of his three alternative plans are secondary to the fact that they all ask that others pay for the losses that the bankers caused, or else they involve the government in a variety of complicated maneuvers by which the government ends up shoring up these banks and bankers while taking on various risks of owning portfolios of bad loans. The idea is for the bankers to offload their mistakes onto taxpayers.“
- The Big Picture: Earth Observed – “Gathered here are some standout photographs from the collections in the Earth Observatory over the past several years.“
- Washington Post: A Tweet in Foggy Bottom – “The other reason to Twitter my trip was simple: Communicating in this peppy, informal medium helped to personalize my visit and enhance my impact as a U.S. official. When I met with students at the University of Bucharest, and later with Moldovan bloggers, we were connected before I even arrived.“
- Kathleen Parker: A New Generation Discovers the Pain of Unemployment – “Something has gone terribly wrong with the American dream. No longer is a college degree – or even an advanced degree – a guarantee of employment or job security.“