Technology

I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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A Month with Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

In an effort to keep my mind open to changing technologies and avoid drinking the Mac Fanboy kool-aid, I have spent the last month using a Nokia Lumia 800 as my primary smartphone. It has been an eye-opening experience and

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A Month with Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

In an effort to keep my mind open to changing technologies and avoid drinking the Mac Fanboy kool-aid, I have spent the last month using a Nokia Lumia 800 as my primary smartphone. It has been an eye-opening experience and

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The Europeana Data Exchange Agreement and Irish Cultural Institutions

I had the privilege of chairing a symposium organized by the Irish Manuscript Commission which invited participants from a variety of Irish cultural institutions to discuss issues arising from the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement. Presentations from Jill Cousins, Director

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The Europeana Data Exchange Agreement and Irish Cultural Institutions

I had the privilege of chairing a symposium organized by the Irish Manuscript Commission which invited participants from a variety of Irish cultural institutions to discuss issues arising from the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement. Presentations from Jill Cousins, Director

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When a Good Pad gets Better

Sure enough, O’Reilly have introduced a new version of their iPad: The Missing Manual series, aptly named iPad2: The Missing Manual. Like all Missing Manual series, content is at the overview level attempting to cover the complete range of questions

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When a Good Pad gets Better

Sure enough, O’Reilly have introduced a new version of their iPad: The Missing Manual series, aptly named iPad2: The Missing Manual. Like all Missing Manual series, content is at the overview level attempting to cover the complete range of questions

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Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philipp K Janert is a simply superb, solid and exhaustive synthesis of instruction, workshops and hands-on exercises designed for those serious about conducting professional data analysis. This is not a lightweight undertaking. This

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Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philipp K Janert is a simply superb, solid and exhaustive synthesis of instruction, workshops and hands-on exercises designed for those serious about conducting professional data analysis. This is not a lightweight undertaking. This

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The Art of Community by Jono Bacon

In The Art of Community, Jono Bacon tackles the task of explaining how to attract, build and maintain productive collaborative online communities. Bacon has had impressive credentials to author such a book and draws from his experience skillfully. With over

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The Art of Community by Jono Bacon

In The Art of Community, Jono Bacon tackles the task of explaining how to attract, build and maintain productive collaborative online communities. Bacon has had impressive credentials to author such a book and draws from his experience skillfully. With over

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Techno Coolness

We all know I love my gadgets. As I blogged earlier in the week one of the first things I picked up on arrival was a new disposable cell phone. I chose a little Sony Ericsson 530i from 3.ie because

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Techno Coolness

We all know I love my gadgets. As I blogged earlier in the week one of the first things I picked up on arrival was a new disposable cell phone. I chose a little Sony Ericsson 530i from 3.ie because

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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Of Mice and Me

I feared the trackpad. I am not the biggest fan of the trackpad. I gather that my namesake, the CTO at Synaptics is responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs as the trackpad gained laptop cred during the 1990’s and

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Feel the Pinch

I make quick note of the announcement of Nokia’s new Haptikos technology previewed at the Red Ferret Journal. The technology takes the touch screen that we all know (and love ;-)) and coordinates audible and tactile feedback that allows for

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Feel the Pinch

I make quick note of the announcement of Nokia’s new Haptikos technology previewed at the Red Ferret Journal. The technology takes the touch screen that we all know (and love ;-)) and coordinates audible and tactile feedback that allows for

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Eyes and Ears on Site

Information Aesthetics, a consistently clickable and notable blog, has Fernanda Viégas reporting back from the InfoVis Conference in Sacramento this week. She has posted a great summary of the keynote address by Matthew Ericson. Brent Fitzgerald blogged yesterday about the

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Eyes and Ears on Site

Information Aesthetics, a consistently clickable and notable blog, has Fernanda Viégas reporting back from the InfoVis Conference in Sacramento this week. She has posted a great summary of the keynote address by Matthew Ericson. Brent Fitzgerald blogged yesterday about the

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Glance a Little Further Back to See the Future

Perhaps there is an inner historian within me. The latest spate of reviews featuring the iPhone versus this challenger and that has me thinking that at the pace that we move today we don’t take enough time to reach a

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Glance a Little Further Back to See the Future

Perhaps there is an inner historian within me. The latest spate of reviews featuring the iPhone versus this challenger and that has me thinking that at the pace that we move today we don’t take enough time to reach a

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The Future from the Past

It’s always amusing and often telling to compare where we are now to where we thought we’d be. Whether through sci-fi novels, advertisements for the house of the future, or in this case prints from an exhibition at the Bibliothèque

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The Future from the Past

It’s always amusing and often telling to compare where we are now to where we thought we’d be. Whether through sci-fi novels, advertisements for the house of the future, or in this case prints from an exhibition at the Bibliothèque

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Luxuriating in the Complex

I attended a wildly animated, wonderfully amusing and thought provoking keynote talk by David Weinberger entitled ’The Business of the Miscellaneous’ at the Annual General Meeting of the CIRA this afternoon. Weinberger claims that society has solved the threat posed

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Luxuriating in the Complex

I attended a wildly animated, wonderfully amusing and thought provoking keynote talk by David Weinberger entitled ’The Business of the Miscellaneous’ at the Annual General Meeting of the CIRA this afternoon. Weinberger claims that society has solved the threat posed

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Making Your Data Sing

Today I had a wonderful discussion with Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of IBM’s Visual Communications Lab. These are the fine folks behind the Many Eyes website that I blogged about a few months ago. Since launching their site, they

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Making Your Data Sing

Today I had a wonderful discussion with Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of IBM’s Visual Communications Lab. These are the fine folks behind the Many Eyes website that I blogged about a few months ago. Since launching their site, they

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Wikis for Notes

I am a big fan of wikis for note-taking, research material collation and organization. There are a wide variety of easy to use, free wiki services online and an increasing number of small footprint, simple standalone wikis. I probably should

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Wikis for Notes

I am a big fan of wikis for note-taking, research material collation and organization. There are a wide variety of easy to use, free wiki services online and an increasing number of small footprint, simple standalone wikis. I probably should

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Virtual Metro

Having just returned from one of my favourite cities in the world, I was fascinated to find a Paris Metro Virtual Experience. This media-rich site offers wonderful history of the Paris Metro and the opportunity to take a virtual tour

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Virtual Metro

Having just returned from one of my favourite cities in the world, I was fascinated to find a Paris Metro Virtual Experience. This media-rich site offers wonderful history of the Paris Metro and the opportunity to take a virtual tour

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Extending Firefox

I don’t normally blog about Firefox extensions. I have far too many installed, but this latest one is something that should have been a part of Firefox on install. If you are running Firefox, you owe yourself to test this

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Extending Firefox

I don’t normally blog about Firefox extensions. I have far too many installed, but this latest one is something that should have been a part of Firefox on install. If you are running Firefox, you owe yourself to test this

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Medieval Crime and the Modern Database

I attended a great talk by Steven Bednarski of St. Jerome’s University today. His CV lists UQAM, York, Toronto as places of experience. His framing question today: How does a social historian make use of a research database? Bednarski explains

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Medieval Crime and the Modern Database

I attended a great talk by Steven Bednarski of St. Jerome’s University today. His CV lists UQAM, York, Toronto as places of experience. His framing question today: How does a social historian make use of a research database? Bednarski explains

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The Series is Over. Long Live the Digital Model!

Those clever folks at the IATH at the University of Virginia are receiving much deserved accolades for their truly breathtaking digital model of ancient Rome. Rome Reborn 1.0 (and accompanying website) are visually stunning and the mainstream media are covering

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The Series is Over. Long Live the Digital Model!

Those clever folks at the IATH at the University of Virginia are receiving much deserved accolades for their truly breathtaking digital model of ancient Rome. Rome Reborn 1.0 (and accompanying website) are visually stunning and the mainstream media are covering

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The Perpetual Excitement of a Jobs Keynote

So, another Steve Jobs/Apple keynote over and the hype of the advance pundits leaves one feeling a might let down. This is the first keynote that I can recall that sparked mainstream news coverage in advance. I was watching my

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The Perpetual Excitement of a Jobs Keynote

So, another Steve Jobs/Apple keynote over and the hype of the advance pundits leaves one feeling a might let down. This is the first keynote that I can recall that sparked mainstream news coverage in advance. I was watching my

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Pull to Push and Back to Pull Again

The Blackberry was cool because it brought us push versus pull email…realistically RIM was doing the pulling for you and pushing it to you. As an email notification popped up as I was trolling through my RSS feeds, it suddenly

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Pull to Push and Back to Pull Again

The Blackberry was cool because it brought us push versus pull email…realistically RIM was doing the pulling for you and pushing it to you. As an email notification popped up as I was trolling through my RSS feeds, it suddenly

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Open Testing 2.0

Tangler offers an innovative approach to open testing of online products. A combination of instant messaging and real-time forums, Tangler provides a repository of joinable discussions and archives discussions for reference. The site seems geared towards testing of new products

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Open Testing 2.0

Tangler offers an innovative approach to open testing of online products. A combination of instant messaging and real-time forums, Tangler provides a repository of joinable discussions and archives discussions for reference. The site seems geared towards testing of new products

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Nokia’s Latest Bright Idea

Kudos to Nokia for adding the smarts to their cell phones to let a user know to unplug the charger from the wall socket. Apparently this simple operation (presuming people actually do unplug the phones – as opposed to leaving

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Nokia’s Latest Bright Idea

Kudos to Nokia for adding the smarts to their cell phones to let a user know to unplug the charger from the wall socket. Apparently this simple operation (presuming people actually do unplug the phones – as opposed to leaving

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RSS Explained Making the Rounds

The folks at CommonCraft have put together an awesome little video. It explains, as simply as is possible, how RSS works, why its something of value to to you and how you can go about hooking yourself up. The short

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RSS Explained Making the Rounds

The folks at CommonCraft have put together an awesome little video. It explains, as simply as is possible, how RSS works, why its something of value to to you and how you can go about hooking yourself up. The short

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Speaking of del.icio.us…

Del.icio.us have finally released their new

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Speaking of del.icio.us…

Del.icio.us have finally released their new

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Stupid Saturdays

Just because it is absolutely so stupid I feel compelled to point it your way. The ‘Will it Blend’ series of videos demonstrating the sheer blending power of Blentec blenders (like they use at all my favourite coffee shops) takes

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Stupid Saturdays

Just because it is absolutely so stupid I feel compelled to point it your way. The ‘Will it Blend’ series of videos demonstrating the sheer blending power of Blentec blenders (like they use at all my favourite coffee shops) takes

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Points to Ponder

There’s an interesting short article on Low-End Mac about how the author uses an Apple Lisa for his writing tasks. He cites the fact that he can turn it off and resume exactly where he was by turning it back

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Forensic Engineering

French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has unveiled a quite fascinating theory of pyramid construction. Apparently based on a decade of investigation, he is able to proposed a series of concepts proposing that internal construction ramps allowed for the efficient and remarkable

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Forensic Engineering

French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has unveiled a quite fascinating theory of pyramid construction. Apparently based on a decade of investigation, he is able to proposed a series of concepts proposing that internal construction ramps allowed for the efficient and remarkable

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I’ll Never Experience It But…

This is an absolutely stunning piece on engineering! The Grand Canyon Skywalk is situated 3,800 feet above the canyon floor and is constructed of steel and 4 inch thick glass. It can support 800 people, but will be limited to

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I’ll Never Experience It But…

This is an absolutely stunning piece on engineering! The Grand Canyon Skywalk is situated 3,800 feet above the canyon floor and is constructed of steel and 4 inch thick glass. It can support 800 people, but will be limited to

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Space X No-Go a Go-Go!

Experience the thrill! – 7Mb WMV file of the lift off Went through a wonderful spate of feelings watching the live coverage of Space Explorations’ attempt to launch their Falcon 1 Space Vehicle -demoflight2. As you may or may not

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Space X No-Go a Go-Go!

Experience the thrill! – 7Mb WMV file of the lift off Went through a wonderful spate of feelings watching the live coverage of Space Explorations’ attempt to launch their Falcon 1 Space Vehicle -demoflight2. As you may or may not

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Pervasive Visualisation

We have seen the face of the near future with embedded displays in refrigerators and RFID tags so you can track a parcel as it speeds (hopefully) on its way. One of the companies doing some innovative work in this

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Pervasive Visualisation

We have seen the face of the near future with embedded displays in refrigerators and RFID tags so you can track a parcel as it speeds (hopefully) on its way. One of the companies doing some innovative work in this

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Ok. This HDR Thing…

I have been downloading HDR images over the past few months and using them as desktop images because they are so evocative. I was fascinated by this digital processing technique and although I did find some good technical explanations about

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Ok. This HDR Thing…

I have been downloading HDR images over the past few months and using them as desktop images because they are so evocative. I was fascinated by this digital processing technique and although I did find some good technical explanations about

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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Multi-Touch and Some Other Cool Things

Ok. This guy is into some cool, cool stuff. Jeff Han has a number of very impressive short movies of some of the fascinating prototypes. Not only Multi-Touch (which the iPhone has suddenly become most publicly associated with), but some

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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An Interesting Take on del.icio.us

Browsing about through one of my Blue Dot friend’s additions, I read through an interesting article listing some education 2.0 sites. One of them is called stud.icio.us a site tied in with Facebook that provides a place to share notes

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An Interesting Take on del.icio.us

Browsing about through one of my Blue Dot friend’s additions, I read through an interesting article listing some education 2.0 sites. One of them is called stud.icio.us a site tied in with Facebook that provides a place to share notes

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Packaging Presentation

Mitch Ratcliffe at ZDnet is conducting a longer term comparison between a new MacBook Pro and a Lenovo X60 as part of a series of articles looking at broader user experience with two OS platforms. I normally would not cite

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Packaging Presentation

Mitch Ratcliffe at ZDnet is conducting a longer term comparison between a new MacBook Pro and a Lenovo X60 as part of a series of articles looking at broader user experience with two OS platforms. I normally would not cite

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For Those with a Discretionary $100M or So

I subscribed to Boeing’s PR service a few months back as they have some wonderful video imagery available to the press. Subsequently I am on their PR list which is kind of cool. They send out three or four a

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For Those with a Discretionary $100M or So

I subscribed to Boeing’s PR service a few months back as they have some wonderful video imagery available to the press. Subsequently I am on their PR list which is kind of cool. They send out three or four a

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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WordPressing

I took the plunge on my research blog and upgraded it from 2.05 –> 2.1 today. So far so good. The other blog is quite a bit simpler and uses far fewer plug-ins, of which I remain trepidatious, but we

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WordPressing

I took the plunge on my research blog and upgraded it from 2.05 –> 2.1 today. So far so good. The other blog is quite a bit simpler and uses far fewer plug-ins, of which I remain trepidatious, but we

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Digital Disaggregation

We had a short spate of conversation at the TAPoR meeting on forms of disaggregation (and I guess corollorarily demand aggregation) when looking at online swap/consolidation sites. I cam across a further swap site this morning that illustrated this concept…and

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Digital Disaggregation

We had a short spate of conversation at the TAPoR meeting on forms of disaggregation (and I guess corollorarily demand aggregation) when looking at online swap/consolidation sites. I cam across a further swap site this morning that illustrated this concept…and

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Pictures Drawn with Words

This is a just really cool. Knutz.net Thomas Broome has a series of pictures drawn entirely with words…really. Interior landscapes composed of chandeliers drawn only using the word chandelier. Wonderful little details to appreciate.

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Pictures Drawn with Words

This is a just really cool. Knutz.net Thomas Broome has a series of pictures drawn entirely with words…really. Interior landscapes composed of chandeliers drawn only using the word chandelier. Wonderful little details to appreciate.

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Running Sparklines

I got the little Nike+ pedometer for my iPod last year to track my running progress. Yeah, that’s right its was purely for exercise sake…yeah. Yes, its a gadget. I like gadgets. And this one is very cool. If you

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Running Sparklines

I got the little Nike+ pedometer for my iPod last year to track my running progress. Yeah, that’s right its was purely for exercise sake…yeah. Yes, its a gadget. I like gadgets. And this one is very cool. If you

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Weighing Vista

Having now discovered how easy it is to simply hit the back key on your keyboard and simply loose the longest blog entry that you have ever made…I start to rewrite this post. I am sure, you, the reader, will

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Weighing Vista

Having now discovered how easy it is to simply hit the back key on your keyboard and simply loose the longest blog entry that you have ever made…I start to rewrite this post. I am sure, you, the reader, will

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For those Challenged by Waking Up

From bestdesi.com comes a top ten list of the most annoying alarm clocks in the world. I like the selection of clocks. All are pretty much annoying which of course is part of the deal, but what the better ones

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For those Challenged by Waking Up

From bestdesi.com comes a top ten list of the most annoying alarm clocks in the world. I like the selection of clocks. All are pretty much annoying which of course is part of the deal, but what the better ones

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Making Connections

Genealogy remains one of the more popular pastimes in modern culture. Embracing Web2.0 Ajax comes Geni.com, which is quite viral. It offers a very easy guided data entry process geared towards encouraging contact with relatives to have them fill in

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Making Connections

Genealogy remains one of the more popular pastimes in modern culture. Embracing Web2.0 Ajax comes Geni.com, which is quite viral. It offers a very easy guided data entry process geared towards encouraging contact with relatives to have them fill in

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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Making the Pitch

Clever lads have run the CES address of Bill Gates and the Macworld Keynote by Steve Jobs through a variety of text analysis tools to get an idea of why one has greater impact than the other. The article demonstrates

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Google Terrorism?

There have been a wide swath of recent headlines connecting the success of insurgent activity in Iraq with their ability to acquire precise targeting data from Google Earth. Apparently searches of suspected locales in Iraq have turned up detailed satellite

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Google Terrorism?

There have been a wide swath of recent headlines connecting the success of insurgent activity in Iraq with their ability to acquire precise targeting data from Google Earth. Apparently searches of suspected locales in Iraq have turned up detailed satellite

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The Shape of Houses to Come

Just like those 3D laser printers that have been used to prototype product design, comes

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The Shape of Houses to Come

Just like those 3D laser printers that have been used to prototype product design, comes

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Assembly Lines are Fascinating

There are a fascinating series of pictures detailing the flextronics XBOX assembly line in Hungary posted at xbox-linux. Flextronics seems to have product assembly to the ultimate art these days with factories around the world for a huge variety of

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Assembly Lines are Fascinating

There are a fascinating series of pictures detailing the flextronics XBOX assembly line in Hungary posted at xbox-linux. Flextronics seems to have product assembly to the ultimate art these days with factories around the world for a huge variety of

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iPhone Anticipation…

OK. It’s hit hit every front page in Christendom in the last 24 hours and with one fell swoop, Jobs was able to eclipse the entire CES show, RIM stock took a huge hit and Cisco has announced its suing

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iPhone Anticipation…

OK. It’s hit hit every front page in Christendom in the last 24 hours and with one fell swoop, Jobs was able to eclipse the entire CES show, RIM stock took a huge hit and Cisco has announced its suing

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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Transient Paper

From those ingenious folks at PARC comes a new way to save trees. They have developed an erasable type of paper that holds a low resolution toner-based image that lasts for about 16 hours after which the paper can be

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Transient Paper

From those ingenious folks at PARC comes a new way to save trees. They have developed an erasable type of paper that holds a low resolution toner-based image that lasts for about 16 hours after which the paper can be

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Military Remnants

Not to suck dry an interesting blog, but EnglishRussia had another fascinating post this morning. Its a wonderful collection of tagged Google Earth shots from Russian military sites. I was particularly interested to see that the ‘Kirov’ is still floating.

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Military Remnants

Not to suck dry an interesting blog, but EnglishRussia had another fascinating post this morning. Its a wonderful collection of tagged Google Earth shots from Russian military sites. I was particularly interested to see that the ‘Kirov’ is still floating.

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When Do We Blog?

I added a neat little plug-in to the blog site today. blogTimes. It is a small, but powerful, script that generates a timeline plotting the time of day at which blog entries are made. I added this to the archives

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When Do We Blog?

I added a neat little plug-in to the blog site today. blogTimes. It is a small, but powerful, script that generates a timeline plotting the time of day at which blog entries are made. I added this to the archives

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Journal versus Diary

Allan Bishop and I engaged in a rather interesting short discussion this morning on blogs, public discourse and what it means to share your thoughts in the internet era. He raised the story of the chap that went online and

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Journal versus Diary

Allan Bishop and I engaged in a rather interesting short discussion this morning on blogs, public discourse and what it means to share your thoughts in the internet era. He raised the story of the chap that went online and

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Do Ten Years Make a Difference?

It is interesting to consider the vastly different (yet similarly targeted) Apple eMate of 1997 and the OLPC pof 2007. Floating about the internet currently is a really cool screen capture of the ‘Sugar’ interface used by the One Laptop

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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Another Best of List

It’s that time of the year when we are bombarded with these, and like all of us I am trying to develop the appropriate strategies for winnowing out the chaff. The list of Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without

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Another Best of List

It’s that time of the year when we are bombarded with these, and like all of us I am trying to develop the appropriate strategies for winnowing out the chaff. The list of Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without

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Respect for Pages

Here’s a thought provoking piece of technology in action…but what is particularly intriguing is that it is replicating the human action of turning pages “so as to avoid having to damage the binding.” It of course begs the question over

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Respect for Pages

Here’s a thought provoking piece of technology in action…but what is particularly intriguing is that it is replicating the human action of turning pages “so as to avoid having to damage the binding.” It of course begs the question over

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Sense Candy

Now this is very cool. Was over at the Airbus site after the news came out that they lost the FEDEx order for A380s. Apparently the folks at Airbus have been busy with their virtual cabin tour. If they could

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Sense Candy

Now this is very cool. Was over at the Airbus site after the news came out that they lost the FEDEx order for A380s. Apparently the folks at Airbus have been busy with their virtual cabin tour. If they could

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Mapping Imperial Pretensions

Building a little index of some of my maps over time today reminded me of one of my longest projects. Back in the mid-90s, I started designing a map (a moving map, oohhhh) of the changing boundaries of Habsburg territorial

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Mapping Imperial Pretensions

Building a little index of some of my maps over time today reminded me of one of my longest projects. Back in the mid-90s, I started designing a map (a moving map, oohhhh) of the changing boundaries of Habsburg territorial

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On Notetaking

Caught this article today on Solution Watch wherein the author explores the panoply of ways to manage your personal information. A wonderful collection, but more importanltly a good discussion of the way in which we gather, maintain and retrieve knowledge.

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On Notetaking

Caught this article today on Solution Watch wherein the author explores the panoply of ways to manage your personal information. A wonderful collection, but more importanltly a good discussion of the way in which we gather, maintain and retrieve knowledge.

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ThinkPad Z60

Thinkpad Z60 So. I finally stumbled upon a ThinkPad Z60 on display. My initial impression is unfortunately somewhat negative. It is the most flimsy feeling ThinkPad ever. If there is one thing that strikes the user of a ThinkPad is

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ThinkPad Z60

Thinkpad Z60 So. I finally stumbled upon a ThinkPad Z60 on display. My initial impression is unfortunately somewhat negative. It is the most flimsy feeling ThinkPad ever. If there is one thing that strikes the user of a ThinkPad is

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