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Archive for April 2011

Bookmarks for 28 Apr 2011

Why Color May Be The Next Twitter"In the end, Color is a unique app and it isn't precisely like any other – even Twitter. While there were some initial problems with the functionality, I am optimistic about Color's future. As smartphones and other Internet-connected devices proliferate, it will be apps that augment our real world [...]

Bookmarks for 27 Apr 2011

Donald Trump and the Republican nightmare of 2012 | Richard Adams | World news | guardian.co.uk"The problem for Republicans is not just that the Trump circus threatens to taint the rest of the party with such nonsense. It's that Trump's act is taking up valuable time and space, crowding out serious presidential contenders and doing [...]

Bookmarks for 25 Apr 2011

Today’s EC2 / EBS Outage: Lessons learned -Really excellent summary of how to create and manage a reliable infrastructure: "Today Britain woke to the news that Amazon Web Services had suffered a major outage in its US East facility. [...] As the dust starts to settle, we attempt to distill some lessons from the outage." [...]

Bookmarks for 22 Apr 2011

The Management Myth – Magazine – The AtlanticWonderful piece on the nonsense of so-called management theory: "I can confirm on the basis of personal experience that management consulting continues to worship at the shrine of numerology where Taylor made his first offering of blobs of fudge. In many of my own projects, I found myself [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Apr 2011

The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site"The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta." (journalism aggregator news ) cdixon.org – chris dixon’s blog / Experiment: blog in Kindle book form"…So this weekend I thought I’d try an experiment. I took about [...]

Bookmarks for 20 Apr 2011

Wisdom of the (developer) crowd: Key lessons from news organizations using open APIs to ramp up R&D » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism"At the International Symposium on Online Journalism earlier this month, one of the most interesting papers was by our own Seth Lewis, who’s now teaching at the University [...]

Bookmarks for 18 Apr 2011

Listening exercise: they’ll hear what they want to hear | Big Society NHS"Take a look at what the DoH are asking. The questions are all painfully leading, direct you towards the answer that the DoH wants you to give, and ignore large areas of public concern about the bill. To give some examples: Which are [...]

Bookmarks for 16 Apr 2011

*Not* what you want to see on the fetal monitor when your wif… on Twitpic"*Not* what you want to see on the fetal monitor when your wife begins to push. Thanks, Microsoft." (windows health birth photograph humour ) YouTube – YouTube Copyright School"Russell learns some valuable lessons about copyright." Quite a lot of Dislikes registered [...]

Bookmarks for 14 Apr 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook review — Engadget"Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that will come close to satisfying those users who gravitate toward the first word in its name: BlackBerry. Those who were more excited about the "play" part would be well advised to look elsewhere…" (blackberry review hardware ) Editorial: RIM, we’ve been here [...]

Bookmarks for 13 Apr 2011

The Scream 4 reviewers’ confidentiality agreement was a … on Twitpic"The Scream 4 reviewers' confidentiality agreement was a bit strict" (humour film legal photograph ) (30X) Autonomously folding a towel from an unusually challenging initial configurationWow. A towel-folding robot. And not just a towel, but "a towel from an unusually challenging initial configuration" (video robot [...]