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Archive for May 2012


Bookmarks for 31 May 2012

Pictures and vision"So the titanic showdown between Facebook and Google might not be the News Feed vs. Google+ after all. It might be Facebook Camera vs. Project Glass." (project_glass sharing photography dopost google facebook ) Jonathan Franzen: the path to Freedom | Books | The Guardian"Question No. 3 is: I read an interview with an [...]

Bookmarks for 30 May 2012

BitTorrent Traffic Booms Due to “Licensing Challenges” | TorrentFreakP2P traffic high when there are few legal alternatives; lower when legal alternatives are more common: "According to Sandvine, the absence of legal alternatives is one of the reasons for these high P2P traffic shares." (dopost piracy bittorrent ) The Best Thing About Facebook’s IPO: The Tech [...]

Bookmarks for 28 May 2012

Agile for Executives « Systems Thinking, Lean and KanbanA really excellent list of principles (and alternatives) for senior managers on what it means to be agile and/or lean. (alternatives principles dopost lean agile ) Google Lifts The Veil On Copyright Takedowns: Reveals Detailed Data On Who Requests Link Removals | Techdirt"As part of Google's ongoing [...]

Bookmarks for 25 May 2012

VP of Palo Alto’s SAP Arrested in LEGO Bar Code Scam | NBC Bay AreaCalifornian business executive caught putting fake barcodes on Lego boxes, so he could take them to the til and buy them for less. "This probably happens more often than you'd think," says a police representative. (dopost crime lego ) Damien Hirst: [...]

Bookmarks for 24 May 2012

Jonathan Ive interview: simplicity isn’t simple – TelegraphInterview with Jonathan Ive of Apple: "…Thus the calendar in Apple's Macs and on iOS has fake leather texture and even fake stitching. When I mention the fake stitching, Ive offers a wince…" (dopost design apple interview jonathan_ive ) Google’s Android doesn’t infringe Oracle’s patents, jury decides | [...]

Bookmarks for 21 May 2012

Baratunde Leaves Healthcare, Job At Onion. Initiates Phase 4 – Blog – baratunde.comIncludes good description of a lot of the Onion's coverage: "true, if not accurate" (jobs the_onion ) Moonfruit Finally Exits For $29 Million In Cash To Re-energize Yell | TechCrunch"I’ve been covering web site and shop builder Moonfruit for longer than I care to [...]

Bookmarks for 19 May 2012

Eigenlabs (music musical_instrument eigenharp ) VIDEO: Korg Mini KP 2 and Kaossilator 2 reviewed | MusicRadar.com (musical_instrument music video review kaossilator korg ) Fundamentals of Piano PracticeAn online book. (piano tutorial advice music ) How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet"This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it [...]

Bookmarks for 17 May 2012

Please carry on learning to code"Every time I see someone retweet Jeff Atwood’s article “Please don’t learn to code” my heart sinks a little. I’ve got to respect his personal achievements, but on this I think he is spectacularly wrong." (software_development teaching education dopost ) Coding Horror: Please Don’t Learn to Code"The "everyone should learn [...]

Bookmarks for 16 May 2012

The problem with nerd politics | Technology | guardian.co.ukNerd determinism (which advocates that technological freedom will triumph) versus nerd fatalism (which advocates that political compromise will triumph). (dopost freedom technology politics ) Geofeedia helps journalists locate real-time photos, tweets where news breaks | Poynter."Geofeedia, a service that comes out of private beta today, aims to [...]

Bookmarks for 14 May 2012

Yahoo’s Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD (dopost jobs yahoo ) How Hewlett-Packard lost its way – Fortune TechVery well-researched article outlining the ten years of internal fighting at the top of HP. (history meg_whitman mark_hurd leo_apotheker hp ) The SIM-less Phone Is Coming. And It [...]