Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/31/2010

Most Popular Free and Open Source Software Lists of 2010 | TechSource “Since everybody loves lists, we posted plenty of them in 2010. Majority of lists that we wrote were mainly about free and open-source software because as some of … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the third quarter and add the summery topic of sailing. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June” July started with … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/29/2010

What Was and What Maybe Will Be The Top 7 Java Stories of 2010 – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “eWEEK takes a look at seven of the biggest stories to impact or raise the interest of … Continue reading

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Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they?

I’ve been reading many of the lists of predictions for free and open source software in 2011. Most of them are pretty obvious: many of the things that were significant in 2010 will continue to be so in 2011. The … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/28/2010

5 More of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients – Linux Links – The Linux Portal Site “So, let’s explore the 5 Twitter clients at hand. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/27/2010

The Blizzard of ’78 – Boston.com “Our look at scenes from the Blizzard of 1978, compared with more recent ones, by Boston Globe photographers starts north of the city, in Swampscott at the Lynn line. Snow removed from streets during … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in the fourth through sixth months of the year, or 2Q10 for you business people out there. Last time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March” In April … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/23/2010

Editing Batches of Photos Easily on Linux – Installation – Tutorials – LinuxPlanet “But not everyone is a command-line whiz. If you’re more comfortable with menus and buttons, don’t give up hope. There’s a GIMP plug-in that’s perfect for you: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/22/2010

Microsoft to Reveal New Version of Windows – WSJ.com “Microsoft Corp., feeling pressure from hit products like Apple Inc.’s iPad, is crafting a new operating system that deviates from the software giant’s heavy reliance on chip technology pioneered by Intel … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March

With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/21/2010

Eucalyptus Systems Partners with Red Hat for Hybrid Cloud Offerings “Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the Eucalyptus private cloud platform, has announced a partnership with Red Hat to offer cross-cloud compatibility and expanded platform choice in the cloud. The two companies … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/20/2010

Wallpapers – Harvard Public Affairs & Communications “Download one of two monthly calendars for your desktop background, featuring scenes from around Harvard University. Select any thumbnail to get started.” tags: harvard wallpapers 10 Fresh Mac Apps With Beautiful Interfaces (and … Continue reading

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Predictive analytics, the basic idea

If you’ve ever bought an insurance policy, you have seen the output of predictive analytics. If you’ve ever wondered how a restaurant knows how many “specials” to prep for, you’ve thought about predictive analytics, though in practice it was probably … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/19/2010

Optimization Applications in the Energy and Power Industries – IBM ILOG Optimization White Paper, from IBM – White Papers, Webcasts and Case Studies – TechRepublic “Optimization is unique simply by being the mathematical discipline focused on efficiency. Along with statistics … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/18/2010

The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011 – Michael Schrage – Harvard Business Review “These six ideas emerged in 2010 as powerful “innovation invitations” and seem sure to intensify in power and influence. They’ll increasingly be a source of, and … Continue reading

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Replacement for delicious, if you want or need one

I was looking at some blog stats just now and saw that many people landed on some old entries that discussed what I would like to have as a replacement for the delicious social bookmarking service: del.icio.us replacement? del.icio.us replacement? … Continue reading

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Open innovation: some initial thoughts

The software industry is a great place to look for models of open innovation, but be warned that the basic definition of ‘open’ can vary, and you need to give so you can get. Every once in a while I … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/17/2010

Mac App Store opens on January 6 “Apple announced on Thursday that its Mac App Store will open in three weeks, on Thursday, January 6. The Mac App Store is designed to offer Mac OS X users a simplified purchase, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/16/2010

Open source rivals continue to chip away at IE share in 2010 | ZDNet “According to Net Applications’ figures for November 2010,  Internet Explorer’s share of the market has declined another five percent to 58.44 percent in November, compared to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/14/2010

Time Warner Takes a Shot at Netflix – NYTimes.com “Mr. Bewkes explained that in the late 1990s the media industry embraced Netflix as a new distribution outlet for renting DVDs — without foreseeing that the company would eventually accelerate the … Continue reading

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End of year update on math software for the iPad

As we reach the end of 2010 and so the end of the first calendar year for Apple‘s iPad, I decided to look around one more time at the math software available for that tablet. I’ve previously done this in … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/11/2010

Gamasutra – News – Kinect 3D Tech Company PrimeSense Releases Open Source PC/Mac Drivers “The OpenNI project — a joint effort between PrimeSense, robotics company Willow Garage and motion control game developer Side-Kick — is a not-for-profit organization created to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/10/2010

OStatic’s Superguide to Free, Open Source Tools “On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours. These educational toolkits are a big part of the learning mission we … Continue reading

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Open source news slowing down?

I just did a tweet saying that I thought the number of news stories about open source seems to have slowed down quite a bit in the last month or so, outside of the major projects and companies. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/07/2010

The End of KOffice, The End of KDE? | ITworld “Here’s some interesting news: KOffice, as a brand name, no longer exists. And with that change, I can’t help but wonder if we are soon going to be looking at … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2010

Dark forces gunning for Google – Telegraph “But a key player in all of this that you might not have heard of is the Brussels-based “Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace”, or ICOMP, which has been lobbying for an antitrust … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2010

Prim Perfect: Home Page “Prim Perfect is a magazine for virtual worlds’ homes and gardens, published every six weeks – with a focus usually on the Second Life grid. There are always lots of super articles about buying or renting … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/04/2010

A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs Of Reinflating – NYTimes.com “The chief evidence, according to industry experts and analysts, is the way venture capitalists and established companies are clamoring to give money to young companies, including those with only a shred … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/03/2010

Motorists livid over Thruway stranding – City & Region – The Buffalo News “Thruway Authority officials and state police are acknowledging that better evacuation and road closing plans could have prevented hundreds of motorists from being stranded on the highway … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/02/2010

How To Sell WordPress To Clients | Video User Manuals “Tammy Hart is an Automattic consultant who recently gave a talk at WordCamp Atlanta about “WordPress & Working with Clients”. She had such a positive response to her talk that … Continue reading

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First serious snow

Though we had a couple of inches of snow a couple of days ago, the weather got warmer and we started having heavy rain. Unexpectedly, at least to me, that turned to snow and everything got slippery. It is a … Continue reading

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