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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize

I had the honor of working for and with Dick Jenks for many years in IBM Research. With other computer scientists, he led the development of computer algebra systems like Scratchpad and AXIOM. I’m very pleased to be on the selection committee for this year’s ACM/SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial…

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Daily links for 01/29/2011

Watch Out TextMate: Sublime Text 2 Alpha Hits Mac OS X & Linux “For coders or writers looking for a new text editor, Sublime Text 2 is definitely worth checking out. The fact that it runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows makes it a rarity in the modern…

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A winter escape from New York

This is a not a story about leaving the City for a fun-filled winter vacation. Rather, it details how I managed to get home ahead of the sixth big snowstorm to hit the area this season. This last week I was in New York City to speak on a panel…

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Daily links for 01/27/2011

Google has forked Android | ZDNet “I like Honeycomb’s new features. They sound great. I just object to Google to turning Android into two separate but unequal platforms Sure, the hardware was never going to be the same, but did Google really need to make two platforms? Apple seems to…

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Daily links for 01/22/2011

Mac Maintenance: An OS X Reinstall Checklist: Apple News, Tips and Reviews « “Assuming your reinstall isn’t an emergency from a hard drive failure, make sure you have plenty of time to devote to this task. As I often joke with a friend, do not anger or tempt the Data…

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Daily links for 01/21/2011

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac review – PC Advisor “We prefer to keep our Windows VMs as separate as is machinely possible from the Mac, for the obvious security issues associated with running Windows anywhere.” tags: parallels mac windows virtualization Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are…

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Daily links for 01/19/2011

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop with Linux | Linux.com “With just a little preparation, a bit of research, and work you can have Linux on your laptop working like a well-oiled machine. And once you have it running you will be very happy with the productivity,…

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Daily links for 01/18/2011

Wolfram education apps raise teaching dilemma | Deep Tech – CNET News “So perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the company’s first mobile application to use Alpha was similarly tailored for a refined audience and came with a correspondingly expensive price tag of $50. No doubt displeased with…

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Daily links for 01/17/2011

EU funds open source language Scala – The H Open Source: News and Features “A functional, object-oriented programming language based on Java and .NET, Scala includes some constructs for parallelisation from the outset. A paper by Odersky states that the EU funding will mainly be provided for the definition of…

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