Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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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Some images from a week in the Adirondacks

This last week my wife were on vacation in the Blue Mountain Lake area of the New York Adirondack mountains. Here are a few shots of the lake and surrounding mountains taken at different times of the day and in … Continue reading

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Math Quick Take: Optimizing your garden’s area

I’m on vacation this week and taking it easy, so I thought I would do a post that appealed both to gardeners and math afficionados. Here’s the problem we’re going to solve: Suppose you buy 100 feet of wire fencing. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

It’s been a while since I last put up some stats about what browsers and operating systems access my website at sutor.com. Traditionally, Firefox did well, followed by Internet Explorer, and then Chrome. The last two are now reversed. Since … Continue reading

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My social media operating policy

With the introduction of Google+, I now have yet another social media service by which I can communicate with family, friends, co-workers, industry colleagues, and complete strangers. In addition to this blog, which I’ve had for close to 7 years, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/19/2011

Top Five Linux Contributor: Microsoft | ZDNet “At first, this code wasn’t open-sourced at all, but in 2009, it was discovered that some GPL code was already in Hyper-V’s Linux drivers. So it was that “In a break from the … Continue reading

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10 things to think about to improve software product descriptions

I’ve been back in a software product area since the beginning of June, and I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at product descriptions and literature. Not just IBM‘s, mind you, but those of our competitors as well. This … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/18/2011

HP officially launches webOS TouchPad … again? | ZDNet “When HP bought Palm last year I was hoping we would see less confusing messages and a more targeted focus for webOS with lots of resources to turn out great products. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/15/2011

Oracle Involuntarily Partners with IBM to Create an IBM Mainframe World | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com “You know the funny thing about technology is that it tends to go in cycles. What hurt the mainframe the most was the market’s move … Continue reading

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IBM to donate Symphony code to Apache for consideration

Six weeks ago I noted here that Oracle had to decided to offer the codebase for OpenOffice.org, the open source word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software suite to the Apache Software Foundation. Two weeks after that, Apache voted to accept … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/14/2011

Google Staffing Up On Patent Lawyers And Experts | TechCrunch “It’s no secret Google is searching for more patents to add to its portfolio. The search giant recently lost the bid for Nortel’s 6,000 mobile and wireless patents to a … Continue reading

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A July Saturday in Camden, ME

This last weekend my wife Judith and I visited some friends in Maine and we spent a good part of Saturday in, around, and above Camden, Maine. We shopped, we ate, we sailed, we drove to the top of a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/12/2011

Share Posts in Both Google Plus and Facebook At The Same Time “Consider to follow this complete guide on how to automatically share your Google plus posts with Facebook friends.” tags: google facebook Google’s Rivals Accused of Colluding Against Android – Mobiledia – … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/07/2011

Mozilla Thunderbird unseats Evolution in Ubuntu 11.10 | ExtremeTech “For now, however, there’s some additional good news for the Thunderbird team. Canonical has released the second alpha of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, and one of the most significant changes is … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/06/2011

Apple passes RIM in U.S. smartphone share — Apple News, Tips and Reviews “Apple’s iOS is now the number two smartphone platform in the U.S., according to market research firm comScore. Apple rose to second place during the three-month period … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/03/2011

OpenAvatar could help avoid vendor lock-in, improve appearance – Hypergrid Business “The recently-released OpenAvatar kit for open source avatars could help enterprise users of virtual worlds reduce vendor lock-in and, eventually, lead to significant improvements in the appearance of avatars, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2011

Readers Poll: The Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs: | Rolling Stone Music | Photos “Last weekend we gave our readers the challenge of picking their single favorite Bruce Springsteen song. It’s not an easy decision. Do you go for an iconic … Continue reading

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Photos from the garden, end of June, 2011

Yesterday at lunch I wandering outside to see how the various plants were doing in the gardens around the house. Because of the generally cool and wet weather this spring, we are several weeks behind where we would normally be … Continue reading

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