Monthly Archives: October 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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Daily links for 10/27/2011

Codify lets you build iPad apps–on your iPad | Macworld “Software developers who want to create games and simulations on their iPad have a new option available, thanks in part to loosened restrictions in the App Store. Sharing those creations, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/26/2011

IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap – Software – Information Management – Informationweek “The big data news kicked off of this week’s IBM Information OnDemand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas, where the company also announced a new iPad … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/25/2011

Are Windows PCs already falling to smartphones and tablets? | ZDNet “Over at ZDNet’s sister site, CNet, they recently reported on 15-years of Download.com. I expected this to be little more than a nice historical walk down a popular site’s … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/21/2011

Even the BlackBerry faithful are abandoning RIM | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “The BlackBerry may not be dead, but it’s dying. New research from Enterprise Management Associates says that 30 percent of BlackBerry users in companies with more than 10,000 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/20/2011

Google confirms Android 4.0 ICS is open source | thinq_ “Google has confirmed that the source code for Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ will be made public, after it refused to release the code for its predecessor ‘Honeycomb.’” tags: android … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/19/2011

Maqetta “Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The Maqetta application itself is authored in HTML, and therefore runs in the browser without requiring additional plugins or downloads.” tags: HTML5 maqetta Posted … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/15/2011

Why Banks Must Support All Mobile Platforms and Why HTML5 Matters – American Banker Article “The challenge of developing and maintaining mobile banking applications that will run on an iPhone, an Android phone, a BlackBerry or a Windows phone, as … Continue reading

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End of the sailing season

Last year I wrote quite a bit about sailing. I purchased a 1988 Catalina 22 sailboat in July and got it onto Lake Ontario east of Rochester in August. We managed to get out on the water perhaps half a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/13/2011

Apple iOS 5 review: Modest, but definitely worthwhile | iPhone Atlas – CNET Reviews “Though iOS 5 is not as drastic of an upgrade as we saw with iOS 4 in June 2010, it does offer some much-needed and exciting … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/11/2011

How to check on your Internet connection | ZDNet “If there’s someone on the planet who hasn’t had trouble with their Internet connection at one time or the other I don’t know who it is. So, if you’re having trouble … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/10/2011

Ubuntu 11.10 will support arm processors to take on red hat – The Inquirer “LINUX VENDOR Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures. Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will get its … Continue reading

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Something new, something (big) blue: IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Alpha

While this post definitely falls into the category of “a word from my sponsor,” I hope you’ll take a look at the software being discussed if you have at all been involved with Java and web application servers. One of … Continue reading

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10 tips for raking leaves and other things

It’s that time of year again here in the northern parts of New York State when the leaves are starting to fall. At our house we also have the added bonus of many black walnut trees which add to the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/07/2011

Introducing Diigo Browser (aka iChromy) Like Chrome, Diigo Browser is fast. Multiple tab browsers on iPad are often slow or easy to crash due to the memory issue. Diigo Browser reloads pages dynamically and smartly, so it feels fast even with multiple … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/06/2011

Princeton goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals – unless waiver granted “Prestigious US academic institution Princeton University will prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain cases where … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/05/2011

Adobe: We Love Flash and HTML5 Equally – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Adobe has also extended existing tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional to bring the next generation of Web standards to designers and developers … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/04/2011

PhoneGap Applies to Apache Software Foundation, Contemplates Name Change “Popular open source mobile development framework “wrapper” PhoneGap has applied for consideration to the Apache Software Foundation and contemplating a name change. In a message in PhoneGap’s Google Groups development page, … Continue reading

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