General Reading for 04/23/2017 – Hummingbird & Gardening Edition

Parks Brothers Plants that Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds | Parks Brothers Greenhouses “This first list is a list of annual plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Annuals are plants that not cold hardy and will have to be replaced every year (that is they will not come back next year).”…

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2017 Adirondack Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden

I just planted two of the perennials that will go into my Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, US zip code 12927. The Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise and Salvia x sylvestris May Night were both bare root plants so they could go in now in late April. The other plants in the…

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General Reading for 03/16/2016

Wegmans a ‘gamechanger’ in Finger Lakes agriculture “Wegmans is more than brick-and-mortar grocery stores, more than a Fortune 500 enterprise with $7.9 billion in annual sales and some 45,000 employees across New York and five other states. The Gates-based retailer — rated the No. 1 grocery store in America by Consumer Reports — is “a gamechanger,” said Susan Brown, associate…

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“Considering New Data Sources” for the UN Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

Here is my brief presentation “Considering New Data Sources” for the 2nd Annual United Nations Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics in Abu Dhabi, delivered on 20 October, 2015, as part of the panel “The Big Data Landscape 2015 -2020.”

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What I’m Reading on 09/11/2015

Application Developers Alliance releases its first annual developer insights report – SD Times “The Application Developers Alliance wants to help the software development industry make smarter decisions by finding out what inspires developers. The Alliance, in partnership with research firm IDC, has announced Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of…

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What I’m Reading on 06/26/2014

A Guide to Parboiling: Praise and Practice | Whole Foods Market “Back in the day, I used to look at a recipe that called for boiling something destined for the grill and think “What? Why cook it twice? Will there be any flavor left?” The answer for many foods turned…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that is 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand and…

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Daily links for 09/05/2012

The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux | ZDNet “Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that manages and distributes Linux to Google‘s corporate desktops unveiled Goobuntu from behind Google’s curtain at LinuxCon, the Linux Foundation‘s annual North American technical conference, First things first, can you download…

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Daily links for 05/23/2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America hold annual convention – The Washington Post “The winner in the main-event novel category was Connie Willis, a celebrated favorite — and former teacher of Swirsky’s — whose two-part “Blackout” and “All Clear” chronicles a group of Oxford historians who become stranded amid…

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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 try to preserve at the site. We regularly collect the…

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Daily links for 10/06/2010

Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University, 1963 “Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University, 1963 has never been heard, bootlegged, or circulated in any way. It was taped on May 10, 1963, at Brandeis University’s First Annual Folk Festival. You can get this bonus CD with your pre-order of The Witmark…

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Daily links for 04/15/2010

Politics of Open Source “The Politics of Open Source is the Journal of Information Technology and Politics’ 2nd annual thematic conference. The conference examines Free/Libre and Open Source Software, the movement surrounding it, and the political issues associated with it. Information about previous JITP conferences is available at www.umass.edu/jitp.” tags:…

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Daily links for 03/26/2010

Undergrads flock to computer science programs “The total number of undergraduate majors in computer science increased 5.5% in 2008-2009, the second consecutive year that the number of computer science majors has increased, according to the annual Taulbee Survey by the Computing Research Association. Over a two-year period, the number of…

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Daily links for 03/23/2010

Novell revives annual BrainShare conference, dispels rumors | Deseret News “Although BrainShare was not held in 2009 because of the rocky economy, BrainShare 20TEN, as it’s being called, has drawn roughly 4,000 attendees for four days of hands-on training, networking and socializing. And a European version will be held in…

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Daily links for 02/19/2010

Joe Sanchez and Leslie Jarmon – The Educators Coop » Second life Learning Curve “This first video focuses on overcoming the learning curve in Second Life. Over the years I’ve conducted quite a bit of research in this area and i wanted to provide an avenue for current and potential…

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Daily links for 02/10/2010

LinuxQuestions.org Announces 2009 Members Choice Awards “LinuxQuestions.org, one of the most active and popular forums for Linux users on the Net, just released the results of its annual Member’s Choice Awards. Readers chose their favorites from text editor to distro, and everything in-between. According to LQ founder Jeremy Garcia, the…

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Daily links for 02/04/2010

What to Expect at LinuxCon 2010 this August in Boston! | The Linux Foundation “How is LinuxCon different than other events? In a number of ways. This is an event specific to the Linux community, but within that, it encompasses all matters Linux. Other events specifically target certain groups in…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

News Research Firm Gartner Acquires Burton Group For $56MThe Wall Street Journal Online Gartner made the purchase, expected to expand its product and service offerings and increase IT research-market opportunities, Dec. 30. Burton, an IT research and advisory firm that has 41 research analysts and 40 sales and client-service employees,…

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