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What I’m Reading on 08/27/2014

Facebook’s Parse Adds Support for Apple’s Swift “This means developers building with Swift can take advantage of Parse’s features (storing data, managing users, sending push notifications, tracking analytics, and so on) long before Apple starts accepting apps in the fall.” … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 04/24/2014

Tim Cook iPad Sales – Business Insider “Tim Cook Had A Really Interesting Answer For Why iPad Sales Appear To Be Stalling” tags: ipad sales bs Facebook Acquires Activity-Tracking App Moves “Facebook has acquired Moves, the iPhone and Android app … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/22/2014

Watertown Daily Times | Community strategizes on rebuilding Wanakena footbridge “Teamwork will be key to rebuilding the Wanakena footbridge, which was mangled by slabs of drifting ice last week, community members agreed at a meeting Monday.” tags: wanakena Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Top general tech sites I follow

Today there are many places to get information about tech and IT topics, but I have several go-to sites that I visit most frequently. I’ve given up on RSS and ATOM feeds, and I read many articles that friends and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/04/2013

UNIX tips: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits “When you use a system often, you tend to fall into set usage patterns. Sometimes, you do not start the habit of doing things in the best possible way. Sometimes, you even … Continue reading

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Tuning up the website

I’m a bit under the weather today, so I’ve been sitting on the couch fiddling with this website, a WordPress blog. Its most recent large overhaul happened over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2009 when I archived my … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: LinkedIn

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding LinkedIn. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Facebook

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Facebook. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Twitter

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Twitter. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Introduction

Many people use social media services such as Twitter and Facebook extensively in their personal lives. It can be hard, however, to figure out where to draw the line between what you say there about your friends and your activities, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/23/2012

Instagram Reversal Doesn’t Appease Everyone – NYTimes.com “Facebook may have quelled a full-scale rebellion by quickly dumping the contentious new terms of use for Instagram, its photo-sharing service. But even as the social network furiously backpedaled, some users said Friday … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2012

What’s Amazon’s enterprise strategy for the cloud? | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Amazon Web Services is doing well with startups and midsize businesses, but pricing structure, security, and privacy issues are holding it back from gaining traction with enterprises” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to … Continue reading

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Mobile, smarts, an airport, and AI

How the constant presence of a smartphone along with some analytics could have improved one travel experience, albeit with caveats on privacy and centralized personal data storage. Several months ago I was connecting through a large US midwest airport on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/10/2012

Facebook Launching App Center to Rock Social Mobile and Web Apps – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook, whether users are on iOS, Android or the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/16/2012

Jerry’s 2012 Technology Trends (WebSphere: Into the wild BLUE yonder!) “Happy 2012! I enjoy kicking each New Year off with a posting of my top technology trends. These trends represent areas in which we are driving new technology innovations into … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/14/2011

SMS flaw reportedly found in Windows Phone 7.5 | Security – CNET News “A malicious SMS sent to a Windows Phone 7.5 device will force it to reboot and lock down the messaging hub (see video below). WinRumors said tests … 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 09/17/2011

Open sourcing the post-Irene Vermont flood relief effort “Two weeks ago, in the wake of tropical storm Irene’s devastating flooding in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, local residents organized a MRV Flood Relief initiative. What began as a self-organized volunteer effort … Continue reading

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What I did (and didn’t do) on my summer vacation

Now that it’s early September, I suppose I can look back over the last several months and take stock of what happened over the summer season. Technically, summer is not quite over, but in northwest New York where I live … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2011

HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Adds Facebook Connect Plugin | TechCrunch “Nitobi, creators of the HTML5-based mobile app framework PhoneGap, have today launched the PhoneGap Facebook Connect plugin. The addition of the plugin means that developers building apps using Web … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/24/2011

Idevnews | Evans Data Finds Three-Fourths of Enterprises Focus on Mobile Apps “Mobile app development is taking off in all directions, according to Evans Data Corp.’s Mobile Development Survey released this month. The survey found nearly three-fourths of enterprise devs … Continue reading

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Work on Google+, party on Facebook

Several weeks ago I posted an entry on my evolving social media operating policy. I think things are even clearer now: I use Google+ to follow people and topics relevant to my work and other professional interests. My posts there … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/07/2011

Innovation IBM, Apple Top List of 10 Most Innovative IT Companies – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “IBM is the most innovative company in IT, period. The Aug. 8 issue of Forbes contains a list of what … 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 07/14/2011

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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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 06/20/2011

When WiFi doesn’t work: a guide to home networking alternatives “If you live an old home or building, you already know the limits of WiFi. Despite the improved range of 802.11n coupled with improved throughput at greater distances‚ WiFi doesn’t … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/13/2011

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sharing Of User Data With Advertisers “A judge yesterday threw out most of the claims made in a lawsuit against Facebook, in which two California individuals, David Gould and Mike Robertson, accused the social networking … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/22/2011

Navisurfer II brings Ubuntu to your car | Expert Reviews “Based on a Celeron M low-power processor running at 1.3GHz and with 250GB of storage for movies and music, the Navisurfer is an impressive device in its own right – … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/02/2011

Predictive Analytics | Claude Penland – Webmaster & Actuary “22 Predictive Analytics Applications That Were Proven Very Effective in 2010″ tags: analytics predictive SIGs/Games/GamesLive – FedoraProject “Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. Fedora … 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 12/22/2010

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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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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Daily links for 11/05/2010

lingtech : Remove your PDF metadata “At least in Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), there’s a pretty quick fix. Here’s how to create a little droplet application that you can dump your PDF on to strip the metadata out. If … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/26/2010

Ubuntu introduces new facial recognition interface technology | NewsDen “Today, our computers are generally accessed by input devices like mouse or keyboard or we have to touch it to access. But, that doesn’t mean that the PC needs an input … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/17/2010

The Smell of Microsoft Desperation | ITworld “Rincón’s remarks do seem to put a dent in my idea that Microsoft‘s careful re-positioning within the BRIC (Brasil, Russia, India, and China) markets has caused it to ease off the FUD and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/16/2010

A Farmer In The Dell A blog by the woman who is a caretaker at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house. tags: farmer blog Diaspora – Open-Source Facebook Alternative | Hot Scripts Blog “While Facebook keeps making a number of stumbles regarding … Continue reading

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My changing supply chain for getting information

It’s important to stay flexible and experiment as new technologies come along that can get you the information you need and want in a timely manner. When the web was new in the 1990s, I had many browser bookmarks and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/29/2010

Google backs out of JavaOne conference | Reuters “Citing concerns about Oracle’s lawsuit against it, Google said Friday it cannot participate in the upcoming JavaOne conference. The Oracle-sponsored JavaOne conference, formerly a Sun Microsystems event, is being held in San … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/03/2010

Poll: Does the type of open source license matter to you? | Programming and Development | TechRepublic.com “When you are evaluating an open source development tool, how important is the kind of license it uses to you? Let us know … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/01/2010

For some companies, IE6’s ineptitude is a feature, not flaw “In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/30/2010

Top Open Source Tools For Writers “In the open source arena, there are many great writerly applications available. Here are some good resources for finding them.” tags: open-source Will an open-source alternative to Facebook actually work? | NetworkWorld.com Community “Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/28/2010

The Spring 2010 Linux Distro Scorecard | Linux.com “Which Linux distro should I use? It’s one of the most common questions for new and aspiring Linux users. There’s so many to choose from, how can you pick the right one? … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/19/2010

7 Best Free and Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) | TechSource “A content management system (CMS) is a software used to simplify the management and publication of HTML content such as documents and images. It provides authoring and other … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/17/2010

Digital Domain – World’s Largest Social Network – The Open Web – NYTimes.com “ON its Web site, Facebook says it’s “giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” But the online world outside of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/14/2010

How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account – wikiHow “Facebook makes it pretty easy to deactivate your account which will temporarily hide your information. However, if you want to permanently remove your information, the “permanent delete” option is much harder … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/11/2010

Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook “Why can’t privacy and connectedness go hand-in-hand? That’s the question being raised by those behind the new Diaspora project, an ambitious undertaking to build an “anti-Facebook” – that is, a private, open source social network … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/09/2010, Rogue Edition

Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative | Epicenter | Wired.com “Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/27/2010

PopCap on the iPad, 3D, and crying goats (Q&A) | Web Crawler – CNET News “But what might be more impressive than that is the continued growth of the company’s now 10-year-old title Bejeweled, an iteration of which is available … Continue reading

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Presentations: Still too hard to mix and match

In a post last week I noted that the presentations I produced ten years ago were more complicated than those I made and used today. Many of the whiz-bang features in presentation software are just not things that I use, … Continue reading

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Hard questions about open source software

Several days ago I posted the slides I used at the Open Source Business Conference in PDF form and also provided the SlideShare version. For those who want to see the contents of the slides directly, I’ve included most of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/03/2010

Open Source Bridge: The conference for open source citizens / June 1-4, 2010 / Portland, OR “Open Source Bridge is a new conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way. … Continue reading

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