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.” tags: bs facebook apple swift Posted from Diigo. The rest…

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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 to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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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 pick up bad practices that lead to clutter and clumsiness.…

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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, I asked several questions regarding my use of particular social…

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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 several questions regarding my use of particular social media services,…

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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 several questions regarding my use of particular social media services,…

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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: amazon cloud strategy enterprise Top 25 developers make half of…

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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 guard users’ privacy. Mozilla today announced that it has started…

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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 my way home to New York from California. I had…

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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 majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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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 to match needs and help offered in our communities, using…

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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 you can really feel the first flourishes of fall in…

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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 technologies like HTML and JavaScript can now simplify the log…

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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 are working on mobile apps for customers, enterprise users and…

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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 the well-heeled magazine sees as the “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”…

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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, I’m fairly active on FaceBook and Twitter. I don’t schedule…

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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 consortium of tech companies including Apple, Microsoft, RIM, and Sony.…

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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 – The Mobile Future – Forbes “The group calling itself Rockstar…

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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 work magic. Buildings with brick or stucco-over-chicken-wire walls resist the…

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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 giant of sharing their names and other private information with…

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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 Games Spin demonstrates the gaming potential of Fedora without altering…

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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 obvious tweak to this is to ask whether such-and-such will…

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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 Corp., according to people briefed on Microsoft’s plans. The company next…

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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 decline in the sales of DVDs, which for years had…

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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 you are organizing a conference: do this.” tags: pdf Fedora…

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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 from the user in order to process. Thanks to Christian…

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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 Francisco the week of September 19. Oracle is suing Google…

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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 by answering this poll question.” tags: linux open-source poll Ubuntu…

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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, the Diaspora kids have raised nearly $200K (after shooting for…

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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 tools designed to allow users with little technical knowledge of…

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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 something open and distributed.” tags: facebook, privacy Apple building its…

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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 it below. What I do not have here is one…

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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 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. “ tags: open-source The New Face of Open Source: Facebook…

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