Some favorite 2009 blog entries on open source, standards, and cloud computing

I’ve been doing some year-end maintenance on the blog and in doing so put together the following list of blog entries that are among my favorites on the topics of open source, standards, and cloud computing. I could have also done a similar list for gardening and carpentry, but I…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – Lunchtime Edition

Environment Farms as skyscrapers Boing Boing / David Pescovitz It’s been a decade since Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier launched his “Vertical Farm” project, devoted to the design of skyscrapers that house farms, instead of people or offices. It’s an engagement science fiction-esque idea — no surprise that we’ve followed…

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Daily Links 06/30/2009 (a.m.)

China bans online ‘gold farming’ | Software, Interrupted – CNET News “The ban is primarily aimed at “gold farming,” an Internet-age phenomenon in which players in less developed countries collect and sell virtual gold (common to games like World of Warcraft) to wealthier gamers in the developed world. This enables…

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Daily Links 12/23/2008 (p.m.) [Appetizer and Side Dish Edition]

Mashed Potatoes with Parsnip and Horseradish | Williams-Sonoma “An underappreciated root vegetable, the parsnip looks like a white carrot and has a slightly sweet flavor. Parsnips can be cooked in the same way you cook carrots, boiled, steamed, roasted or grilled. Unlike carrots, however, they are not good eaten raw.…

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Small business free and open source thought exercise

Sometimes when I’m driving long distances or trying to fall asleep, I give myself little thought exercises along the lines of the following: If I knew someone who was going to start a small business with 10 or fewer employees and he or she wanted to maximally use free or…

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