Thursday, April 27, 2006

Slashdot | Open Source Moving in on the Data Storage World

Slashdot | Open Source Moving in on the Data Storage World: "Open Source Moving in on the Data Storage World
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Wednesday April 26, @05:52PM
from the sowing-data-seeds dept.
Software IT
pararox writes 'The data storage and backup world is one of stagnant technologies and cronyism. A neat little open source project, called Cleversafe, is trying to dispell of that notion. Using the information dispersal algorithm originally conceived of by Michael Rabin (of RSA fame), the software splits every file you backup into small slices, any majority of which can be used to perfectly recreate all the original data. The software is also very scalable, allowing you to run your own backup grid on a single desktop or across thousands of machines.'"

Thursday, April 20, 2006

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

[print version] Are laser weapons ready for duty? | CNET News.com

[print version] Are laser weapons ready for duty? | CNET News.com

Saturday, April 08, 2006

YouTube - Hardball - Iraq Lies

YouTube - Hardball - Iraq Lies

Monday, April 03, 2006

FitDay.com - Diet and Fitness journal for philpool

FitDay.com - Diet and Fitness journal for philpool

Here's a link to a public summary of my diet journal. As part of my efforts physically prepare myself for basic training, I hope to loose a significant amount of weight.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Slashdot | Open Source R&D Tax Credit?

Slashdot This piece suggests that an R&D tax credit for open source development efforts would benefit society as a whole by, esentially, broadening scope and depth of the "community tool box." I happen to really like the idea because it seems to suggest a mechanism for harnessing the strengths of captialisms competitive nature for public good in way that would help sustain and support an exponential growth curve in the human capacity to innovate. That is, making the open source model more economically practicall for individual firms inturns increases the pace of innovation and subsequent benefits for society as a whole by promotng innoviations that not only solve current problems but provide launch pads for future innovation. | Open Source R&D Tax Credit?: "'The Center for American Progress is proposing an R&D tax credit for open source development.' From the article: 'Subsidizing open source software development can also be justified on grounds of economic efficiency. Open source software development enhances the ability of other developers to create new products. It also enhances the development and dissemination of knowledge and ideas more broadly. Since the benefits to the broader software development community and the economy as a whole go well beyond the users of an individual software product, a policy that subsidizes open source development would increase economic efficiency.'"

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Mountain Bike Magic - Google Video

Mountain Bike Magic - Google Video

Friday, March 17, 2006

A Meditation On the Speed Limit - Google Video

A Meditation On the Speed Limit - Google Video

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bluesp2.jpg (JPEG Image, 532x800 pixels)

Bluesp2.jpg (JPEG Image, 532x800 pixels)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Motorola H5 Miniblue - infoSync World

Motorola H5 Miniblue - infoSync World

Monday, March 13, 2006

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

shrouded_head_2095.jpg (JPEG Image, 3072x2048 pixels) - Scaled (26%)

shrouded_head_2095.jpg (JPEG Image, 3072x2048 pixels) - Scaled (26%)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Prix de Lausanne '06


Prix de Lausanne '06
Originally uploaded by Shabok.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

» Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere' | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

» Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere' | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com: "Mashups tools arrive, and fall short initially. Weaving together the data and functionality from multiple Web services is the one part of mashups that isn't as easy as it looks. Modern browsers and server toolkits now make it easy to get data from Web services. But once you've got have data loaded up in the browser, doing the actual slicing, filtering, transforming, and swizzling of data within your mashup isn't for the faint of heart. This is the area still requiring arcane skill with things like XSLT and XPath. Pointing and clicking your way through this is still a ways off. The first and probably second wave of tools just won't be able to elide this problem very well. I do predict that it's solveable but at the real danger, whoops, I mean benefit of putting application development into business analyst's hands."

» Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere' | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

» Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere' | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com: "A real universal registry for mashup APIs gets figured out. Sites likes Programmable Web do an amazing job making it easy to find the API you're looking for. But this is a far cry from the formalism of UDDI, the Web services directory standard. This means sorting through APIs is done manually and is not tool aided. I predict this situation won't last long. While as far as I know, no one has figured out if UDDI 3.0 or some other standard will do the trick, somebody smart will figure this out and change the world."

Monday, February 20, 2006

Banned MasterCard Commercial - Google Video

Saturday, February 18, 2006

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

YouTube - Dramatic Take-Off

YouTube - Dramatic Take-Off

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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Slashdot | NASA Public-Affairs Appointee Resigns in Disgrace

Slashdot | NASA Public-Affairs Appointee Resigns in Disgrace: "NASA Public-Affairs Appointee Resigns in Disgrace
Posted by jamie on Wednesday February 08, @08:27AM
from the another-one-bites-the-dust dept.
NASA Censorship Politics
belmolis writes 'George C. Deutsch, who tried to muzzle top NASA climate scientist James Hansen and ordered NASA web designers to add the word 'theory' to every mention of the Big Bang, has resigned. The New York Times reports that NASA declines to discuss the reasons for his resignation, but that it came the same day that Texas A&M University, from which Deutsch claimed on his resume to have graduated, revealed that he had attended the university but did not complete his degree.' The New York Times reports it today, but as of yesterday, it was the Times that had unquestioningly passed along the falsehood of Deutsch's graduation, and it was the blog Scientific Activist whose investigation revealed he'd left before graduating to work on the Bush reelection campaign. For more on the 24-year-old political appointee's interesting viewpoints, see World O' Crap; on Monday, we covered the anger over his attempts to squelch science -- something that, sadly, Jim Hansen has gotten used to."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Text Link Ads - Targeted Traffic, Branding, & Link Popularity

Text Link Ads - Targeted Traffic, Branding, & Link Popularity: "
Welcome To Our Ad Publisher Section
Monetize Your Site By
Publishing Text Link Ads"

Google Tutor & Advisor » Blog Archive » Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories

Google Tutor & Advisor » Blog Archive » Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories: "Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories

This article has become so unbelievably popular that I have linked it to the front page menu. In the first week of publication I have literally received tens of thousands of visitors from people linking to it. Let’s continue the fun and please, when you find something really fun, post the link to the file you’ve discovered in a comment.

We’ve all got a little voyeurism in us. That’s why the recent article, Clearing Google Search History to Maintain Your Privacy sent my visitor counts off the charts :). In this article, I’m going to show you how to create search queries that will list the contents of unprotected directories on the internet. You’ll be able to play the music files, watch the videos, look at photos and more. I have to say, it’s really addicting.

First of all, I want to say that I got the idea for this from reading this article and this article on Tech-Recipes.com. It’s similar but I’ve improved on it a bit to make it more accurate so you don’t have to wade through so many unrelated search listings. Update: the earliest reference to this type of technique can be"

Google Tutor & Advisor » Blog Archive » Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories

Google Tutor & Advisor » Blog Archive » Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories: "Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories

This article has become so unbelievably popular that I have linked it to the front page menu. In the first week of publication I have literally received tens of thousands of visitors from people linking to it. Let’s continue the fun and please, when you find something really fun, post the link to the file you’ve discovered in a comment.

We’ve all got a little voyeurism in us. That’s why the recent article, Clearing Google Search History to Maintain Your Privacy sent my visitor counts off the charts :). In this article, I’m going to show you how to create search queries that will list the contents of unprotected directories on the internet. You’ll be able to play the music files, watch the videos, look at photos and more. I have to say, it’s really addicting.

First of all, I want to say that I got the idea for this from reading this article and this article on Tech-Recipes.com. It’s similar but I’ve improved on it a bit to make it more accurate so you don’t have to wade through so many unrelated search listings. Update: the earliest reference to this type of technique can be"

WindowsDevCenter.com: Getting Your Bluetooth Headset to Work in XP

WindowsDevCenter.com: Getting Your Bluetooth Headset to Work in XP: "Getting Your Bluetooth Headset to Work in XP
by Wei-Meng Lee
07/05/2005

If you are the owner of a Bluetooth headset, you will be glad to know that besides using it with your cellular phone, you can also use it together with your Windows XP PC. However, you may have attempted to pair up the headset with your PC only to find out that the built-in Bluetooth stack in Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not support the headset.

In this article I am going to show you the steps to prepare your PC so that it can work with your Bluetooth headset. I will be using the Billionton USB Bluetooth adapter as well as the Motorola HS820 Bluetooth headset (see Figure 1)."

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Competitive Intelligence Info

Competitive Intelligence Info

RANDOM RESOURCES:

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

CI SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS:
Comments on enterprise blogging:
http://www.caslon.com.au/weblogprofile5.htm
  • facilitate knowledge management (KM), organisation memory (OM) and collective activity across units/locations through group blogs published on the corporate intranet, supplementing or replacing information sharing through mechanisms such as Lotus Notes

  • enhance competitor intelligence, equipping executives and staff with a flow of news items or other information from outside the information and enabling those readers to 'value add' by commenting on such news feeds
Resources for Enterprise Blogging
Examples of Enterprise Blogs
Google MiniLearn more

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This might be a reasonable tool for searching competitive intel bloggs.

Knowledge management blog site.

So, what am I looking for in a blogging tool? I’m imagining something that will interface with SF.com and allow users to append comments and documents to accounts, contacts, and opportunities. SF.com already allow some functionality in this regard; however documents and attached notes aren’t searchable in any sort of usable, searchable, digestable fashion. A blog interface would allow users to add comments, documents, and other resources in a searchable fashion. So, I need to find a solution that will enable easy to use searching and ………..
An other thing, the blog platform will need to be hosted on our internal site (I assume). This will prevent security issues and keep our content secure and private. However, there is some advantage to being able to publish some content to the out side world for comment and collaboration.

On another note, knowledge management (KM as it seems to be refered to) , document management,

The ideal solution would provide tools for knowledge management, organizational learning, document management, document collaboration, and allow for collaborative work environments to support our work.

In reality, what I’m really looking for is a tool that will allow users of salesforce to comment on accounts , opportunities, and contacts in free text. However, this must be coupled with the ability to capture and search these comments. For example, users should be able to look at an account for a competitor and query information such as recent product and service offerings. Hum…

This leads to in an interesting question…. How will data on these companies get populated? There should be an auto population of related news stories and other content from the web. There should also exist the ability for users to enter information.
Use scenarios:

I learn that a competitor is planning to launch a new product. I need to record and distribute this information so that it can be converted in leverage. That is, it needs to be funneled to the correct people for action. For example, Maria may want to initiate a product comparison project for the new offering. This project could then be completed in a collaborative work space. She, and the rest of the organization, could following the development of the project and help guide its progress in real time. This would prevent the possibility of a project veering off course and wasting significant resources. Members post comments, which guide the projects progression; add content, and make the use of all available resources.
The finished document can then be posted or attached to the competitors account in SF.com. Rather, the new information is clipped to the accounts weblog or blog.
Ok, assuming that this information can be searched and be made readily available to those in the need, how then to convert all the free text information

Competitive Intelligence, Document Management, & Corporate Memory Report

Competitive Intelligence,
Document Management, & Corporate Memory

Document Management
Business Challenges
  • The ability to create secure digital documents for distribution to collaborators, clients, and internal staff.  

  • Tracking changes to these documents; collecting and consolidating these revisions; and finally gaining approval to distribute any particular version.  
Examples of Need
  • Current collaborations with Cytomyx require a secure mechanism for  sharing, editing, and signing digital documents—such as proposals and contracts.  In the near future, this collaborative need will likely extend to ATCC and other partners in our translational medicine network.  

  • An RFP response system will require the capacity to share documents along predetermined workflows to ensure content development by individuals with appropriate expertise.  In turn, this content will need to be commented on and revised by the appropriate before being approved.  Depending the proposal’s scope, distribution, revision, and approval may need to occur across internal /  external lines.  

  • A crisp, clean, and configurable replacement for ServiceWeb that communicates a higher level of professionalism to our customers than our current solution.
Solution Requirements
  • Creation and distribution of secure digital documents.

  • Document versioning

  • Definable, viewer dependent read / write permissions

  • Collection and consolidation of revisions from multiple reviewers

  • Document accessibility and revise-ability across multiple operating systems

  • Workflow based distribution / routing  
Recommended Solution

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0

  • Document creation, versioning, permissioning, and commenting

  • Accessible across platforms

  • Traction Software

  •   Workflow based distribution and progress tracking

Competitive Intelligence
Business Challenges
Examples of Need
Solution Requirements
Recommended Solution
  • ….

Corporate Memory / Knowledge Management  
Business Challenges
Examples of Need
Solution Requirements
Recommended Solution
  • ….

  • A competitive intelligence system to generate strategic information on both competitors and customers.  The system should support data harvesting from both internal and external sources; in addition, it should provide a collaborative web-based work environment for analysis and communication between dispersed employees.  

  • A corporate knowledge management system (historical memory system) to make available past business information for today’s needs, and today’s information for the future needs.  The system must support rapid content search and retrieval of all digital documents—reports, proposals, agendas, emails, meeting notes, and the like….

The solutions presented above are all secure, enterprise level solutions that will more than adequately meet our needs.  However, each of these solutions have been highly tailored towards a need for price sensitivity and consequently, are interdependent on each other.  That is, I selected solutions with strengths and weaknesses to complement each other. While my recommendations look a bit “non-traditional” on the surface, the end result is $5,000 solution instead of a $15-25k.  

Notes on Knowledge Management, Competitive Business Intelligence, & Document Management

Notes for Report On:
Corporate Memory / Knowledge Management
Competitive Business Intelligence
Document Management


  • Corporate Memory / Knowledge Management

  • What is it?

  • Knowledge management (KM) is the organization, creation, sharing and flow of knowledge within organizations.

  • EKM is concerned with strategy, process and technologies to acquire, store, share and secure organizational understanding, insights and core distinctions. KM at this level is closely tied to competitive advantage, innovation and agility

  • KM Terms

  • Knowledge management discourse has adopted, invented and refined concepts from a wide range of disciplines and practices. Here is a selection of core concepts that help bound KM which has proved difficult to define.

  • Corporate memory - a collection of best practices, heuristics, process documents and other texts that help define how a business operates. (related terms: organizational memory or group memory). The ability to capture, maintain and grow a knowledge base, select appropriate technologies and motivate quality contributions, is a key KM theme.

  • Intellectual capital - the intangible assets of a firm. Competencies, culture and connections that enable and foster innovation, agility, awareness, adaptation and corporate survival. KM plays a role in mapping, recording, evaluating, stewarding, marketing and growing intellectual capital and knowledge assets.

  • Personal_knowledge_management - a KM theme that focusses on individual responsibility for learning, connecting, organizing and producing knowledge. This is closely tied to blogging, personal information management and branding.

  • Additional concepts - tacit knowledge, knowledge harvesting, business intelligence, knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer,social capital, social networking, trust (sociology), Knowledge_representation, DIKW (data / information / knowledge / wisdom)


Brainstorm:

  • I know that CI/BI relies on capturing information from multiple sources, I wonder if google mini could mine old emails and documents on the shared drive?

  • If document management is essentially keeping a “live” copy of documents and allowing people to access and edit them through a permissions based mechanism, a cheap solution might simply be to post documents on a blog and control read / write permissions through adobe.  

  • use wikipedia as a resource for definitions here.

  • What about distributed work environments and collaborative software solutions.  How do they fit into the above picture?

  • Document Management

  • What is it?

  • Electronic document management systems typically include a workflow model for certifying and electronically signing documents.Electronic document management systems can be extended to support requirements under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by addition of digital rights management controls including real-time network/application/file monitoring and policy control. This gives auditors, administrators and directors documented evidence of internal controls that communicate, store, and protect documents and allows unalterable logs or databases of who has accessed which pieces of information, where and when. It also gives fine-grained control of who can access, view, print or forward any particular document or group of documents.

  • Example

  • Key Demands / Requirements?

  • Approaches / Solutions

  • Solution Options

  • Suggestion Notes on Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional

  • adobe platform is scaleable, meaning that we can add more functionality as we decide it’s needed.  

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Widget the Cat Finds a Friend


Watch the video
Widget attacks her tail.

Widget the Cat


Watch the video
Heather and Widget hang out near the fire.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Malesuada Turpis.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Malesuada Turpis.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Slashdot | Best Online Examples of Workflow Patterns?

Slashdot | Best Online Examples of Workflow Patterns?: "Best Online Examples of Workflow Patterns?
Posted by Cliff on Saturday January 14, @11:35PM
from the smoothly-flowing-interfaces dept.
GUI
g8orade writes 'In his bestselling book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman lists workflow management software in the top 5 Flatteners. During my work for a shipping startup, I have analyzed our software's many UI weaknesses, particularly related to workflow management, and am currently searching for the best online examples of various UI application patterns / widgets that address managing transaction flows. What are the best examples you know of that are commonly viewable on the web?'
'Our software UI is Oracle (9i) Forms compiled to run with Java, through the web. We're using RT for our internal ticket tracking and it has many of the features listed. Also, we're evaluating several commercial document management systems as bolt-ons or companions to our in-house application. Here are some patterns we'd like to improve:

* Queue with count beside it. Example: 'Unshipped orders (5)'
* Screen for UI building of a search and ability to save the search as a queue
* List of queues showing all transaction counts and their various states
* Transaction list / table screen (should have an many possible features as a standard spreadsheet: pic"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness: "Time Management Skills
- Maximize your effectiveness

This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use personal time management skills. These are some of the most important career skills that you can learn.



Time Management skills are essential for successful people - these are the practical techniques which have helped the leading people in business, sport and public service reach the pinnacles of their careers.



The skills explained in these articles help you become highly effective and show you how to identify and focus on the activities that give you the greatest returns. The section finishes by explaining goal-setting, which is a vitally important skill for deciding what you want to achieve with your life.
"

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness: "Time Management Skills
- Maximize your effectiveness

This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use personal time management skills. These are some of the most important career skills that you can learn.



Time Management skills are essential for successful people - these are the practical techniques which have helped the leading people in business, sport and public service reach the pinnacles of their careers.



The skills explained in these articles help you become highly effective and show you how to identify and focus on the activities that give you the greatest returns. The section finishes by explaining goal-setting, which is a vitally important skill for deciding what you want to achieve with your life.
"

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness

Time Management Skills from Mind Tools - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness

Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network

Business Opportunities Weblog | Startup Resources from the Boston Business Journal

Business Opportunities Weblog | Startup Resources from the Boston Business Journal: "Startup Resources from the Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal Mary Sullivan:

Here’s a compendium that is worth your attention. It’s a list of articles from the Boston Business Journal, gathered by Joseph Hadzima of MIT Sloan School of Management.

Posted by Dane on December 19, 2005 | 0 Comments
In Education, Planning
Email This Post"

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004 - Mises Institute

Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004 - Mises Institute: "Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004

by H.A. Scott Trask
[Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004] [To receive the Daily Article in your inbox, go to email services, and tell others too!]"

nBot, a two wheel balancing robot

nBot, a two wheel balancing robot

librarian.net : five technically legal signs for your library

librarian.net : five technically legal signs for your library: "Five Technically Legal Signs for Your Library [plus one]
[be cool and copy them if you want to show them on your site, don't link directly to images, thanks]
[you are welcome to reproduce these for any purpose as long as you credit me or this page]"

SEO Blogs - Search Engine Marketing Blogs

SEO Blogs - Search Engine Marketing Blogs: "SEO Blogs - Search Engine Marketing Blogs
Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing News"

CoffeeGeek - News, Reviews, Opinion and Community for Coffee and Espresso

CoffeeGeek - News, Reviews, Opinion and Community for Coffee and Espresso

Textpattern

Textpattern: "A free, flexible, elegant, easy-to-use content management system for all kinds of websites, even weblogs.

When it comes to publishing on the internet, beginners and experts alike are met with a bothersome paradox: word processors and graphics applications allow anyone to do a pretty good job of managing text and images on a personal computer, but to make these available to the worldwide web – a seemingly similar environment of documents and destinations – ease of use vanishes behind sudden requirements for multilingual programming skills, proficiency in computer-based graphic design, and, ultimately, the patience of a saint."

The Anarchist's Cookbook

Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet)

Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet): "Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet)
by Nancy Blachman – nancy at googleguide.com (replace at with @)"

The 25 most difficult questions

The 25 most difficult questions: "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked on a job interview"

Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna

Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna: "Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna

Primestar was recently purchased by Direct TV who is phasing out all the Primestar equipment. This means that the dishes are being trashed, and are available for other uses such as the one I describe here. It is easy to make a surplus Primestar dish into a highly directional antenna for the very popular IEEE 802.11 wireless networking. The resulting antenna has about 22 db of gain, and is fed with 50 ohm coaxial cable. Usually LMR400 or 9913 low loss cable is used if the source is more than a few feet from the antenna. The range using two of these antennas with a line of sight path is around 10 miles at full bandwidth. I must stress the line of sight part though. Leaves really attenuate the signal."

Sunday, December 11, 2005

ZDNet: Tech News and White Papers for IT Professionals

ZDNet: Tech News and White Papers for IT Professionals: "SEO 101
Learn how to increase your site's traffic through Search Engine Optimization."

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters: "Beginners Guide to Search Engine Optimization
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Wednesday December 07, @05:52PM
from the how-to-until-search-engines-change-next-week dept.
The Internet
isharq writes to tell us that SEOmoz has an interesting writeup regarding search engine optimization. The article has quite a bit of info and is geared so that even the inexperienced used can learn the basics of search engine optimization. From the article: 'It is our goal to improve your ability to drive search traffic to your site and debunk major myths about SEO. We share this knowledge to help businesses, government, educational and non-profit organizations benefit from being listed in the major search engines.'"

Techdirt.

Techdirt.: "
Worried About Being Recognized Photographically Online? We've Got The Solution
Predictions Contributed by Mike on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 @ 09:52AM
from the who-knows-who's-who? dept.
Riya, the well-hyped facial recognition software provider, had a 'launch' party a few weeks ago, though they didn't actually seem to launch there. I showed up a bit late and missed the actual 'demo' part, and when asked, the folks at Riya would only say that they couldn't show the demo again (in fact, they said 'in a few months'). Usually a launch means that the product can be shown. However, the idea of simple facial recognition software that can scan through your photos and tell you who's who is already worrying some folks about privacy issues. While the technology has proven absolutely useless in catching random criminals walking down the street, it certainly could work much better in a more narrow environment of picking out which of your pictures include your brother. The privacy fear is that if you're ever caught on film anywhere, even in the background somewhere, a record may go online about where you were. From what Riya has said, this is unlikely to be a huge problem, as it only puts up names from within your dataset of people. That is, it doesn't look through everyone else's photos to name yours -- and if you don't know who the random guy walking in the background is, Riya isn't l"

Monday, December 05, 2005

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CRM News: CRM Systems: New Obstacles Dogging Outsourcing Customers

CRM News: CRM Systems: New Obstacles Dogging Outsourcing Customers: "New Obstacles Dogging Outsourcing Customers
E-Mail Article
Print Version
By Thomas Hoffman
Computerworld
11/05/05 5:00 AM PT
'Ninety percent of outsourcing deals fail because customers don't measure the results of the work being done,' said Keith Fiveson, managing consultant at ITESA, a New York-based consulting firm. In addition, customers are having a 'tough time' finding people with experience in managing outsourcing contracts or relationships with outsourcing providers, he said."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Notebook Memory (RAM) Guide

Notebook Memory (RAM) Guide: "Notebook Memory (RAM) Guide
Email Discuss Articles by Pulp Home Submitted by Pulp on Monday, November 07, 2005


by Dustin Sklavos, California USA
INTRODUCTION
RAM (Random Access Memory) has been widely regarded as the cheapest, easiest way to improve computer performance for the past decade at least. It's one of the three main components responsible for your system's day-to-day performance, alongside the CPU and the oft-forgotten hard disk, and too little of it can be a serious bottleneck"

Sunday, November 20, 2005

APO USB Autorun v1.0 (Download)

APO USB Autorun v1.0 (Download): "APO USB Autorun enables you to add autorun functionality to your USB drive. It automatically searches for the standard autorun.inf (as used with CDs) and executes it.
This simple, but very handy functionality allows you to create an autorun menu in the same way you would for a CD and use it with your USB drive, or launch playlists, html pages, and any other type of file as soon as the USB drive is inserted."

HELP - FAQ - Comcast.net

HELP - FAQ - Comcast.net: "How can I secure my wireless home network?
Here are 5 quick steps to help you secure your wireless network from unauthorized access. These steps are provided as general guidelines - for detailed help, please contact your hardware vendor. See the bottom of this page for links to some common wireless networking vendors.
1. Download the latest firmware for your device.
2. Change the administrator password.
3. Change your SSID and turn off SSID Broadcasting
4. Enable WEP
5. Limit access by MAC addresses

Comcast offers a Wireless Home Networking service, which includes all of the hardware and software necessary to set up your wireless devices. Comcast Home Networking customers also receive professional installation - including security configuration - along with continuous technical support and remote troubleshooting, 24x7."

Bluetooth.org - The Official Bluetooth Membership Site

Bluetooth.org - The Official Bluetooth Membership Site

Bluetooth.org - The Official Bluetooth Membership Site

Bluetooth.org - The Official Bluetooth Membership Site

PocketPCFreewares - hp mobile printing

PocketPCFreewares - hp mobile printing: "Here is what many have been waiting for: a printing program.
HP rewrote the JetSend program (which noone had been able to find for a long time) and suggests a new solution for PocketPC. You can now print your e-mails, any attachment (which must follow certain formats), or any other file on your PocketPC, using any printer connected to your handheld: infra-red, Bluetooth or a network. The result may not always be perfect - especially those files that use a viewer (Careful: the Westtek solution suggested for these files is not freeware!)
I have tried this on HP printers to which I have access, but the list only suggests a few others: Epson (LQ and Stylus) and Canon (BJC) printers.
Now for the bad news: You must have Pocket PC 2002 on your handheld; I would have preferred seeing a program with a the option 'Print...' when I Tap&Hold. And finally, you must purchase a solution for the Word, Excel, PDF and PowerPoint files.
Update: one version for all but specifically for the ARM processors

[Torgamm] (Translation: marta75034)


Author:HP
Date:11-05-2004
Links:Web Site
Rating:7/10
Size:316kB
Hits:14801
Download:Download ( ARM/XSCALE )
Problem ?:Report a problem (dead link, etc...)"

Friday, November 18, 2005

Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far: "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit. Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys, and other system objects from diagnostic and security software, and they are usually employed by malware attempting to keep their implementation hidden (see my �Unearthing Rootkits� article from thre June issue of Windows IT Pro Magazine for more information on rootkits). "

Dreamweaver MX 2004 - WPKG - Windows software deployment tool

Dreamweaver MX 2004 - WPKG - Windows software deployment tool: "This is a silent installer for Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.
I couldn't figure out how to uninstall it silently.
As the installation contains an update, it is placed in a batch file.
A reboot is necessary, as after the installation an Internet Explorer window opens (with a brief description of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004) - so if we don't reboot, a user which sits in front of the workstation could potentially do something harmful, as this Internet Explorer runs with SYSTEM privileges.
First the entry for packages.xml: "

Thursday, November 17, 2005

CSS Reference Table

CSS Reference Table: "CSS Reference Table

September 4, 2003 "

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Photos: $100 laptop takes world stage | CNET News.com


http://news.com.com//i/ne/p/photo/laptopcrank_550X384.jpg

Friday, November 11, 2005

Confluence - The Enterprise Wiki

Confluence - The Enterprise Wiki: "Confluence � the Enterprise Wiki
Confluence is an enterprise wiki that makes it easy for your team to collaborate and share knowledge"

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Voices [kenyaUnlimited]

kenya related webring for blogs

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

7 biggest mistakes of business startups

7 biggest mistakes of business startups

Smart businesses to start now: 5 hot sectors

Smart businesses to start now: 5 hot sectors: "Smart businesses to start now: 5 hot sectors
By Joanna L. Krotz
Ready to run your own show? It's a great time to start a business.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Inhabit Your World: Modern, Modular, Streched Fabric Housing

an idea that just won't leave my brain alone..... simple, elegent, economic, energy efficient housing that can be as perminant or temporary as your interest in the local. the value proposition is first world elegence and convenience in any nook or cranny on the planet--preferrably a remote off grid estate. embedding modern technologies and green energy systems into the structure's framework / infrastructure will ensure the occupant's ready access to all the aminities of american life--ac, satalite tv, microwaves, projection tvs, hot showers, dishwashers, highspeed internet...... excluding the aboved mentioned furnishings, i'm fairly confedent that the structures could be produced for less than 5k. Could be fed-ex'ed to any world wide location in less than week--including any necessary segments via donkey, canone, or porter. Subsequently, a critical desgin element would need to be portability. Perhaps all components could collapse or disassemble to a size that could be packaged to allow, at worst, human transport. Additionaly, packaging process could be scalable in the sense that the smaller package sizes were allways units of a larger packaging unit--for example, four human size boxes could stap or snap together into a larger truck size unit, which would themselves could be components of a freight container unit. Regardless of how the system works, transportability is a crucial factor. No less critical is the need for quick, idiot prof assembly. A single person should beable to safely erect the structure.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Enterprise knowledge management - EKM is concerned with strategy, process and technologies to acquire, store, share and secure organizational understanding, insights and core distinctions. KM at this level is closely tied to competitive advantage, innovation and agility"