Overheard: Word of the Day:

July, 2008

July 31, 2008  10:14 PM

Overheard: How do you spell spam? K-N-O-L

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Google, Technology

jonathan_bailey.jpg The end result is that it is not a matter of if Knol will be spammed, but when it will happen and...

July 31, 2008  6:30 PM

Overheard: Cuil will soon be a verb that nobody knows how to pronounce

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
David Berkowitz, Search, SEO, Technology

david_berkowitz.jpg The search engine's launch was such a spectacular flameout that it may well go down as a verb. "What...

July 31, 2008  10:10 AM

Overheard: Justin Gehtland and continuous integration

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Justin Gehtland, Programming, Software development, Technology, unit testing

justin_gehtland2.jpg All development teams (read: more than one programmer) have to deal with integration builds....

July 30, 2008  12:09 PM

Overheard: Jack Kelley designed the first mouse pad

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

jack_kelley.jpg Jack Kelley designed the world's first mouse pad in 1969, when he worked at the Stanford Research...

July 29, 2008  9:34 PM

Overheard: UMPC is ‘out’ – MID is ‘in’

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
handheld computer, Mobile Computing, UMPC

mid.jpg Intel began to deemphasize the term UMPC in the Spring of 2008 and now prefers talking about "MID," the Mobile Internet...

July 29, 2008  11:18 AM

Overheard: Heartbeat is the brains

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
DRBD, Linux, Linux HA, Mark Schoonover, Storage

markschoonover.jpg Heartbeat is the brains used to automate all the steps needed to determine if a node is down, and run...

July 28, 2008  1:55 PM

Overheard: Social components are a GMOOT (get me one of those)

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Geek and Poke

toughbusiness.jpg Thank you to Geek and Poke cartoons, Creative Commons License

July 28, 2008  10:56 AM

Overheard: Version control best practices

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Programming, Subversion, version control

anders_sandvig.jpg Many developers are sloppy about commenting their changes, and some may feel that commit messages are...

July 27, 2008  1:55 PM

Overheard: Version control comments

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

goodcomments.jpg Thank you to Geek and Poke cartoons, Creative Commons License

July 26, 2008  12:16 PM

Overheard: i-9/11

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

lawrence_lessig.jpg There’s going to be an i-9/11 event, an event that demonstrates the instability of the Internet,...

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