Overheard: Word of the Day:

July, 2008


July 31, 2008  10:14 PM

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: 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’

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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


July 28, 2008  10:56 AM

Overheard: Version control best practices

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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


July 26, 2008  12:16 PM

Overheard: i-9/11

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: 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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