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August, 2007


August 29, 2007  3:06 PM

Notes on pronunciation in IT: AAA server and SQL



Posted by: GuyPardon
Audio, conversation, email, feedback, learning, messaging

Permanence is both fleeting and intractable on the Internet. In the print world, once the newspaper, magazine or book has been proofed and fact-checked to the point where the law of diminishing returns kicks...

August 29, 2007  1:43 PM

Latin phrase cheatsheets to impress your friends and colleagues



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cheatsheet, culture, free, fun, humor, information, languages, lifehack, useful, word meanings

Last week I sent out a quiz about Latin-derived terms: Quiz: For Latin Lovers Latin is a dead language, As dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans And now it's killing me. Years ago, when Latin...


August 27, 2007  3:44 PM

Netflix, Zipcar … Flexpetz (rent a pooch online)



Posted by: SarahCortes
cool, fun, service, small business

While I've never used the Zipcar service, I was, at one time, a loyal Netflix subscriber.  I'd love to check my mail and look for that red evelope among the piles of junk mail in my mailbox.  Now, a service called Flexpetz allows would-be dog owners to rent a dog.  Now granted, the delivery of...


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, college, community, creativity, culture, data, directory, discussion board, education, entrepeneurship, innovation, interesting, Internet, mashup, new media, portal, privacy, programming, public domain, recruiting, Security, Silicon Valley, social, social networking, social publishing, startup, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications

What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


August 22, 2007  8:37 AM

Purple squirrels



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
interesting, jobs, recruiting, small business

Poem: A Purple Cow I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. ~ Gelett Burgess My mom used to like to quote that one -- still does, in fact, with (or without, truth be told) any prompting. I don't know what might...


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

Got a minute? Create (or edit) a solar system at Galaxiki.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, blog, community, cool, creativity, free, fun, interesting, Internet, participation, science, visual, Web 2.0, wiki

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

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August 13, 2007  5:54 AM

Could your heatbeat power your iPod?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Audio, buzz, energy efficiency, futurism, gadgets, green, interesting, invention, medicine, MP3, music, science, Technology

It's not quite perpetual motion -- but it might be the next best thing. Dr. Steve Beeby and a team of researchers at the School of Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton...


August 7, 2007  3:31 PM

LOLcats: I can haz control of the Internet meme space?



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, cool, creativity, culture, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, social networking, tag, visual, word meanings

Sometimes, Internet memes are just too powerful to ignore. Especially for a blog that delves into online humor at times. Witness the rise of the LOLcats. For me, the tipping point may have been when a fellow...


August 2, 2007  2:49 PM

More flying cars. And a flying minivan.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
creativity, fun, futurism

Car spot in the future. (Note: It will become very important to mention that it was a closed course and the cars were flown by professional...um... flyers.)

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