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August, 2007


August 29, 2007  3:06 PM

Notes on pronunciation in IT: AAA server and SQL

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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)

SarahCortes Sarah Cortes Profile: SarahCortes

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

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

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

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August 22, 2007  8:37 AM

Purple squirrels

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

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 "

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August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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?

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

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.

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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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