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July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This

May 12, 2008  9:46 AM

Video: Richard Stallman talks about the importance of free software, GNU, copyleft and open sourcing



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, collaboration, command line, commentary, community, conversation, copyright, free, freeware, fundamentals, history, invention, open source, operating systems, software development, video, YouTube

In these videos, Robin Good interviews Richard Stallman about free software and the


April 28, 2008  10:36 AM

Video: How to install the Cosmos User Kit



Posted by: GuyPardon
.net, code, collaboration, Development, free, innovation, interoperability, invention, Microsoft, video, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, YouTube

This video from GoCosmos.org demonstrates how to install the Cosmos User Kit. [kml_flashembed movie="http://gocosmos.org/Docs/Videos/UserKitInstallNew/Video.swf"...


April 22, 2008  8:34 AM

Videos: Application Design using Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ)



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, code, demonstration, Development, Internet, interoperability, programming, software development, Sun, Sun Microsystems, video, YouTube

Sun has uploaded a number of helpful tutorials and lectures to YouTube, including this three-part series that features Dr. Doug Locke explaining the Real-Time Specification for Java (JSR-001). The


April 9, 2008  11:00 AM

Video: Botnets, Botmasters, Zombies and the greatest threat to online security?



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, code, hacking, Internet, media, Security, video, YouTube

Professor Merrick Furst, associate dean at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, explains how botmasters use


March 14, 2008  11:39 AM

Video: Scott Forstall demonstrates Touch Fighter at the Apple SDK launch



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, applications, buzz, code, cool, design, Development, display, downloads, event, fun, gadgets, gaming, geek, interface, invention, Mobile, multimedia, news, programming, software development, video, YouTube

Two weeks and less than 10,000 lines of code result in this demonstration of a starfighter action game on an iPhone that takes advantage of the device's accelerometer, touch screen and high contrast display. This is a great use of the interface and should inspire some creative thinking the software...


March 13, 2008  10:08 AM

Video: New Features in the Next C++ Standard



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, courses, Development, downloads, free, fundamentals, Google, information, languages, learning, programming, software development, Technology, useful

This Google Tech Talk addresses each of the new features in the upcoming standard for C++. You can read more about them in depth at the Wikipedia entry for the new standard,


March 11, 2008  9:35 AM

Video: Ted Nelson, hypertext and the Web



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, code, collaboration, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, design, Development, forum, free, fundamentals, history, HTML, Internet, invention, learning, media, operating systems, programming, public domain, science, software development, Technology, tool, video, YouTube

In this Google TechTalk, Ted Nelson discusses implementing the original hypertext concept and how transclusion should be used now to fulfill its original...


September 17, 2007  1:49 PM

Andreesen on the three kinds of platforms, the cloud and the future of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, code, entrepeneurship, futurism, innovation, interesting, Internet, interoperability, learning, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, Silicon Valley, social networking, the cloud, Web services

One of my favorite discoveries of the past year has definitely been Marc Andreessen's blog. From the moment he first started posting long, chewy, thoughtful discussions of his thoughts on technology,


July 9, 2007  6:17 PM

Code to Joy’s 7 Wonders of Programming Languages



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, controversy, conversation, Development, fun, interesting, programming, Ruby on Rails, Technology

It's been quite a week for wonders of the world. First, the online world got together and voted for seven modern wonders of the world, provoked by the lonely status of the Pyramids as the last...


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