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August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...

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,


January 23, 2008  9:00 PM

It’s Greek to Me (Or so said the community)



Posted by: SarahCortes
languages, learning, Ruby on Rails, social, social networking

It's hard to miss the social media and Web 2.0 trends that have spawned numerous venture-backed start-ups over the past few years.  It's also hard to miss the emergence of the "flat world", where our kids can be tutored (online) on their fourth grade math ... from a teenager in Bangalore,...


September 24, 2007  12:41 PM

Watch the Catsters on YouTube and learn about monads, math and functional programming



Posted by: GuyPardon
courses, education, free, fundamentals, languages, programming, video, YouTube

Ok, I admit it: calculus is now officially a decade in my past. Math, or "maths," as the Brits put it, however, is very much in my present, considering the importance of algorithms to modern life. (For more on that, just review this thread on the


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...


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