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September 24, 2012  1:50 PM

Where has being reasonable ever gotten us, anyway?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
culture, energy, green, green tech, Uncategorized

I was recently contacted by  Donna Morton, an indigenous peoples activist and CEO of the green tech company First Power. (She was commenting on my use of the word "savage" to refer to ill-mannered...

January 25, 2009  4:28 PM

The Mac hits the quarter-century, going strong



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, computing history, design, desktop, innovation, interface, personal computing, Uncategorized

macintosh_128k_transparency.png Happy Birthday, Mac!  Yesterday was a...


January 1, 2009  1:47 PM

Millennials vs. Boomers Smackdown: Talkin’ ’bout my generation



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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grown-up-digital.jpg In his Ramblings from a glass half full...

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December 30, 2008  7:34 PM

Terms that we heard (and heard and heard) in 2008



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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In the Register, John K. Waters has written about the year's most overused terms: They used 'em, you reeled: the year's most overused phrases (Green cloud-as-a-service, anyone?)

Top of the list? No...


December 23, 2008  4:45 PM

More fun with Skype: The laughter chain



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
free, fun, Skype, Uncategorized, video

Did you know that 15 minutes of laughter = 2 hours sleep?  Or that a good belly laugh burns 3.5 calories? Granted, you'd still have to laugh a heck of a lot to incinerate all the festive eggnog and rumballs but every little bit helps... The

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December 10, 2008  1:20 PM

Skype tutorial demos



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
collaboration, communications, environmentalism, free, gadgets, lifehack, Mobile, Mobile Computing, multimedia, new media, podcasting, Skype, Uncategorized, useful, video, VoIP, Web 2.0

This video takes you through the process of making free calls with Skype from downloading the software to connecting: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/rdyuqhht1Mg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"...


December 9, 2008  6:17 PM

Jaguar and ECOphlex – Greening the data center, fast



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
data center, energy efficiency, environmentalism, green, high-performance computing, HPC, supercomputers, Uncategorized

This video from Cray takes you on a tour of the ECOphlex cooling system at work in a data center. [brightcove]


December 8, 2008  5:59 PM

Adobe’s Zoetrope really takes you back



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adobe, applications, cool, documentation, innovation, interactive media, mashup, new media, news, Uncategorized, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, YouTube

Adobe's come up with an application that lets users look at past versions of Web pages or sections of pages and perform complex comparisons of various data, such as exchange rates or gas prices over time. A scroll bar at the bottom of the screen...


November 30, 2008  5:38 PM

Who could resist Fennec? It’s so cute!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, browsers, CIO, demonstration, design, Fennec, gadgets, messaging, Mobile, Mobile Computing, social bookmarking, social networking, Uncategorized, video, wireless

Site director Margaret Rouse and I were IMing a couple of weeks ago, which we do a fair amount of because our "office" spans about 800 miles. We were discussing a definition for Fennec, Mozilla's mobile version of...


November 20, 2008  9:08 AM

Windows Azure video demo



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cloud computing, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, software development, the cloud, Uncategorized, utility computing, Virtualization, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, WhatIs.com, Windows

Here's Manuvir Das' presentation about Windows Azure, from Microsoft's 2008 Professional Developers' Conference: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/AlF4V35U7as" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


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