Giuseppe Taibi’s Techlog

Impressions and bookmarks about my technology journeys

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Entries from May 2007

The Widget Economy

May 29th, 2007 · No Comments

[...] And this new opportunity has not gone unnoticed by the VC community. I’d estimate that over $250 million dollars has been invested in widget companies during the last 18 months. [...] By providing a clear roadmap – and business opportunity – for the widget makers, Facebook has just increased it’s virtual R&D budget by [...]

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Quote of the day

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments

We should forget about small efficiencies, about 97 percent of the time. Premature optimization is the root of all evil.   ~Donald Knuth

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Sun releases JavaFX Mobile

May 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today Sun has released JavaFX Mobile, a technology aimed at simplifying the rapid application development of J2ME applications. Obviously, this is Sun’s response to Adobe’s Flash Lite. I am eager to test JavaFX Mobile and will post a comparison with FlashLite.

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Rock on the beach in Sicily

May 6th, 2007 · No Comments

What a perfect opportunity for a weekend post! This video was shot a few days ago on the sunny and breezy beaches of my hometown Agrigento, Sicily  [Google Maps] . My friend and former Interact president Francesco “Francois” Turrisi is the lead vocalist. More pictures and videos are available on www.adels.it. Enjoy!

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Some of my favorite websites

May 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a list of some of my favorite websites in terms of design and usability: 1) Apple.com – year over year one of the most navigable and pleasant UIs ever made. 2) NYtimes.com – the most recent redesign has been absolutely superb both above and below the fold. 3) Best use of Flash ever [...]

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