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Entries from March 2008

OpenSpime

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

I am pleased to have joined the Advisory Board of OpenSpime. | View | Upload your own Listen to the podcast about OpenSpime on IT Conversations.

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Android

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Connecting Your Life to the Web, with Android Wow..the speaker is not connecting at all with the ETech audience…people are puzzled by this guy’s sort of boilerplate content. So far all the content presented has been widely available on the web. Where is the dough? 10 minutes later…ok, a *very simple* demo of Android…audience still puzzled… …back to obvious thinghs…aarrghhhh. Google knows better!!!

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4.5 Million Fairies Created

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Where? At Disney.com. Beyond RIAs: Rich Internet Experiences 

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Ringtones: The ONLY way to make money with music in China

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Futuretainment: The Asian Media Revolution The Internet in China is predominately about entertainment ( 94.2% ). Instant Messaging and online multimedia is far bigger than browsing. In fact, a significant number of Internet Cafes DO NOT HAVE A BROWSER on their PC!! Mobile growth is phenomenal. Some of the best sellers books are WRITTEN on mobile [...]

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TIM! TIM! TIM!

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Day 3 at ETech and MegaPhone has another great game to play as the audience fills the room. I managed to yell “TIM!” like a maniac and scored #2!

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mydaughtersdna.org

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

My Daughter’s DNA: A Father’s Odyssey in His Daughter’s Genome was an amazing and touching presentation by Hugh Rienhoff, a father who used publicly availble information on the Internet to go the extra, extra mile for helping his daughter. To me this is a phenomenal example of the need for patients to be better informed in order to be active [...]

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Peter Norvig’s Talk at ETech

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Norvig is about to deliver a talk titled: Practice Makes Perfect. I studied Bayesian Networks on his book while doing research for my doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing. Norvig now works at Google (where else?). Noteworthy: Google Sets. Try it with “cat”, “man”. See the result?

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ETech 08 | Day 2

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Architectures for massive multi-player games. 10,000 players is NOT massive Building online games are $30+M investment Solution: Project Darkstar Massive games platform should look like trading platforms Project Wonderland is for 3D virtual worlds +++++++++++ Place Matters: Social Encounters between the Physical and the Digital - churchill@acm.org

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Tim O’Reilly Keynote at ETech

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Swivel Sicily!! Sicilians were Hackers!! Temples. Dyonisios’Ear. Archimedes. Dome of Pantheon in Rome. Cement was made by some hackers. Aviation. Spirit of St. Louis. Passion, Love, Excitement, Energy. Hackers don’t take ”It’s impossible” as an asnswer. For us, flying is received knowledge. For the early aviators, it was personal knowledge. Open-source Hardware. From people typing on keyboards (PC) to Ambient Computing era. OpenMoko Personal Genetics mydaughtersdna.org 23andme Syntetic Biology The Man Watching - Poem

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Debugging Hacks

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I just joined Debugging Hacks: What They Never Taught You About Solving Hard Bugs and it is already a lot of fun!

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