Category Archives: Technology

Proposal for Website Content Reuse & Sharing

The current proposal to block sharing of content by Pinterest is insufficient in protecting the rights of content creators. An open, standardized, machine readable specification is needed. This specification should declaratively provide structure for the reuse of content in the … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S – A glimpse into the future

Yesterday, Tim Cook introduced the world to a new and improved iPhone 4S. It’s been met with luke warm reviews and many jokes about how little it has been improved. I think most of the industry is wrong and here’s … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Early Adopters

Something that bugs me every time I turn on my TiVo is the ads. It’s TiVo’s little way of reminding me that even though I bought the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation boxes, recommended them to family and friends, and … Continue reading

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Camera Ergonomics

Apple’s iPhone 4 antennae problems have no doubt made me more aware of the way we hold things. Specifically, it made me think about the way we hold a camera for capturing stills vs. a capturing motion and the ergonomic … Continue reading

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Graphing Without Flash

I put this deck together to explore SlideShare in more depth. Of course, meaningful content is always more helpful so this slideshow has a number of excellent tools for creating dynamic graphs without using Adobe Flash which is not supported … Continue reading

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I Love the Cloud/I Hate the Cloud

Developers have been consuming “cloud” services long before it was a buzzword. For me the first real transition to a cloud mentality was with web services. WSDL’s provided a uniform way to consume a remote resource that was tuned to … Continue reading

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People Don’t Use Clouds

Are Microsoft Outlook and Apple’s Mail, software? Are web based products like Gmail and Windows Live Mail cloud offerings? What about Flickr? I can edit my photos using Picnic (for now) giving me basic photo editing functionality. Does moving traditional … Continue reading

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Three Types of Clouds

Last night I attended CloudCamp in Minneapolis. While there was much healthy discussion about the “cloud”, one thing became crystal clear for me. The cloud means different things to different people. George Reese summed it up well, there are three … Continue reading

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Cloud Pricing Models

Yesterday Amazon announced their Spot pricing model. Effectively providing market driven pricing for instances on EC2. Depending on your product, this probably won’t impact you much, but it got me to thinking about pricing of the cloud. Amazon’s Web Services … Continue reading

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Is Desktop Software Dead?

I’ve always been a huge fan of desktop software. It allows developers to create a unique experience specifically tailored to a specific task. It promotes consistency within the OS, always knowing that the close window button is in the same … Continue reading

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