Heading off to Ohio tomorrow to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
The Lost Art of Research-Paper Writing. – “Students no longer need the excuse “The dog ate my research paper” because in a large majority of our nation's schools, there are no research papers for the dog to eat! Many high-school teachers around the country have quit teaching research-paper writing because they simply do not know… Continue reading The Lost Art of Research-Paper Writing
From the Desk of David Pogue: Microsoft and Innovation.: “David Pogue's editorial susinctly and rationally gets to the crux of the matter of why Microsoft bothers us so.” [as in] “Instead, according to an article this week in The Financial Times, the numbers tell the real story: Microsofts Xbox game division lost $177 million last… Continue reading From the Desk of David Pogue: Microsoft and Innovation.
“Die Another Day”. Pierce Brosnan is relaxed, Halle Berry has a catsuit to die for and the gadgets are awesome. It's flawed, but it's the best 007 flick in 20 years. [Salon.com] I want to see this movie. 🙂
Speakeasy Encourages Sharing Wi-Fi. “Unlike traditional ISPs, which either prohibit wireless networking entirely or grudgingly allow it but saddle customers with extra fees, Speakeasy is encouraging unfettered access. Speakeasy users can extend their broadband connections wirelessly — to additional computers in their homes or even to computers in neighboring homes,” said Mike Apgar, Speakeasy CEO.… Continue reading Speakeasy Encourages Sharing Wi-Fi
Matt Review – Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development – Gareth Downes-Powell, Tim Green, Bruno Mairlot Glasshaus I am stunned. Real deer in the headlights stuff here. I have gone through so many books in the years I have been in the business and edited about 12 of them. This has to be the best,… Continue reading Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development
Good Experience: Interview: Maryam Mohit, Amazon.com. We run a lot of tests in our usability lab, almost continuously. Project teams can request usability testing, and the usability team also goes out and tests stuff of interest. Or ideas to investigate might come from customer service e-mail, which is a really important source of information. [Tomalak's… Continue reading Interview: Maryam Mohit, Amazon.com
Slashdot | Your Rights Online – Verizon Sues to Stop Privacy Rules; Wants to Sell Call Data. Jake writes “Verizon has asked a federal court to stop state regulators from enforcing new privacy rules that would prohibit telephone companies from using or sharing details about customers' calling habits without permission. Verizon, which serves nearly 1… Continue reading Slashdot
Net Snippets. – “Net Snippets is a unique Internet information management tool designed to address the needs of researchers, students, information specialists and individuals who rely heavily on the Internet as an information source.” “Integrated into the browser, Net Snippets provides users for the first time with tools to clip, annotate, edit and manage information… Continue reading Net Snippets
Free search engine software. Thunderstone Webinator. All it takes to build a powerful knowledge sharing network: Weblog software: Radio or Manila Search engine: Thunderstone or the Google appliance News aggregator: Radio [John Robb's Radio Weblog]