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What I’m Reading on 11/17/2014

The Most Powerful Way to End a Presentation | Inc.com “There are many tips for delivering a great presentation, and while it is important to grab your audience at the beginning, what you do at the end can make all the difference in your presentation’s overall impact and success.” tags:…

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Ubuntu 14.04, a Samsumg TV monitor, and fixing ugly fonts

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot on an Acer machine that came preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8.0 but has been upgraded to Windows 8.1. It’s slightly trickier to do this on modern machines, but there are good instructions available on the web. I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick. The…

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Ubuntu 14.04, a Samsumg TV monitor, and fixing ugly fonts

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot on an Acer machine that came preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8.0 but has been upgraded to Windows 8.1. It’s slightly trickier to do this on modern machines, but there are good instructions available on the web. I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick. The…

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What I’m Reading on 11/14/2014

Google releases tools for developing Android apps in C/C++ – SD Times “Google has announced version 1.0 of fplutil, a set of small libraries and tools used to develop C and C++ Android apps. Fplutil comes out of Google’s Fun Propulsion Labs, a team devoted to improving gaming on Android…

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What I’m Reading on 11/14/2014

Google releases tools for developing Android apps in C/C++ – SD Times “Google has announced version 1.0 of fplutil, a set of small libraries and tools used to develop C and C++ Android apps. Fplutil comes out of Google’s Fun Propulsion Labs, a team devoted to improving gaming on Android…

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What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft‘s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft‘s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 11/12/2014

Liu Cixin’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Is Published in U.S. – NYTimes.com “With a state-owned power plant in nearby Shanxi Province temporarily shut down to reduce air pollution, one of its engineers, Liu Cixin, is using the free time to work on his hobby: reigning as China’s best-selling science-fiction author.” tags:…

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What I’m Reading on 11/12/2014

Liu Cixin’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Is Published in U.S. – NYTimes.com “With a state-owned power plant in nearby Shanxi Province temporarily shut down to reduce air pollution, one of its engineers, Liu Cixin, is using the free time to work on his hobby: reigning as China’s best-selling science-fiction author.” tags:…

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What I’m Reading on 11/11/2014

First take: Apple’s Swift speeds programming — GCN “For government – and Apple – the timing couldn’t be better, as federal agencies are shifting rapidly to a mobile-first mindset. This means that the mobile user experience is becoming the primary or default interface for all applications, government and commercial alike,…

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What I’m Reading on 11/11/2014

First take: Apple’s Swift speeds programming — GCN “For government – and Apple – the timing couldn’t be better, as federal agencies are shifting rapidly to a mobile-first mindset. This means that the mobile user experience is becoming the primary or default interface for all applications, government and commercial alike,…

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Primary source statistics for social media

While there are many second and third party sources for social media on the web, I find the primary ones most useful. That is, for example, I think that what YouTube says about its numbers is more valuable than comments from others who repeat other stats they heard, somewhere. So…

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Primary source statistics for social media

While there are many second and third party sources for social media on the web, I find the primary ones most useful. That is, for example, I think that what YouTube says about its numbers is more valuable than comments from others who repeat other stats they heard, somewhere. So…

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What I’m Reading on 11/07/2014

Daily Report: Microsoft Offering Free Mobile Version of Office – NYTimes.com “But in a sign of the seismic changes underway in the tech industry, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Thursday that it would give away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office. The free software for iPads, iPhones…

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What I’m Reading on 11/07/2014

Daily Report: Microsoft Offering Free Mobile Version of Office – NYTimes.com “But in a sign of the seismic changes underway in the tech industry, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Thursday that it would give away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office. The free software for iPads, iPhones…

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What I’m Reading on 11/06/2014

Interactive notebooks: Sharing the code : Nature News & Comment “Designed to make data analysis easier to share and reproduce, the IPython notebook is being used increasingly by scientists who want to keep detailed records of their work, devise teaching modules and collaborate with others. Some researchers are even publishing…

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What I’m Reading on 11/06/2014

Interactive notebooks: Sharing the code : Nature News & Comment “Designed to make data analysis easier to share and reproduce, the IPython notebook is being used increasingly by scientists who want to keep detailed records of their work, devise teaching modules and collaborate with others. Some researchers are even publishing…

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2014

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud | Reuters “Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China’s consumer…

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2014

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud | Reuters “Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China’s consumer…

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W3C 20th Anniversary: Memories

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization. Luminaries and participants in the open standards effort will be gathering in Santa Clara, CA, this afternoon for a Future of the Web Symposium and then a Gala Dinner. I’m in New York, unfortunately, but I’ll…

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