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Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Would I like my emails to be more effective? Sure!
Some of the points in this post from Harvard Business are so good, they cut a little close to the bone. Knowing what I know now, I’m embarrassed by how poor some of my previous emails have been.
Number of times that I’ve revised this message: 3
Posted by Link Jockey at 1:28 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here’s a round-up of insightful quotes on our current society, from a range modern figures and philosophers.
My favourite quote is from Tom Steinberg:
"When people use your electronic systems to do anything, renew a fishing license, register a pregnancy, apply for planning permission, give them the option to collaborate with other people going through or affected by the same process. They will feel less alone, and will help your services to reform from the bottom up."
Although the notion of Web 2.0 is a little stale, I’ve not heard it explained as succinctly as this. The quote also shows that most websites still have a long way to go towards fully incorporating collaborative tools, and improving the lives of their customers.
Posted by Link Jockey at 12:10 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Someone from work is going to Tofino this weekend, so I wrote up a list of my favourite things in and around Tofino.
Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet – Lighthouse
Beautiful 45 minute trail with a lighthouse and crashing waves.
Boat trip to Hot Springs Cove
Boat trip to an island. 30 minute board walk through an old growth forest to natural
Trilogy Fish Co - Tofino
Great fresh, locally caught seafood, including oysters
Sobo restaurant – Tofino
Phenomenal food. Best to go at lunch when it’s a bit cheaper.
Or you could spend the whole time surfing.
Posted by Link Jockey at 1:29 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
From the New York Times, an article on the iPhone boom, where a pool of developers are cashing in. This includes Ethan Nicholas, whose iShoot game has earned him $800,000 in 5 months. Statistically, that’s pretty impressive!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Yesterday Google announced the world’s first true artificial intelligence, CADIE, which is short for “Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity”.
You can read about CADIE here, or check out CADIE’s website which “CADIE deduced from a quick scan of the visual segment of the social web a set of online design principles from which she derived this intriguing homepage.” Brilliant.
Posted by Link Jockey at 12:52 PM