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Entries from February 2006

Human Potential

February 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Update 3/6/06: New URL for the video. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/ 2006/02/23/earlyshow/ main1339324.shtml?CMP=ILC-SearchStories I just got an email that I felt compelled to share. Kirk Weisler is a good friend and an internationally known speaker on company culture. I’ve been a subscriber to his T4D (Thought for the Day) email list for several years and I highly recommend […]

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Tags: General

Ning.com and Corporate (Social) Web Apps

February 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

So I just ran across www.ning.com. Ning is the latest in social web applications designed to bring people together. But the twist here is that it’s a development platform complete with search, php, built-in tagging and a fully-managed content store (no database setup required). Best of all it free, thanks to Marc Andreessen (the guy […]

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Tags: Technology · Web 2.0

Asterisk, VoIP, and Next Gen IVRs

February 13th, 2006 · No Comments

In the last couple of days, I’ve had a couple of people tell me about Asterisk.org. For those of you who are not familiar with the next generation of telephony, it come a long way for big iron Nortel and IntervoiceBrite. Now you’ve got low cost hardware and open source PBX solutions. Asterisk is offering an […]

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Tags: Technology

CryptoKids and the NSA

February 8th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve been interested in cryptography and data compression for years. I’m not really sure what draws me to these fields of study aside from the cloak and dagger backdrop you find interlaced through their history. Maybe it’s the pure algorithmic nature of the methods involved that entices me to throw my hat into the ring. […]

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Tags: Cryptography

Ajax, Mashups, Camps, and Pits

February 6th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve been working on a couple of pieces of client side browser based code lately that I hope to share in the coming weeks. And what I’ve finding is that an Ajax Mashup is basically the same kind of stuff I’ve been doing for several years.  It started when Evan Davis and I hacked the salesforce.com API in a […]

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Tags: Technology