You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

Thanks, Robert and Sam! I'm now in Orkut! But Scoble humiliates me further. If there's one thing more humiliating than begging for an invite, it's begging for an invite and having to clarify who you are.

Actually, this is evidence that Scoble lives in a future not yet distributed. I …

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OK, I'm groveling for an Orkut invite

Okay, I'll admit that it's obvious that I'm not a "connector" but surely there's at least 1 reader willing to admit knowing me.

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Yukon and Whidbey officially delayed

Yukon and Whidbey have slipped to mid-2005, Microsoft has confirmed. via [Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley]

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p dir=ltr> Ooh, that hurts. This is a big stumble on Microsoft's part. One wonders if they are actively rethinking the linkage of tools and database products... Back in September, it looked …

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Print houses from CAD drawings using an adobe-extruding robot

A USC roboticist has built a robot for "printing" houses that can extrude cement or adobe and shape it using trowel-manipulators to a CAD-represented spec....The key to the technology is a computer-guided nozzle that deposits a line of wet concrete, like toothpaste being squeezed onto a table.... via [Boing …

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Tufte's Sparklines sparks discussion on ways to improve visual communications

Edward Tufte is one of the leading thinkers in how to visually present information. His latest stuff, on Sparklines, is showing up on lots of the feeds I'm reading tonight. via [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]

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p dir=ltr> A "sparkline" is a very compact graph that you inline with …

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using it

Okay, now I'll have to write a 10-page article with it and see if my hand cramps...

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Cross Pen Arrives!

My precious...

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Dragons Over Middle-Earth in Flight Simulator?

Over on Richard Caetano's blog I see the Flight Simulator team has an SDK coming out. via [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]

I'm not going to do it, but I bet you could make a cool add-on.

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Fawcette says programming has 40% greater unemployment than average

In a response to a NYT column on outsourcing, Jim Fawcette says " Unemployment in programming is 40 percent above the national average, despite the fact that the number of people in that profession has declined rapidly for four years, and salaries are down 15 percent." Nasty numbers, if true (and …

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Java as Baby Step

James Robertson thinks that Java is an interruption in the forward progress of software development....It is nice to see people returning to serious language research again. Efforts like the Feyerabend Project and more practically focused offshoots like OOPSLA’s Onward! track and the Post-Java Workshops (as well as increasing …

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