GEL Conference: Videos. The GEL conference (“Good Experience Live”) is run by graphic and web design house Good Experience and focuses on good experiences of all types. For example, some recent speakers include the head of user experience at Google (Marissa Mayer) and the head of the Harlem Children’s Zone (Geoffrey […]
Chris Wolf, Burton Group: Client Hypervisors. Citrix and Intel announced an embedded client (i.e. desktop/laptop) hypervisor strategy today. Frankly I think they’re going to get crushed by Microsoft in this market, just like I think that VMWare will. It’s pointless for these vendors to spend a lot of time on this stuff in […]
WSJ: Sports Mania is a Poor Substitute for Economic Success. Remember those articles in the Plain Dealer touting Pittsburgh as an example for Cleveland to follow? Maybe not such a great idea. It appears that neither city should be used as example of anything positive. This opinion piece by a Pittsburgh TV producer […]
The Atlantic: In the Basement of the Ivory Tower. A professor at two “colleges of last resort” talks about how screwed up the post-secondary education system is at the moment. And check out the links to the Atlantic’s archives in the right sidebar. I’m in full agreement that there are a lot of […]
Yesterday, I joined my friends Andrew and Steve on our annual pilgrimage to the Detroit Auto Show.
If you’ve never been there, this show is usually quite high on the glitz. Many manufacturers’ displays include floor-to-ceiling video displays, multiple floors with sweeping staircases, private owners-only lounges, and high-tech interactive kiosks.
This year, things were toned […]
Metafilter: Video of every inauguration since 1901 (via Kottke). And, from the NY Times, more about the quick change operation going on at the White House today. Congratulations and good luck to President Obama! IFO Apple Store: The first Apple Store planned in the actual city limits of Philadelphia:
Ohio City Argus. (Site still unpopulated for the most part.) A new volunteer-edited newspaper run by our local community development corporation. Interesting. Legends of Zork. A new MMO based in the Zork universe. Article at Ars Technica. Apparently it will be free to play and will not be as […]
The Big Picture. The Year in Pictures. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Outstanding. Cleveland Magazine Politics. A fairly new blog about, yep, Cleveland Politics! Written by Cleveland Magazine Editor Erick Trickey. Seems pretty good so far. Steven Litt: Towpath Trail at Steelyard Commons Falls […]
NY Times: Are Nut Bans Promoting Hysteria? Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School sure thinks so. Some interesting items from the article: Over twice as many people are allergic to seafood than nuts. And a recent study of 10,000 British children shows that keeping kids away from nuts increases the likelihood of […]
Adventures in Tech: Windows 7’s network performance is really crappy when talking to Server 2003. As everyone has noticed, one of the weakest aspects of Windows Vista is its network file transfer performance. Well, at the moment Windows 7 has not improved things. Gizmodo: The Dell Mini 10. I hope they […]