Category Archives: Computers and Internet

@Codecademy: The #codeyear Challenge

I’m fascinated by approaches that allow anyone to learn the basics of programming and take it as far as they want.   I’ve also noticed that JavaScript has increasing credibility as a starter language for becoming fluent with information technology and … Continue reading

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The Drive to Blog, or Not?

I tell myself that I “need” to blog more.  I tell myself that regularly.  Lately, I’ve been telling myself daily.  What I don’t do is fire up Windows Live Writer and create a blog post.  I don’t even use the … Continue reading

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Now on my Windows phone

Now that there is copy+paste, and a nice WordPress.com application, I can blog easily from my phone. That means I can spend even more time deleting spam comments. That means I can log in easily, now that I have a … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud: You Want Ecosystem? Ecosystem This!

Amazon.com let another shoe drop this week with announcement of Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player for streaming/downloading music stored on your personal Cloud Drive. I was inspired by the GeekWire report to dig deeper.   This is a very … Continue reading

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fluidinfo: A SemWeb Like a Wiki[pedia] or Like a Google?

Apparently fluidinfo is the new grey (elephant) and we are the blind explorers.  Me too. John Blossom, in a 2011-03-24 post, “Will Fluid Flow to Reality?”, sees Fluidinfo having to contend with Google.  The comparison is with the Google properties … Continue reading

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When is an API a Silo? fluidinfo Knows

The announcement of “O’Reilly’s new API” and a contest for its creative use just caught my eye on Twitter. I’m intrigued by the broad sweep of the tagline: Openly writable shared metadata for everything.  Everything! I must know more.  Mustn’t … Continue reading

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When Techies Argue About Accessibility Features, What Is the Argument For?

Results of Questionnaire ISSUE-32: how to provide a summary of a table, e.g. for unsighted navigation? – Straw Poll for Objections – Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System I’ve been following smatterings of the HTML5 debates on what is in, what … Continue reading

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