- 2008 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards: Applications and Middleware
Clearspace wins ‘Best Community Platform’ award. Suhweet.
(categories: collaboration community infoworld awards clearspacerocks clearspacex clearspace )
- IT Conversations: Paul Tuckfield
Excerpt: “… the three important reasons for YouTube’s scalability are Python, Memcache and MySQL replication, the last having the most impact.”
(categories: mysql scalability replication database databases youtube performance )
- Obsidian Wings: Andy Olmsted
Quote: “I lived my life better than some, worse than others, and I like to think that the world was a little better off for my having been here. Not very much, but then, few of us are destined to make more than a tiny dent in history’s Green Monster.”
(categories: iraq war death blogger andy olmsted )
- Amazon Developer Connection : Deploying Distributed J2EE Applications Using Amazon EC2
I wonder if there’ll be such a thing as a non-clustered web application in a couple years.
(categories: clustering ec2 amazing java tomcat distributed scalability )
- Encouraging Dissent in Decision-Making ? HBS Working Knowledge
Quote: “History shows that the best and the brightest?the smartest guys in the room?often make mistakes because they won’t listen to what they falsely believe is not worth hearing… Decisions are seldom better for silence.”
(categories: quotes management dissent business )
- ClickHeat | Clicks heatmap
PHP app that logs clicks on a web page and can generate a heat-map from the resulting data.
(categories: heatmap datamining statistics tracking stats php )
- TED | Talks | Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do (video)
Cool stuff. If you see me swerving wildly in an empty parking lot, you’ll know why.
(categories: kids parenting videos education engineering culture )
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
The gist of the research was this:
In well-led teams, a climate of openness could make it easier to report and discuss errorsâ€”compared to teams with poor relationships or with punitive leaders. The good teams, according to this interpretation, don’t make more mistakes, they report more.
So the quote I like so much might be reworded to be something like this: If you want to increase your success rate, foster a culture of openness where recognizing and reporting mistakes is encouraged.
Takeaway for software development teams? A decreasing number of bugs may not be indicative of a good product.
- Enterprise RSS: 2008 : The Year of RSS
Quote: “A large segment of users are taking advantage of start pages like iGoogle and Netvibes to be their own aggregator, and are using RSS to accomplish this, there is no reason why this should not also happen behind the firewall.”
(categories: aggregators enterprise rss feeds syndication behindthefirewall )
- 2007: The Year in RSS – ReadWriteWeb
Quote: RSS “… made blogs readable, podcasts subscribable, wikis trackable and search persistent.”
(categories: 2007 rss feeds syndication trends feed )
- YouTube – Scotch Mist – A Film With Radiohead In It
52 minutes of Radiohead: every song from their new album. Brilliant
(categories: radiohead youtube video inrainbows from:billjive )
- ongoing · 2008 Prediction I: RIA vs. AJAX
Quote: “… the people who want to add UI ‘richness’ to the Web are always developers, never users.”
(categories: ria ajax flash gui usability )
- Xeni Jardin: Online Communities Rot Without Daily Tending By Human Hands
Quote: “If someone’s misbehaving, she can remove all the vowels from their screed with one click. The dialogue stays, but the misanthrope looks ridiculous, and the emotional sting is neutralized.”
(categories: disemvoweller community moderation comments )
- If all your friends jumped off of a bridge? at Ben Brown, Internet Rockstar
Quote: Facebook is like: “Whispering endlessly into a room crowded with everyone I?ve ever met while simultaneously being badgered by evil robotic clone versions of those same people that insistently try to trick me into buy things from Overstock.com…
(categories: facebook signaltonoise social socialnetworks noise )
- photophlow: preview
Group chat for flickr. Would be awesome to see exactly this in Clearspace for each space / community.
(categories: for:billjive for:awenckus clearspace groupchat photophlow collaboration )
- ongoing · Message From the Web · Good-enough today beats complete next year
Quote: Gall’s Law: “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work.”
(categories: gallslaw complexity collaboration systems )