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Got Social Media?

“It’s the event of the year!”. “You can’t miss this one!!”. “This is a must-do event!!!” OK, I don’t subscribe to hype … and there’s never a “must-do” social event in my book. But, if you want to go to a really cool seminar, to learn and be inspired, let me recommend the upcoming “Got […]

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StashCast

Well, no wonder my friend Luigi Bai has been so circumspect about his software development activities — his company has been in stealth mode! But now they’re out and about, and visible too. StashCast Media has just launched their website, and they’re promising to be a great new entry in the social media space. Congratulations, […]

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NetSquared

I’ll be presenting at the Houston NetSquared meeting tomorrow.  The topic is Ten Thousand Villages, Fair Trade, and Social Media.  I don’t know much about the 3rd subject — that’s why I’m presenting, as I hope to learn something from the audience!

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Personality

There was an old tradition in the computer world – especiallly in the Unix culture – of giving computers “colorful” named, grouped in some constellation of words, such as, oh, constellations, colors, cartoon characters, beers, and so on.This tradition has been supplanted, sadly, in much of corporate IT – coming from a PC culture. – […]

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SEC Day 2

I’m at UH’s Software Engineering Conference again. Notes on some of the speakers:- Ben Galbraith – ajaxian.comThe conference organizers gave out incentives for the audience to ask questions: free books!  In response to my one question (toward the end of the day), I received two books: Grady Booch’s classic on Object-Oriented Design (already had it), […]

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SEC – Software Engineering Conference

I’m at the SEC. Conference at the University of Houston right now. This looks to be a very interesting event. Unfortunately, one of the major speakers, Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ language, had to cancel his talk. I’ll report on other speakers, if they excite me.

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iPhone

I purposely keep a bit behind on the technology gadget curve; otherwise, I’d buy every new technology as soon as I could play with it! Instead, I wait until I truly “need” it. Well, I had been planning for quite a while to replace my current phone with something a bit more advanced, like keep […]

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OpMom

Yesterday evening, I dropped in on the OpMom launch party.  This is a new social networking site, devoted to busy moms.  This is another interesting Houston-based software company, founded by — of course, a busy mom. Check out the site — it’s pretty cool.

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KPFT @ NetSquared

Ernesto Aguilar, Program Director for KPFT, spoke at NetSquared last night. It was an interesting discussion. One thing he brought up was the issue of copyrights for content they have started to archive. They’re interested in the Creative Commons license model, but also want to be able to make money off their material too. Recently, […]

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Web 2.0 and Tea

Since we like tea so much, I was tickled to see this “Earl Tea” product: http://urltea.com/ Cute.  Very cute.

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