Opinion

Measuring Web Illiteracy

Here’s a little game to play: google a common word. Make a note of the count on the upper right side of the search results page. Call that y. Now, google for a misspelling of that same word. Call it’s result count x. The ratio x/y can be called the World Wide “Web Misspelling Ratio”. […]

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Startup Houston Weekend

Erica reminded me that Startup Weekend Houston was arriving. Darn! I’m just too swamped this weekend to attend. But, I did attend the Friday evening event at Stag’s Head. Everyone was excited, the ideas were good, the energy was palpable. Too bad I can’t make the rest of the weekend. A lot of great ideas […]

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On Air with KPFT

I’ve been invited to be a guest speaker on a Fair Trade talk show with KPFT today. The show airs form noon to 1 pm; I’ll be on during the second half. As a board member of Ten Thousand Villages Houston, a supporter of Connie’s own fair-trade certified tea shop, Té House of Tea, and […]

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DabbleDb

Check out dabbledb.com. It’s a rather cool service. And, interestingly, it’s Smalltalk based.

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On the Seaside

Call me nuts, but I’m relearning Smalltalk. And having a darn good time at it too; I haven’t forgotten anything! So, I’ve rediscovered Seaside — looked at it a couple of years ago, but I guess it was too immature, or I was too distracted. But right now, I’m find it to be very powerful. […]

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Opinion

Taubman Sucks – The Movie

This just arrived in my mailbox, Hank Mishkoff has posted the movie about his free speech case on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4ITE7ITSR6M The movie is short.  If you want to get a feel for the real saga, you have to read his website, where he documents, in fine detail, the whole suit against him and the back […]

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Python Unconference

I’m at the Houston Python “UnConference” this morning, at UH. My head still spinning from the BarCamp unconference, I’m excited at the potential. Messy, for sure, but it will be interesting. No vandor-managed speeches here.

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BarCampHouston

I’m at BarCampHouston right now. Interesting concept, pretty cool … … some organizational sloppiness of course, but that’s to be expected (but, I’ve already got ideas on how to improve it!). What’s really cool is the caliber of people here – it’s the young, creative class of Houston. I’m feeling rejuvenated. It’s forums like this […]

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