Matching devices to your personal preferences

I got my first chance to hold a Galaxy Tab the other day. It wasn’t just my first real look at a Galaxy Tab, but it was, in fact, my first look at a tablet device. Yes, I have steered clear of the iPad. I am in the mood to adopt some new piece of […]

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Multi-user recommendation systems – a proposal

We are all familiar with recommendation systems. When at Amazon, there is a “Recommended for you” section with items that, based on your previous purchase and browsing experience, Amazon thinks you may be interested in. Netflix too recommends movies that, based upon your previous selections, thinks you may watch. YouTube makes recommendations as well and […]

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Procrastination isn’t always for things you DON’T like

I love coding, I love processing data, and I love complex puzzles–However, I HATE looking forward to them. I was recently disturbed to realize I was procrastinating when it came to the things I loved to work on. I’ve been a student most of my life (29 of my 33 years) so procrastination isn’t new. […]

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Find examples, GOOD examples, before you create

If you are starting out online either through a Web site, Facebook page, or Twitter, it is always good to learn by example. However, you need to make sure you are finding GOOD examples. In the late 90’s, it was easy to find Web sites and copy their layouts. The problem was, there were a […]

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The kind of app I WOULD say is worthwhile

Still working on the app post in order to defend my position on whether apps are a worthwhile pursuit of developers. If you may recall, I took the position way early in June (or May) that apps should not be used to deliver content which instead could be made readily available through a mobile phone […]

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Keeping your blog current (software-wise) and secure

So between work and life and research for the next few blog posts, I haven’t gotten to blog or tweet much. Here are a few things I’ve been working on: Password managers, such as LastPass and KeePass, when to develop/not develop an app, and YouTube recommended video optimization. I’ve also been dealing with OpenID not […]

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QR Codes – My restful vacation led to a work-related inquiry

This past week, while I was on my 10-day July 4th vacation to a northern Minnesota lake, I made a stop at the local bottle shop which was attached to both a bar and city hall. The establishment was located in a town in which the heart is an intersection consisting of a post office, […]

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Know your audience

As my department moves toward establishing an internal intranet site using SharePoint, I took interest in Jakob Nielsen’s recent Alertbox article: Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design? Luckily the conclusion was it does not destroy design… if done correctly. Even if you aren’t currently in the midst of designing a SharePoint site, or an internal department […]

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