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Ian Kennedy
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Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.
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I'm a media plumber.
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Casey pointed me to a fascinating post from the Flipboard Engineering blog that gives a peek into that company’s layout engine, Duplo. We start with a set of page layouts created by human designers. Then, our layout engine figures out how to best fit your…
Casey pointed me to a fascinating post from the Flipboard Engineering blog that gives a peek into that company's layout engine, Duplo. We start with a set of page layouts created by human designers...
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While living in Finland, I learned of some of the Finnish idioms that give a wonderful glimpse into the Finnish mind & culture. Here are some of my favorites. juosten kustu translates literally as, “pissing while running” which, if you’re a man and have…
While living in Finland, I learned of some of the Finnish idioms that give a wonderful glimpse into the Finnish mind & culture. Here are some of my favorites. juosten kustu translates literally...
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Thanks for the correction Juha - I've updated the original post.
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Guest post on everwas about the struggles for local groups to get the word out on Facebook.
A local friend of mine plays in a band that has depended on Facebook to connect with thier fans. Gregg asked if he could share his thoughts on the latest news feed changes and how it's impacted his...
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Slow-Market Arbitrage in Bandwidth and Finance

Michael Lewis published an fascinating look into the world of high frequency traders on Wall Street in the New York Times. He goes deep into the shadowy world of private exchange “dark pools” and unregulated private networks. As someone who follows…
Michael Lewis published an fascinating look into the world of high frequency traders on Wall Street in the New York Times. He goes deep into the shadowy world of private exchange "dark pools" and u...
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We’ve all seen pretty pictures that tell a story about something we didn’t know. Truth Facts is a site that takes something we all know to be true and puts it into pictures. Here are some of my favorites:
We've all seen pretty pictures that tell a story about something we didn't know. Truth Facts is a site that takes something we all know to be true and puts it into pictures. Here are some of my fav...
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Power out? No problem. pic.twitter.com/dnQ7pOgC — Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) February 4, 2013 What came off as a completely natural off-cuff quip of the moment was actually the product of a well-scripted social media command center prepared to jump on the…
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+Ian Kennedy Figured. You see harbor seals that close to the Maine coast sometimes, but they're a bit smaller.
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"The Bing team spent so much personal time with the Windows Phone group that Cortana eventually thought Calcagno’s work address was a local bar in Bellevue, Washington."
Technically, Cortana isn’t supposed to exist for at least another 500 years, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from bringing her to life this week. While Apple has Siri and Google has Google...
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It's still Microsoft. :-/
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If you’re a stock video company, what’s the best way to get your footage in front of future customers? Create a viral video that will be passed around by marketers and advertisers that license stock videos for their advertising. This Is a Generic Brand…
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