Ed Auld made a big difference in my life. I'm gonna miss him. Here is more detail on his passing from UBC Physics director earlier today.It is with great sorrow that I pass on the information that Professor Emeritus Edward Auld passed away yesterday, in his sleep. During a career that was passionately devoted to... Continue Reading →
PS if I was marketing the swine flu vaccine, I'd name it after a kid who died last season and put her picture on the release form. » Seth Godin Seth was on a rant yesterday about how many people still rely on gut instinct to make decisions on complex issues. We're (bad) amateur scientist's.... Continue Reading →
I'm loving PG Wodehouse's Uncle Fred books. His full name is "Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, 5th Earl of Ickenham". He's spreading "Sweetness and Light" at the Dog Races with his nephew Pongo. He's a "complications are the spice of life kinda chap". I just finished, and highly recommend, Uncle Dynamite on audible. The narrator Jonathan... Continue Reading →
Minnesota Internet Traffic Studies (MINTS) Nov 17, 2009 update says wireline Internet traffic growth is about 40-50% per year, down from its previous pace of 50-60% per year. There is some info on wireless data traffic growing 100% per year. This is based on comments from Verizon, Cisco, and Chetan Sharma
This weeks guest speakers were great. A big "Thank You" to Ken Simpson of MailChannels and David Helliwell of Pulse Energy for describing their "Out of the building experiences". On my front. I survived the marking of the first assignment. If I've learned one thing teaching this course it is that I have gained tremendous... Continue Reading →
It's really small. Very cool visualization of viruses versus real world items like coffee bean and grain of rice at University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center. Try it here It works like a microscope ... just zoom in and out. tip to Kedroskys's Infectious Greed.
Dave W sent me this link to a gallery of Steve Jobs photo's over at Fortune mag. It brings back a lot of memories for me as a Mac User. My first experience with Jobs and Mac was back in high-school where I learned to program in basic on the Apple II.
MacHeist has WriteRoom, Twitterrific, TinyGrab, Hordes of Orcs and ShoveBox for free for 4 more days . I think WriteRoom is a good app to try if you write a lot of stuff.
My favorite part of presenting the customer discovery process is a discussion of the attributes of listening that I got from Marshall Goldsmith's "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There". This is a subset of the "Dating Skills for Engineers" presentation. A big "Thank You" to Bill R for his presentation on the early... Continue Reading →