Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

May, 2005

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    Augmented Reality

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    This is video of a augmented reality demo totally amazing - tech is by a company called Total Immersion . ( Via OK / Cancel )
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    A mouse that traveled 5.47893 miles in a single week

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    William Drentel writes a great post on the mapping of cyberspace. One perspective includes that of the movements of user's mouse: "Imagine mapping the endless and repetitive paths of your computer's mouse for a single week — every click, every fetch...
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    Gaming or genetic engineering?

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    Will Wright, Chief Designer and Co-Founder of Maxis, gave a presentation and demo (requires registration) on his new game, Spore , at the 2005 Game Developers Conference In the presentation, Will Wright, creator of SimCity and The Sims , explains that...
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    Updated my Disclaimer

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    FYI, updated my Disclaimer today: "This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time...I consider this a necessary consequence...
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    Microsoft chief blogger herder at TechEd Europe

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    If you're going to the TechEd in Amsterdam (5-8 July), be sure to check out Betsy Aoki's presentations ( Betsy is chief herder of the blogging cats at Microsoft ): "The first is a breakout session on the Community Server and .Text software that...
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    Web 2.0 and RSS services for hire

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    Richard MacManus, editor of ionRSS and Read/Write Web , is looking for some part-time writing, analysis or consulting work - if you have any opportunities for him, let him know. (If you don't what RSS, nor heard of Web 2.0 then you should contact Richard...
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    Google Rudderless?

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    Google Rudderless ? (No, not that Rudder .)
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    Kevin O'Keefe will be pleased...

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    Kevin O'Keefe will be pleased...Mark Lloyd is a UK lawyer specialising in digital media, is joining the blogging ranks . Why? He attended Johnnie and James ' Open Sauce Surgery : "I won't go into too much detail about what actually happens because...
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    'The semantic Web is a dead duck, let me assure you'

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    " The semantic Web is a dead duck, let me assure you ." Here's a tip: anyone that seems to be so sure that he is right and everyone else is wrong, always, should be considered either an absolute genius or an absolute nitwit Take your pick. (tag...
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    Martin Heidegger is a complete lunatic

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    The Mebourne Philosopher lets loose on Martin Heidegger. "Martin Heidegger is a complete lunatic. While at first glance he seems to be saying something deeply meaningful, deep down he's quite superficial. This is almost impossible to realise because...
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    'Launching a product isn’t just features, it’s time to market'

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    Ex-Microsoftee Tim Jarrett on Microsoft's online mapping play, MSN Virtual Earth . "Launching a product isn’t just features, it’s time to market. Shimon commented that there’s no question that Microsoft will keep innovating in this space and lap...
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    French say 'non' to 'blog', want 'bloc' instead.

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    News.com : "France's Commission generale de terminologie et de neologie wants to replace the use of the term blog with bloc-notes. The Commission is charged with protecting and enriching the French language. In proposing the substitution of bloc...
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    Eric Rudder gets flattering write-up at nytimes

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    Eric Rudder, VP of Microsoft Server and Tools group has a flattering write-up at nytimes.com, describing him as a rising star. "...Mr. Rudder's group has grown at 15 percent to 20 percent annually for the last few years, reaching $10 billion a year...
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    Nano-screens are coming

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    Technology Review : "Motorola revealed its first working nano-emissive display (NED) prototype on Monday at the Society for Information Display (SID) conference in Boston. The company hopes its five-inch diagonal proto-television will attract licensees...
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    Gates unveils MSN Virtual Earth - mapping and satellite service

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    Via Inside Microsoft : " Jason Calacanis reports that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates just unveiled their Google Maps killer, complete with photos taken over cities at a 45-degree angle. The maps also include satellite photos, like Google’s, so Microsoft...
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    Microsoft UK turns to ex-FBI agent for security

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    ZDNet reports that Microsoft UK has chosen a new security chief , a man with plenty of experience of the criminal underworld... "The company announced late last week that it had appointed Edward Gibson as its chief security advisor in the UK. Gibson...
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    the Long Tail is indeed full of crap

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    The Long Tail is indeed full of crap. Well, that's what Chris Anderson writes over at the Long Tail blog . "First, let's get one thing straight: the Long Tail is indeed full of crap. But it's also full of works of refined brilliance and depth--and...
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    Media will change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50 years

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    I've just ordered my copy of JD Lasica's ' Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation' . Lasica is founder of Ourmedia.org , one of the new online services ready to take advantage of the forthcoming explosion of user-created broadband...
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    Microsoft's blogging history

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    Korby Parnell writes up a version of Microsoft's blogging history : "In the beginning, back in 2002 and 2003, no formal code of blogging conduct existed for Microsoft bloggers. There were few, if any, other companies that allowed its employees to...
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    Skype Call at 35,000 feet

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    Jeff Pulver : "Turns out that Skype works quite well on SAS Net, flying at 35,000 feet, over the Atlantic Ocean, even with 600 ms of delay!"
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    Sound of thunder

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    I caught up with Dan Cohen in Seattle last night who's here on a trip from Microsoft UK. ...I mentioned Dave Winer's Thunderstorm podcast and promised to point to it . You should hear this with good quality headphones - and pump up that base dial....
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    In RSS we trust

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    Nick Bradbury : "...I'd like to start a conversation about the threat that spam and spyware pose to our little syndicated world. I brought this topic up with several companies who were at the Syndicate Conference , and I was disturbed to discover...
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    RSS: its strength is also its weakness

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    Bob Wyman seems to be pretty certain that the dominant syndication format of the forseeable future is Atom : "...it is clear that the heyday for the historical RSS format has passed. RSS is a historical format, Atom represents the future. We don...
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    Completely Rethinking the Web

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    Dirk Knemeyer has written an intriguing article over at Digital Web Magazine, 'Completely Rethinking the Web' . Dirk's view is that the purist web-only interface approach is a design constraint that needs to be removed when designing e-commerce interfaces...
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    It is time...Execute Order Sixty-Six.

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    Saw 'Revenge of the Spliff' this morning...is the best of the new 3, imho. But nothing beats ESB.
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