Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

April, 2006

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    Attention 2.0

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    (I had to call this post something and given this pic, I couldn't resist...) (er, that's Attention two Dot oh, folks...) The Seattle Mind Camp 2.0 Sunday session on RSS and OPML led by Dave Winer was a fascinating hour, spent discussing, well...
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    Del.icio.us Inside

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    At Seattle Mind Camp yesterday, Michael Blay Michael Blay , Geoff Froh and I ran a session on the topic of behind-the-firewall tagging. We kicked off by posing questions and letting a free flowing discussion kick off. It was great, lots of interest in...
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    Off to Seatle Mind Camp 2.0

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    I'm heading out the door to Seatle Mind Camp 2.0 . Will post from there. Here's a thank you to all the sponsors: Diamond Sponsor Premium Sponsors Sponsors - Tags: MindCamp2.0
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    Corpus and the Anatomy of Words, Tags and Clusters.

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    (Warning, this is a highly unstructured, a random-thoughts-externalized-type-post) First a quick definition : "A corpus is a collection of texts of written (or spoken) language presented in electronic form. It provides the evidence of how language...
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    Lara on the Xbox (Bling stylee)

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    The Graniad reports on Lara's appearance on the Xbox ( Bling stylee): "the Xbox marketing team in Germany has really thrown down the gauntlet with an Xbox 360 that shows Lara Croft, created by sticking on 43,000 small crystals (or possibly 36,000...
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    I think, therefore I am logged in.

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    I think, therefore I am logged in. Wired : "Researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, are exploring the possibility of a biometric security device that will use a person's thoughts to authenticate her or his identity. ...Their...
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    BBC 2.0 - 'Outrageous!'

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    The BBC's Creative Future (aka BBC 2.0) initiative has been well received from what I've read. You see, it's the inevible direction to go, for a while, anyway. Well received except by a nervous few, like James MacManus, an executive director of Murdoch...
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    Microsoft, The Innovator's Dilemma and Wallop

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    Don Dodge, director of business development in Microsoft's Emerging Business Team, has shared some interesting thoughts around the Wallop news : "Wallop is an interesting case study for corporate research, innovation, and the business realities...
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    IE7 Beta 2 - come and get it!!

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    IE Team blog : "This evening we released IE7 Beta 2 at http://www.microsoft.com/ie . This release is not the preview or the update to the preview, but the real Beta 2 of IE7 for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP 64-bit Edition...
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    Scenario-Based Planning (or, How to Avoid Making Peanut Butter)

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    In my new role , I'm learning loads about the way the product teams plan, design and build products at Microsoft. For the Data Programmability team (which now also includes the XML Team ) our products and technologies have two 'ship vehicles', SQL Server...
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    Experiments with Amazon S3 Storage

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    Some very cool experimentation going on with Amazon S3 Storage . Just check out filicio.us . Jeff must be delighted with all this play.
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    Video: InfoCard Explained

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    Charles Torre has posted up a very good Channel 9 video explaining InfoCard: "Ever wonder what InfoCard is all about? Well, Nigel Watling, an InfoCard Technical Evangelist, and Andy Harjanto, an InfoCard Program Manager, sure can explain it all...
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    One Big Conspiracy

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    According to Charlie Brooker , it's all one big attention conspiracy: "Install this driver. Now update it. Now update it again. Register to login to our website. Then validate your membership. Forgot your password? Click here. Now there. Fill out this...
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    SO yesterday

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    Linking is so yesterday .
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    Tagging behind-the-firewall. Questions.

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    Stowe Boyd points (via David Weinberger ) to a discussion regarding the potential of tagging within companies . Tagging behind-the-firewall.... Questions - Who would tag their content? How (with what software) would they tag it? What's in it for the taggers...
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    Flashmob video - Bang!

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    Flashmob video. Just check it out . Via Smart Mobs .
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    Media Center notebook - what would you suggest?

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    Dear reader, I need your help. I'm looking to buy a laptop / notebook as our super-duper Media Center machine at home (omg, did i really just say 'super-duper' ??) . You see, a cute little puppy killed our laptop with a pint of water. ...
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    Microsoft.com Feeds Directory

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    The Microsoft.com Communities Team have been busy developing an RSS (and Atom) based Feed Directory . So what is it? Well, let's think of this way. Microsoft.com is one HUGE site. For all intents and purposes the site can be considered as a multitude...
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    Steve Berkowitz to head MSN and Windows Live efforts

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    CNET article reports : "Microsoft said Friday it has hired Internet executive Steve Berkowitz to head its MSN and Windows Live efforts as part of the company's continued push to offer more online software and services. Berkowitz, the former...
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    Windows Live Mail - 3 million beta testers and counting

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    I've been using the Windows Live Mail beta (the next version of Hotmail) for about a week. I'm not a lone beta tester, as Ben Poon, the WM Live beta program manager points out : "You have more than 3,000,000 neighbors! In an effort to get as...
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    Second Life on the Show on 10

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    Second Life was featured on yesterday's 'The Show On 10'. Via Dennis Hamilton : "the on10.net folk have featured Second Life and established their own little sparsely-visited world. I have met only two people there since I started. I’ve successfully...
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    What would you do with 150 Mac minis?

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    I'm not a Mac owner, but I know plenty of them (I sued to be, many moons ago). If you like / love Macs, you'll like this post by David Weiss who's got loads of pics and info on the Microsoft Mac Lab . What would you do with 150 Mac minis...?
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    Microsoft Research guest lectures (videos)

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    Via Rich Hoeg I came across this online video library (a page of links) of Microsoft Research guest lectures. The list below is my playlist of 2005 and 2006 lectures. I've not watched any of them yet but will work my way through these over the next...
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    Visual Studio Express...free!

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    Dan Fernandez, lead product manager for the Visual Studio Express product line has confirmed today that Visual Studio Express (in all its incarnations) will remain free. Excellent move: "You’ve helped make Visual Studio Express a runaway hit, and...
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    The Unifying Theory of Web 2.0

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    You know that feeling when something has been staring at you in the face and you don't realize it. And then all of a sudden - bam! There it is! I've just had one of those moments. Quick background. Earlier this year at MSN Search Champs .4, I had...
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