Category Archives: Technology

July 30

How To Meet A Fellow Blogger In Real Life

Originally posted on Becoming Cliche:
A few weeks ago, I got the most exciting email from Emily at The Waiting. Maybe you know her. She’s been Freshly Pressed a time or three. Anyway, she said she was coming to my town and wondered if we could meet. Um, yeah! So exciting. I’ve never met up with…

July 19

Fictional Engineers in Popular Culture

Originally posted on Blue Pigeons:
Recently, my little 10 year old cousin Olivia asked me what I was studying at university and I promptly told her engineering. She looked at me and said that that was really boring because it just made her think of a car mechanic. I rolled my eyes, this of course…

July 15

Famous First Landing Pages

Famous First Landing Pages When we think about successful companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, we tend to forget the modest beginnings from which they came. As Paul Graham recently wrote, “Think of some successful startups. How many of their launches do you remember?” Well in celebration of modest beginnings, here’s a dose of reality: […]

July 06

The Facebook Generation

The Facebook Generation. I’m 28 years old, and Facebook belongs to my generation. I joined Facebook as a college student, when it truly was ours and only ours.  All the youth growing up now constantly connected to the internet are following in our footsteps.  In high school, we chatted on AOL Instant Messenger late into […]

July 04

Mark Zuckerberg Marched At San Fran Gay Pride

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg led 750 of his colleagues at San Francisco Gay Pride. Zuckerberg’s participation in the parade came after he posted a Facebook status last week lauding the U.S. Supreme Court  ruling that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages, was […]

June 10

Horses, Buggies and SSDs

Posted via Demartek. As the calendar turned to the year 1900, horses were a part of everyday life and a familiar site in both urban and rural settings. The wagon, carriage and buggy business was doing well. Horse-drawn vehicles were common and were the predominant form of personal transportation for people and small amounts of […]

June 04

On “Geek” Versus “Nerd”

Originally posted on Slackpropagation:
To many people, “geek” and “nerd” are synonyms, but in fact they are a little different. Consider the phrase “sports geek” — an occasional substitute for “jock” and perhaps the arch-rival of a “nerd” in high-school folklore. If “geek” and “nerd” are synonyms, then “sports geek” might be an oxymoron. (Furthermore,…

December 30

Built in IBM Labs: IBM Launches New Database for Big Data

IBM announced new DB2 database software, DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 to help customers tame big data environments. IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced new software to provide clients with a better way to handle the data deluge and speed up business processes, making it easier for decision makers to gain insights from data. The […]

December 29

Google and the Wisdom of Clouds

via BusinessWeek. A lofty new strategy aims to put incredible computing power in the hands of many. One simple question. That’s all it took for Christophe Bisciglia to bewilder confident job applicants at Google (GOOG). Bisciglia, an angular 27-year-old senior software engineer with long wavy hair, wanted to see if these undergrads were ready to […]