Monthly Archives: November 2011

From the New Release Bookshelf–Steve Jobs Biography

I mentioned the last time that the end of the tennis season has really ramped up my reading time – and this week was no exception. The book I have been hearing so much about – the Steve Jobs Biography … Continue reading

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Chinese Waldo

A few years back I came across this Chinese artist’s work – his work to “paint” himself into the background perfectly camouflaging himself is truly amazing and incredible – can you see him? Check out this link for more examples … Continue reading

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Construction Update–1 Month

A month ago yesterday was the day construction started on our new 30,000 square foot addition here at Innovative Systems, LLC, and of now it appears they have the concrete footings poured around the building and have build up the … Continue reading

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TED and I

About a year ago, a BI article I was reading referred to a BI Visualization presentation given by Hans Rosling back in 2007 at a TED conference.  The presentation blew me away – bubble charts changing during a time lapse … Continue reading

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Umm….OK…

While the geek in me loves this, the pragmatist thinks this may not work but what the hell – why not ?  As long as it includes Angry Birds – I ‘m on board. _______________________________________________________ http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/11/the-sods-must-be-crazy-olpc-to-drop-tablets-from-helicopters-to-isolated-villages.ars

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Changes to Education

This is where education is headed and it sounds like a great idea http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1dbc25bcc4ae4060a421fa204e91c0c8/MN–Online-Textbooks/ With accelerating costs, cash-squeezed school districts and tough budget cuts to be made – this article makes sense.  Why wouldn’t a district have a core group … Continue reading

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Big Data

Have to admit that the terminology, buzzwords, and flurry of recent articles had me confused as to what “BIG DATA” really was Well, this talk here is what made it click for me http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~dewitt/includes/passtalks/passtalks.html Professor David J. DeWitt’s talk at … Continue reading

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