Video bandwidth

June 21, 2007
Video bandwidth

A study from June 2007 by Ellacoya Networks has some interesting findings, based on a million broadband subscribers in North America: web traffic has dethroned peer-to-peer (mostly file-sharing) traffic in terms of internet bandwidth streaming video represents 36% of internet traffic YouTube alone comprises approximately 20% of all web traffic and 10% of all...

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Rails Envy

May 15, 2007

I couldn’t resist posting this after having taught a web programming course this past term that focused on Ruby on Rails:

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Digital Humanities Quarterly

April 6, 2007
Digital Humanities Quarterly

I’m delighted to say that Digital Humanities Quarterly has been launched: Welcome to the first issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly: a new, online, open-access journal published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. This issue has been a long time in the making. The first organizational efforts began in June 2005, and the journal’s...

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Facet Map

March 27, 2007
Facet Map

FacetMap: A Scalable Search and Browse Visualization, a project that comes from the Microsoft Ressearch unit, is a data visualization environment that displays search criteria and a count of the matching items in an appealing way (though, as an aside, I find it ironic that a project with such an aesthetic sensibility would post...

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Adventures in Keyboard Editing on Mac

March 3, 2007
Adventures in Keyboard Editing on Mac

Subitle: Where our anti-hero riffs about his trials and tribulations in editing keyboard layouts and then provides a link to the layouts he’s created One of the first things I did when I started using Macs many years ago was to create a keyboard layout that somewhat resembles the US International keyboard layout in...

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Dumbness of Crowds

January 8, 2007
Dumbness of Crowds

While reading comments on a blog post about a very opinionated discussion on the choice of programming languages for developing web applications, I came across another nice post on the Dumbness of Crowds, which essentially tries to distinguish between collective intelligence (like Amazon reviews) and Dumbness of Crowds (which more or less amounts to...

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