Tying The Tubes

  • 11th Jul, 2008
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Ted Stevens’ YouTube-celebrated “Series of Tubes” speech notwithstanding, Net Neutrality has not gotten serious traction in terms of legislation thus far. The FCC, however, seems to be ready to give it a go with this imminent censure of Comcast. Apparently the FCC will rule by policy where the law fails them (much the way the

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More Monkey Business

  • 8th Feb, 2008
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This is a follow-up to Monkey See, Monkey Do, an experiment in computer language lucidity which looked at implementations of the eponymous program in English, Groovy, Perl and Java. I have received some contributed monkeys: today we’ll look at Ruby Monkey and Python Monkey. Ruby Monkey Ruby monkey quite arguably ought to have been included

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

  • 7th Feb, 2008
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This article about clarity and lucidity in computer source code has been moved: its now posted at my new blog, JoelHelbling.com.

All My Email On Gmail Deleted?!

  • 8th Dec, 2007
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As you may know from the sentiments in our “Roundup” video series, I have a healthy dose of skepticism for Google.  And while I have had a Gmail account for a couple of years now, I have only recently begun to use it in earnest.  Despite my discomfort with Google’s unhealthy fixation on my personal

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Lifestrea.ms Brings Us Closer To Minority Report-style Computing

  • 16th Nov, 2007
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Haven’t checked it out myself yet, but it sounds like this thing is going to rock. Sort of a service to sit in the middle of all your blogging/reading activities, simultaneously making output more convenient and managing your attention economy at the same time. We’re already at the point that people who do RSS aggregation

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The ClickHerder Roundup, Episode 11

  • 9th Jun, 2007
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The Helblings talk about Facebook’s “The Platform”, Microsoft scratching the Surface, and Mahalo trying to find its butt with both hands.

The ClickHerder Roundup, Episode 10

  • 31st May, 2007
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The Helblings are not talking about Google this time. Instead its would-be Google killer Ask.com, recent Google aquisition Feedburner.com, and cinalytics site TapeFailure.com.

Google: Ads aren’t evil. We swear.

  • 23rd May, 2007
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The OpenDNS blog has this story on Google and Dell teaming up to serve typo based ads even without the Google toolbar installed. This is sweet for Dell and Google, but it is really making typo domainers upset. It is also kind of hijacking the user experience. Is this evil? I kind of think so.