What’s the impact of time shifting on mass entertainment?

The NYTimes looks at the effects of DVRs and Web video on mass entertainment. It’s not as clear cut as you think: In the Age of TiVo and Web Video, What Is Prime Time? – New York Times: “As a result of time-shifting, the biggest shows are getting bigger and some of the smaller shows […]

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Using Disk to Scale

One of the largest concerns when developing an infrastructure for a site as large as Comcast.net is determining smart ways to scale. By smart, I mean requiring the least amount of effort to launch new channels or services. Each new channel or page can draw thousands, if not millions of page views. You need to […]

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Social Software Links for May 20th, 2008

Epicenter: Google Health Goes Live – It will have huge ramifications in how very sensitive data will get shared and managed. Google Friend Connect launches, proving what me and a few others have said in the past – Social Networking isn’t a set of destinations, but a set of features that services that aim to […]

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Leg pain returning, but there are some sports stars dealing with this too

I’ll post an update about the latest injection’s progress (not good), but while researching my condition using Powerset I found out that NBA MVB, the Suns’s Steve Nash, and tennis star Andre Agassi, have my condition, spondylolisthesis. Sports Illustrated: Point Guard from Another Planet NBA.com: Steve Nash’s MVP Workout Charlie Rose Show: A conversation with […]

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“When we’re poor… our economic worldview is shaped by deprivation”

Boston.com: The sting of poverty: The more of a painful or undesirable thing one has (i.e. the poorer one is) the less likely one is to do anything about any one problem. Poverty is less a matter of having few goods than having lots of problems. NYTimes: Paul Krugman: Poverty is Poison:To be poor in […]

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Leg/Back Pain Update

I had a follow up at the University of Pennsylvania last Friday to discuss my progress. My lower back pain symptoms has been unchanged, I still get a very hot pain while sitting, either happening immediately in unergonomic settings, or after an hour or so in ergonomic-correct settings. My leg pain (only my left leg) […]

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