Smart aggregation and API use in NPRbackstory

NPRbackstory is an automated Twitter feed that attempts to add context to the news stories trending popular today according to Google’s Hot Trends. It leverages NPR’s archives (very smart, as Joshua Benton notes archives are underused assets), and Yahoo! Pipes to produce a RSS feed that is fed into the NPRbackstory account. It was developed […]

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Refresh Philly Followups

Following Refresh Philly May have been some great discussions in its related Google Group. Technically Philly posted two followups: City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision and Editorial: City government calls for tech support Jonny Goldstein, on his blog, envizualize, had literally, visualized the discussion with some art live at the discussion that is just […]

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Netbeans Beta 6.7 setup

For whatever reason, the latest release of Netbeans was giving me some issues. Over at “Java How To…” was an excellent short piece on avoiding common Java heap space configuration errors in all sorts of containers, environments, and IDEs. It’s one for your bookmarks. Another tip – close the Tasks pane – it triggers excessive […]

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