Comcast Interactive Media developer stories for Sunday May 17th, 2009

Tom Baker, writing for O’Reilly’s Inside RIA: Getting Involved in Higher Education – some great thoughts on why developers should consider teaching. Jon Moore on RSA Public Key Cryptography in Java Arpit Mathur: My experience with Git and why I think Open Source projects should be released on Git Aaron Held: Peeling back the onion […]

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Parenting, Education and Inspiration for Sunday May 17, 2009

Inquirer: Bari Pepe, 46, Years of trauma behind her, now she wants to aid others – ex-addict acheives master’s in social work. Very inspiring story. Read it. The Boston Globe: Inside the baby mind: It’s unfocused, random, and extremely good at what it does. How we can learn from a baby’s brain. – “Genius is […]

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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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Special guest Alllan Frank at tomorrow night’s Refresh Philly

Kellie Carter and Dave Cooksey will lead a discussion on user-centered design and ways in which to improve Philadelphia. For details on Monday’s get together check out refreshphilly.org. Its an important discussion and I believe some positive efforts for the city are bound to spring from it.

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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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