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2013/07/27 Beau Lebens “Taking WordPress to the Front End with O2” (web video)

The WordPress O2 plugin with P2-Breathe theme results in a Facebook-like or Twitter-like streaming interface.  The idea was first presented in 2013, evolving from the P2 theme in 2009 (originally launched as Prologue in 2008) when hosted on wordpress.com. “Beau

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“alphaWorks 10” (web video) | Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Rod Smith, Gina Poole | Oct. 4, 2006

Rod Smith, VP, Emerging Technologies-SWG, Gina Poole, VP, Innovation and University Relations, and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, VP, Technical Strategy and Innovation, talk about alphaWorks celebrating ten years of ushering in emerging technologies that have helped shape the technology landscape. And, as

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Watch “IBM Design Lab – Part 2 of 2: Factoring” on YouTube

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Cantonese Vs. Mandarin | Aug. 25, 2013 | Off the Great Wall

On our family visit back to our ancestral village at Lougang (or Lowkong), the members of the collective group mostly spoke no more than two of four dialects, from the heritage Toisanese, to local standard Cantonese, the modern Mandarin, and

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Geoffrey Bowker, “Memory Practices in the Sciences” (MP3 audio) | Feb. 5, 2008 | Library Cafe, WVKR-FM

Scientific knowledge has changed from its19th century origins, through 20th century industrialization into 21st century information economy.  Have practices changed? Geoffrey C. Bowker, Regis and Dianne McKenna Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at

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Comment on Getting better at working at the office | sacha chua :: living an awesome life

@sachac While working, I find jazz better than classical music to keep me energized. On web radio, I like The Grooveyard at http://www.jazz.fm/player/streams/index.htm , the Jazz Music Stream at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ or Attention Span Radio on Live365 http://www.live365.com/stations/bamman Comment on Getting

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Sean Quinlan, “Storage at Scale” (MP3 audio), O’Reilly Media Velocity Conference, IT Conversations, 2008/06/24

When massive volumes of data is expected to always be available on the Internet, how is that engineered? A one in a million hardware fluke would happen every day at Google, so reliability must be handled by smart software. In

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  • Where are the Women in Wikipedia? | Bear & Collier | 2016
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  • Communityship beyond Leadership | Henry Mintzberg
    Organizations need #communityship, as naturally-engaging #leadership in collective interests, says #HenryMintzberg @Mintzberg141.   I’ll bet that beyond leadership is a profound sense of communityship. (Never heard that word? I made it up1, to put leadership in its place, namely to support communityship.) Effective organizations are communities of human bein […]
  • More than money: What workers want in 2018 | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018
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