Who “invented” zombies?

Nope it wasn’t George Romero with “Night of the Living Dead. It wasn’t even old classic horror movies.  Rather, it’s part of Haitian folklore and voodoo.  read more here at Yahoo.

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Free web based alternative to Quicken?

This looks pretty promising as a web based free alternative to Quicken to help you manage your money.

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Things to do when you’re a bored developer

So you’re bored coding and need some ideas to get you juiced.  Check out this blog entry.  Several I hadn’t heard of/thought of.

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The benifits of being a programmer

The counter side to my last blog, this article shows the good things that come from being a programmer.  Ahhh, I feel better now!

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Programming Can Ruin Your Life?

Eeeks, a somewhat depressing, but very revealing (at least for me) brief essay on how programming can affect your life. Actually more of a description of what programming does to your brain and your approach to life. Like that old commercial, “This is your brain…this is your brain on programming”.  I did find several interesting self revelations in it though.  If you are a programmer, you’ll I’m sure find traits that match you!

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The Universal Information Client

This is what I really want to handle all my info.  All my information managed and easily search-able, etc. in one place.  Lots of wonderful ideas in this package. Make sure to give Haystack a look.  Check out the overview and publications.  It looks like development has slowed or stopped on it however 😦

“Haystack is a tool designed to let individuals manage all
their information in ways that make the most sense to them. By
removing arbitrary barriers created by applications that handle only
certain information “types” and that record only a fixed set of
relationships defined by the developer, we aim to let users define
whichever arrangements of, connections between, and views of
information they find most effective. Such
personalization of information management will dramatically improve
everyone’s ability to find what they need when they need it.”

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Exhibit 2.0 – Create interactive data-rich web pages like these ones below without ever touching a database or a web server, or doing any programming

This look useful!  A way of building rich information presentation apps without any coding.  Are you in marketing and want to highlight in a graphical form information you’ve dug up? Give Exhibit a try.  Afterwards, check out the general site for these guys, they’re doing fascinating work on information management.





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