links for 2007-10-10

Bug ID: 6598410 JVM 1.4.2_14 core dumps in CMS processing references (tags: java Blackboard_Vista garbage-collection) Google Talk (tags: communication Gmail google im chat web2.0 widgets collaboration gadgets social) More Evidence on the (Lack of) Impact of School Choice – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog (tags: economics education parenting) BPS RESEARCH DIGEST: What’s… Continue reading links for 2007-10-10

Bosses Do Not Always Make Best Online Pals

NPR : Bosses Do Not Always Make Best Online Pals: The era of social networking Web sites makes it a lot easier to cross the line into friendship with superiors. Lucy Kellaway, a Financial Times columnist, describes the problems with befriending the boss in the real world and online. Kellaway spoke with Renee Montagne. Really…… Continue reading Bosses Do Not Always Make Best Online Pals

Baby Factories

Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled. … Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required… Continue reading Baby Factories

No More Public Anonymous Photos

Early in the history of the WWW, people thought a document which did not have an inbound link, a link from some external location to the file, was private. Search engines looked for content on web sites in locations for which there was not a link already pointing. To truly respect the privacy of those… Continue reading No More Public Anonymous Photos

Neglect

Sorry I’ve neglected this site. Work has keep me pretty occupied. TiVo rules my life. New city and things to do have kept me out of the house more than normal. I’ve found some pretty good places to blog. People read blogs now. 🙂 Some suggestion: Visit my Flickr photos. Visit my Livejournal blog (mostly… Continue reading Neglect

USDOEd’s Turn

Yikes! These are not the kinds of people who need to have their information disclosed. Students are just building their credit. For them to go through someone trashing them so early could be really detrimental. 🙁 Federal student loan program exposes data on 21,000 users: The U.S. Department of Education has disabled its Direct Loan… Continue reading USDOEd’s Turn

Dinosaurs vs. Fraggles

Amazon.com: Dinosaurs – The Complete First and Second Seasons Created before the days of computer animation, Dinosaurs is an early 1990s television comedy series featuring impressive anthropomorphic, animatronic creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The story lines challenge some of society’s most basic assumptions and explore some of the most universally troublesome aspects of… Continue reading Dinosaurs vs. Fraggles

Solution to Social Security

Obesity here in the US is exploding. Fat kids are likely to be fat adults. Fat adults die younger. This will shorten the average life expectancy for US adults by potentially up to 2-5 years. Let’s celebrate this solution with some ice cream!!!!! Do your part to help Social Security. Eat a big steak and… Continue reading Solution to Social Security