Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:
By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:
By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:
With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:
A master's degree deepens that specialty:
Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:
Once you're at the boundary, you focus:
You push at the boundary for a few years:
Until one day, the boundary gives way:
And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:
Of course, the world looks different to you now:
So, don't forget the bigger picture:
- Recommended reading for grad students.
- How to get into grad school.
- Advice for thesis proposals.
- Productivity tips for academics.
- Academic job hunt advice.
- Successful Ph.D. students: Perseverance, tenacity and cogency.
- The CRAPL: An open source license for academics.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.
Damn, that was so freaking easy to understand that Google Wave wasn't a product with a clear purpose. It wasn't solving any single problem. I was really surprised to see Google coming up with this product, where Product Management is taken into such high levels. Anyways, no regrets, hopefully it'll free up some space for something worth trying.
Amazon выпустили первые две игры для Kindle - Shuffled Row http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003P38AAG и Every Word http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003P37FW0. Обе игры похоже на ребусно-шарадно-кроссворды (в принципе, тематически подходит). Распространяются абсолютно бесплатно. Они открывают серию active content titles для Kindle.