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Links for Friday, May 23, 2008

  • Greenmonk: The Sooner Oil Hits $200 Per Barrel The Better – “Suddenly money is pouring into companies who are trying to research and commercialize Green energy. This is a good thing! This will only continue as long as it is perceived to be profitable. In other words, as long as oil is expensive.
  • Presentation Zen: Seth Godin On a New Standard For Conferences – “As online presentation technology gets better — and the cost and inconvenience of travel continues to get worse — our expectations for the live events we attend is going to go up.
  • Tim Ferris: 5 Tips for E-Mailing Busy People – “E-mail is like food. Good recipes produce good results, but you need to follow the proper steps.
  • MSNBC: Second Life is Frontier for AI Research – “It turns out Second Life is more than a place where pixelated avatars chat, interact and fly about. It’s also a frontier in AI research because it’s a controllable environment where testing intelligent creations is easier.
  • Ubigraph: Free Dynamic Graph Visualization Software – “UbiGraph is a tool for visualizing dynamic graphs. The basic version is free, and talks to Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, C, C++, C#, Haskell, and OCaml.
  • Richard Wettel: Welcome to CodeCity – “CodeCity is an integrated environment for software analysis, in which software systems are visualized as interactive, navigable 3D cities. The classes are represented as buildings in the city, while the packages are depicted as the districts in which the buildings reside. The visible properties of the city artifacts depict a set of chosen software metrics, as in the polymetric views of CodeCrawler.
  • Richard Wettel, Michele Lanza: Visualizing Software Systems as Cities – “This paper presents a 3D visualization approach which gravitates around the city metaphor, i.e., an object-oriented software system is represented as a city that can be traversed and interacted with: the goal is to give the viewer