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Links for Sunday, January 4, 2009

  • Ted Nelson: Geeks Bearing Gifts – “Whether you love the computer world the way it is, or consider it a nightmare honkytonk prison, you’ll giggle and rage at Ted Nelson’s telling of computer history, its personalities and infights.
  • Zona Capalini: Installing OpenSim in Windows XP with MySQL – “The purpose of this post is to present a short, comprehensive, do-it-yourself tutorial for the installation of OpenSim in a Windows XP machine, using MySQL as a back-end for persistence.
  • OpenSim Wiki: Running – Server Commands – “On the OpenSim server console you may do some basic administration.
  • TwitchBoard – “TwitchBoard listens to your twitter account, and forwards messages on to other internet services based on what it hears.
  • Tweet Grid – “Create a twitter search dashboard that updates in real time.
  • Strategy+Business: Beyond Borders: The Global Innovation 1000 – “More and more companies are conducting critical R&D outside their home countries. Thus, this year, we took on two new questions: How far have major multinational corporations gone in globalizing their R&D footprint? And, What is the effect of the globalization of corporate R&D on performance?” – Be sure to click on the second picture on the first page – it is well done and very informative.
  • Irrational Exuberance: Genetic Algorithms: Cool Name & Damn Simple – “The name genetic algorithms does sound complex and has a faintly magical ring to it, but it turns out that they are one of the simplest and most-intuitive concepts you’ll encounter in A.I.