Month: March 2007

Reactable: Tangible Music Visualization

Reading Time: < 1 minute This video is pretty amazing. Find out more about Reactable here. “The reactable is a multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface and constructing different audio topologies in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or…
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Nikon has released a nifty flash application called Universcale. From their website: “We are able to view all entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective. By setting them up against a scale, we are able to compare and understand things which cannot be physically compared. Today, using the electron microscope and…
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Where, O Where Did My iTunes Music Go?!?

Reading Time: < 1 minute So, I had looked at the clock and noticed it was already midnight. I thought to myself, “Before I go to bed, I’m going to buy a couple songs from the iTunes store that I was going to get earlier in the day”. I purchased the tracks without a hitch, was getting ready to close…
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A Call To Action: The Need For A Common Mind Map File Format

Reading Time: 3 minutes Where We Are Call it a case of stating the obvious, but It seems like mind mapping has become more popular than ever. With the recent explosion of web-based mind mapping products (MindMeister, Mindomo, and others), there is going to be a great opportunity to bring mind maps to the masses. Mind mapping is not…
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SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/23/07)

Reading Time: 2 minutes My SDExpo adventure came to a close today. Overall, this year’s sessions were really great and I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. I picked up a lot of great information related to Agile methodologies (Scrum, Crystal Clear, Lean) and plan on incorporating them into my studies (and eventually my practice). Here’s a summary of the last…
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MindMeister – Sharing Mind Maps On Your Blog

Reading Time: < 1 minute After reading Chuck’s feature matrix of the latest web-based mind map applications, I discovered that MindMeister allows you to easily share and embed your mind maps on your blog. This does require a premium subscription (~ $50 USD per year), but I figured I’d give it a shot. I imported an old mind map that…
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SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/22/07)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today was another information-packed day! I have to say that the sessions on agile methodologies turned out to be really great. Here are some of the highlights of the more interesting sessions I attended: Transitioning to Agile: A Guide to Good Practices in Context Michael Cohn, from Mountain Goat Software, gave an excellent presentation on…
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Review of Web-Based Mind Mapping Software

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chuck Frey recently published an article that shows a side-by-side feature comparision of some of the latest web-based mind map applications. The reviewed applications include Mindomo, MindMeister,, and Thinkature.

SDExpo 2007: Day in Review (3/21/07)

Reading Time: 4 minutes This year’s SDExpo West (Software Development Expo) conference was hosted at the Santa Clara Convention center in Santa Clara, California. The convention center is not far from San Fransisco and is located near the heart of “Silicon Valley”. Overall, the day turned out to be fun and very informative! The SDExpo conference focuses on many…
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Touch Down in Santa Clara

Reading Time: < 1 minute My plane arrived last night, and I’m eager to attend the SDEXPO (Software Development) here in Santa Clara, CA. There are some interesting sessions this year, and I’m sure there will be something to write about. I’ll post more later.