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How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic]

How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic]

By Jonathan Fisher March 19, 2012

I have to admit: when I wrote last week’s article about the Encyclopedia Britannica‘s going out of print, I jumped over to Wikipedia for a little bit of fact-checking. I’ve gone on record lamenting the demise of the multi-volume printed …

Silverlight for Opera

Completely missed in all the talk at Mix about Silverlight, Microsoft’s amazing development platform for rich applications, is the news that Silverlight is coming to the excellent Opera browser.

Online Resource For Small Business
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There is a new online resource that is focused on providing useful information to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Biz Info Library launched today providing access to information, ideas and insights on owning a company.

“There’s too much information about entrepreneurship out there, so it’s difficult and time-consuming to determine what, and who to believe,” said venture capitalist and blogger Guy Kawasaki.” What’s needed is a vertical search engine for entrepreneurs and The Biz Info Library delivers on this need.”

Matt Asay: Sun Gets it – But What is it?

Matt Asay believes that Sun’s rumored move to put the Java SE reference implementation under the GPL shows that “Sun is one of the few BigCo’s” that really gets open source.

Landing Page Quick Reference Guide

A landing page is a website page that is created for one purpose – to persuade the site visitor to convert into a customer by making a sale, completing a form (thereby becoming a qualified lead), signing up for a newsletter, etc.

OpenJavaEE and OpenJDK

There’s a lot of confusion about what Sun actually intends to do when they use the term “open source java”.

IE7 Quick Reference Guide

The IE team has put together a great quick reference “cheat sheet” for Internet Explorer 7. It has all the keyboard shortcuts, including those for the new features. Some good ones:

Conspiracy Theories And AOL

AOL has made a few missteps in the past few months, with its ill-advised posting of millions of search queries to the Internet discovered on the eve of the biggest search engine conference of the year; one reader has suggested issues like these are not only self-inflicted, but intentionally so.

No Banners Please, We’re Browsing
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Graphical banner ads have become the panhandlers of the Internet: very few people look at them anymore even if ads are right in front of them.

Robots.txt Hints At Google Unlimited Data Storage

Garett Rogers, who clearly checks Google’s robots.txt before breakfast every day, spotted a new reference in it, to /uds/, which he speculates may refer to Google Unlimited Data Storage, a very uninspired product name for Gdrive.

C Programming References A Quick List

Whether it is C or C# or C++, somewhere there is a website that can help the vaunted programmer find some useful bit for his or her work.

Massachusetts May Lift Gates For Open Source

The state proposes an open document format initiative where Microsoft Office would be replaced.

Environmental Monitoring Reference Guide

Creating a safe and secure lights-out co-location or remote data center facility ensues by incorporating environmental monitoring devices to remotely detect and resolve unwarranted server room conditions.

Wikipedia Is The Second Most Popular Reference Site

The open source encyclopedia is now the second most-visited reference Web site, according to Hitwise.

Reference Tracking Via Technorati, Feedster, and Bloglines

I was listening to the Jan 14th Gilmor Gang a little while ago. This is the first time I’ve listened to the show.

How to Avoid the Most Common Reference Management Mistakes

References have always been one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal available to a salesperson. Who better to sing the praises of your company than your best customers? Maximizing your Return on References (ROR), however, requires a strategy and ongoing maintenance plan. Here is a checklist to help you avoid the most common reference management mistakes.

How to Interact with SQL Server’s Data and Procedure Cache

As you have worked with SQL Server, you probably have run across the terms data cache and procedure cache, and may have wondered what exactly a cache was. SQL Server is configured to use a physical pool of memory on the server, and it will allocate the majority of this memory pool to hold data pages that have been read, along with the compiled execution plans for all previously-run Transact-SQL statements. It is this dynamic pool of memory that is being referred to by the data cache and procedure cache. Before SQL Server 7.0, the data cache and procedure cache were two separate pools of memory and could be controlled separately. In SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000, one pool of memory is used both for data and execution plans.