All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reference’
Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a list of articles for your location, and gives you the distance from where you’re at. There’s also a compass that …
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 reference set, even feel a bit of nostalgia for it, though I haven’t looked something up in the EB since …
Ask’s Dictionary.com has appointed a new President – Shravan Goli. He replaces Doug Leeds, who was named President of Ask.com-U.S., in October. Goli will report to Scott Garell, President of Ask Networks, and will be responsible for leading the strategy and overall business for Dictionary.com.
Piece o’ news number one: Google intends to make Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, available in Google Docs. Piece o’ news number two: if you don’t feel like waiting on the Mountain View-based company, you can access those same resources right now.
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.
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.”
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:
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.
The open source encyclopedia is now the second most-visited reference Web site, according to Hitwise.
I was listening to the Jan 14th Gilmor Gang a little while ago. This is the first time I’ve listened to the show.
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.
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.
In an article for the July 2001 MSDN Magazine I talked about what you need to know to move from C++ to C#. In that article, I mentioned that the syntax of C# is very similar to that of C++ and that the difficult part of the transition was not the language itself but getting comfortable with the managed environment of .NET and understanding the extensive .NET Framework.
Time goes by so fast these days. You’ve got masses of work to do, e-mails to respond to, ads to write, your website needs tweaking – and there are just a couple of facts you want to check before sending off your new article to the various ezine databases. You haven’t got the right books at home, and you definitely haven’t got time to go to the library. You can probably find the information you need on the net, but it may take a while to track it down, and the search engines throw up a load of dross before taking you to anything really useful. It would be brilliant if you could just click a button on your computer for the information you need to appear on your screen.
Sendmail can be a little scary. If the 1,000+ page O’Reilly reference doesn’t give you pause, the cryptic configuration files probably will. But actually, if you can put up with a little pain to get by the basics, Sendmail really isn’t all that difficult. It is complicated, but a few “rules of the road” will allow you to understand it.
I was reading your article on government contracts awarded to small businesses… and particularly appreciated the Austin Powers/Dr. Evil reference in first sentence (i.e. One trillion dollars)
There is no source of reference remotely as authoritative as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. There is no brand as venerable and as veteran as this mammoth labour of knowledge and ideas established in 1768. There is no better value for money. And, after a few sputters and bugs, it now comes in all shapes and sizes, including two CD-ROM versions (standard and deluxe) and an appealing and reader-friendly web site. So, why does it always appear to be on the brink of extinction?