LinkLog: WikiData

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  Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It is for data what Wikimedia Commons is for media files: it centralizes access to and management of structured data, such as interwiki references and statistical information. Wikidata contains data in all languages for which there are […]

On Experiments

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From Acquiring Knowledge The greatest experiment is nearly always a solo. The individual, seeking to learn, tries something new but only tries it on himself. If he fails, he has hurt only himself. If he succeeds he has made a discovery many people can use. Experiment only with your own time, your own money, your […]

Twitter And Knowledge Discovery

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You can discover two types of Knowledge (from Twitter). The classification is inspired by Bloom’s Taxonomy. Factual Knowledge Conceptual and Meta Knowledge Let us briefly look at each type with a couple of examples. Factual Knowledge- Some observations You get more news from Twitter than from newspapers You get more real-time news than any other single […]

LinkLog: PaaS in IT Shops

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Apprenda’s case study outlining the JP Morgan Chase use of private PaaS in IT shops of large enterprises.  Some of the measures of success in the case study were: 2000 applications hosted 700% improvement in developer productivity 70% increase in infrastructure utilizations 50 days improvement in average application time to market via Reflections on the Future of […]

BookLog: The Art of Explanation

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From The Art of Explanation The Art of Explanation is built on my years of experience in creating explanations for organizations and educators. My company, Common Craft, is known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand in the the form of short videos. Through projects with companies such as Google, LEGO, Intel, […]

A Few Python Links: Dictionary Idioms, PyMongo, A Book and A Python Analysis Environment

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A few selected links from TopicMinder alerts for “Python”. Python Expression Idiom: Merging Dictionaries It’s common in Python programming to need to merge 2 or more dictionaries together. The first idiom is using the dict constructor.  This idiom has it’s limitations, however it will always work fine as long as the keys are all strings. […]