May 2005

Hierarchical/categorization : personal ontology

Chad ran across a good article about ontology and how categorization has become much more of a personal thing than it used to be. I’ll refrain from starting a discussion about how the amount of personal information we all manage has become so much greater and just let you read Chad’s weblog post as well as the original article. Suffice it to say that if I had a good way to tag more of my files, bookmarks and such I think I’d search less and find more.

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USB Flash Drive Manager

Microsoft‘s free USB Flash Drive Manager is a utility that lets you backup your flash drive, control autorun and a few other things including backing up your wireless configuration settings, according to this week’s Windows Tips & Tricks Update. This is a weekly enewsletter available free from the folks at Windows IT Pro. You can sign up for their enewsletters but don’t bother trying to find this tip on their website until next week — their article archive trails the newsletter by a week.

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Digital broadcast flag struck down by federal appeals court

Aunty Spam’s Net Patrol reports in this article that a federal appeals court has ruled that the FCC overstepped their bounds in mandating that the anti-copying scheme be implemented in all devices and digital broadcasts. The facility was supposed to be effective July 1, 2005.

I wonder if there will be a further appeal, don’t you?

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Google Maps connected with Yahoo! Traffic

This article from Silicon Beat (a technology news weblog from our local rag) links you to this site which shows you traffic info from Yahoo! laid on top of a Google map. Yes, you can switch the map to satellite and back. Pretty neat. Don’t know how many applications there are for this … I suppose you could see where construction is being done and recognize it by landmark or something. I liek it, though! It’s a creative application of technology.

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