Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Personalized Medicine Research at Aurora

This has not received much play here locally which I find interesting. Tie ongoing bloodwork to it's corresponding (but non-identified) personal health record to create a "virtual" test subject. The legal paperwork the "volunteer" must sign must just be monstrous.

Health Care System Launches Personalized Medicine Effort
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/Articles/2009/4/21/Health-Care-System-Launches-Personalized-Medicine-Effort.aspx

Friday, April 24, 2009

Microsoft Posts First Drop in Year over Year Revenue in 23 Years

Is this the first real sign that the inevitable decline is upon Microsoft? The PC generation has fully given way to the (i)Phone generation. If you take a look at what is going in the handheld markets (not just iPhone, but Blackberry and other WinMo phone), try and find places where Microsoft generates revenue. Beyond Windows Mobile licensing, there is virtually nothing there.

Microsoft Profit Falls for First Time in 23 Years
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/technology/companies/24microsoft.html?_r=1&src=sch

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Largely Uncovered Threat to mySQL Given The Sun/Oracle Combo

If this had been Microsoft coming into control of the MySQL platform, I would imagine the uproar in the press would be significantly more profound. Personally, I actually trust Oracle less to not squash MySQL into nothingness. Oracle has always had the most to lose in a world where MySQL reaches full maturity and acceptance.

MySQL Manager: In Oracle We Must Trust
http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/database_apps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217000276

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Satyam Leader Claims Heart Not Up To Polygraph

You have to give him points for creativity, I suppose...

http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/outsourcing/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217000184
Searching for the Benefits of Google Health
Amid a growing emphasis on electronic health records, one patient tests online health services.
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22526/?nlid=1964&a=f

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A New Leader in PC's

Mirroring my own PC purchasing patterns, HP has overtaken Dell in Desktop/Laptop shipments.

HP Topples Dell From No. 1 Perch In U.S.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216500977

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What is Conficker up to now?

If you really want to freak out about the mysterious doings of the Conficker virus, give the book The Daemon by Daniel Suarez a read before reading the next blog post from Trend Micro....

http://blog.trendmicro.com/downadconficker-watch-new-variant-in-the-mix/

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fighting Group Think

Though the references to Dwight Schrute is a bit cheezy and off point, the basic concept is correct. Group Think is something that must be countered whenever possible.


Why every office needs a Dwight Schrute
When teams have a member who's different than the rest, they make better decisions, new research shows
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090405.wlschrute06/BNStory/lifeWork/home

Friday, April 3, 2009

Free iPhone Development Training @ Stanford

Apple, Stanford Teaching iPhone Development for Free
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/04/apple-stanford.html

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Google's Server Architecture Unveiled

It was not a secret that Google was building out it's own servers for use in it's data centers, but some of the recently revealed specs were a somewhat surprising. Mostly it's the existence on the on-board battery backup that has the server folks intrigued.

Google uncloaks once-secret server
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html