Friday, January 02, 2009


Hope you had a great Christmas and a good start to 2009. I'm taking advantage of our three week break to spend time with my family, read, write a paper, and prepare for my search engine course.

My pick of the week's top 5 items of interest:
  1. The Z2K problem: Zunes freezing up at midnight on New Year's Eve apparently because 2008 is a leap year.

  2. Shocking new research has confirmed what XBox widows have known for years: men like to play video games because of our neurological desire to conquer.

  3. In this year of economic difficulty, is programming a thing of the past? Not according to Computerworld's annual Forecast survey which finds programming to be the "hottest" skill of 2009. So why would anyone who is already a programmer want to leave it?

  4. Always fun to read for its insight and contentious commentary: Gladney's DDQ.

  5. For a father and user interface aficionado, here's a fun article to read about a three year old son using his dad's iPhone.