Sitemap - 2006 - Mark Watson’s Artificial Intelligence Books and Blog
My take on Microsoft/Linux patent issues
Getting around problems with Apple's iTunes DRM
Correction: Google SOAP Search APIs
Google search API: rest in peace
I updated RubyPlanet.net this weekend
DRM and (Un)Trusted Computing: really a big deal?
Public web applications and knowledge workers
Java JDK6: bundling web services, embedded database, etc.
Eclipse Mylar: automating context manangement for work tasks
out of the hospital and back online
AJAX tools for multiple development platforms
'Perfect' Mac OS X backup procedure
Offshoring vs. increasing the number of H1-B visas
Ha! Compare Nintendo Wii to Sony PS3 rollouts!
New World Order: things that will effect its outcome
Pricing of Microsoft Windows Vista
Some dissatisfaction with Ruby
Democratic mandate: investigate corruption
Vacation in Utah: Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion national parks
Very good: Democracy - Internet TV Platform
More on personal information management
Be willing to pay a small price for freedom
And the winner is...Linux Desktop!
More on web based office tools: Gliffy.com
Human minds, programming, and the "caching problem"
Quicktime movies playing on Ubuntu Linux that do not play on Windows XP
North Korea. Economies of Japan vs. USA
Java + AJAX : IntelliJ 6 + GWT a great combination
A bit of history, the Slackware 11 release, and software power
Best technical writing software?
Persistence for object oriented languages vs. programmer efficiency
Apple just lost a sale - Steve Jobs is no longer on my good guy list
Is the upcoming ABC whitewash of 9/11 events a failure of public trust?
Disconnect between thinking about a problem and programming
Linux vs. Windows and OS X: it is the economy that will be the driving factor
Open source, free, and commercial software
I started a new blog just on AI theory
Writely has started accepting new accounts
Indie Game Development, AI in games
How much more productive is using Latex rather than Word or OpenOffice?
Yes languages affect our thoughts, even in programming
Criticism of non-dynamic languages
Dissent: the finest of American traditions
Secrets to living a happy life
Good point: disinformation and the Semantic Web
Why I have not been blogging about the latest war in the Middle East
Is India blocking my blog and all others on blogspot.com?
Quality of life, technology, and ecology
21 years with Emacs; streamlining writing/publishing with LaTex
Incredible what a few lines of Ruby code will do
30 minute lesson on the Middle East
A good free Ruby book/tutorial
So, how are they making money on this?
More work combining Ruby and Common Lisp
A simpler, more directed Microsoft under Ray Ozzie
Meta object protocol in Lisp and Ruby
Comparing Google's Picasa Web to Flickr
Different doument types, different work flows
Saving time with Ruby and ActiveRecord
Yes, the world is probably a safer place
Wow! Google Spreadsheet web app: very cool!
I am on Microsoft's side on this one
Interesting product: AllegroCache
Dealing with Knowledge Artifacts that are still in paper form
Will Java JRE be installed by Linux distros by default? Is it too late for this to have a large impact?
The Lisp community needs to do this more often
Surgery Thursday - I will be offline for a few days
Integrating a semantic network with a reasoning system
Why the ultra-rich should stop supporting Bush
I sometimes forget how fast compiled Common Lisp is
$19 for a more productive environment
Excellent: ABC's streaming TV shows
What happens that major news is not reported?
IDEs: best of breed vs. 'good enough'
Information: organization vs. overload
Suggestion for Bush and Congress over what to do about gas prices
Long term AI job: what language to use?
Protecting the IT infrastructure and competitiveness of the U.S.
Oracle making their own Linux distro?
Working backwards on the Semantic Web
Interesting: Bill Gate's work flow; knowledge management
Managed code, Microsoft dropping .Net from Vista implementation
We *really* need semantic attributes on web links
Great article on Java performance
Privacy issues vs. very useful web portals like GMail, Yahoo Calendar, etc.
googlepages.com is starting to come online
Yes, Ruby is ready for the Enterprise
Blue Ray and HD-DVD; Amazon S3 storage
Useful tool for searching millions of RSS feeds; some of my own projects
Feeling of relief: switching back to OpenOffice.org from Word
I wish there were more commercial apps for Linux
Flickr and Netflix web portals, etc.
I finally converted from CVS to Subversion
Microchunks: short online media clips
Wonderful mix of functional and logic programming
Switching markwatson.com to Rails (with some Java)
European effort to compete with Google/Yahoo, and local open source advocacy
Mongrel: interesting alternative to WEBrick
Life, New Google Desktop and Netflix
Apache vs. lighttpd vs. WEBrick
My hiking accident, virtualization, and DRM
Glad that Google is supporting the Mac with GMail notifier and Google Earth
Yikes! Criticizing something without understanding it
Microsoft Word's master document support sucks; ancient archeological sites
Large overhead for consultants: agreeing to contract terms
Yahoo and Google (on Slashdot): rooting for underdogs
Sony e-Book with electronic paper
DRM, Apple's Music Store, Google Video
I must have been crazy using Linux on my desktop
Rich clients and web applications
Conservative Patrick Buchanan also gets it right
'smartest man alive' gets it right.
Great: a free online version of Diestel's Graph Theory book
Quality of information vs. hot news
More on link types and the Semantic Web
Are Apple laptops a good deal?
Blue-ray and HD-DVD: I think DVD is here for the long term
Lack of Linux client support by Google and Yahoo
Kurt Vonnegut: Human beings will be happier only when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again