Yahoo! and Zillow: It's All About Public Records

Previous to the days of Zillow you had a dig fairly deep on the web to find information about home values given an address. Previous to the days of the Internet you had to obtain the public records, usually for a nominal fee, at the local county clerks office (or some other such local governmental entity).

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Interesting UI Concept

Microsoft Research reveals an interesting UI concept with a working prototype of something that looks like it came from Minority Report.

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Playground for Learning and Exploring Data Mining Techniques

Today, I discovered a repository of large data sets hosted by UCI from a favorite Delicious feed that I subscribe to.

This should prove to help futher the work going on in the area of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

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Graphing the Network of a Website

The tool discussed by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, provides a very interesting view of a website's linkage.

I would love to see a tooltip showing the link/url to as you hover over each node and maybe a legend of what the different colors represent. Here is a snapshot of the [current graph of paltman.com
Patrick Altman

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Controlling Computers with Brain

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Eventing on the Enterprise Service Bus

As we become more and more comfortable with embracing, or at least utilizing the Service Oriented Architecture paradigm to construct either islands of services or a complete Enterprise Service Bus within our organizations, things like design patterns become ever important for the architect to leverage.

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Continuous Integration on Team Foundation Server

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Stovetop Espresso

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VSTO Team is Hiring

I just got off the phone with one of the developers on Eric Carter's team. Somehow my resume ended up in Redmond and was routed to this team for one of their openings.

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CommunityServer Themes and Skins

As you might can tell, I am in the process of building a new theme to be a bit more custom than the out of the box theme that comes as part of the CommunityServer 2.0 install.

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