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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Newsvine

If anybody has an extra Newsvine invite I would love to try it. Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Pandora: Music Lover's Dream

Pandora

I was just shown this by a co-worker that heard about it on the Inside The Net podcast. (Podcasting is a whole different topic that I may blog about later...)

I've recently started getting back into music listening with all the latest iPod craze and whatnot.

Anyway, Pandora is a great place to learn about new and different music that you might want to add to your collection. You start by entering a song title or artist and what follows are audio streams from a huge library that try to match music to your taste. I'm still playing with the technology but so far I'm pretty impressed and have discovered (and re-discovered) lots of great music so far. Right now the service is free but they are planning on introducing more advertising space to offset costs. You can pay a subscription to avoid the advertising. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Software Engineering vs. Computer Science

Just sitting here enjoying some coffee at the local Panera Bread and catching up on some reading. Came across this post on Digg:

Computer Engineering vs. Computer Science (Original PDF)

Excellent article, but Steve McConnell usually hits the nail on the head.

Monday, January 09, 2006

MA Wins First BattleField 2 Season Championship!

BEML Website

The BEML would like to congratulate the Mature Asskickers on winning the first BattleField 2 Season Championship. They capped off an undefeated season by defeating Indiana Vehicles on a closely played Strike at Karkand. A report by Dawg from =IV=:

"On Friday 1/6/05, (MA) & =IV= met in the (MA) server for the BF2 Championship. The 16 player Karkand map was selected and the teams fought it out 8 vs 8. In the first map, =IV=, on the USMC side was able to cap the Market and Hotel, but (MA) was able to hold them off for a 45-0 win. Second map, (MA), on the USMC side was able to cap the market, then the Hotel, and then flags were taken back and forth till =IV= was able to hold off (MA) for a 34-0 win.
Final score - (MA) 45 =IV= 34"

Thanks to all the teams that made this first season possible! Hopefully we'll have more of the same success with our next season.