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Patrick Logan offers some words of advice wrt/ coordination: "Before the take [...] [the worker process] should 'write' it's intent to take perhaps including an estimated time of completion. Then if it fails, another process can monitor the results and restore the request if it suspects or detects the agent failed to complete."parss's alive!Robert X. Cringely: "It has always rankled the telephone companies, especially, to be carrying over their Internet backbones the seeds of their own telephonic destruction."
As long as they don't actively downtag "competing" [create VOIP] traffic, the incentive to keep "best effort" fairly good indeed will be pretty high, lest they desire to triple their customer complaints handling capacity ... Furthermore, as new coding schemes appear, VOIP is going to take less and less bandwidth anyway.
More dirty tricks this week.Andrej Gregov has great ETech '05 notes.
Mark Fletcher's Garage philosophy (must skim)
Odeo Studio is the cool bit.
Life hacks - remind, "how to be really productive in your life--turn off internet, email, instant messenger."
"Little did we know that "the edge" was some fancy marketing poop from Nokia."
"[...] effectively Flickr for military satellite images"
"[O]nce a cascade gets going, it's hard for one person not to do what everyone else does. When people don't think for themselves, then the group collectively gets dumber."
Neil Gershenfeld, how to build anything - "Keeps them happy and you working."
"The BBC is cool." — With envy I agree.
"Hear a song you like, bookmark it with your phone for later recall on your computer." — BBC ROX! (No wonder: "[T]here are a lot of small R&D teams all around the BBC.")
sforce sounds nice as well.
What the heck doesn't get done in Google's Mythical 20%?
Flickr: "4-5% of traffic is API requests"
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