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You know how pundits talk about how glamour magazines are ruining people's image of themselves?   That it contributes to eating disorders, etc.  Every so often, there's a campaign to undo some of the damage.  Stars with their makeup off, or whatever.   I have no idea whether it's true that...

Don't believe Google's hype:  Google Plus is a huge flop.You need to look no further than my own timeline to see it.  I have 287 people in my circles that I follow. Most are extremely active on other networks - Facebook, Twitter, etc..  A large number of them have Android...

"Big Data" is in the New York Times.  Run for your lives.The first thing I ask a candidate who says they want to work on "Big Data" is "What Constitutes Big Data?" They'll throw out a number like "10GB" or "5PB".  Both are ridiculous answers.  I'll let you in on...

Download Pentaho, unpack it.  You double click "Data Integration 64-bit" and nothing happens.When you try it on the commandline, it gives you:LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /Users/trimbo/Downloads/data-integration/Data Integration 64-bit.app.The solution is to give the JavaApplicationStub file execution permission.chmod +x ~/Downloads/data-integration/Data Integration 64-bit.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStubNow you can double click the...

Many people were surprised when I left the games industry last year and moved over to a completely different kind of ecommerce engineering position.Some background.  I started out of college working on computer graphics (CG) for commercials.  This was in 1995, and a lot of money was made doing this....