Monthly Archives: August 2010

in 10 years, data mining and modeling will be an important area in IT.

By 2020, the amount of data generated each year will reach 35 zettabytes, or about 35 million petabytes, according to market researcher IDC. That’s enough data to fill a stack of DVDs reaching from the Earth to the moon and … Continue reading

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“debugging hell” – running code over and over, making random changes and seeing if they worked – HAHA!

My post on the nature of programming seems to have struck a nerve. Many commenters pondered what makes a developer great. “Ka” thought that: “You [are] not born [a] good or great programmer, you become one with time and study … Continue reading

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Casualness maximizes commonality among people. Formality maximizes difference.

These customs reveal certain underlying values in a society. In an older post I discussed the cultural ethos of Formality vs. Casualness. Casualness — in attire, in manner of speaking, in the way names are presented on paper — maximizes … Continue reading

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Computers in Patient Care: The Promise and the Challenge

A 29-year-old female from New York City comes in at 3 a.m. to an ED (emergency department) in California, complaining of severe acute abdominal pain that woke her up. She reports that she is in California attending a wedding and … Continue reading

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The magic number 150

Many people have asked me about some of the references for my Real Life Social Network talk. So here they are. I’m truly standing on the shoulders of others. For the most part, I’ve taken other people’s research and synthesized … Continue reading

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The Real Life Social Network v2

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Sutukil time: with the Caresharing family.

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