1. Stanford iPhone Application Programming course
I am not a big fan of iPhone but its a nice gesture by Stanford to make the videos of iPhone application programming available for all. I sampled certain lectures and they were pretty interesting.
An interesting article on the Linux Kernel development , developers and development process. It also includes a breakup of developer profiles of Linux Kernel. The most surprising aspect of the report is that 75% of the developers are officially paid by some company (RedHat, IBM etc ) to develop Linux code.
3. Kasparov and Good Interaction Design
A commentary on a NYTimes article on Chess, Humans and Computers. There are lot of good nuggets of information : for eg good interaction design trumps smart algorithms , Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process, the age of youngest grandmasters keep falling even though they dont match grand masters of yore etc
Richard J. Lipton’s aptly named blog Godel’s Lost Letter and P=NP is my favorite theoretical computer science blog. He writes 2-3 posts every week but each of them has exceptional quality and incredibly thoughtful. In this post, he iscusses , Georg Cantor’s very popular diagonal argument . I learnt diagonal argument during discrete mathematics course – The idea was very simple but somehow I never fully accepted or trusted it. It is nice to see that many more people share my feelings :) The comments section has some nice discussion on why most students feel that way.
5. LaTeXSearch: 1M snippets in a searchable database
LaTeXSearch.com is a free online service from Springer to search a huge database of Latex snippets. I am still figuring out how best to use this site .But I guess , I will use their LaTeX Sandbox Site more to test my LaTeX snippets. I had been using a draft file in my WordPress blog to test my LaTeX expressions though this site seems to more convenient.
6. How to disrupt Wall Street
There is a huge , populist anger against Wall Street right now. From Obama to Congress to main street people, all anger is directed at Wall Street. This blog offers some interesting ways in which technological innovation can disrupt Wall Street’s profits. Good Read !!