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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 6)

05.06.2013
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The Best Usability Testing Strategy Ever
Bring a demo of your app on a tablet or phone, find a table near the line inside Starbucks, and buy a stack of gift cards.

My Experience as a Computer Forensics Examiner
John Irvine, a 13-year veteran computer forensics examiner, reflects on the not-so-CSI job of combing through hard drives that have been perpetrators or victims of crimes.

JEE 7 is Ready!  So Try Out This Proof-of-Concept
This Shoot & Ladders-style game is a POC for many of the new features in Java EE 7.

Eric Schmidt says the internet has already surpassed television.
Speaking at a gathering of digital advertisers in New York City last night, Mr Schmidt refused to forecast when internet video would displace television, instead declaring: "That's already happened."

High Quality Free Computer Science Education
This blogger’s experience with courses by Coursera and udacity revealed some high-quality computer science education or, as he puts it, “at least as good as many paid physical university” courses.

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Over the cliff
Cliff is a framework for building command line programs, using setuptools entry points for subcommands, output formatters, and extensions.

Cool Stuff


Labs Through the Ages
io9 collects an awesome set of early lab photos (and paintings, for pre-photography labs).

How a Clever EVE Online Player used a Useless Item to Sabotage The Game’s Economy
Former EVE-Online executive producer John Lander describes how one EVE Online player exploited a useless item to nearly destroy the game’s in-game economy.