2010 New Year’s Resolutions from the RWW Geeks & Friends

first_imgTags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Forget losing weight or finding the perfect life partner: All we want to do is make 2010 the biggest geek-out year ever.The ReadWriteWeb crew have collectively planned to take over the world next year by honing our nerd super-powers. From programming in Python to building AI houses, we’ve resolved to be smarter, more curious, more technical and way geekier than we were last year. Read our resolutions, and definitely let us know what you plan to do to be the best geek you can be in 2010. The editor-in-chief himself, Mr. Richard MacManus, is known for his fascination with machine-to-machine communication via the Internet of Things. This year promises to be an interesting one at the MacManus residence if Richard’s resolutions hold true.“One of my goals for 2010,” he said, “is to experiment with Internet of Things in my own house and life, using tools like Pachube and sensors. We’ll see how that goes…”We wish you lots of luck, boss! If all goes well, you’ll be a prime candidate for the first episode of Geek Cribs, and we’ll all be very, very jealous. Our own ReadWriteStart warrior, Dana Oshiro, is going to be a busy bee this year.“I’m finding that the coolest ideas come out of academic institutions and enthusiast groups before they’re ever thought of as business-related products. In 2010 I plan on attending more hackathons, dev camps and emerging tech conferences like SIGGRAPH.”In addition to all that conference-hopping, Dana’s going to be doing some web work of her own. “Honestly, I need to revamp my personal website Villagers With Pitchforks. I haven’t changed the design in years.”Alex Williams, our resident enterprise expert, is also known in certain circles as an experienced podcasting pro. His resolution is something the ReadWriteWeb team would all love to see happen.He told us that he wants to use 2010 to “make an informative and entertaining podcast for ReadWriteWeb Enterprise that is lively, smart and fun.”What do our friendly readers think? Would you like to listen to awesome news about what companies and people are moving and shaking in the world of enterprise technology? What folks do you most want Alex to talk to, and what topics would you find most interesting? And where would you be most likely to listen to a RWW podcast? At your laptop, in your car, while walking your dogs? Let us know in the comments! Our newest startup blogger, Chris Cameron, said he wants to use 2010 to press the flesh and put faces with names, so to speak.“Since I’m the new kid on the block and fresh out of J-school with my M.M.C., my new year’s resolution is to get acquainted with as many people as possible in the web/tech/startup industry and develop a healthy amount of sources.”As seasoned journos, it’s our sworn duty to protect cub reporters from no-account rabble rousers, so we asked Chris who he specifically wanted to meet this year. He replied, “I’d love to develop some contacts from the bastions of the Web (Twitter, Facebook, Google, Digg, etc.).”You’re in good company, kid. We’d like to meet those guys, too. Just kidding! As a RWW blogger, you’re sure to have Kevin Rose and Biz Stone on speed dial in no time. We wish you luck. Another ReadWriteNoob is Abraham Hyatt, our intrepid Production Editor. He’s got a full slate of resolutions this year.He told us he wants to have more one-on-one time with “the bloggers I read every day, the people whose tweets I look forward to, the friends who surprise me with what they post.”He also said he’s going to start paying attention to things outside the tech sphere and his geographical scene. “I want to change the fact that I have no idea what’s changing in journalism in China.”And finally, Abraham let us in on how he’s keeping his finger on the pulse of technology. “I want to learn from my 5-year-old niece as she begins using the Web. I just hooked her up with her first kids browser and the way she interacts with the Web will be a hint of what’s to come for all of us online in the next decade.”Add in learning how to code and blogging more, two of his other resolutions, and Abraham’s got a full dance card for the rest of the year! As for me, I plan to learn Python this year. I’ve realized in 2009 that it’s harder to be a tech writer when you don’t have a hacker-esque depth of understanding about APIs and web apps. After talking to Leah Culver, Mark Jeffrey and a bunch of other really smart programmers, I think Python is a great place to start learning about programming languages. So this year, I’m tackling a 900-page O’Reilly book, and I’m not giving up until I have a working web app of my own! Next up, Haskell.Via Twitter, we heard from a few of our friends, including entrepreneur Renato Valdés Olmos, who pointed us to this pretty web app for those without resolutions who yearn to start small. And everyone’s favorite O.G (that’s “original geek” in these parts), Chris Pirillo, just couldn’t resist the opportunity to get sassy. “My geekiest new year’s resolution,” he said, “is 2560×1600.”So, what great and glorious plans have you got for 2010? Will you be hacking your way to entrepreneurial greatness by starting your own web company? Will you be building hardware? Are you resolving to start a new career path, go to a new conference or meet a lifelong tech hero?Let us know your resolutions in the comments! jolie odell Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Without Technical Assistance, Policy Efforts Fall Flat

first_imgFrom guest blogger Alison Corwin, New EcologyWe at New Ecology are very excited to be involved with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) as our mission is to promote development solutions that deliver positive economic, environmental, and social returns. The NSP program recognizes the importance of promoting development that protects environmental quality and eliminates pollution and waste, provides direct, meaningful economic opportunities for communities, and builds civic capacity to ensure a healthy future.By implementing greening strategies in the rehabilitation of existing affordable housing stock, there is great potential not only to reduce energy and water use, making it more sustainable from an environmental standpoint, but to develop a meaningful economic opportunity as well. The energy and water savings reduce operating costs in the long term, helping to ensure the housing remains affordable in the future.New Ecology NSP experience: training is criticalOur experience with NSP Technical Assistance tasks thus far has spanned a broad spectrum, from working with design teams on project specifications and plans to larger policy initiatives; these requests reflect the diverse nature of assistance desired by NSP grantees.One project in particular further enforced the idea that training is a critical function of successful policy implementation. The task was to revise a previous policy written on a county level for rehab projects needing to meet the greening standards for NSP. What we found was that the existing policy had included items unrelated to greening — for example, accessibility, fire protection, marketability, and so on — which made for a cumbersome set of guidelines.New Ecology recommendation: targeted policies for single-family and multifamily housingWe determined that the most effective approach was to write a policy that focused solely on greening and specifically on single-family homes as they comprise the current majority of housing stock receiving NSP funding. However, we recommended that a separate multifamily standard be written to account for the nuances for that particular type of building.While the final policy requires action that will create energy and water efficient, healthy and durable homes, we have found that the reality is without proper education and training for local architects, builders and contractors related to the criteria set forth, implementation of greening policies will likely have mixed success.It is critical that the NSP grantees seek technical assistance to support the provision of training around new policies if we are to truly implement greening on a level that will have widespread impact.last_img read more

Why 5G Technology Will Be a Game-Changer for Healthcare

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Follow the Puck Geoff GrossFounder and CEO of Medical Guardian Geoff Gross is the founder and CEO of Medical Guardian, a leading provider of personal emergency response and connected care solutions. Geoff’s passion for connected care, healthcare tech, and IoT helps customers live without limits. Tags:#Connected Devices#health#healthcare data#Healthcare systems#IoT#Med Tech Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces A complex regulatory environment and deeply embedded legacy systems traditionally have made the healthcare industry a laggard when it comes to adopting new technologies. But the proverbial floodgates opened over the past several years, with technological innovation transforming care and transforming lives.Healthcare technology is about to get another shot in the arm.This year will bring us the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity, also known as 5G. The latest generation should deliver significant improvements in care quality and patient experiences — as well as lower costs and more operational efficiencies.5G will usher in an era of personalized, self-directed healthcare, empowering patients with the ability to manage their health and medical conditions better.Ultimately, the goals of healthcare aren’t limited to finding better treatment solutions; medical practitioners also strive to build preventative practices that preclude treatment. 5G will make those goals a reality.Already, wearable technologies consisting of continuous monitoring and sensory processing devices are helping patients achieve wellness and independence. We’ve only scratched the surface of their potential, in part because of the limitations of 4G. One of the biggest challenges that IoT solutions face is slow network speeds because of congestion.Providers are interfacing with many patients each day, and transmitting large amounts of data can be an incredibly slow process on existing networks. Wearable devices require consistent, uniform, and uninterrupted connectivity to be viable, and 5G will provide this connectivity an unprecedented level.5G technology has the potential to help healthcare organizations meet the growing demands of IoT-focused transformation by providing a pathway for more significant amounts of data to be shared — faster — across networks.AT&T claims its live 5G network recently eclipsed the 1gigabits-per-second mark, and the technology theoretically should be able to achieve download speeds of 10 Gbps with one millisecond of latency. Compare that to 4G speeds that average 15 megabits per second with a latency of 50 ms.But speed is only part of 5G technology, which is superior to 4G in every sense. For starters, its lower latency will allow for new and more advanced IoT applications that require rapid responsiveness, such as remote equipment control.Moreover, 5G will revolutionize data management. The technology can handle large and vital data sets more efficiently, enabling the consolidation of information into one platform. 5G networks also have super high bandwidths, which will allow more people to transmit larger files without slowing things down.In the near future, remote monitoring tools powered by 5G will enable doctors to not only keep an eye on local patients but also to attend to anyone around the world without having to leave the office.According to a study by Market Research Future, the telemedicine market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of about 17% through 2023. Growth will primarily be due to government-driven healthcare initiatives and the demand for better healthcare in rural areas. Unlike its predecessor, 5G will be able to support the high-resolution video requirements of telehealth appointments.This means patients will have more accessible healthcare, including access to specialists who might otherwise be unavailable.5G technology will allow medical professionals to quickly transmit massive files from X-ray machines, MRIs, and other imaging machines. With immediate access to substantial data files, the people — and machines — charged with making critical decisions about patient health will be able to make them faster and with more information.Already, we’ve seen that AI is capable of fully diagnosing patients and recommending proper treatment plans. It also can predict possible complications in outpatients, which allows care providers to put preventative measures in place.But AI systems need a massive amount of data to learn and improve in real time, and that data typically comes from disparate sources and is delivered via mobile devices. In many cases, 4G hasn’t been able to support this continuous flow of data reliably — that won’t be a problem for 5G.Still, none of this is to say that every healthcare problem will disappear thanks to the next generation of connectivity. Seamless integration is far from guaranteed, but it’s absolutely necessary if digital processes will directly affect the health of individuals.Increasingly widespread concerns about patient privacy and the potential negative impact of healthcare data breaches are well-founded, and they aren’t going anywhere. Security is imperative, particularly when healthcare practitioners are transmitting medical data.Implementing new technology is also expensive. With the introduction of 5G, old devices and infrastructure elements may be rendered incompatible. Replacing those devices will be costly for providers. Those issues will need to be ironed out with urgency, though.Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of connected health at Partners HealthCare, nicely summed up the implications of 5G on patient care in an interview with HealthTech Insider: “If you put in an Amazon order and it doesn’t happen, the world doesn’t stop. But if it’s your pacemaker, that’s a different matter.”While 5G technology has the potential to improve the way we deliver healthcare, providers must be incredibly strategic about how they use this new technology.With a little caution and some creative problem-solving, the next generation of internet connectivity is certain to change things for the better. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Finals stint an achievement for Bali Pure, says Gorayeb

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? View comments ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide San Miguel ousts Star, advances to PBA Finals anew Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Water Defenders’ core is made up of collegiate stars with just Grethcel Soltones and libero Alyssa Eroa who have played in club competition.“Yes we fell short but I told the kids that we’re still proud of them because we managed to enter the finals,” said Gorayeb after his team lost in four sets, 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 to the Lady Warriors. “There were other people who dreamt of going to the finals and we’re the ones who played here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They are all young players, they are collegiate players, so they should be more matured after this experience. They shouldn’t think of the loss too much and I just told them to be proud of their achievement.”Unlike other teams, Gorayeb said that they didn’t have a couple of months to prepare for the PVL and all they had was the fortnight before the opener. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Adding to that time constraint was Jerrili Malabanan joining practice just three days before the start of the conference.“What they’ve achieved was a huge feat considering none of them had this superstar status,” said Gorayeb.RELATED VIDEOPocari drops Bali Pure to win another PVL title2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb was visibly disappointed after losing in their title series against Pocari Sweat in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.As he leaned against their locker room door, Gorayeb said his Water Defenders could’ve done more, but he knows reaching the finals was already a huge achievement for his young team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Fiba 3×3 World Masters: Pasig Chooks beats Katara in impressive start for PH

first_imgLATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Even with still a game left in the group stage, Pasig is already assured of a spot in the playoffs on Friday after the Katara dropped to 0-2 in Pool A. The top two in each pool move on the next round.Pasig Chooks faces top club team Liman at 12:25 am to decide the top seeding in their pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Fiba 3×3 Masters: PH’s Balanga Chooks stuns no. 3 Riga GhettoStatham finished with nine points for Pasig while Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup MVP Munzon added seven points. @Munzonn showing less mercy than The Night King!#3x3WT pic.twitter.com/qYiNtZhXJZ— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) April 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Taylor Statham leads the way for Pasig Chooks. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Not to be outdone, Pasig Chooks also scored an impressive 21-14 victory over Katara of Qatar to kick off its campaign in the 2019 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar.After Balanga’s huge win earlier, Pasig Chooks made it a perfect start so far for the Philippine teams with Joshua Munzon and Taylor Statham, the country’s top 3×3 players, leading the way.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Fiba 3×3 World Masters: PH’s Balanga Chooks stuns no. 3 Riga Ghettocenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. #3x3WT Final Scores Watch Day 1 of #3x3WT Doha Masters LIVE! FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics📺 https://t.co/G7cv5kgogn pic.twitter.com/fxphX5dUx3— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) April 18, 2019 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoAgent of Barcelona signing Tobido: Juventus were desperate for him

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent of Barcelona signing Tobido: Juventus were desperate for himby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jean-Clair Todibo says the Toulouse defender chose to sign for Barcelona ahead of Juventus.It was announced this week that Todibo would be joining Barca at the end of the season when his contract expires.Bruno Satin told Sportnews.eu: “He chose the Catalans for their history. Barça is very big club and when he was little, he dreamed of playing with this shirt. Money has nothing to do with his choice, he did it for the emotions that Barça provokes. “Moreover, compared to other interested clubs, he will have more opportunities to play. “Juventus and Leipzig wanted him too. I met several times the Bianconeri, who absolutely wanted the player. Finally it is Todibo who chose Barça, because he thinks he is more likely to start there. At Juventus there are a lot of big defenders.” last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungberg

first_imgArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungbergby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has praised Freddie Ljungberg for helping improve his game.The former Gunners winger was promoted from U23 boss to assistant first-team coach this season.”There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really,” he said. “He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.”Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.”It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Here’s Urban Meyer Teeing Off At The Famous 16th Hole At TPC Scottsdale

first_imgUrban Meyer and his wife exit the field.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer lives next to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State coach jokes that he and his son, Nate, will often sneak onto the Muirfield Village Golf Club course and play a couple holes. The Buckeyes’ head coach has found some time to golf amid the post-national championship tour and recruiting period. For those who care, Urban Meyer is soon to take part in a hole in one contest at the Phoenix Open. It’s live on Golf Channel NOW— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 28, 2015Here’s the 50-year-old coach teeing off at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Based on how Meyer’s month has gone, he probably hit a hole-in-one.last_img read more

K Line Readies for Major Loss Starts Structural Reform

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: K Line Japanese shipping major K Line is to launch a significant structural reform in order to improve its profitability from fiscal year 2019.Namely, the company plans to cancel charter contracts for containerships and small and medium sized dry bulkers worth around JPY 50 billion (USD 447 million) and reduce its market exposure.As part of its next medium-term management plan, the company intends to improve profitability by concentrating on four business pillars, namely the Dry Bulk, Car Carrier, Energy Resource Transport, and Logistics and Affiliated businesses.With this implementation of the business structural reforms and changes of other extraordinary income or losses, the company now expects to record a net loss of JPY 100 billion (USD 895 million) for the year ended March 31, 2019, compared to a previously expected loss of JPY 20 billion (USD 179 million) for the period.K Line revised the forecast of consolidated financial results ending March 2019 because of provision for losses regarding chartering in operating loss, reflection of impact by dry bulker’s weaken market conditions, extraordinary losses related to cancellation of chartering contracts, as well as the change of the timing implementation for extraordinary profit by assets’ sale such as fleets to subsequent period, which results in expansion of net loss attributable to owners of parent.As to the cost of the business structural reforms, K Line estimated around JPY 65 billion followed with provision for loss related to containerships chartering to Ocean Network Express (ONE), as well as chartering cancellation of containerships and dry bulkers.K Line determined to record the provision for losses of around JPY 15 billion, as rationally estimable amount, regarding loss related to containerships chartering as well as to carry out cancelling chartering contracts for some of uneconomical containerships and small and medium sized dry bulkers to reduce the exposure to risks from market fluctuation.last_img read more

Ohio State track and field unrepresented in 2012 Summer Olympics

Ohio State’s history of sending track and field athletes to the Olympic Games includes Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The 2012 Olympics, however, will not include any Buckeyes. Nine current and former OSU track and field athletes competed in their nation’s Olympic Team Trials hoping to qualify for this summer’s London Games, but none were successful. Eight Buckeyes attempted to qualify for the United States national team, while one competed north of the border in the Canadian trials. Of the eight Buckeyes who competed at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Ore., five qualified for their event’s final. Jeff See, a 2010 OSU alum and current volunteer assistant coach to the men’s track and field program, finished 9th in Sunday’s 1,500-meter run final with a time of 3 minutes, 38.81 seconds. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase final held Thursday, redshirt senior Cory Leslie finished 9th (8:33.94) while alum Brian Olinger finished 11th (8:37.93). Earlier in trials competition, recent OSU graduates Christina Manning and Mike Hartfield also made it to their event’s finals, but failed to qualify for the Olympics. Manning, the 2012 NCAA champion in 100-meter hurdles, finished 5th in that event at trials (12.92 seconds). Hartfield, the 2012 Big Ten long jump champion, placed 6th with a best jump of 7.79 meters. Sophomore Antonio Blanks was eliminated after finishing 13th in the semifinals of 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.02 seconds. Recently graduated Matt DeChant finished 18th in shot put with a top throw of 18.13 meters. Senior Alexis Thomas, the 2012 Big Ten hammer throw champion, finished 22nd in the trials hammer throw (56.70 meters). Maggie Mullen, another OSU alum who completed her Buckeye track and field career in 2012, finished 9th in the hammer throw on Saturday at the Canadian trials, with a best throw of 57.13 meters. Although OSU will not send any track athletes to this year’s Olympics, 10 current or former Buckeyes have earned tickets to London. OSU athletes and alumni are set to represent at least seven different nations in at least six sports. The Olympic Games begin July 27 in London. read more