Monday, November 29, 2010

Development in all directions

I just read an interesting blog post from Lawrence Haddad writing about "development" in connection to so called "developing countries". I mentioned this very briefly in my Picking ideas blog post, but if you are interested Lawrence deals with this in much greater detail. An other very nice point is (as also mentioned in the discussion part) that Lawrence also lists some action points to be taken in order to concentrate on global instead of local development.

The link to the post is:

Development Horizons from Lawrence Haddad: Development N,S,E & W

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Survival Kit v6 online

After many-many working hours spent with the project I finally can say that the new version of the Survival Kit (free and open source software for survival analysis) is on its official website at BOKU. I am very happy that the  program is already out there :)

If you are interested in the Kit in more detail, you might want to browse through the introductory paper we published for the 9th World Congress in Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Leipzig, Germany this year. Also there is a bunch of wiki pages at Wikiversity, intended mostly for novice users.

This does not mean however that the development will stop. There is much more things to do! I am looking forward to these as well!

And in case you are wondering about the picture above: This was the computer where the new version was developed. ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Best of the Web 2010

I am more and more sure that it  is impossible to keep pace with the newest developments on the Web. If you consider that each icon on the conversation prism represents a whole world in its own, you can imagine the size of Web 2.0 .

Actually, you can't... I am not a theoretical person, but in my understanding we are the witnesses of infinity in our computers.

In this situation it is very helpful to have at least some guidance. In this particular case in a form of a presentation... Question: Do you know about any similar list?

I discovered this presentation through Derek's blog post. Thanks for that!

Monday, November 8, 2010