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Kickstarter is dead, long live… who? & how?

Last year, Kickstarter, concerned about the public thinking they were a shop, made some changes. http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/27/technology/startups/kickstarter-products/index.html In short, in September they banned technology projects from running without a working prototype, and they banned the offer of multiple items as a reward.   That these changes have killed the Kickstarter technology arena for (some) new starts […]

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Storage solutions – none are perfect

Spent the last 2 days clearing stuff out. There is almost room to get into the shed, though the basement remains stubbornly damp and packed full, and we cleared a huge volume of stuff from the ‘attic’ which mostly being cardboard and boxes from purchases burned rather well. The aim is to be able to […]

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Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz – How did you do? – CSMonitor.com

Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz You may have an opinion on climate change, evolution education, stem-cell research, and science funding. But do you have the facts to back up your opinion? This quiz will test your basic scientific literacy. – Eoin O’Carroll, Staff Quiz results 39 Correct 11 Wrong You answered 39 of […]

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2004-07-21 – The innovative leader

http://www.winstonbrill.com/index.html has hundreds of stories and articles about the stimulation and development of creativity. It is well worth a look.

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2002-09-28 – Self-organising maps

I am currently trying to get my head around the maths involved in Self-Organising Maps (SOMs). It is an AI technique, which involves stripping the meaning out of something (which is a task in itself!) and then organising it with many other, similar things. The higher the correlation of points that match, the closer the […]

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2001-07-18 – Prior disclosure, and the prior art

Years ago, as a student, I used to simply pick up my toast, and the pack of butter, and save on the useage of a knife (and a plate for that matter!). Obviously, this wasn’t perfect, and a kind of butter \”Prit-Stick\” would have been much better. Imagine my surprize when I got a forwarded […]

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2001-02-12 – KM software reviews uploaded!

Lots of fun bits of software that claim to improve your life and knowledge managing for you. Click here for the reviews. (Note: these will be enhanced as time and poor Operating Systems permit. I have just gained access to a new tool called TechOptimiser, which Rolls Royce are currently flipping for.)

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2001-01-17 – KM reviews continued

Did some more work on the KM reviews.

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2001-01-09 – Knowledge Management

A whole new year (minus 9 days) reaches out in front of us. An old friend makes contact, and old troubles are buried. Great! I don’t have an idea this time, but I do have some reviews of creativity software and idea generation packages coming soon. My friend and I somehow, despite not talking for […]

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