A few links to get you through the grading/holiday shopping season:
- Brian has a post coming next week on hacking your job interview. As pre-reading, try Aaron Swartz’s essay “How I Hire Programmers“: There are three questions you have when you’re hiring a programmer (or anyone, for that matter): Are they smart? Can they get stuff done? Can you work with them?
- This is a bit older, but a friend just passed it along today (thx Ed!): “15 ways to Tell Its Not Cloud Computing“
- 28 Rich Data Visualization Tools (via Andy Edmonds on delicious) | One year previous: “40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data” (via Howard Rheingold on delicious)
- Do you have a fever? A fever for .pdfs? Try PDFGeni.com, “a dedicated pdf search engine for PDF ebooks, sheets, forms and documents.” (via Roger Bilisoly on delicious)
- Your buzzword for the weekend: geo-fencing, the practice of establishing a “virtual field around any location that is used to trigger a mobile marketing message to a user when they enter or exit the area.”
As a bonus, in the spirit of the season and of “geo-fencing,” here’s a little augmented reality at the LEGO store:
Image by flickr user wilgengebroed / CC licensed