Using own website as a tool for sharing things (instead of Twitter). It also focuses conversations on actual people. Don’t lose focus on the social part of the social network services. For many, those are just a echo...

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Slush 2014

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Next week, Helsinki gets large amount of visitors from various countries.
Slush 2014 is probably the largest tech business event in the North Europe.

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Learning together as a community

“One interesting aspect of working on Moodle is that it came out of a research project. Moodle enables (but does not enforce) a social constructivist pedagogy. That is, we learn best by actually creating something, and we learn from each...

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The inevitable decline due to clutter

“In fact, human behavior tells us that this is a more permanent effect than we realize. Once you overload the user, you train them not to pay attention. More clutter isn’t free. In fact, more clutter is a permanent...

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Apple prefers to have some control

“The DRM-less iTunes tracks still have lots of private tracking information inserted into them. Further, Apple still maintains a relatively closed system. So while it’s not DRM, per se, it is evidence that Apple prefers to have control. It’s...

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Thoughts on Flash and open standards

“New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving...

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Wireless garbage

Boing Boing has interesting look at what can be done with low cost materials. When there is need to get things to work (and amount of traditional hardware resources are limited). Inspiring to see how much can be done...

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“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

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Art of living

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing...

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Hour after hour

“Overnight success takes a long time. To quote Daft Punk - work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger, more than ever, hour after hour, our work is never over.”
—Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify

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Truth to deceive

“What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.”
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, “Discovery”, 1964 Canadian explorer & ethnologist (1879–1962)

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