Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Most Popular Résumé in the World @ Amazon

podcast: The Most Popular Résumé in the World - IEEE Spectrum

Philippe Dubost turned himself into an Amazon product page that got a million page views

He took his résumé and turned it into a website that looked exactly like an Amazon product page. Under “product details” he listed the languages he speaks (English, French, and Spanish), his aptitudes, such as his programming skills, and the three degrees he has, including his master’s in management from Toulouse Business School and an MBA from the University of Dayton here in the U.S.

Sterling NoSQL OODB for .NET

Sterling NoSQL OODB for .NET 4.0, Silverlight 4 and 5, and Windows Phone 7 - Home

Sterling is a lightweight NoSQL object-oriented database for .Net 4.0, Silverlight 4 and 5, and Windows Phone 7 that works with your existing class structures. Sterling supports full LINQ to Object queries over keys and indexes for fast retrieval of information from large data sets.
Lesson: don't use XML (or at least optimize, use attributes and short names)

There are no SQLite and SQLCE4, and that is what is a real competition...

Does it work on WinRT?

Authenticating Video - IEEE Spectrum

Authenticating Video - IEEE Spectrum:

The Guardian Project’s software authenticates human rights videos and protects activists in the field

An Android app to include metadata and digitally sign videos made by the mobile device.

(Neo4j) Graph Databases: free e-book

Learn - Neo4j: The World's Leading Graph Database

Installing Wireshark / WinPCap on Windows 8

One of side-effects of security "improvements" of Windows 8 (and Server 2012)
is that network testing tools like WinPCap can not be installed in "native Windows 8" mode.
In case of upgrade from Windows 7, you need to uninstall WinPCap first.
Since a popular network tool Wireshark depends on WinPCap, that is a problem.

The solution is quite simple: install in "Windows 7 compatibility + Administrator" mode.
(Right mouse button click on install file => Properties => Compatibility)
But there is a trick: WinPCap needs to be installed first in compatibility mode,
and then Wireshark the same but just skip installing WinPCap that is part of Wireshark install.

The reason is that "compatibility" works only on the original install file,
not for other installs (processes) started from there.

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