Archive for September 2006
Navicat – slick, fast and one can even print database table structure.
Web 3.0 is a term that has been coined to describe the Semantic Web which aims to “organize the world’s information” using a declarative ontological language such as OWL.
Interestingly this entry has survived since 16 Nov’05. I guess this page is destined to be trolled to death.
After all, these days everything comes with a 2.0 tag :-).
The Citizendium (sit-ih-ZEN-dee-um), a “citizens’ compendium of everything,” will be an experimental new wiki project that combines public participation with gentle expert guidance.
It will begin life as a “progressive fork” of Wikipedia.
That means – to begin with it’ll have all the wikepedia articles, and then people start making changes to articles in the Citizendium.
Although intentions (without any comments on enmity between wikipedia co-founders Jimbo Wales and Larry Sanger) and direction looks right for Citizendium; yet it’s very difficult for any new project to gain the critical mass, the success like Wikipedia. IMO, number of trolls you get is one quantifiable/definite meassure of popularity. And even though wikipedia model is arguably flawed, it has proven to be good enough so far.
Researcher Brian Wu, author of the paper “Entrepreneurial Risk and Market Entry”, in BusinessWeek:
Entrepreneurs, like everybody else, hate uncontrollable risks, but on the other hand, they’re overconfident in their own abilities — they think they can control their abilities in a random drawing of people. It’s like the Lake Wobegon effect in assessing their position among peers. They think they’re above the average.
This statement is just too over-simplistic to be of any worth.
About Bit Field enumerations:
In C/C++/.net family of programming languages, there are 2 types of enumerations(enums) –
- Simple enums -Sequential or custom.
e.g. Days of a week
- Flag enums -Bit field. Bitwise operators give us the ability to store multiple settings in a single primitive data type (e.g. an integer). This is useful when a single item has potentially more than one setting of the same type.
e.g. bold, underline, italic style of text