The site www.many-eyes.com has an interesting way to share data sets, and offer free visualization options to researchers world wide. Have a look and visit the site if you are doing any country analysis research.
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Pirates of the Internet
And your software /textbooks/audio/video is for free.
Check out http://www.piratebay.org where almost everything is for free AND copyrightable.
Dont belive us- okay .
Read this review by the NYTimes Continue reading “Pirates of the Internet”
Surf Anonymously :Tor Project
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.
OT:Cartoon Creating Sites
Some of you are aware that I write a cartoon series on my other site
Well a reader not too impressed with that, left me an hint . Two sites for help in creating cartoons are www.bitstrips.com and www.toondoo.com
They are both mighty fine sites, and probably will help with visibilty. I am however not ready to share my cartoon’s copyright yet (unlike the rest of the content on the website here , which pretty much Open Continue reading “OT:Cartoon Creating Sites”
Using Self Publishing On Demand Website , www.pothi.com (an Indian start up and pioneer in the on demand publishing space) ………………..here are both my poetry books.
You can order them online (including international shipping at
A New “R” is born
Peter Dalgard just announced R .2.7.2 . Very professional software like very transparent release.
Quoted from R -Announce Email
“”This is intended as a wrap-up release containing all known fixes to issues with the 2.7.x series.
See the full list of changes below.
You can get it (in a short while) from
or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site nearer to you.
o sprintf() returns elements of the result in UTF-8 when the
format or any character input has a corresponding element
declared as UTF-8. Similarly for paste(), elements of the
result are in UTF-8 when any input to that element is declared
o axis() has new arguments ‘col.ticks’ and ‘lwd.ticks’ to allow
the colour and line width of ticks to be set separately from
that of the line (e.g. to set one or the other to transparent
or zero width).
o legend() has a new argument ‘box.col’ to set the colour of the
o legend() gains a ‘xpd’ argument to make it easier to place a
legend in the margins or outer margins.
o stripchart() now passes ‘…’ to title() (as well as to
plot.default() and axis()). (Wish of PR#12202)
o help.search() has new argument ‘searchEngine’ to go
directly to the search form: this is needed by users of
Firefox 3 to workaround a bug in interpreting the search
Continue reading “A New “R” is born”
Testing the server limits
Just doing whether server can support video traffic and how good is wordpress for inserting you tube content.
This is a prelude to business content in a video format.
Update – Embedded HTML to You Tube video didnt work (see link from A break from Reading Blogs). I either need to review file ,folder properties on my server or it past the HTML embed code using video option of WordPress 2.5 in a different manner. Or it wont work till experimentation with streaming video begins.
So I posted the video on www.analyticbridge.com . Thats a fun site for analytics related people with networking, forums,recruiters,books,video tutorials, groups of lots of kinds……its based on the ning.com format but the founder spends so much energy in it it is upto 2400 members now. 2400 member many to many social networking for data mining and analytics professionals is a real gem.