Datacute

Acute Information Revelation Tools

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Data + Acute

The Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing includes this comment about data (it appears in the entry for information:

“People or computers can find patterns in data to perceive information, and information can be used to enhance knowledge. Since knowledge is prerequisite to wisdom, we always want more data and information. But, as modern societies verge on information overload, we especially need better ways to find patterns.” © Denis Howe (@denishowe)

To be acute is to be marked by keen discernment or intellectual perception, especially of subtle distinctions. “Cute”, the abbreviated version of the word, has come to mean both shrewd and attractively small.

The portmanteau word Datacute has been chosen to represent my specialty: producing efficient tools and systems to assist with incisive data analysis.

Contents

There is currently nothing to read, download, or comment on at this site, apart from this growing list of posts, as I convert them from Wordpress:

Eclipse Galileo Improvements to Java Developer Tools

Here are some improvements to JDT Project in Galileo that I personally find useful

Best Practices

My friend Bevan points out a post on NUnit Best Practices by Scott White, and asks whether we agree with them.

Mathematics of Boxy Numbers

I’ve found some interesting mathematical concepts through researching my ideas presented in my previous blog posts on a scheme for representing numbers using Basic Primes, and drawing that representation as Boxy Numbers.

Eclipse Ganymede Features

The Eclipse Ganymede release is only a few weeks away. As a long time eclipse user, inquisitive, early adopter, I’ve been trying the milestone and release candidates of the java developer tools components.

Updating Internet Explorer RSS Feeds

I tried out RikReader recently, which is one of the class of feed readers which use Internet Explorer’s (and Vista’s) list of RSS feeds. It has its pro’s and con’s, but the lack of the ability to refresh all feeds was initially a surprise.