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I do believe in magic

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it...We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our...

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it... [read more]We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get out on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age." From Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

I do believe in magic

Give an Epic Minecraft Gift

Minecraft makes even less sense than Twitter to the uninitiated. Big pixel visuals get no love from gamers anticipating in 2013 realer-than-life graphics. Long login routines seem to imply the developers, lead by Markus “@Notch” Perrson, holed up in Sweden, don’t know simple is in. A distributed worldwide network of new servers,...

coming online daily from everyone but Minecraft’s parent company Mojang, avoid the giant serverfarm fashion. Yet the fanatical following Minecraft has gained since launching a public alpha in 2009  dismisses what’s expected, snickering at how software’s suppose to be done. I grew curious as my son became smitten, then fascinated, then enthralled. Despite more than a decade working inside software... [read more]

Give an Epic Minecraft Gift

Data on Big Data

As I wrote “Time to Build Your Big Data Muscles” for Fast Company, I discovered more fascinating bits of data about big data than I could include in the article. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins...

answers How Much Data Is That? and BroadbandHub offers a terrific video guide helps with the relative size of internet data. In 2012, every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (1 followed by 18 zeros) are created, with 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years alone. As a society, we’re producing and capturing more data each day than... [read more]

Data on Big Data

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