Job posting: “Works as a member of the information architecture team, defining requirements and designing the user interface for complex web applications and sites. Assist in interviewing clients and potential users to define needs and requirements for Church Web sites.” (Via SIGA-L list)
This ad for an IA at the church of LDS (lds.org) was especially funny at my job, Logical Design Solutions (lds.com).
LibDB: HomePage: “This is the development wiki of LibDB, an open-sourced Perl/MySQL library and asset management system based on and inspired by the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (pdf), triples from the semantic web, and “the end-user doesn’t, and shouldn’t, need to know this stuff”. In English, this means that you’ll be able to smartly and easily catalog your movies, books, magazines, comics, etc. into your own computerized “personal library”.
Still in the early planning stages.
You have to wonder what the response rates to “Orfder your Vyiagbra and Suupier Vikagpra saefely and securbely onliyne” are like.
whichbook.net is a faceted bookbrowser using facets that contain ranges (not categories), like happy-sad, long-short, easy-demanding. Once it chooses books for you, it also lets you check if you can borrow them in a library closeby. Nice.
The Linguist’s Search Engine permits linguists to do searches they could not easily do on Google or Altavista — for example, searches involving syntactic structure, non-contiguous constructions, and the like. (via Languagelog)
Jon Udell: How dynamic categories work: some interesting experimentation with dynamically filled (not dynamically generated) categories: “What is special is a search that combines the sort of standard metadata captured by any content management system with what we might call “inline metadata” that emerges from the content itself.”
CSFB – Thought Leader Forum: “The Amoeba dubia has 690 billion letters of gene code in it. We only have 3.2 billion letters of gene code. It’s 200 times the size of ours but still based on four letters. You can code binary code into life code: A=00, T=01, C=10, G=11. This becomes the science of bioinformatics. The amoeba only needs 1 billion letters to live. The rest is storage space. You can store every copy of the New York Times ever printed on a couple of amoebas. And they can reproduce. That’s what a nanocomputer looks like.”