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Microsoft's Folly

Earlier, Microsoft had the vision of ‘Windows across each desktop’. Over a period of time, when it made forays into tablet devices and mobile phones, the same vision persisted and morphed into ‘Windows interface across all devices’. 106 more words


Big Data Applied To Genomics

Genomics is the study of sequencing methods, and analyzing function and structure of DNA within an organism.  Advances in computing has uncovered a new surge of data that can be applied to genomics.   175 more words

What is a 'standard': legislation or utilisation?

Bert Verhees, a colleague from the openEHR community made this post recently to the openehr-technical mailing list:

OpenEHR is not a standard, it is a formal specification. 889 more words
Health Informatics

Git Basics, Part 2

As I talked about last week, git is a extremely powerful version control system, mainly used for archiving code. Lets start to understand git, by plunging in and creating our first repository! 715 more words


Iterative OLS Regression Using Gauss-Seidel

I just finished covering a few numerical techniques for solving systems of equations, which can be applied to find best-fit lines through a give set of data points. 331 more words

Computers in a Communist World, Part 2: The Personal Computer Revolution

When the terminals were first sold on the open market in the 1970’s very few people had any experience with them.  It was for that reason that the first buyers were organizations like hospitals or nonmilitary government bureaus (police, libraries, census bureau, congress, etc.).  477 more words