Here’s something I should have seen coming: an O’Reilly book on bioinformatics. Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills
View the news that everybody uses on the Yahoo! News – Most-viewed content page. The more people look at it, the higher up it moves in the ratings. Speedle is attempting to do a similar thing. Just click one button to send a fun page to a friend. Speedle finds out and puts together stats to show what the most-forwarded web pages are. In the future fads will last no more than ten minutes. Who gives a damn about “all your base are belong to us” now?
Artificial intelligence in games Gamasutra. I’m fascinated by how games are on the leading edge of a lot of interesting stuff in computing, from user interface innovations to virtual reality to artificial intelligence. For instance, the cloying cutesy game Creatures doesn’t interest me much as a game, but it does interest me as a massive experiment in genetic programming. The company takes its genetic programming very seriously and is purposefully expanding the state of the art while making a best-selling game.
some fun phrases: thoughtwander, research flurry, idea sparker