Beach Walk 738 – Version Control

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A few weeks ago I talked about updating the database. And there is a tricky second aspect of that. If you are updating an old version of the database, then you miss out on stuff! This happens, sadly, all the time when more than one person has access to a master database. They work “locally, make a bunch of changes, and everything looks cool. But if they don’t connect and send their updates to the main source, then everyone else who uses it is missing something. Or sometimes the db gets moved, and you didn’t know, so you are syncing with an old version.

Each of us is also an author of the master database – in addition to noticing others’ changes we get to add our own! Voila – we end up with being able to “create our own reality.”

Hawaiian word:
Mana: _version, as of a tale, branch, spread out_

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Beach Walk 726R – Binary Zen

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Binary refers to how computers work: things basically boil down to ones and zeros. It makes for a very black and white appearance. Yet I am meeting more and more geeky guys who have an artful and spiritual side which I consider the opposite of 1-0. There are so many examples in life where drilled down deep or taken out wide, they become the opposite of themselves. You can check out the video on Byteful.com. (Originally aired on January 14, 2008)

Hawaiian Word:
Kūʻē: _opposite_

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Beach Walk 719 – Internet Improves Communication

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“Internet Improves Communication” – or at least it does for some of the people some of the time. It can also intrude on other people’s conversations, it can be full of falsehoods. Nonetheless in this episode I am talking about the upside of the internet’s tools to connect us and add to our sense of community and ability to know more about each other. The “Pew Internet Family and Life Project”:http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/c/6/topics.asp keeps finding that overall, in the aggregate, more people feel they have better communication with family members than before the internet. I know this to be very true in my family.

Hawaiian Word:
Launa ʻōlelo; _dialog, communication_

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Beach Walk 693 – Get Your Gravatar

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A while back we added a “plug-in” to this site, that shows the photo or avatar for each commenter, if you have created an account for yourself at “www.gravatar.com”:http://www.gravatar.com. That way any blog that uses this plug-in can display your personal graphic., instead of showing the default pic chosen by the site owner. Your account is attached to your email address, which is always required when you want to leave a comment on a blog. Learn all about how to do it in this episode. I want to see your faces people!

Hawaiian Word:
Kiʻi: _picture_

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Beach Walk 691 – Doing IT Around the World

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I was recently invited to be one of 44 women in technology around the world who on August 11th, documented their day. The goal, organized by Sonja Bernhardt, was to illustrate women in every time zone with diverse technology careers so as to inspire young women to choose tech as a career path. “Visit the web site”:http://www.passionit.info where you can download PDF versions of the women in each region, and a formal book is being published as well. The date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the awarding of a “technology patent to Hedy Lamarr”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr. Most of us know her as an actress, but she also helped invent technology that later was the basis of wifi!

“www.passionit.info”:http://www.passionit.info is the main site and here are some of my female colleagues. Please visit them too!

Claudia Morrell, “MDWIT – Multinational Development of Women and Technology”:http://www.mdwit.org
Gillian Blackmore, “Cyberaid Limited”:http://www.cyberaid.com
Jamie Hatch, Commander, “United States Pacific Fleet”:http://www.cpf.navy.mil and “Computer Sciences Corporation”:http://www.csc.com
Kate Ackerman, “Green Tea Creative”:http://www.greenteacreative.com
Kim Sheree, “B-free Pty Ltd”:http://www.b-free.com.au
Mary E Black, “Implementek”:http://www.implementek.com
Pia Waugh, “Waugh Partners”:http://pipka.org
Sarah Ruth Ochieng, “SkyData Ltd”:http://www.sky-data.com
Sonja Bernhardt, “i.on my business”:www.ionmy.com.au

Hawaiian Word:
Wahine: _woman_

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