Test Information Space

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Archive for April, 2009

Webia Potencia

Posted by cadsmith on April 26, 2009


The digital consciousness is responding to a recent flu outbreak for which a vaccine is not yet available. This is putting global data handling and analysis systems to the test. An accurate dashboard was not yet obvious. Expect EMR improvements (in records and responder). Also see links from pandemic.

Evernote public folder allows a type of blog entry, though did not yet insert graphics, or have direct post from Windows Live Writer and Zemanta. Topic included Noƫ which may be relevant to testing worldware. User profile was not shown so appended contact to title. Site updates sent to friendfeed and facebook. Link added to blogs on wordpress and blogger.

This week’s reading list included Sankar 2009 on Enterprise Web 2.0, Melik 2007 about flatworld project management, Polikoff 2005 discussing capability cases, Hamilton 2004 NUnit.

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Posted by cadsmith on April 19, 2009

Projected a topic map for test info space as an outline for additional uses, permutations, and refinements. Applied social media to tech support notes for login screen blank or login logs off. May need to handle issues for media site itself, e.g. missing tweets. Crumish 2009 is describing many of the features common to popular social interfaces. Metrics are also useful for usability, Tullis 2008, and security, Oram 2009. The latter is dramatized in a graphic novel by Marques 2008. MacKay 2009 asks whether it is possible to reduce threats and live sustainably. There may be another topology that identifies causality and would also be useful for economic and administrative dimensions.

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Daedal OS

Posted by cadsmith on April 11, 2009


Convotrack recently announced ability to identify popular socnet posts about a page. Social media seems to be finding its way into post-web2.0 domains. Test Information Space led to meta-test approaches where data characterized by observers for decision and action was used beyond original intent. This revealed a functional map, or filter, and a social aspect to linked data. Seen in this mode, activities can be attached to network models. Had some discussion of virtual collaboration on LinkedIn and Twine. Question also posted to Twitter and Livescribe. These stream to other sites such as FriendFeed and Delicious for additional storage, search, comment, tagging and forwarding. Problem-solving efforts may orient themselves by reorganizing data to and from these sources or add additional services within or around them. The existence of conclusions can be reported to concerned subjects so they can be reviewed and secret items not adversely affect academic, civic, financial, professional, medical, or other decision-makers which can occur in both hierarchical or distributed systems. An analogy might be to look neither at finger or moon, but at who is looking. In response to cybersecurity mandates, the internet may soon add additional compartments and layers. Whether this makes it safer, or disconnected networks return, is yet to be seen. Ultimately, the maze may be to hold the bull itself.

Recent titles of interest included Allemang 2008 on semantic web; Friedenthal 2008 on SysML; Alag 2008 on collective intelligence; and Rainsberger 2004 on JUnit.

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Source Crowding

Posted by cadsmith on April 2, 2009

Circulation in macroeconomics

Expect to see a realignment of online data due to increasing volumes and costs. This will be an indirect consequence of changes in economic strategy as expressed by network vendors to handle efficiencies sought by multinational businesses, access needed by startups which drive market relevance, and political shifts to balance global and national demands and regulations.

There has also been contention about whether online data sources are valid citations in publications. Though the printed word was static and easier to authenticate, more publishers are changing to digital only, and review sites save reference versions. Recent additions to book titles on test wiki include topics of cloud computing (Reese 2009 on Amazon and Grannerman 2008 on Google just prior to app engine), open-source (Rathaus 2007) and software (Dustin 2002 e.g. using orthogonal arrays). General network subjects of interest include online communities (Buss 2009), film story-telling (Hollyn 2008), and crowdsourcing (Libert 2007).

A new beta that explores mining and oulining of a few online public-domain sources is Primalfusion. The user interface could be smoother, and contents of links are subject to change, so would use more for topic discovery than explanation at this point.

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