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Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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Very rarely do I stumble across functionality that makes me rub my hands together and laugh evilly at how powerful and graceful it is. I have one for you to try this week — It’s called Yahoo Pipes. Yahoo Pipes have been around a few years now, but we’ve been so distracted by social media… Continue Reading Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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Atargis Energy Corp. became the first company to produce electric power from the energy of ocean waves by using a specific energy conversion machine developed in Colorado Springs. The company’s model, one-tenth the size of the planned machine, was tested in a large offshore wave basin facility at Texas A&M, and delivered 370 watts of… Continue Reading Atargis successfully creates electricity during wave tests

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College graduates are hitting social media sites to find jobs — using them to find out salary and compensation information, job descriptions and information about the employer’s training and development programs. And more of them are using sites like Facebook and Twitter – the numbers are up 33 percent since 2008. According to a recent… Continue Reading College grads turn to social media to land jobs

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And the R&D 100 Award goes to  — Oscium, a technology company with ties to Colorado Springs. Known as the Oscars of innovation, the R&D 100 Award is given to the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, according to R&D Magazine. Oscium took heavy test and measurement equipment, with… Continue Reading Oscium wins ‘Oscar’ of innovation for oscilloscope device

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Hey website Functionality Junkies, I’m talking to you this time. You know who you are — if an image is on a Web page you want it animated. If we’re streaming content onto one page, you suddenly want it on 50 pages. If we create one category for content, you want 30 more. We love… Continue Reading Why more on your website isn’t always better

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Board votes to keep Drake, NeuStream

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Neumann Systems Group and its sulfur dioxide scrubber are back on track after the Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors voted to end the slowdown on the project for the Martin Drake power plant. “We’re pleased with the decision,” said Rob Fredell, vice president for Neumann Systems Group. The CSU board of directors – comprised… Continue Reading Board votes to keep Drake, NeuStream

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Amazon recruiters are on the hunt for software developers and plan to be in Colorado in August to meet potential candidates. “We actually want to recruit top talent to bring to Seattle,” said Dakotta Alex, Amazon global operations. Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce site, is making a push for same-day delivery options that could change… Continue Reading Amazon recruiting Colorado talent for IT jobs in Seattle

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Rebuilding: Look at it as an opportunity

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The entire nation has been watching. We’ve seen what’s happened to Colorado Springs, and the nation is heartbroken for your city, your businesses, your homes, and the incredible destruction of one of the most beautiful places in our country. The question on everyone’s mind is: What now? How long will it take to come back… Continue Reading Rebuilding: Look at it as an opportunity

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How to vacation like a nerd

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We’re in the height of vacation season, and I’m heading out next week for some much needed R&R. So how does a nerd manage technology on vacation? Do we spend the whole time staring at our iPad/Laptop/Phone? No way. The techie vacation First of all, we really try to make sure all loose ends are… Continue Reading How to vacation like a nerd

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Managing the ‘blame game’

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Last week I had a technical deployment that didn’t go well at all. While we had done extensive testing in development and staging, there were conflicting technologies in the live environment that caused our project to break when we installed it. It wasn’t really our fault, but it was pretty embarrassing. So what’s the best… Continue Reading Managing the ‘blame game’

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