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Four short links: 31 August 2010

  1. Rules for Revolutionaries -- Carl Malamud's talk to the WWW2010 Conference. Video, slides, and text available.
  2. Self-Improving Bayesian Sentiment Analysis for Twitter -- a how-I-did-it for a homegrown project to do sentiment analysis on Twitter.
  3. LUXR -- the Lean User Experience Residency program. LUXr brings user experience and design services to early stage teams in a lower cost, more efficient way than traditional project-based consulting. The latest from Adaptive Path's Janice Fraser.
  4. My Top Ten Assertions About Data Warehouses (CACM) -- Michael Stonebraker's take on the data warehouse world, and his predictions cut across a lot of our O'Reilly trends. Assertion 5: "No knobs" is the only thing that makes any sense. It is pretty clear that human operational costs dominate the cost of running a data warehouse. [...] Almost all DBMSs have 100 or more complicated tuning "knobs." This requires DBAs to be "4-star wizards" and drives up operating costs. Obviously, the only thing that makes sense is to have a program that adjusts these knobs automatically. In other words, look for "no knobs" as the only way to cut down DBA costs. (via mikeolson on Twitter)

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