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More Sympathetic Magic

Michael Arrington, at TechCrunch, has updated his year-old list of companies he’d like to profile that didn’t exist at the time. His mojo must be stronger th...
December 26, 2006

Reports from Fall Projects on the Web

The A&E’s and final reports from the fall CSC49X projects are now on the web. It was a productive term; I’m proud of how much this term’s teams accompli...
December 22, 2006

Multi-Series Charts in Excel

I am increasingly fascinated with, and frustrated by, spreadsheets. Like most computer scientists, I have mostly ignored them, thinking that they were toys ...
December 22, 2006

Galcon for the Holidays

The last thing I need in my life right now is an addictive computer game, so what have I found? Galcon, that’s what. It’s a five-minute real-time strategy ...
December 21, 2006

In Need of an Annotation Tool

One of the profs in the Computer Science department at U of T wants to create a web-based forum in which researchers can discuss key papers in their area. T...
December 20, 2006