- What Happened to Web Intents (Paul Kinlan) — I love post-mortems, and this is a thoughtful one.
- Apache NiFi — incubated open source project for data flow.
- Tug Hospital Robot (Wired) — It may have an adult voice, but Tug has a childlike air, even though in this hospital you’re supposed to treat it like a wheelchair-bound old lady. It’s just so innocent, so earnest, and at times, a bit helpless. If there’s enough stuff blocking its way in a corridor, for instance, it can’t reroute around the obstruction. This happened to the Tug we were trailing in pediatrics. “Oh, something’s in its way!” a woman in scrubs says with an expression like she herself had ruined the robot’s day. She tries moving the wheeled contraption but it won’t budge. “Uh, oh!” She shoves on it some more and finally gets it to move. “Go, Tug, go!” she exclaims as the robot, true to its programming, continues down the hall.
- Improving the Robustness of Complex Networks with Preserving Community Structure (PLoSone) — To improve robustness while minimizing the above three costly changes, we first seek to verify that the community structure of networks actually do identify the robustness and vulnerability of networks to some extent. Then, we propose an effective 3-step strategy for robustness improvement, which retains the degree distribution of a network, as well as preserves its community structure.
Four short links: 13 February 2015
Web Post-Mortem, Data Flow, Hospital Robots, and Robust Complex Networks
by Nat Torkington | @gnat | +Nat Torkington | February 13, 2015
tags: algorithms, Big Data, dataflow, healthcare, open source, research, robots, social graph, web