Saturday, November 29, 2014

How to place tweets on a map?

I want to build and use a custom Social Map Feed..
I want to take tweets and place them on a map.
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I'll start by trying Feedly to mix RSS with a Custom Twitter List.
Then I will try to find out how I can get these to show up by region - either through twitter location tags( if provided ), or by some other means.

What is the difference between a hack and a proverb?

The book of Hacks/Proverbs.
How would you describe the difference between a hack and a proverb, and the Japanese Urazawa?

Ben's Book of Hacks

Every day is masterpiece.
Morning is the best day to work.
Posture is the best thing you'll say to someone.
Observing the rests is as important as observing the notes.
"He who reads is never alone." Helder Simone 
Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish. Don't overdo it." Lao Tse
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh
"Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them." Winston Churchill
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” —Arnold Glasow
"Balance is a gift you can create for yourself; no one else can do it for you. You have to make it a priority. Some people take long runs or walks to relieve stress, while others find solace in prayer and in developing their relationship with God. " -Brigette Hyacinth

Thursday, November 27, 2014

SAP Korea: Opportunities for college students to compete

Cool example of merging students with industry.

SAP Korea To Host '2014 Run Better SAP HANA Hackathon'

SAP Korea has announced that it has started accepting applications for the "2014 Run Better: SAP HANA Hackathon," to be held on December 4 at the CMG Fashion Center Event Hall in Seoul. Sponsored by Korea Database Agency, HP and VMware, the Hackathon is divided into two parts: a competition for SAP HANA coding and another one on SAP HANA implementation success story presentations. SAP Korea has been holding "HANA d-code" monthly since last May, providing opportunities for college students and developers to experience coding for SAP HANA and to increase understanding of the platform. SAP will maintain HANA d-code while inaugurating the Hackathon to allow more opportunities for participants. The SAP HANA coding competition is open to the developers, who know the SAP HANA platform or existing databases, and will evaluate challengers based on their speed and accuracy. SAP partner and client-affiliated teams will present their success cases and value gained via SAP HANA. 

O Lieb So Lang Du Lieben Kannst

Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op.62: "O Lieb So Lang" Du Lieben Kannst - Jerome Rose

One of my favourite musical expressions by piano.
These 4 minutes and 18 seconds are the kind of work the piano was made to bring to life.