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Quarks & Co erklärt, warum die Terroristen schon gewonnen haben

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Hippies ...

Taken in Santa Cruz, California

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KDD Cup 2011 – Organized by Yahoo!

Recommending Music Items based on the Yahoo! Music Dataset

We challenge participants to identify user tastes in music by analyzing real ratings of Yahoo! Music anonymized users. […]

Important Dates (tentative)

  • March 1, 2011: Registration opens
  • March 15, 2011: Competition begins
  • June 30, 2011: Competition ends
  • August 21, 2011: Workshop and winners presentation

Organizing Committee

  • Gideon Dror : Yahoo! Labs, Israel
  • Yehuda Koren: Yahoo! Labs, Israel
  • Markus Weimer, Yahoo! Labs, US


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My Neighborhood


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The Golden Gate

Golden Gate Originally uploaded by Markus.Weimer

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Google Reader Open in Background Safari Extension

When reading news in Google Reader, I have the habit of quickly skimming through the posts and sending the more interesting ones to background tabs for future reading. However, there is no keyboard shortcut to do that. Hence, I made my own little Safari Extension to do so:

Download it here. Once installed, hitting the ‘b’ key when using Google Reader will send the current story into a background tab. Let me know how it works for you in the comments below.

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Sunset in my neighborhood

Sunset at Alviso


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Leona in my home studio

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Living on the Edge


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