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Reader’s brain is variable. It changes according to what it read. I have changed the pattern of selection and style of writing about BLOG OF THE MONTH. At the beginning of August, I planned that I will select some blogs from the education blog-o-sphere and will award to appreciate them for their excellent work. I know these awards will probably never make a difference but hope too that they’ll keep their good works on. So, here is the list of my 10 most favorite blogs, one of which, Gowers’s Weblog, is my Blog of The Month, for October 2011.
- Gower’s Weblog:
Blog of the Month for October 2011.
Prof. Timothy Gowers (a.k.a. Tim Gowers) is a field medalist and an eminent mathematician. He is a member of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University . He is ideal of many student and math majors including me. I was not a huge fan of his writing as he has written only a few articles after I joined the web. But as he started his series on ‘CAMBRIDGE TEACHING‘, I have become a regular reader of his weblog. One math student must read his posts on Cambridge Teaching.
Most Recent Post: Basic logic — relationships between statements — converses and contrapositives
Here is a list of 10 blogs which are my personal favorites at this time and I love reading them regularly:
- Richard Wiseman Blog
- Abstract Nonsense
- Mathematics and Multimedia
- Maths Is New Black
- Climbing Mount Bourbaki
- Waqas A Day
And Blog Of The Month for September is Richard Wiseman’s Blog located at http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com. He is an absolute puzzler, great author and his blog involves everything that one, who is not a math major, may also think and care about.
Psychologist and author Professor Richard Wiseman carries out research into luck, the science of self-help, perception, belief and deception.
His Latest Post is Five funny signs which he published just today.
Periodicity Of Content:10/10
Language: 10/10 [easiest]
Content Management: 9/10
Please note that this selection is personal and I have no affiliation with any organization. Your views are invited in form of comments. I have a huge list of other blogs at My Blogs Page. Have a look.
Last Updated: Sep. 6, 2011
14:24 India Standard Time
This is the first month of this series and discussing article is made in hurry, so one can feel an emptiness and lack of interest in it. But believe, Blog of the monthwas not selected in hurry. I took quick looks on about 500 blogs and thousands of posts. I created a list of all blogs I read and rated them on behalf of their qualities, visitors, content, language etc. From the list of 513 blogs, the shortlisted blogs were:
- What’s New (math)
- Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP(Math and Computer Science)
- Peter Cameron’s Blog(math)
- Let’s Play Math(math)
- Unapologetic Mathematician(math)
- Cock Tail Party Physics(Physics)
- WordPress Tips(Blogging)
- Honglang Wang’s Blog (Math and Programming)
- The GeomBlog(CS)
- Republic Of Mathematics (Math and Media)
I count a lot of things that there’s no need to count. Just because that’s the way I am. But I count all the things that need to be counted.
And Yes! The blog of the month is Peter Cameron’s Blog with useful content, interactive language and multidimensional approach to mathematics.
Peter Cameron is a professor of mathematics in London and he writes about math, media and education at http://cameroncounts.wordpress.com. He mingles everything with math, like poetry – media – fun and internet. His blog is full of Expositories, Problems and Results, Posts about doing – playing and learning mathematics, Poetry, Events Talks and Conferences, Typesettings and Mathematics in Media. A list of categorized posts can be found here.
Frequency of Posts: 8.5/10
Content Management: 10/10
[Last Updated: 20:03 IST 2011/08/05]
What are you views and thoughts on this selection? Rate Peter Cameron’s blog on the base of 10. Your comments are heartly welcomed.
The much talked about Cloud Computing promises to change the way Information Technology People look at delivering IT and the way business people perceive it. This one is now a general and important part of IT.
What is “Cloud” & Why it is Connected to Computing?
The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in flow charts and diagrams. Cloud Computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.
Services? What Services?
The services are broadly devided into three catagories:
• Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS):
This involves Plateforms like Remote Server or Database or Remote Desktop.
SaaS is most important service. It is an application hosted on a remote server and accessed through the Internet. A simple and concrete example of SaaS are the free email systems offered on the internet such as Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo Mail etc. Each program meets the basic criteria of an SaaS application:
•vendor hosts (Microsoft, Google, Yahoo) all of the programs, logic and data in a central location and provides end users access to this data and the software which is run and used over the world-wide-web (WWW).
Profits of Cloud Computing
A cloud service has three distinct characterstics that differentiate it from the traditional hosting.
• It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour.
• It is elastic – a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time.
• The Service is fully managed by the provides and the consumer offer nothing but a personal computer or a mobile and Internet access.