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muraPOI: December 29, 2014

  • What’s wrong with the movie industry’s release model? That artificial scarcity thing, is, well, artificial!

    “But what‚Äôs clear is that every other form of entertainment is getting easier and cheaper to consume, except theatrically released movies. And this is absolutely going to catch up to the industry sooner or later.”

    (Via @wfvanvalkenburg, Forbes, What ‘The Interview’ Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution, December 27, 2014)

  • If the research in the IEEE Spectrum article titled “The STEM Crisis Is a Myth” by Robert N. Charette is to be believed, the “STEM Labor Shortage” is not one simply of numbers. There are more than enough graduates each year to cover the annual vacancies.
    Supply vs. Demand

    Source: IEEE Spectrum, used under fair use

    STEM Workforce Supply vs. Demand

    Unfortunately, after that clearly presented fact, the author wimps out and doesn’t draw the connections he probably should and inserts his personal opinion at the end of the article. If you combine the obvious number of vacancies (and assume that companies aren’t padding their openings for other reasons, which is possible), with radical change in the way companies do (or don’t as the case may be) provide training and try and retain employees the way they used to, I think it’s reasonable to understand the problem as that there is a shortage of the “right” STEM competencies. While the need to learn on one’s own has been an aspect of software development for at least the last twenty years, I’m beginning to understand more of the scope and scale of the problem in all other industries. I’ve been doing more work in engineering education again, and have been collaborating on community college and workforce development projects and see the efforts underway to address this lack of the “right” preparation.
    (Via IEEE Spectrum, The STEM Crisis Is a Myth, September 2013)

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Holiday Photos 2014

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Some More Blog Stats for 2013

I took a look at what Google Analytics had to say for 2013.

2013 Overall Traffic, Google Analytics

2013 Overall Traffic, Google Analytics

I found the traffic stats on desktop versus mobile to be particularly interesting.

2013 Desktop vs. Mobile Traffic, Google Analytics

2013 Desktop vs. Mobile Traffic, Google Analytics

That Apple devices were the majority of mobile use wasn’t particularly surprising.

2013 Mobile Device Brands, Google Analytics

2013 Mobile Device Brands, Google Analytics

But the browser resolutions was a bit surprising.

2013 Browser Resolutions, Google Analytics

2013 Browser Resolutions, Google Analytics

My design point for this site is desktop users with a reasonably high screen resolution. That’s still the case, but mobile users with much smaller resolutions are making up a big enough percentage of to get my attention.

This is what my site looks like at 568 x 320.

mura.org at 568 x 320

mura.org at 568 x 320

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Some Blog Stats for 2013

2013 was an off year for me and blogging only about 40 posts for the year. Unfortunately I was too busy at work to have time to write up blog posts ūüôĀ

Top 25 Most Read Posts during 2013

TitleViews
Creating a bootable Mac OS X USB drive, plus utilities4,784
Home page / Archives3,047
Tuesday Tip: Griffin iTrip Transmitters, Setting International Mode2,993
Vizio 3D TV and Sony PS31,247
Tuesday Tip: iPhone 5 Wallpapers1,169
Part 2: ‚ÄúBetter‚ÄĚ Web Video-Conferencing in a Medium Conference Room ‚Äď Video Quality and Field of View807
Clone/Duplicate WordPress Install739
Tuesday Tip: Two Week View Returns in iCal in OSX 10.8630
Part 1: ‚ÄúBetter‚ÄĚ Web Video-Conferencing in a Medium Conference Room ‚Äď The Contenders582
Tuesday Tip: Android VNC and Controlling Macs541
Tuesday Tip: Time/Cost to Develop One Hour of Training539
Running WordPress and Drupal side-by-side483
WebEx is Stupid473
Why I dislike (hate really) the iOS Podcast App467
Stop Zooming Desktop Icons in Mac OS X423
Good to Great…and OEIT370
Cregle iPen First Look357
Tuesday Tip: YouTube Parameters317
Office Depot Delivery Drivers are Incompetent?304
smete.org and the SMETE Open Federation247
Select Complementary and Related Colors235
Friday Flashback: VHS Tapes and TV Shows in the 90′s and 00′s223
Friday216
Trying Out Mint.com215
About215

2013 Visitors

My blog received about 29,000 visits in 2013 from 163/196 countries according to WordPress’ stats.

2013 WordPress Visitor Map

2013 WordPress Visitor Map

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Holiday Photos 2013

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Holiday Photos 2012

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Holiday Photos 2011

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Holiday Photos 2010

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Holiday Photos 2009

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