Aviation exercise mistaken for reality in Lusaka

According to the Times of Zambia an emergency response exercise caused panic in Lusaka on 30 December 2009 when it was mistaken for a real aircraft crash. The media report says: “Business in most parts of Lusaka yesterday temporarily came to a virtual standstill after a commercial airliner had crashed at the Lusaka International Airport….The…

Why I cant see e-cards ever catching on

Christmas Cards have become a marketing wheeze fuelled largely by guilt, with little relevance to the religious implications of the festival. But even they are better than this sort of thing. Cheap graphics and audio, uninteresting idea with no relevance at all to Christmas, constant sales reminders from the charity, no personalisation (you have received…

Resources for PMML

Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) is an XML standard for the representation and exchange of data mining models. PMML is developed and owned by the Data Mining Group, an “independent, vendor led consortium that develops data mining standards” which appears to be led by IBM. All the full members (and most of the others) are…