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It’s been tough keeping up with Bloglines this last week. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye while trying to catch up:

Greg Linden, at Geeking with Greg took a careful look at some of the links posted in the second ever post at the Google Research Blog, and come up with some interesting observations involving “how to parallelize a hierarchical Bayesian network across a cluster of computers.” If your “inner geek” gets excited over such things, it might be worth checking out.

Sabrina Pacifici blogs about some of the States that allow access to social security numbers during Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) searches. With recent discussions about the Federal Government asking for information from search engines that may include some personally identifiable information, it bears paying attention to how state governments treat privacy issues.

Mike Grehan writes about some of his experiences at the New York SES, including the first time I’ve seen a search marketer threatened with a banana. Mike is one of the most generous folks in the industry, and I’d like to thank him for helping make the SES in New York (this year, and last year) the great experience it was. Thank you, Mike.

More on the SES, Lee Odden provides a Transcript of Barry Diller’s Keynote Address from the opening day of the conferences. Nice to get a perspective of search from the owner of Ask.

Lee was joined by Barry Schwartz, Ben Pfeiffer and Chris Boggs in providing some excellent coverage of the sessions at the conference.

Loren posts some linkbait in the form of a search engine t-shirt contest. His diverse and interesting selection of judges has me pointing to the post. I’m looking forward to seeing the winning entries.

It took an email from Peter Da Vanzo to let me know that Matt Cutts was calling me out at the NY SES. I did catch up to Matt at the end of the “Meet the Crawlers” session in New York. It was nice to be able to say hello. Risa mentions Matt’s post in a thread at Cre8asite Forums, in what I’d say is one of the best overviews I’ve seen on what an SES conference is like.

The first part of an interview with Andrei Broder is now on the Yahoo! Search Blog. The post combines a written question and answer session with an audio post. I haven’t listened to the audio section yet, but it looks like this interview with Yahoo!’s Vice President of Emerging Search Technology was worth waiting for. It’s the first of three parts. So far, it’s pretty good.

Cutting Through posts 100 Rules for NASA project managers, which is a great list to read through if you find yourself with a project manager’s hat on, or even if you just want to learn more about project management. It’s a list that has appeared on the web a number of times, and it’s worth reading more than once.

Anita Campbell’s post on Five Ways to Spot Business Trends focuses more on small businesses than large corporations, but her “inside secrets” on uncovering trends describes a nice methodology that anyone can use to help them become proactive instead of reactive when it comes to business.

Nice to see Donald Norman recognized for his work on usability. I find myself repeatedly inspired by his positive examples of usability from In Praise of Good design.

Nik Cubrilovic writes about the launch of Edgeio at TechCrunch. This new site was getting a fair amount of buzz in sessions about RSS and tagging at the conference this past week. Where will RSS take us next?

There are a lot more posts to look through, but these were the ones that caught my attention tonight.

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