Archive for November, 2006

GigaOM » New Deals, Big Money for BitTorrent?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

BitTorrent signing major studios Digital distribution is really broken right now. I’ll probably write a longer rant when I get some time.

Icuiti’s latest: the VR920 headset – Engadget

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

VR920 Head Mounted Display I’m sure this thing is going to be stuck in the same 800×600 resolution rut we’ve been in for the last 6 years. 720p isn’t that high of resolution; the market would explode if someone offered goggles at that res.

YouTube – doom on the xo

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

OLPC plays Doom Finally we can bring doom to the third world.

Optimus 103 keyboard demands $1,200 pricetag — yes, you read that right – Engadget

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

OLED keyboard for $1200 Looks great. I bet it feels awful.

MacTechNotes: Mac OS X as an NFS Server

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Mac OS X as an NFS Server I’m using an external drive now instead of my MythTV box, so I need to do this. Nuts to Samba.

Link blog

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

I’ve wanted to start a link blog for a while now. I’m reading nearly 200 feeds and even when I wrote at Hack-A-Day I almost never used anything I read. I just read to keep us from duplicating someone else… maintaining the freshness. I use Bloglines to read so I was thinking about using their blogging tools to publish a feed I could then use in my sidebar.

First step was widgetizing my sidebar. It’s a simple process (well, if you’re using the default theme like me). Once that’s done you can drag and drop widgets that you want to appear in your sidebar. I tried using the RSS widget only to find my host uses an old version of PHP (we’re talking vulns from 2002, but hey, $36 a year ain’t bad). Doesn’t really matter because I found out the Bloglines blog feeds would not be fun for the user. I found the widget Sideblog which lets you publish categories in the sidebar. I changed the name of the default category to “Links” and published that since none of my normal posts are ever left in that category. Now when reading articles I can use the WordPress bookmarklet to publish directly to the link blog.

The posts show up in the regular site feed with everything else. I may eventually write two separate feeds for the site, depending on how much I want to know about PHP.

Have a look in the sidebar for frequently updated links and enjoy!

HideAway cozy

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Human tea cozy

Netscape Face-lift – The Netscape Blog

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

New frontpage look on Netscape I love how fast our developers improve the site.

Why We Need an Open Source Second Life | Linux Journal

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Why We Need an Open Source Second Life Part of the reason I don’t invest in the current one. Of course I think VRML is a swear word.

EFF: Breaking News

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

EFF beats Barney That’s why I donate.