October 26, 2005
John Battelle's interview with Omid Kordestani of Google
"He may be the only sales guy on the planet who's taken a company from zero to $3 billion in revenue -- and from all appearances, he's just getting started."
October 24, 2005
Kiosk: Roozmaregi (Dailiness) Music Video Clip
from Bamahang Blog
October 21, 2005
Build an aquarium out of an old Mac. There used to be one of these old macs somewhere around the school. I should make an aquarium out of it.
October 19, 2005
Easily use a VMWare based software to create virtual machines to demo. There are sample IBM, Oracle, etc. VMs to download.
nature.com: Cyborg cells sense humidity
Living bacteria have been incorporated into an electronic circuit to produce a sensitive humidity gauge. Link from robots.net.
October 18, 2005
Nat Friedman's cool idea to watch your life with a delay using a Camera and a TiVo.
October 15, 2005
Neat spammer tricks
A near future of spam predicted by Craig Hughes of Gumstix Inc and an author of Spamassassin. Yeah, as soon as spam sending clients get more intelligent then there will be nearly no way of spam detection even for humans. IP and URL blacklists may help a little bit but not totally.
October 12, 2005
Linux Wins the Grand Challenge
A LinuxDevices article notes that most of the teams that qualified in the Grand Challenge were running Linux-based systems. From robots.net
Damn cool illusion
It's like the Motion Induced Blindess I posted a while ago. Link from mohammad (smtp2.blogspot.com).
October 08, 2005
Pixelfest: group artwork
Here's the game: can a group of random people, each contributing a teensy weensy bit, make a coherent piece of art/design/garbage purely through the influence of the work itself?
October 04, 2005
BBC NEWS | Vancouver is 'best place to live' and Tehran is the worst
Vancouver is the world's best place to live, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found.
October 02, 2005
Open Content Alliance (OCA)
From John Battelle's Searchblog: "The Internet Archive, Yahoo! Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., the European Archive, HP Labs, the National Archives (UK), O’Reilly Media Inc., Prelinger Archives, the University of California, and the University of Toronto, today announced the formation of the Open Content Alliance (OCA), a global consortium focused on providing open access to content while respecting the rights of copyright holders. The OCA will provide a wide range of material including cultural, historical and technological digitized print and multimedia content from libraries, archives and publishers. Content will be hosted in a single, permanent repository and complete works will be searchable and downloadable for free by anyone."