Pooya Karimian

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Don't miss Google's new updates. It's not all about new interface but new features:

- Google Weblog
- C|Net Asia
- Taiwan News
- ISP News

Posted to Network by pooya at 09:37 AM | Comments (0)

The ROBOlympic Games

"On March 20th and 21st, 2004 in San Francisco, California, ROBOlympics will be the first ever event to bring robot competitions and competitors together from around the world at a single place - showcasing the best human minds on the planet!"

Robotic Soccer competitions in Humanoid and Microrobots are also there. I wish there will be some intelligent robots and not just another mechanical design show.

- ROBOlympics
- Slashdot.org
- Nature

Posted to Research by pooya at 09:13 PM | Comments (1)

OpenSSL Security Flaw

As mentioned in C|Net News.com, two security flaws in OpenSSL can cause Denial of Service attacks not just against Linux systems but also some routers and network devices such as Cisco's PIX firewalls.

- News.com
- OpenSSL.org Advisory

Posted to Network by pooya at 07:32 PM | Comments (0)


Posted to Photos by pooya at 10:13 AM | Comments (1)

Trumpet Playing Robot

[Toyota Robot]After Honda's Asimo and Sony's Qrio, now a trumpet-playing humanoid robot has been developed by Toyota. As I've seen it in TV, it can walk and move her body while playing trumpet. I believe it can walk faster and more naturally than Honda's Asimo.

Take a look at:
- Sillicon Valley.com
- Ananova

Posted to Research by pooya at 12:47 PM | Comments (0)


Posted to Photos by pooya at 11:37 AM | Comments (0)


I found HTML::TreeBuilder a useful and easy to use Perl module for filtering out unwanted tags. Just take a look at an example:
I was browsing http://www.hottest-lyrics.com and I found it a good place for downloading lyrics of my favorite singers. The good points are that it has the lyrics categorized for each album and also they can be downloaded by recursive wgets:

$ wget -r http://www.hottest-lyrics.com/s.css
$ wget -k -E -r -np -b -t 0 -l 50 -U \ "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)" \ http://www.hottest-lyrics.com/l/loreena-mckennitt-lyrics-2376.html

After downloading the lyrics, I noticed lots of javascripts and images in HTML sources. So I used the following perl code to clean it out :

Posted to Programming by pooya at 07:18 AM | Comments (3)

Nuvo Humanoid Robot

Nuvo Robot Nuvo, a prototype of a human-shaped walking robot developed by a Tokyo-based ZMP, walks on the stage while showing its back during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

- Slashdot.org
- CNews
- Ananova

Posted to Research by pooya at 01:48 AM | Comments (0)


BacPac Jump And I've bought a Dicota BakPac Jump for carrying my notebook. That's what Payam suggested me (and actually lent the money).

Posted to Computer by pooya at 12:55 AM | Comments (0)

My New Laptop

Dell D500
Finally I bought my new laptop: a Dell Latitude D500. The one I bought have Centrino 1.3GHz, 512MB Ram, 40GB HDD, DVD/CDRW and 14.1" SXGA+ LCD.
Take a look at it's 3D demo, Technical Specifications, and Reviews : [1], [2].

Posted to Computer by pooya at 07:21 PM | Comments (2)


Now I am using MTIncludePlus 1.1 plugin instead of SSI in dynamic pages like comment listing. So it is now possible to use the same header and footer for those pages. But I should try to find a good template for commenting, it is now wider than the window.

The plugins category of MT Extensions has some other cool things for me to use, such as MTRelativeURL plugin.

Posted to Blogging by pooya at 01:51 AM | Comments (0)

Warming Up...

Publishing the first post here to check the templates...

Posted to General by pooya at 06:00 PM | Comments (0)
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