Pooya Karimian

October 2005

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John Battelle's interview with Omid Kordestani of Google
[Link] http://battellemedia.com/archives/001974.php
"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."

Posted to Computer»Web»Google by pooya at 09:17 PM | Comments (2)

[Link] http://vividpicture.com/aleks/macquarium/
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.

Posted to Entertain»Fun by pooya at 06:20 PM | Comments (0)

VMWare Player
[Link] http://www.mackmo.com/nick/blog/tech/2005/10/19/VMWare-Playe...
Easily use a VMWare based software to create virtual machines to demo. There are sample IBM, Oracle, etc. VMs to download.

Posted to Computer by pooya at 11:22 PM | Comments (0)

nature.com: Cyborg cells sense humidity
[Link] http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051017/full/051017-3.html
Living bacteria have been incorporated into an electronic circuit to produce a sensitive humidity gauge. Link from robots.net.

Posted to Research»Robotic by pooya at 09:37 AM | Comments (0)

The RetroScope
[Link] http://nat.org/2005/october/#The-RetroScope
Nat Friedman's cool idea to watch your life with a delay using a Camera and a TiVo.

Posted to Entertain»Fun by pooya at 11:10 AM | Comments (0)

Neat spammer tricks
[Link] http://www.hughes-family.org/wordpress/2005/10/15/neat-spamm...
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.

Posted to Computer»Spam by pooya at 06:14 PM | Comments (0)

Linux Wins the Grand Challenge
[Link] http://robots.net/article/1673.html
A LinuxDevices article notes that most of the teams that qualified in the Grand Challenge were running Linux-based systems. From robots.net

Posted to Computer»Linux , Research»Robotic by pooya at 02:15 PM | Comments (0)

Damn cool illusion
[Link] http://www.patmedia.net/marklevinson/cool/cool_illusion.html
It's like the Motion Induced Blindess I posted a while ago. Link from mohammad (smtp2.blogspot.com).

Posted to Entertain»Fun by pooya at 12:29 AM | Comments (0)

Pixelfest: group artwork
[Link] http://www.themaninblue.com/writing/perspective/2004/11/12/
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?

Posted to Entertain»Fun by pooya at 09:29 AM | Comments (0)

BBC NEWS | Vancouver is 'best place to live' and Tehran is the worst
[Link] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4306936.stm
Vancouver is the world's best place to live, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found.

Posted to Life by pooya at 09:35 AM | Comments (2)

Open Content Alliance (OCA)
[Link] http://www.opencontentalliance.org/
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."

Posted to Computer»Web by pooya at 10:32 PM | Comments (0)
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