Archive for February, 2009

SheevaPlug Has So Much Potential In A Small Package

One of the coolest things I’ve seen announced this year so far is the Marvell SheevaPlug. There are so many things about it that are impressive. It’s size, it’s 1.2 GHz processor, only drawing 5 watts, it’s open design, it’s low cost. At $99 for the development kit, that’s a pretty cool device. I suspect […]

Federal Support For RSS

An interesting little note going around the web today is the push for RSS/Atom feeds by the new administration. For example in the Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [PDF] it specifically dictates that feeds are “required”: For each of the near term reporting requirements (major communications, formula block […]

Locking The Front Door But Leaving The Back Open

Here is an amusing yet failing attempt at security available in the App Store called Spaghetti Pad. Here’s the description from the app developer: Is somebody always looking over your shoulder, snooping on your iPhone? Sure, we know. That’s why we built Spaghetti Pad. It’s a semi-private notepad which obfuscates your notes so they’re more […]

Super Soaker 50 Retro Revival

According to Gizmodo the original Super Soaker 50 is back! Apparently the only real change they made is the reservoir is no longer removable (the original screwed in). Perhaps that avoids the inevitable leaky gasket that caused problems in the original guns. That limited the pressure that you could build up in the older gun […]

Woz Is The Dancing Queen

Here’s something I’m really not sure I want to see. Steve Wozniak on Dancing With The Stars. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of The Woz. I’ve even got an autographed copy of iWoz. I even know trivia like how ADB is likely the lastWoz designed technology technology to be replaced on Apple products […]

Firefox Has Crashed

Someday these may stop being amusing. Obviously not today. If you’ve got an alternate caption leave a comment. [Via: icanhascheezburger.com]

UNIX Apocalypse

Apparently Unix time/POSIX time will hit a rather impressive 1234567890 in the next few days. What is even more interesting is that this is happening on Friday the 13th, 2009. You can find out when it will happen in your local time by running perl -e ‘print scalar localtime(1234567890),”\n”;’. Just another milestone on the way […]

YouTube Recommends

Thanks YouTube for that recommendation of assorted animals mating. I also enjoyed the horse sperm harvesting video.

Printable Stylesheets To Save The Environment

Printing is a really wasteful process. The obvious waste is paper, ink, and of course money. The less obvious waste is the carbon footprint of printers and making paper/ink. The internet is a notorious waste of paper. One could argue there’s no need for printing online content since you could easily save it either as […]

Apple Needs a 15″ Version Of The 17″ MacBook Pro

Dear Apple, Your MacBook Pro lineup is just downright annoying. Your 17″ model (MB604LL/A) is absolutely awesome with it’s optional matte display which any sane person prefers over its eye torturing glossy cousin. The ability to add up to 8GB RAM is also far superior to the 4GB cap on the 15″ model. This thing […]