Samsung SPF-83V Digital Picture Frame Review

digital picture frame, review, rss
So I picked up one of these from future shop today. I was skeptical about the RSS feed capabilities of it, but figured that worst case I would return it. Well I'm glad to report that after playing around with it for the past 4 hours, it's staying. This thing is really cool. Here is a quick rundown of the specs:8" Screen800x600 px resolution200 cd/m2 brightness500:1 contrast ratio64Mb built-in memorySD/MMC/MS/xD/CF memory card2 USB ports (1 up and 1 down nstream port)JPEG, MP3, Mpeg1, Mpeg4 and WMV9 file formats802.11 b/gPictures can be loaded either from the web via RSS or Windows Live Space or from memory card. I know for a fact that it supports SDHC cards atleast up to 8GB (largest one I had handy). Web Photos (thank god) need…
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is TV freed?

bittorrent, Linux, OSX, rss, Windows
Well, I'll leave this one to you. You can decide on it's Kosherness. The application is called TED and it can find all sorts of TV episodes you might have missed. From the homepage:ted can find episodes of any TV show you like to watch. Just add your favorite shows to ted and he will search for the newest episodes and downloads them for you. ted uses bittorrent and RSS technology to get you the newest episodes as fast as possible! ted comes with a huge list of shows, all waiting for you to be watched. ted even displays a summary of each show, to help you choose shows you like.ted requires Java 5 and a bittorrent client and is available for all platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac). Download here.
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Texty: The Simplest CMS……

html, Javascript, rss
Well maybe a bit too simple. I couldn't decide if this one was totally evil --under a cutesy name and interface-- or just simply useful and cool, so I'll let you guys decide. Hop on over to Texty and give it a whirl.This new webapp allows you to create Texty's (which are HTML snippets) through their WYSIWYG editor. The Texty's get saved on their server and all you have to do to publish the texty on your web page is to include the one line javascript code on your page. Every time you log into their site and change a texty's content, all pages that contain the javascript code will also automatically update.Now the immediate problem with this is that if enough people start designing texty powered sites, then the…
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Good old TTY…

atom, CLI, rss
I love tty. I love command line. I love vi. Well if you agree with any one of these statements, you have to check out It is absolutely simple and stunning at the same time. All you need is a telnet connection (you can even do it across serial terminals). Here is how it works:- sign up for a account with a real email address.- wait for confirmation email, click the link inside the email to confirm and create your startty account.- login to website and goto the configuration screen to setup your panels.- setup your 8 panels with different content- bring up a terminal window and telnet to on port 50000 (telnet 50000)Now go and grab the oldest computer you can find, hookup a wise…
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RSS vs. Atom

api, atom, rss, xml
So after searching around the web for a bit, I finally found a nice page describing the differences. I was always under the impression that Atom is a end-to-end publishing API, where as RSS is just XML encoded content for aggregation. It turns out, there is more to it, so read on and get informed.
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