Category: Technology

  • When SysAdmins Ruled The Earth…

    Just found this on Cory Doctrow’s blog…..When SysAdmins Ruled The Earth….It’s a great read/listen, specially if you’re a current/former SysAdmin. Here are the different parts read during his podcast over a couple of sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 If you like to read it yourself here is […]

  • Data Analytics and Visualization upgrades for world’s fastest Open Science Supercomputer

    Argonne National Laboratory will soon have the data analytics and visualization capability to complement its distinction as the fastest computer in the world for open science. Argonne awarded GraphStream, Inc. a contract that will help to make data analytics and visualization at this scale possible through the world’s largest installation of NVIDIA Quadro® Plex S4 […]

  • Microcontroller Madness…..

    Not sure if this madness will be the next big thing for the Demo Scene, but it sure is nice to see some the younger generation using their talents to come up with these circuits. In the old days — yeah I’m gonna date myself now — I used to do Demo programming on the […]

  • Searchme: Visual Search Rocks!!!

    Just came across Searchme: today (thanks to Leo Laporte). It is to search engines what OSX is to GUI’s. It uses flash for interface design and it’s absolutely beautiful (and functional). It’s great to finally be able to “SEE” your search results before leaving the search site. I know there are several “preview” extensions out […]

  • Drobo 2.0 is out…..

    Yeeaaaa, wait long enough and the 2.0 version will give you atleast half of the features you’re looking for. I always thought that Drobo was a great device but I refused to buy one since it was only USB2.0 device. Well, that was yesterday, today Drobo announced the availability of the same great Drobo features, […]

  • Project C-90 – Audio Cassette Tape Heaven

    Since I was getting all nostalgic last weekend with the cassette tape photo shoot, I figured this might be a good follow-up. Have a quick look at It’s a “in progress” catalogue of all sorts of cassette tapes from all around the world. I think I might actually have some that they don’t have […]

  • Glide OS 3.0 Webtop syncs with you Desktop now

    For those of you who haven’t tried it, you should really head over to and create an account. It’s an excellent Webtop that provides a widerange of application plus 5GB of online storage for free (there are also commercial accounts for a small fee). Not only do they have one of the cleanest interfaces […]

  • “It’s not a laptop project. It’s an education project,”

    Yeah, that’s why the OLPC team sold their soul to MS….right? Get ready for OLPC running Windows XO. Because there aren’t enough lemmings out there. This must be Bill G’s wildest dream, an army of illiterate starving kids who’ll program the next version of Winblows for food and water…..brilliant.

  • These guys know how to have fun…..

    I have to admit, once I finished reading the article I just about fell of my chair laughing. Not at the idea/concept, but at the shear ingenuity/nerd factor of this project. You see the N.E.R.D.s down at Purdue University are planning to literally build the largest Big Ten supercomputer that is not part of a […]

  • OLPC dreams shattered?

    According to a slashdot story: Many participants in OLPC’s ‘Give 1 Get 1’ program of last November are now encountering what has come to be known as the ‘stuck key’ problem, in which one or more of the keys on their XO-1 laptop’s built-in keyboard become stuck in an activated position, or are activated when […]