Saturday, October 08, 2005

Unix for the Beginning Mage book

Unix for the Beginning Mage is a short book that teaches the very basics to learning the Unix (and Unix-like Operating Systems such as BSD and Linux) command line by using spells and mages as metaphors. Everything from typing your first command to learning about Symbolic Links is covered. It is a must read for Beginners.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Linux: Creating .NET C# Applications for Linux

An anonymous reader wrote to mention an article on the IBM site entitled Mono brings .Net Apps to Linux. From the article: "Mono gives open source developers the programming power and flexibility to build applications for Linux while maintaining cross-platform capabilities, using a variety of .NET-compatible languages. One of the great advantages of Mono for current .NET developers is providing an easier migration path to Linux. The Mono project has a very open and active development community and provides both developer tools and the infrastructure needed to run .NET client and server applications. Perhaps the most important benefit of using the Mono architecture is that you gain language independence. Mono lets you leverage any existing code from languages supported in the .NET runtime. "

How to Nail a Sexy Layout

Step-by-step guide on how to code a sexy, CSS and XHTML compliant, and tableless layout.

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speak up For the IT career

Interesting article on whether or not IT is still a good choice for a career.

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Wal-Mart Turns in Student's Anti-Bush Photo

The student...was just doing his assignment, illustrating the right to dissent. But over at the Kitty Hawk Wal-Mart, where the student took his film to be developed...An employee in that Wal-Mart photo department called the police on the student. And the police turned the matter over to the Secret Service

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Google Lauches a RSS Reader

Here we go!

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Free SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 @ MS Launch Events

Attend the following Microsoft launch events to receive a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition and SQL Server 2005 Edition.

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

HBO Attacking BitTorrent

HBO is poisoning bittorrents left and right, if you wanna get rid off them is gonna cost you extra.

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MIT's Amazing Brush (Video Included)

This fascinating brush from the MIT Media Lab is much more then it looks like; it has a video camera as well as light and touch sensors included. Brush it over any surface, and â?? just like the color picker available in every painting software â?? it will pick up the color, texture and even movement.

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Apple Event October 12th New Powerbooks NOT iPods

Select members of the industry and media received invitations Tuesday from Apple to a special event taking place one week from today at the California Theater in San Jose. The event, Think Secret has learned, will not usher in the much rumored video iPod but rather new PowerBook and Power Mac systems.

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Podcasting made easy

This site makes it SO easy to produce a podcast that it is actually obscene. I work hard to get my podcast out each week and these people come along and make it so easy my mum could do it! I hate them ;)

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16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Here are 16 steps, in no particular order of importance, that you can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog.

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New Website Design!

They just came out with a new Website Design. Take a look at it.

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Disposable e-mail address roundup

Here's a pretty nice roundup of some of the services available to create throwaway e-mail addresses to keep your inbox free from spam.

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Eight Must-Have Bookmarklets

A bookmarklet is a snippet of Javascript that can be bookmarked (or saved as a favorite) inside your web browser. Bookmarklets can enhance web pages, add special functionality and make your browsing experience a lot more efficient by offering one-click access to useful tools.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Jet Blue landing gear damage (pics)

Images showing the damage sustained by the landing gear of the Jet Blue aircraft that crash landed last week.

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Dvorak on the Future of Advertising

Advertising is everywhere, and it's driving John C. Dvorak nuts. He says part of the problem is that advertisers don't understand that we're not always shopping. Commercials are getting offensive, not informative.

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Humans will eventually evolve into powerful, immortal, Borg-like beings.

Inventor/Author Ray Kurzweil speaks in San Francisco about his 652-page book that predicts humans will eventually use their mastery of computers, software, gene-splicing techniques and nanotechnology to evolve into powerful, immortal, Borg-like beings.

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Create your own social networking site like Digg!

Want to make your own Digg? Or Del.Icio.Us? How about making a Hot or Not for goldfish? Or even a Craigs List? Well this site lets you make all of them using there excellent sandbox!

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Google says we don't need Windows

Google boss Eric Schmidt worked at Sun Microsystems for 14 years, so it's no surprise he shares a vision for the future of computers and networks with Sun boss Scott McNealy. And it's no surprise that future doesn't include a place for Microsoft. Google is so hot right now that Schmidt doesn't have to say much of anything to make waves.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bendable electronic color paper with Image memory

E-paper is a flexible screen that will replace paper one day. It could contain entire libraries in the space of a handful of paper sheets. Anyways, this E-paper can display 4096 colors, is bendable without any color distortion and keeps showing the last image even when there is no electricity.

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SQL Database Designer AJAXIFIED!!

SQL Developer? You will fall in love with this tool! Graphically design databases online real time with this AJAX powered demo. Check it out!!!!

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Download the best WYSIWYG XHTML editor hands down, for free.

Amaya is created by W3C and outputs fully cross-browser compatible, valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS. Has a bit of a complicated interface but indispensible once you have it down.

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How Steve Jobs Snookered the Entire Cell Phone Industry

A month after its announcement, Apple watchers everywhere are still scratching their head and wondering what the point of all this seeming nonsense might really be.

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Next Up: Google Office as soon as tomorrow?

Google and Sun Microsystems will hold a press conference on Tuesday at which they're expected to announce a collaboration to bring StarOffice productivity applications to Google users.

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Google Office Live Webcast

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET

Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

Please join Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO and Dr.
Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO as they
discuss a new collaborative effort between the two companies.

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Watch TV through dashboard with this cool widget

This new widget lets you watch tv on dashboard for mac os x tiger. It has 38 channels that includes movies, news, music and more. Pretty cool

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Testing Natasha: Girl with X-Ray vision on TLC/Discovery Channel

Can a seventeen-year-old girl truly "see" inside a person's body? Ray Hyman and colleagues conducted tests to search for the truth inside The Girl with X-Ray Eyes.

This is a response to an earlier digg about this girl with xray vision. Discovery and the Amazing Randy test this girl once for all.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Wikipedia corrects Encyclopedia Britannica

Those who have voiced skepticism over the reliability of information found in Wikipedia should take note of this. The collaboratively assembled encyclopedia maintains a page devoted to correcting errors in its chief offline competitor, the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

First Ever Wedding Proposal via Search Engine

"I proposed via Ask Jeeves. I brought Yisha to my office, ask her to search on her name. While she was doing that I kneeled behind her with the ring and flowers. She typed in her name into Ask Jeeves, full name, and up came a special Smart Answer (thanks to Jim Lanzone and team) with the proposal."

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Writing An Extension For Firefox

One of the reasons many people use Firefox is the extensions available. Since you like them so much, why not try writing one all by yourself?

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10 Foods You Should Never Eat

Suprising how popular most of these foods are geek friendly. Put down the Bugles tubby and check this list out.

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Web applications list

A good compilations of applications you can run from your web browser, no more downloading, installations or crashes the web will deliver what you need to run when you want it.

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