Friday, June 30, 2006

Developers Everywhere Rejoice - Eclipse Callisto Released

The Eclipse Callisto Project was just released - get it while it's hot! Callisto is a simultaneous release of 10 open source projects, including the Platform (IDE) 3.2, Java Development Tools, Web Tools Platform, Data Tools Platform, and a whole lot more.

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Switch to Ubuntu

Remember those 'Switch' adverts from Apple? Well, the Switch is happening all over again. But this time people are switching away from Mac and onto Ubuntu.

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Debunking the Debunking of Mac's New Ad Campaign

"When I read Christopher Null's headline, Debunking Mac's Self-Created Hype I actually expected a somewhat honest look at Apple's new ad campaign. The problem is, his "debunking" is done with vast inaccuracies and innuendo that leads readers to believe that these ads are based on utter nonsense. I'll take his points one at a time."

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Maine to Extend Laptop Program With Apple

Maine has signed off on a $41 million contract with Apple to provide new laptop computers to more than 30,000 seventh- and eighth-graders and their teachers, extending the laptop program for another four years.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Video now posted!

OSVids has a video preview of SLED 10. After spending the day with it I can say with certaincy that Novell has returned to the desktop scene with a vengance, and is ready to give Microsoft a run for it's money.


Die Microsoft die!

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Army's Robot Sherpa - Popular Science

The Army's Robot Sherpa - Popular Science

23 things we want in Leopard

OS X is great. tiger is fantastic, but there is room for improvement. Here is a list of 23 (duh) things that could use a little kick in the ass.

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Learn the Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting

You have Linux installed and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" thing. Don't worry, we'll show you what to do.

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Apple Menu Bar is Scientifically easier to reach than Windows.

According to Fitt's Law the Apple menu bar is easier to reach than the Window's menu bar. Apple patented their menu bar after discovering this.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Gliffy, the Online Visio Killer

Two guys with some time on their hands have created a tool that might just become a Visio-killer. Gliffy is a free diagramming tool that works entirely in your browser. Like other online apps, it has inherent advantages over traditional software. Collaboration is easier,and so is publishing diagrams you create to the web.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

A beginners guide to install Xgl and compiz in Ubuntu

This page details how to install Xgl on your system. On your Nvidia, Ati , and Intel

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GeekTV interviews Kevin Rose & other diggers on v3 at party

At the digg v3 preview party, Geek Entertainment TV interviews Kevin Rose, Time, Eric Rodenbeck and Michal Migurski of Stamen who did the amazing visualizations. Includes video of some of the visualizations in v3.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Tech Gurus Say They'll 'Switch from Mac'

Playing on Apple's past "Switch" ad campaign, which was aimed at getting Windows users to migrate to Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, a few longtime Mac and open-source gurus are vocally publicizing their switch away from Apple's platform to more open-source solutions.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Anti-Rape "Condom" Launching with Controversy & Fear

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An Incredible Guide To Learning Ruby

Hilarious and easy to follow. Really, really hilarious. You'll be writing an RPG by the fifth chapter!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fish oil 'calms children better than Ritalin'

A daily dose of fish oil is better at treating hyperactivity than Ritalin - the 'chemical cosh' linked to the deaths of children, stunning research has revealed.

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Learning Ruby in 15 minutes? This actually works.

Using some friendly copy even Google would adore, this web application integrates a live Ruby compiler and holds your hand through ever step of the way.

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All the programming algorithms you might ever need

This is a pure gold link for CS pros, techs and hobbyists.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Preparing For a Software Engineering Interview

Written by Google employee, Niniane Wang: "Of the 300+ software engineers I interviewed for Google (and previously Microsoft), some of them really shone, and others seemed ill-prepared.. Below are some tips that I've gathered over time"

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Jakob Lodwick

Jakob Lodwick
Originally uploaded by zachklein.
gee. i wish i could dress like this to work as well.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

A bizarre and creepy use of Quicktime animation

Allow this video to load completely. Then click on the glowing objects to have the child interact with them. The results were a little more shocking than I anticipated. You must see this to believe it.

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How to Write a Master's Thesis in Computer Science

If you are about to embark on the task of developing a Master's thesis in Computer Science, then this document may be of interest to you. The scope of this document is very narrow and deals only with certain features of thesis development that are unique to the field of Computer Science.

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what a cowinkiedink!

NewsForge: Flock beta rocks!

Flock is a "social browser" built on the Firefox code base, which integrates blogging, photo sharing with Flickr or Photobucket, "favorites" (a.k.a. bookmarks) using or Shadows, and other collaborative features.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Slick, FREE multi-clipboard Dashboard widget

Inventive just released iClip lite 2 today. This is the widget that won the DashboardWidget's favorite widget award, and the update adds auto Clipboard recording (copy copy copy paste paste) and is a Universal Binary. Slick animations, great execution, and it's one of those really RARE widgets that's actually useful / appropriate for the Dashboard.

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Shiny Lamp $139

Thursday, June 15, 2006

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

The Lomo is a poorly made Russian camera that takes pictures with an interesting style. In the 1990s a cult following developed and hasnâ??t stopped since. Here's how to create a Lomo-like effect using Photoshop.

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see i need the articulating monitor arms, just like this dude has

Advice to Students: Pack a Mac

BusinessWeek Onlineâ??s Stephen Wildstrom is recommending a Mac over Windows for the first time. Thought you might be interested.

By Stephen H. Wildstrom
Advice to Students: Pack a Mac
Apple's software has improved, but Windows has been stuck in a rut

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Kevin Rose confirms Digg version 3 launch in 3 weeks

At tonight's Diggnation one year anniversary party/recording in San Francisco Kevin confirmed version 3 and said "People say we've just added more categories, fuck that, there's a ton of cool new features coming."

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Karma-improved SmackBook

"Slapping your computer across the face is not good karma" - Many people commented that the original SmackBook was too violent. This new version looks like it uses the ambient light sensor to switch desktops. The result? Switching desktops with the wave of a've got to see this video..

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Coffee reduces risk of cirrhosis from too much alcohol

Coffee may counteract alcohol's poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis, researchers say. In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 percent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 percent.

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Apple Computer Sponsors In The Piston Cup Circuit (Picture)

As you watch the racing in Pixar's "Cars", keep an eye on the blazing white "84" car.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The "5-Second Rule" Rules

Researchers at the University of Illinois say the so-called "5-Second Rule" isn't a myth.

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Friday, June 02, 2006

PC's That Are a Lot Smaller Than a Breadbox

A full-featured PC running Windows XP that is not much bigger than a pack of 3-by-5 index cards. It's measured in ounces (14), not pounds.

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