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More ZFS + Wait theres More (at no extra cost with a free set of steak knives)

Sunday 27 November 2005 at 08:47 am John Siracusa laments the current state of filesystem thinking and suggests that Apple should look into Suns recently open-source'd ZFS. I'd still like to see some concrete examples of what happens if a disk fails under ZFS . . . From the Register - Supercomputer 05. Some nice blade systems on page two of this article. For the real geek - a Ethernet crossover adaptor keyring. Don't forget that you can make yourself a super 5 in 1 cable if you have the patience and inclination. This was all over the web last week - Put your mac to sleep via SMS. Of course you can substitute 'sleep' with almost any scriptable action. A little like this old article on Monitoring your house via your mobile phone. More freeware goodness - 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities. Largely win32 but some multi-platform. Firefox extension - Piggy Bank. Looks kind of interesting. Some of its usefulness looks to be related to being able to query resources that aren't global yet (eg Google Maps doesn't have much additonal data for countries outside of the US, Canada and parts of Europe). The meta-data features do look handy though. Handy for presentations or web-pages - Yotophoto allows you to search and use thousands of royalty free images.

Interesting Links

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 2/3/2005 19:07:24 Learn about how computers work by Building an Apple I Computer. Interesting use for a Palm - use it as a CPU display for your PC with PalmOrb.

Useful CVS Links

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 16/3/2004 15:48:04 A good Introduction to CVS A followup article on CVS Administration OReilly has compiled some CVS Tips Nice Feature comparison of Source Control Systems What is Subversion ? There is also a Tortoise SVN Client which integrates with Windows Explorer.

Paper Macs + More

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 16/7/2005 21:15:50 For those of us that can't actually afford the real thing here are some Paper Macs. Wiki - TiddlyWiki really seems to be progressing nicely. TiddlyWikiTutorial shows you the basics. All sorts of cool stuff over at Information Aesthetics. Lots of different techniques and technologies for visualising information. Over at Lifehack - Over 100 Quick/Easy Healthy Foods. For the geek who has everything how about a Coffee-cup Mouse.


Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 2/2/2004 17:11:18 Are there any to see?

"Hannover" - The next (post 7.0) version of Lotus Notes

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 14/6/2005 19:34:13 Ed Brill discusses the new features in the next version of Notes nicknamed "Hannover". Looks pretty cool. They still insist on the custom widgets which means you always get a slight disconnect when switching from Notes to another Windows app but this gui is starting to more closely resemble Office 2003 / Longhorn - based on these screenshots.

Obsolete Hardware & Software

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 14/9/2004 20:43:12 At the moment this is just a place-holder for my interest in 'old & quirky' equipment. For example the Apple Newton, 3Com Audrey - both failures from a commercial stand-point but both remarkable technologies for their time. Both also have strong user-communities working to enhance the platforms.

Blosxom Plugins

Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 4/6/2005 02:59:16 Bear with me as I experiment with the Reading Room in the right sidebar (note I haven't added my own books in yet - these are just the default ones).


Sunday 13 November 2005 at 5:42 pm meta-creation_date: 25/6/2005 02:46:49 Looks like a great perl GUI toolkit front-end - Sprog. The article demonstrates who to put a Sprog filter together to turn a web based phone list into an LDIF (LDAP Interchange Format) file. Sprog sourceforge project is here.


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