Saturday, January 27, 2007


Cell Phone Projectors

My friend, Randy, pointed me to this WSJ article by Roger Cheng about a technology that will allow cell phones to act as projectors by the end of 2008. That is, I will be able to put a powerpoint presentation on my cell phone and then project it onto a wall.


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Monday, January 22, 2007


Fables for the Frivolous

I have been listening to Librivox's public domain recordings of the very clever collection of poems entitled, "Fables for the Frivolous," by Guy Wetmore Carryl.

The individual mp3s are anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. They are worth the effort to download and listen.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Cory Doctorow has published his most recent collection of short science fiction stories, called Overclocked. He has also made it available as podcasts under creative commons license. They are already on my iPod, and are next on my reading list.


Linux for the iPod

I know I am late to this game, but an old PopSci mag pointed me to Once linux is installed on your iPod, you can put the game of Doom, or the game of Zelda, or even the entire contents of the wikipedia. How cool is that?

Thursday, January 11, 2007



I just signed up for Carbonite. For $3.75/mo I can back up 40 gigs over the internet. It installs a client application on Windows/XP which senses when a file has changed and backs it up (in the background) in near real time. Everything is backed up all the time. And once I set the settings, I don't have to worry about it again. That's the kind of user interface I like.

Sure wish they had a Mac version. . . the service from Apple (iDisk) is about $8/mo for only 1 gig.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Yi-Tan's 2007 Predictions

Here is Sanford Dickert's take on today's Yi-Tan conference call, in which I was a silent participant. Many predictions for 2007.

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What is a Second Life resident, anyway?

Here is a fascinating back and forth over the current hype that Second Life has (as of today) passed the 2.3 million resident mark.
  1. Clay Shirky, "Naming Names: The Tech Reporters who Flack for Second Life."
  2. Kevin Murphy, "All Bloggers are Ignorant Scum."
  3. Clay Shirky, "Virtual World Stats as Misleading as a Dating Profile."
By the way, I like Second Life and have a couple of avatars over there.

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