Category Archives: Technology
These guys have an entire library of old Apple ][ programs online that run within the browser. They use an ActiveX control that's an Apple ][gs virtual machine emulator running within the IE... Sweet! [with Virtual Apple]…”you can now relive, … Continue reading
I said it last year around this time and the year before too. Now Ev is saying it and of course Anil had said it way before anyone, but PLEASE let us make sure we rid the world of the … Continue reading
Please! Let’s make 2004 the year we retire the wretched fax machine! This is despite some of the valid points Paul Rubens of the BBC NEWS makes in his article Fax – the technology that refuses to die (via Gizmodo) … Continue reading
IO2 Technology has demonstrated a 42″ prototype of what they are calling “Heliodisplay- Interactive Free-Space Display“, which is essentially display without a “screen” … “The Heliodisplay projects full color streaming video into free space (i.e. air). It is plug-and-play compatible … Continue reading
I was reminded of this great special report in InfoWorld about IT on the cheap via Lockergnome “From refurbished hardware and eBay deals to do-it-yourself setups, everything you need to know about buying equipment on the cheap.” It’s certainly worth … Continue reading
It’s always good to keep HOWTO guides like this around. “Killed a hard drive without backing up? This guide helps you recover the data ” (link via Lockergnome) Of course you can never find them when you need’em because the … Continue reading
An early release of the CXBX XBox Emulator looks very promising — Although no games play just yet. (via Lockergnome)
Detailed write up of swapping logic boards on a dead hard drive to recover data. (via Slashdot)
Great quote by Don Park: Using open source tools and libraries is like playing with mud. But I’ll add; as a kid, I always enjoyed playing in the mud :-)
Jim Gray of Microsoft Research has an interesting paper on the economic viability of distributed computing. Some quotes: “Put the computation near the data. The recurrent theme of this analysis is that “On Demand” computing is only economical for very … Continue reading
I’m certainly feeling nostalgic with all the retro talk lately about early experiences with computing technology. Given the reflective talk, it’s not surprising to see a mention of some of my favorite computing magazines like Softside, Antic and of course … Continue reading
Feeling old? Check out some “cool” Gadgets from 1983. It’s interesting to note how long it took many of these to catch on en mass and then to apply that logic to some products that we are just starting to … Continue reading
Just in case you have too much free-time while driving, it might be nice to get in a quick game and a movie or two, with this.
“PSX will offer a DVD recorder, a 120GB hard drive, a TV tuner, an Ethernet port, a USB 2.0 port and a Memory Stick slot.” (via CNet) Add in a TiVi-like service and I’m sold!