Monday, October 30, 2006

Free 2GB Online Backup

Mozy is an online backup service that lets you back up 2GB of data for free. They also have paid plans that let you back up more. The site looks good and the service got a nice review from PC Magazine. Looks like it's worth checking out. It's Windows only though.

Apple Backup

If your using Apple backup, you should read this article.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Worth a read if you are backing up to DVD/CD

For mac only.
Macworld: Mac OS X Hints: Create CD/DVD file indexes

If this phone were only real!

iF Design iF details view

Building Subversion (SVN) on Mac OS X

Good article for the Mac users. Hivelogic in general has good articles

Hivelogic: Articles: Building Subversion (SVN) on Mac OS X

Thursday, October 26, 2006

How To Improve Your Goalie

The University of Calgary studied goaltender's eye movements and came to the conclusion that the best goalies keep their eye on the puck and the shooter's stick for almost a full second before the shot, which helps them make the save more often. Seems obvious, but apparently, a lot of novice goalies don't do this.

"I think this research is exciting because it's new information that can be immediately incorporated into a goalie's game with the proper training," Vickers, the study's author, said.


Vim Subversion Integration Plugin

Here's a Vim plugin that allows you to execute Subversion commands on a file from within Vim. You can commit, revert, update, diff, view log, view status and more.



Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Firefox 2.0 Tabs

Firefox 2.0 has a close button on each tab, but if you prefer having a single close button on the tab bar instead, you can set this in about:config. Look for the key 'browser.tabs.closeButtons' and set it to '3' and you'll revert to the version 1.5 behaviour.

Read "Getting Real" Online

"Getting Real" is now available to read online for free.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Article on Rails development and environment setup

err.the_blog.find_by_title('My Rails Toolbox')

Good article on Building Ruby, Rails, LightTPD, and MySQL on Tiger

Hivelogic: Articles: Building Ruby, Rails, LightTPD, and MySQL on Tiger

Print CSS

Here is an interesting article on print style sheets.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Another productivity killer

Line Rider - beta by *fsk on deviantART


Addictive game. Post high scores in comments

Moronland.com - The Worlds Most Addicting Game

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Touchscreen iPod Comes This December

TrustedReviews speculates on a full screen iPod, among other things.

Calorie Burner from Coca Cola

Here is a new product from coke that burns calories.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hot Librarian

Check it out. Ms. Dewey is a hot librarian.

Ken Lay Off The Hook

Judge vacates criminal convictions of Enron's Ken Lay.
Apparently, since he could not "exhaust his opportunity to appeal", the 10 criminal convictions against Lay must be vacated. (Maybe Jeff Skilling should kill himself to clear his name. ;)

Friday, October 13, 2006

"That damn marijuana"

Yahoo News story about Canadian troops in Afghanistan who have found a forest of marijuana and their attempts to deal with it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I posted to JPG Magazine

See and vote here

How to Prepare

Here is a good article for all you Mac'ers.

I'm definately gonna look into some of the software they mention.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How Did Gillette Know It Was My Birthday??! - Consumerist

How Did Gillette Know It Was My Birthday??! - Consumerist

How to save videos from YouTube

Here's a video on YouTube about how to save videos from YouTube. You have to use of couple of tools, but it's pretty straightforward.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Printing Background Images

I found this article on how to print background images. I tweaked it a bit for my own purposes, it works!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

digg - WinZip Serial Number Algorithm Found on NEW Google CodeSearch!!

digg - WinZip Serial Number Algorithm Found on NEW Google CodeSearch!!

Check out the code for generating serial numbers.

What's New in Oracle Performance for 10g?

What's New in Oracle Performance?

Oracle trace is gone and Rule Based Optimization is gone.

Surprising stats I think. PHP lower than Ruby

Top 10 Ruby on Rails Jobs Websites: "Ruby Related IT Skills - Here is a comparison of how Ruby ranks for job ads!

Top 20
Over the last 6 months job ads across the UK citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of job ads and their proportion against the total number of ads sampled citing Ruby.

1 368 (68.66 %) Java
2 268 (50.00 %) J2EE
3 196 (36.57 %) OO
4 192 (35.82 %) Ruby on Rails
5 168 (31.34 %) JSP
6 165 (30.78 %) Python
7 161 (30.04 %) Linux
8 135 (25.19 %) Perl
9 134 (25.00 %) XML
10 132 (24.63 %) PHP
11 126 (23.51 %) Hibernate
12 109 (20.34 %) UNIX
13 105 (19.59 %) Struts
13= 105 (19.59 %) Oracle
13= 105 (19.59 %) Apache
14 102 (19.03 %) SQL
14= 102 (19.03 %) JavaScript
15 101 (18.84 %) MySQL
16 100 (18.66 %) Agile Software…
17 97 (18.10 %) Extreme Progra…"

Google Code Search

Google Code Search let's you search the internet for public source code. You can use regular expressions in your search query and you can limit the search by programming language, license and more. It's in Google Labs.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Making Money

Some people are making good money from Google AdSense
The Internet's Biggest Google Whores - blogotechnic.com - via Reddit

Starwars Robot Chicken - Google Video

For you Star Wars fans:

Search, Google, and Life: Sergey Brin Lecture at Berkeley

Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business. The World Wide Web brings much of the world's knowledge into the reach of nearly everyone with a computer and an internet connection. The availability of huge quantities of information at our fingertips is transforming government, business, and many other aspects of society. Topics include search advertising and auctions, search and privacy, search ranking, internationalization, anti-spam efforts, local search, peer-to-peer search, and search of blogs and online communities. The Instructor, Dr. Marti Hearst, is an associate professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, with an affiliate appointment in the Computer Science Division. The UC Berkeley School of Information was created in 1994 to address one of society’s most compelling challenges: enabling people to create, find, manipulate, share, store, and use information in myriad forms. [courses] [is141] [fall2005]

$1 Million Netflix Prize

Netflix is offering a million dollars to whomever can improve its recommendation software engine by 10%, in terms of user satisfaction with recommendations made to them. They'll even give you a data set of 100 million movie ratings with which to do your thing.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Web Apps: Why does Statelessness Stop at the Database?

Interesting post on the setup Google uses to authenticate users for its various products. In essence, they are trying to make the database 'stateless' in order to increase scalability.

Back To School With Web2.0

For the teachers out there, check out this listing of web apps. There are some interesting apps for teachers as well as students. Including apps for grading, etc.

Bin Laden on Family Guy

Check out this Family Guy clip on Google Video.