Category: vague interests

  • 2010 in review

    The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog […]

  • 64 GB Coming to SD Cards, USB Drives

    Samsung’s product development just won’t quit. What new devices await us in 2011? Will we see usb flash drives hit 64Gbytes? Will flash memory prices start to fall? Will SSDs become ubiquitous? With 3 manufacturers hitting the same feature size simultaneously it’s very likely.

  • Microsoft GPU video encoding patent could hurt creatives | Electronista

    A few years ago nVidia opened up its video cards to software programmers to write applications that could re-use the video card to perform other tasks. One of those tasks useful to an average person is to speed up converting videos from one format to another. Now Microsoft is saying they invented the idea and are claiming they own the patent on using a video card to speed up video encoding.

  • Flickr

    This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing.

  • links for 2010-04-09

    How to Meditate Utne reader article from a former punk rocker turned Zen Buddhist monk (tags: mediation)

  • links for 2010-03-17

    Notes from NoSQL Live Boston 2010 – marcua's blog Great detailed list of the conference proceedings, with some commentary thrown in. Very good, broad overview of the state of the art in NoSQL implementations and projects (tags: nosql blog architecture cassandra)

  • links for 2010-02-04

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/02/02/canon.intros.mpeg.2.full.hd.codec.ahead.of.camera/ Canon is mucking up the works by creating yet another digital video format for people to adopt. AVHDC, HDV and now this lone MPEG-2 based format. It's getting real confusing to keep up with these attempts to corner the market (tags: video canon digital)

  • links for 2010-01-28

    Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5 This is a great description of containers versus codecs when it comes to video files on the web. There are many types of containers and many types of codecs. You can have an AVI file that is encoded in Xvid/DivX. Or you can have a Quicktime file […]

  • links for 2009-12-04

    Google SketchUp Books for Design Professionals This series combined with the ModelMetricks series of books for kids to learn SketchUp are the greatest single source of 3D modeling self-instruction on the web. (tags: 3d sketchup books)

  • links for 2009-12-01

    Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site Great tips for speeding up web pages having CSS and Javascript embedded in the web pages. It even covers some amount of Web server configuration optimization. (tags: web2.0 architecture design)