Thursday, March 31, 2005

Inkscape, an open source scalable vector graphics editor. Freeware alternative to Illustrator. I don't use vector based graphics programs much, but this one functioned well enough during the once-over I gave it. Anyone know how well it stacks ups?

Goowy, flash-based webmail. Not bad looking, but kind of slow initial page loads. Browsing messages is pretty quick once it is up and running, though.

Mailfeed - A PHP script that can check you mail and put it into a RSS feed. Provided that you use proper security measures when setting this up, it could be really useful.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Neurologist Cranford confronted Scarborough, MSNBC daytime anchor. This is the only Shiavo related link I will post. Promise.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

FCC unplugs states' rules on 'naked' DSL. Crap. Guess I'll be holding onto my landline for a bit longer.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Terri Schiavo Status Extension for Firefox.

M-TRAN II: Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot. Check out the videos.

"The possibilities are so immense that many of M-TRAN's patterns of
motion aren't designed directly by human programmers. Genetic
algorithms allow the robot to discover new ways of moving on its own."

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Solar Death Ray. Now that's how you use renewable energy!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Friend and former Monkeyfarts compatriot Nick Aster has launched his new project, Triple Pundit, a weblog about the environment, society and business. An interesting new area of focus, along the lines of World Changing or Treehugger, but with the insight of MBA students looking to make a difference.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Wow, looks like someone in Japan is custom making metal cases for the iPod Shuffle.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Acid2 challenge to Microsoft. Opera CTO challenges Microsoft to standards compliance test with IE7.

Favorite Firefox extention of the moment: MeasureIt - Firefox ruler extension for web developers.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

I forgot to mention that I'll be at the sxsw interactive festival until wednesday. I'll be blogging it over at my personal website, straightnochaser.org

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Start.com
Well, kudos to Microsoft for getting this domain name at least. The rest of it looks ok... in IE only. Basically, they saw Yahoo! integrate RSS into their my.yahoo.com start pages and had to follow suit. It looks nice, and functions well, but no one I know will ever use it, mostly because they use Firefox.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Ha ha, I usually don't care about news of celeb vids on the internet but this article clearly has the best headline of 'em all: Durst Sues for the Nookie.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

I don't know how long they've been doing this, but I just noticed that Amazon now has resturant reviews online, complete with scanned menus. They're starting to look more and more like a full-fledged web portal everyday.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Well well, I just found out why I've been having trouble sending SMTP email from my home computer, apparently SBC has started blocking port 25 on their DSL accounts by default in an effort to help combat spam. If you are like me, and opted out of their weekly newsletter, you would have had zero prior notice about this new policy. In order to request for the filter to be removed, read this help article.

I'm willing to bet there are some SBC tech support agents working overtime this week.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Interesting article about privacy advocate and EFF supporter, John Gillmore.