How Apple.com Would Have Looked in 1983

What Apple.com would have looked like in 1983.

What Apple.com would have looked like in 1983.

How big is the internet?

It is a question asked by some, but really how big is the internet and how do you measure it? This article tries to put some numbers to the size of the internet. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25857420-5018992,00.html

It is a question asked by some, but really how big is the internet and how do you measure it? This article tries to put some numbers to the size of the internet. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25857420-5018992,00.html

Firefox parental controls

Firefox and the Mozilla Suite do not feature any built-in parental controls, but content filtering, pornography blocking, and/or website blocking features. Thanks to the extension mechanism, however, you can add these yourself. Additionally, web filtering software is available which will filter the internet for any program on your computer. I have reviewed several of the available extensions you can add to firefox.
First up is Glubble for families.
According to Glubble’s site “Glubble is an online family activity center where the whole family comes together around their private homepage.” Glubble is a family safe site for children under the age of 12. The Glubble kids environment now integrates Ask for Kids, the innovative and safe search engine for children. The free version pretty much sets up a sandbox for your kids to play with, but if you want more control and powerful blocking tools you will need to subscribe to Glubble’s services.
Second is Glubble for families.
According to Greasemonkey addon “Greasemonkey is an adds a way to script out foul language

Firefox and the Mozilla Suite do not feature any built-in parental controls, but content filtering, pornography blocking, and/or website blocking features. Thanks to the extension mechanism, however, you can add these yourself. Additionally, web filtering software is available which will filter the internet for any program on your computer. I have reviewed several of the available extensions you can add to firefox.
First up is Glubble for families.
According to Glubble’s site “Glubble is an online family activity center where the whole family comes together around their private homepage.” Glubble is a family safe site for children under the age of 12. The Glubble kids environment now integrates Ask for Kids, the innovative and safe search engine for children. The free version pretty much sets up a sandbox for your kids to play with, but if you want more control and powerful blocking tools you will need to subscribe to Glubble’s services.
Second is Glubble for families.
According to Greasemonkey addon “Greasemonkey is an adds a way to script out foul language

Firefox 4.0 preview

The articla has some nice screenshots and some brainstorming ideas on interface changes.
http://mashable.com/2009/07/27/firefox-40/
Here are some highlights from the article discussing positives and negatives of moving where tabs are located.
Positives:
– Save Vertical Space
– Efficiency/Remove Visual Complexity – Right now the tabs have to be connected to something. So we are adding an extra visual element for them to connect to.
– Shorter Mouse Distance to Page Controls

Negatives:
– Breaks Consistency/Familiarity – Moving things confuses existing users.
– Title is MIA – With the space removed from the titlebar you only get the truncated version in the tab.
– Longer Mouse Distance to Tabs – Takes longer to mouse to a tab.
– Lost Space – Sandwiched in between the application icon and the window widgets you lose some space.

The articla has some nice screenshots and some brainstorming ideas on interface changes.
http://mashable.com/2009/07/27/firefox-40/
Here are some highlights from the article discussing positives and negatives of moving where tabs are located.
Positives:
– Save Vertical Space
– Efficiency/Remove Visual Complexity – Right now the tabs have to be connected to something. So we are adding an extra visual element for them to connect to.
– Shorter Mouse Distance to Page Controls

Negatives:
– Breaks Consistency/Familiarity – Moving things confuses existing users.
– Title is MIA – With the space removed from the titlebar you only get the truncated version in the tab.
– Longer Mouse Distance to Tabs – Takes longer to mouse to a tab.
– Lost Space – Sandwiched in between the application icon and the window widgets you lose some space.

The 10 most useful Linux commands

Builderau.com has a nice write up of the 10 most useful Linux command. Here is a quick list, find out more detail in the article:
1. top
2. ln
3. tar/zip/gzip
4. nano, vi, emacs
5. grep
6. chmod
7. dmesg
8. kill/killall
9. man
10. mount/umount

http://www.builderau.com.au/program/linux/soa/The-10-most-useful-Linux-commands/0,339028299,339297366,00.htm

Builderau.com has a nice write up of the 10 most useful Linux command. Here is a quick list, find out more detail in the article:
1. top
2. ln
3. tar/zip/gzip
4. nano, vi, emacs
5. grep
6. chmod
7. dmesg
8. kill/killall
9. man
10. mount/umount

http://www.builderau.com.au/program/linux/soa/The-10-most-useful-Linux-commands/0,339028299,339297366,00.htm

Games Engines from Doom to Dunia

MaximumPC has an article about the Game engines throughout the years. http://www.maximumpc.com/print/7079 I can say that I have played games that have used almost all of the engines. It is pretty nice to see the technology behind some of my favorite games.

MaximumPC has an article about the Game engines throughout the years. http://www.maximumpc.com/print/7079 I can say that I have played games that have used almost all of the engines. It is pretty nice to see the technology behind some of my favorite games.

Purdue to build supercomputer in a day

“Coates,” the new supercomputer, will be built from more than 10,000 computer cores, or processors, versus Steele’s 6,500 cores. Steele was the last super computer Purdue built. Here is the article from Purdue’s website. http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2009b/090720McCartneyCoates.html
Here is a short video about the super computer parodying “Cars”

“Coates,” the new supercomputer, will be built from more than 10,000 computer cores, or processors, versus Steele’s 6,500 cores. Steele was the last super computer Purdue built. Here is the article from Purdue’s website. http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2009b/090720McCartneyCoates.html
Here is a short video about the super computer parodying “Cars”

The new elements in HTML 5

IBM has published in their technical library the new elements that are going into HTML 5. Here is the link to the article: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-html5/
Here are some highlights:

Embedded Media
* Video:<video src=”http://www.cafeaulait.org/birds/sora.mov” />
* Audio: <audio src=”spacemusic.mp3″ autoplay=”autoplay” loop=”20000″ />

New structure elements that clean up all the div tags used today.
* section: A part or chapter in a book, a section in a chapter, or essentially anything that has its own heading in HTML 4
* header: The page header shown on the page; not the same as the head element
* footer: The page footer where the fine print goes; the signature in an e-mail message
* nav: A collection of links to other pages
* article: An independent entry in a blog, magazine, compendium, and so forth

IBM has published in their technical library the new elements that are going into HTML 5. Here is the link to the article: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-html5/
Here are some highlights:

Embedded Media
* Video:<video src=”http://www.cafeaulait.org/birds/sora.mov” />
* Audio: <audio src=”spacemusic.mp3″ autoplay=”autoplay” loop=”20000″ />

New structure elements that clean up all the div tags used today.
* section: A part or chapter in a book, a section in a chapter, or essentially anything that has its own heading in HTML 4
* header: The page header shown on the page; not the same as the head element
* footer: The page footer where the fine print goes; the signature in an e-mail message
* nav: A collection of links to other pages
* article: An independent entry in a blog, magazine, compendium, and so forth