October 30, 2008
Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Released

Lifehacker has a good look at the Ubuntu 8.10 Release. Move info over at http://www.ubuntu.com/.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:27 AM
Huge Lego Starship

Amazing Lego Starship: OSS Pontbriand. Not much more to say about this. Via Reddit.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:17 AM
October 28, 2008
Windows 7 Info

Well, with PDC in full swing it seems that some folks have gotten a Hands-on With Windows 7's New Features. I'm going to reserve judgment for a bit as IIRC the first betas of Vista released at PDC a few years ago looked and felt like XP with a black skin, and (for me anyway, for the most part) Vista turned out OK. Mostly OK anyway.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:32 AM
October 27, 2008
Visualization of a Chess Machine

Very cool visualization of how a chess computer thinks over here. However, it also makes me realize how woefully inadequate my brain is to deal with playing a computer at chess :)

Posted by Arcterex at 10:31 PM
Google Earth iPhone Edition

Woo! Finally Google Earth Comes to the iPhone!

Amidst the launch of Google’s own Android mobile operating system, the company is bringing its Google Earth software to the iPhone App Store. As reported by our sister site News.com, the iPhone version replciates much of the desktop application’s core experience, downloading imagery from Google’s servers as the perspective shifts and dotting the map with landmarks, photos, and other information.

Installing this now, wonder if it'll be better than the Earthscape app that is already there and is not bad...

Posted by Arcterex at 10:19 AM
October 26, 2008
HP: Half Blood Prince Trailer

SlashFilm has a link to the Harry Potter and the Half Blood-Prince International Trailer.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:02 PM
Stefan Didak's New Office

If you recall the last iteration of Stefan Didik's office, the sound you made was probably something like "oh dear Jesus" and then your head exploded. Well, tighten your helmet straps, he has New Office Pictures online.

Posted by Arcterex at 06:41 PM
October 22, 2008
"Honey, what's that Funny Noise?"

Darren pointed me to a great youtube of A Mercedes was traveling on 3 wheels. So that's what that funny noise was!

Posted by Arcterex at 10:37 AM
October 17, 2008
Firefox Mobile Alpha Walkthrough

Christopher Blizzard posts a walkthrough of Fennec Alpha 1 (AKA Firefox Mobile Alpha 1) from Madhava Enros.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:14 PM
October 16, 2008
Star Trek Pics

Sent from Brian are some More Star Trek Images of the Enterprise crew. Man this looks good....

Posted by Arcterex at 10:30 AM
October 15, 2008
Firefox 3.1 Beta Available

Looks like Firefox 3.1 beta 1 is available. Lots of rendering type changes, the new Javascript engine, and geolocation. See this page for some other details.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:23 PM
October 14, 2008
iPhone Powered Laptop

A concept computer that came out this morning was the OLO iPhone-powered Laptop. Basically the iphone plugs in to where the trackpad would be and acts as the CPU and touchpad. Interesting idea... not sure how realistic this is, but it's definitely an interesting concept.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:18 PM
BSG Case Mod

Darren pointed out this very hot Battlestar Galactica case mod. Again, my birthday is coming up..... someone? Anyone?

Posted by Arcterex at 03:14 PM
October 12, 2008
Get Your Zach and Miri Porn ID

Part of the marketing for the new Kevin Smith movie is that you can get you own Zack and Miri Star I.D.. You can now call me "Snowball Adams" or "Two-Pump Chump" if you like.

No, not really.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:12 PM
October 10, 2008
Indiana Jones 4 DVD Review

Geeks of doom has a good review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Blu-ray).

The grey-haired duo of director Steven Spielberg and writer/producer George Lucas find themselves traveling the route so many baseball players (and directors, ahem, Michael Bay) find themselves on today: injecting superhuman strength into their bodies to produce outrageous results.

Hit the link for the whole thing.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:52 PM
More Office Porn From Stefan

So it looks like Stefan Didak (previously) is re-doing his office and has posted some pictures of his Home Office Overhaul Nearing Completion project. Very sexy, very extreme multi-monitor mojo. Looking forward to the new tour!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:47 AM
October 09, 2008
The *What* Guide to Databases?

Khensu threw me a link to The Manga Guide to Databases.

I have no idea what to say.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:46 AM
Apple Notebook Event Oct. 14th

Looks like all the rumors were true... next Wednesday there is a MacBook Event. From the Apple Blog:

Members of the media have just received word that the rumored October 14 MacBook event is rumor no more. Invitations sent by Apple’s PR department confirm that next Tuesday will see a special event hosted by the company at its Cupertino campus.

Wonder which (if any) of the various rumors will come true.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:28 AM
A Concise Examination of the Economic State of the US

OK, it's just a comic, but Miscellanea seems to have a good grasp of The Behavior Modification Loop of Epic Fail. :)

Posted by Arcterex at 09:07 AM
October 07, 2008
8 Phases of Dating

Matthew Inman has a funny look at The 8 Phases of Dating (and others below, including 10 reasons why it would rule to date a unicorn).

Posted by Arcterex at 03:30 PM
Super Long Sun Photographs

And you thought your camera had a long exposure time.... check out these Solargraphy images which are 6 month exposures.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:53 AM
October 06, 2008
Huge Millenium Falcon Model

Building the Falcon details the construction of an 800 piece 1/72nd scale model of the beloved Falcon...

Posted by Arcterex at 03:30 PM
October 03, 2008
Fring - VOIP for iPhone / iPod Touch

So I saw an announcement for an iPhone VOIP client named fring..... looks like it's multi-im + skype + other stuff in an iPhone app. Not available in the canada store yet though :(

Posted by Arcterex at 04:13 PM
Tree's in Video Games

Gamesradar puts up an interesting look back at the Evolution of the tree in video games.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:09 AM
October 02, 2008
Linux Booting in 5 Seconds

Not bad... check out Booting Linux in five seconds at LWN.net. The caveat is that it is on the eeepc, but still, that's damn impressive.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:59 AM
Morning Bitch List

Nice list on networkworld of 23 things I wish would just go away. Apple, Microsoft.... no on is spared.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:52 AM
October 01, 2008
Light Art Performance Photography

Some amazing pics of Light Art Performance Photography (not modem friendly link... lots of pics).

Posted by Arcterex at 03:44 PM
StackOverflow's FizzBuzz Solutions

Some very amusing (and inventive) solutions to the FizzBuzz programming challenge in the Humor in code question. Take special note of some of the non-standard language solutions that are in there.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:05 AM