Dr. Randy Pausch has only a few more months to live, and tells an amazing story about his life. It's 1 hour and 44 minutes long, but worth it.
Looks like I'll be taking a little road trip. Maybe while I'm gone one of those other two slackers will post something?
Lina posts a new press release.
I've looked at these guys before. They claim "LINA enables Linux binaries to run with native look and feel on Windows, Mac, and Linux, without recompiling." The next paragraph indicates that they are "Linux command line and server applications". Wow, command apps with the native look and feel... Count me unimpressed.
Ok so by now this should not be new to anyone. Sun is now a MS gold partner and will be selling Windows server on their x86 line. Some more info here. The end of the article is worth the effort. They have a list of McNealy's top ten quotes on Microsoft. It's all very funny. Especially when you consider that if the tables were turned and Sun was on top they would no doubt be even more evil. We'd all be running proprietary Solaris on a proprietary SPARC architecture paying through the nose to run CDE. I'd take Gates over McNealy any day as my evil dictator of choice.
Continue reading "John buys another bluetooth device"...
Seems I can't get enough bluetooth these days. So I set out to find a suitable replacement for those Logitech bluetooth headphones I picked up on Woot awhile back. I still like and use them mind you, but I wanted a solution that was more portable so I could use it when hotspot hopping. I was looking for something that would fold up so I could carry it in my nerd bag with all my other mobile gear. It also wouldn't hurt to find something a bit more comfortable and that wouldn't make me look like a Lowtard. Also while I was at it, I decided that I also needed my new headphones to function as a headset (with Mic) so that I could easily switch from listening to music to answering the phone, or making a skype call.
Introducing the HP Ipaq 200 Enterprise Handheld. From the specs this is nothing more than the 3 year old Ipaq 4700 in a new case. Same processor speed, same screen, same RAM, same expansion cards and wireless features. All it seems to bring is more ROM (as required by WM6), a standard USB connector, and more battery capacity. The device is actually a bit thicker and heavier than the 4700, and seems to lack the ATI Imageon graphics chip.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Microsoft is gearing up another round of MCE extender hardware via 3rd parties like Dlink, Linksys etc. The first attempt fell flat on its face. In fact the only successful extender so far has been the 360 (which totally rocks BTW). This time around they will be looking to more faithfully represent the MCE and Vista MC UIs. And to entice you further... they will include native Xvid and Divx support!
No mention yet if the 360 will be blessed with Xvid as well. We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Apple's New iPod Lineup