Tuesday, April 26, 2005

More IE7 Details Emerge

Ars Technica: More IE7 Details Emerge

"Internet Explorer 7.0 is on the way. Microsoft has said from the outset that the focus will be on security. What about improved support for CSS? It looks like that's on tap as well. [more]"

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Homemade EVDO/WiFi Mobile Access Point

Now, THIS is cool!

Slashdot | Homemade EVDO/WiFi Mobile Access Point: "Over the last few weeks I've built myself a mobile access point for my car. It's based on a Soekris net2421 embedded Linux box and uses Verizon's 1xRTT/EVDO network as its uplink, resharing it over 802.11b. Wherever my car goes, my Internet link goes! :) I finally put some webpages together on how I built it. The components are pretty cheap and anybody with basic Linux skills can build their own just as easily. I've also got it interfacing with Google Maps to do live vehicle tracking via gpsd. It also uploads pictures from an on-board webcam every five minutes or so."

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Comcast Sued For Giving Customer Info to RIAA

Slashdot | Comcast Sued For Giving Customer Info to RIAA: "The first legal missile has been fired at ISP collaboration. Comcast, the top U.S. cable TV network operator, is being sued by a Seattle-area woman for disclosing her name and contact information, court records showed Thursday.' From the article: '...no court authorized Comcast to release names and addresses of its customers, or notified his client that her information had been given to an outside party...'"

Trent Reznor Releases Single for Public Remixing

Slashdot | Trent Reznor Challenges Music Norms: "Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) has released the new single from NIN's upcoming album as a GarageBand file for fan remixes. Though by no means the first time a major-label artist has released a track to the public for remix, this is the first time such a project has been as open to the common user. The repercussions to 'traditional' IP views in music could be beneficial to all. Note that the license agreement does not allow commercial use of the included sounds. From the download text: 'What I'm giving you in this file is the actual multi-track audio session for 'the hand that feeds' in GarageBand format. This is the entire thing bounced over from the actual Pro Tools session we recorded it into. I imported and converted the tracks into AppleLoop format so the size would be reasonable and the tempo flexible."

Friday, April 01, 2005

O'Reilly Releases Firefox Hacks

On my list of things to buy this weekend...

Slashdot | Firefox Hacks: "If there is an application I run more often than my Web browser, particularly since I also use it as my email client, then I don't know what it might be. As a Firefox convert, that made the arrival of Firefox Hacks from O'Reilly a wonderful surprise.' Read on for the rest of Williams' review."

Happy Birthday, Gmail!

It's GMail's first birthday, and they've gone and doubled their inbox capacities to celebrate! Check it out, along with some other new features. I love Gmail - I just wish I could pop other email accounts with it! Then I could covert completely to Gmail.

About Gmail: "Just Launched!

G is for growth
Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn't mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we're giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. We know that email will only become more important in people's lives, and we want Gmail to keep up with our users and their needs. From Gmail, you can expect more.

We're not in the plains anymore
Fonts, bullets and highlighting, oh my! Gmail now offers rich text formatting. And over 60 colors of the rainbow. Discover a land of more than just black and white."