Category: geeky

Optical computing

If asked where they expect the biggest technological innovation of the 21st century, most people would probably answer either in genetical engineering or in AI/robotics. And these people may be right, although I…

two small git tips

the impact of git and github in the programmer community continues to amaze me. it appears that almost all major open source projects have made the switch to git at this point. naturally,…

web-based RSS reader alternatives

the announcement that google will be closing down its RSS reader didn’t go down well with a lot of people, including me. i use the RSS reader daily. i have subscriptions to ca….

geography training with HTML5

i was having some fun with native ‘drag-and-drop’ in HTML5. as an exercise for myself, i designed a geography training app. head over to map-o-matic to check it out. needless to say, this…

‘locate’ on ubuntu with an encrypted home dir

recently, i noticed that the locate command on my ubuntu system didn’t work as expected. it simply didn’t list files located in my $HOME dir, while it did still list files in the…

welcome to html5

note: this will work only on very modern browsers (latest firefox, opera, safari). it will work partially on chrome (no audio), and it will not work at all on internet explorer. update march…

matching hard- and software

“If a company designs both hardware and software, it can build much better systems than if they only design the software. That’s why Apple’s iPhone is so much better than Microsoft phones.” this…

google’s secret

google got all fat & rich because of one single reason: they excel at sorting search engine hits. the secret behind this is called PageRank, a clever algorithm to sort links. they even…