Sunday, April 26, 2009

Credit Crisis for Lay-People

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Pirates in Somalia (Comedy version)

I bumped today on this unbelievably funny cartoon on Somali pirates (the ones that have kidnapped several high-profile ships on the coast of Somalia): http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Somalia/

Here are some snapshots...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Wireless, NetStumbler, and the new handyman

Recently, our home network (Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN) started working really bad. Disconnects every few minutes, sometimes even every few seconds. After a lot of investigation (both real and virtual), Ana stumbled on http://www.easypeasy.com/guides/article.php?article=146 . It turns out that by using NetStumbler [ http://www.stumbler.net/ ] you can see who's connected to which 802.11x channel. Long story short: several of our neighbors were connected to the same WLAN channel (by several I mean more than 5), polluting the signal and causing our network to fail. Turns out we were cursing our neighbors for good reason (we were the first to have WiFi in this area). Ok, now for the take-home message: in the new world of hi-tech, WiFis, and neighbors as tech-dummy as yourself, the handyman (handywoman) needs to be equiped with google and serious WiFi abilities. Moreover, I argue that changing lightbulbs has become obsolete (our bulbs will still work in another 10 years, says their package).

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Some more blog-hunting

  1. http://searchengineland.com/ news about google, m*soft etc
  2. http://www.techmeme.com/ another collection of dubious data

Friday, January 04, 2008


  1. doggdot.us -- extracts info from digg and slashdot
  2. Pipes: Digg, del.icio.us, Reddit, Slashdot mashup v2 Configurable mashup of Digg, Reddit, Slashdot and del.icio.us news feeds. [ http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=GGZDQ1e32xGMXWKzXqIxGw ]
  3. The Patent Troll -- [ http://trolltracker.blogspot.com/ ]
  4. Some Digg v. Slashdot experiment [ http://www.kottke.org/06/01/digg-vs-slashdot ]
  5. ... and the Alexa equivalent: [ http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/slashdot.org?compare_sites=digg.com&q=&y=r ]

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


... Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs at D5 [ http://d5.allthingsd.com/category/bill-gates/]
(Transcript: [ http://d5.allthingsd.com/20070531/d5-gates-jobs-transcript/])

Vivi: http://www.vivi.ro/blog/
Zoso: http://www.zoso.ro/
Avionaru: http://www.avionaru.ro/
BlindGirl: http://blind-girl.blogspot.com/
VisUrat: http://www.visurat.ro/

... or mai fi si altele, dar eu pe aici ma mai uit... cand am timp... stiti voi ce inseamna asta...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Svidan, Shamir, Seam Carving for Content-Aware Resizing, SIGGRAPH07