Linux PC the size of a USB stick

Raspberry Pi Foundation:

Provisional specification:
700MHz ARM11
128MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
USB 2.0
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
General-purpose I/O
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python) </p>

Find a terminal with a keyboard and the place is yours.

via. Slashdot


Atari SD Drive Replaces Floppy Drive

A Little Atari 810 Disk Drive - rossum's posterous:

Overwhelmed by a recent wave of nostalgia from playing Zork for the first time in 30 years I have built a working model of an Atari 810 that uses 8Gig microSD cards instead of 5 1/4 inch floppies to emulate up to 8 drives. </p>

Wouldn't be nice to have Apple II SD drive like this?


Copyright laws prevents release of historic jazz recordings

No logic to this. New creations should assume Creative Commons by default and if you want copyright, then you'd have to spend some cash on it.

1930s an audio engineer named William Savory (above) made a lot of high-quality recordings of live jazz performances of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan, Coleman Hawkins and others. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired the collection after Savory died.

via. Boing Boing


Wikipedia meets their fundraising goal: $16 million

Network World reports that Wikipedia has successfully reached their $16 million funding requirement for 2011. Looks like Jimmy's face on the front page has done some good after all.

I must agree. Advertising does not belong in Wikipedia:

Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn't belong here. Not in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park.

via. Slashdot


Graphic Violence

"Graphic Violence" by Corridor Digital.

via. Laughing Squid


FreshDirect Donates 72,000 Pounds After Snow Storm


FreshDirect Donates 72,000 Pounds After Snow Storm:

Our friends at FreshDirect donated approximately 72,000 pounds of food to City Harvest this week after Monday’s snowstorm brought business to a halt on the east coast! Attached are shots from this morning’s 1,000 pound drop off at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Chelsea, where 1,250 hungry New Yorkers eat lunch every day.</p>

via. The Gothamist


Chopsticks in Japan

My Life in Japan...WOW:

Japanese Person asks  a foreigner, "Can you eat with chop sticks?"</p>

1.  Incorrect answer by a foreigner:  "Yes I can"

2.  Correct answer by a foreigner:    "Can you eat with a fork?"


New post: Trinity Church in Antarctica http://bit....

New post: Trinity Church in Antarctica


Trinity Church in Antarctica

Trinity Church in Antarctica

Trinity Church


Don't brag about your child's drawing talent

If you are a senseless douchebag having no love or sympathy to the kids, checkout this "I AM BETTER than your kids" website.

Maddox is behind this senseless commentary, demeaning and scorning child's art work by grading it from A to F — is this your type of thing? I've only found F pieces so far.


I was standing around in a co-worker's cubicle at my old job one day, and noticed that she had poorly drawn pictures hanging in her cubicle. So I told her they sucked. She took offense and brought to my attention that it was drawn by her 4-year-old nephew. It changed nothing. In fact, it only strengthened my resolve to grade children's artwork, because I don't think kids should get a free pass for being kids. Coddling children ruins them. Mozart wasn't coddled, and look at him: dead and famous. Most people will only ever accomplish being dead in life. Mozart accomplished two things.

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