Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Is Orkut based on stolen code?

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

21 Rules of Thumb – How Microsoft develops its Software.

Hacker Bibliography

The Unix-Haters Handbook. It even has an Anti-Forward by Dennis Ritchie. The book is available for free download.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Apple - Mac OS X - Tiger Preview. Steve Jobs has promised that this version will have more than what Longhorn promises to do. Searching seems to be the center of every one's universe now, and Apple doesn't want to lag behind. But the website isn't clear on whether Apple plans to incorporate a broader set of features as WinFS, or do they will just be content with faster search for the contents of the Mac.
Another thing that's interesting is Apple's move to get a RSS reader into Safari.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

WindRiver : Embedded Turnaround

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Microsoft patents a method to transmit data and power over the human body.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

After having used aterm on my linux box, i would like to find a way to make the command prompt on Microsoft Windows also transparent. Basically my would like my cygwin command shell to look transparent. Even after googling for a while, i couldn't figure out a way to get this done. Its possible to create transperancy for any Windows application, by using the SetLayeredWindowAttributes API call, but this does not seem to work well for the command prompt. Ideas Anyone?

Google Plans to Reveal Some of its Code. Discussion on slashdot

Beyond speakers: Bose turns to potholes

Monday, June 21, 2004

Deep inside the K Desktop Environment 3.2

iPod your BMW. Apple claims this is the first seamless integration of an audio player to an automobile.

"Things my girlfriend and i have argued". Highly interesting.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

I started using Xfce4 as my window manager. Pretty fast and looks cool. Also dumped xterm and moved to the much cooler aterm. I really like the transparent console feature in aterm!

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

C++ const Correctness - A nice article.

Monterey Linux - Linux for TI Processors.

Linux at Wimbledon

Monday, June 14, 2004

World's hottest name in electronics

Zhenjiang, China — On a rare day when a journalist succeeds in penetrating the factory gates of the world's fastest-growing consumer electronics company, even the simplest questions are blanketed with a near-obsessive secrecy.

Setting up a wireless lan at home.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Sony introduced three Linux-based in-car navigation and infotainment devices in Japan today. The NV-XYZ 33, 55, and 77 feature 3D map navigation technology, media players, hard drives, GPS, and PC connectivity. And they are based on a Linux 2.4-series kernel.

Google Blogoscoped - Another Google blog!

A Contest to Outwit Google

How AirTunes Works. Its very interesting to note the music streaming is done not using MP3, AAC or any other popular streaming format, but using Apple's own lossless compression scheme.

Riemann hypothesis proved?. A mathematician at Purdue University has claimed that he has the proof for the hypothesis which has remained an unsolvable math problem since 1859.

IBM Shrinks Desktop PC.

IBM has announced a desktop system that is 35 percent smaller than its predecessor with a footprint that takes up less space than some of its laptop machines.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Linux users can steal more bandwidth at wi-fi hotspots just by changing a line of code in the kernel. Advantage of open source?

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Microsoft has patented a method to dynamically generate a to-do list from "TODO:" comments in source code. Link to the patent at the USPTO. Doesn't look like this is the first time anyone is doing it. Yet they happen to be the first one to file a patent on it!

The Real World of Software Testing - A software testing blog!

Monday, June 07, 2004

How can you tell if a company is a great place to work?

Declaring Email bankruptcy.

Blog as a new medium of advertising. Gawker Media, a small company which operates weblogs, has started doing paid blog entries for Nike. Another innovative business strategy?

Friday, June 04, 2004

Qonos Scientific PDA. This new device, which is planned for 4th quarter 2004, is a hybrid between a PDA and a scientific calculator. Looks cool!

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Haskell - a functional programming language. What is functional programming and why it matters?