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Could Dancing Have an Algorithm

13 Jun

This Choreography qualifies as a technical post. I really want to tag it as programming.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwVfO1hvs0

 

Best Video Game Trailer Ever: Dead Island

22 Oct

One problem I’ve always had with video games, is that they can’t connect with you emotionally, the way movies do. This game Dead Island maybe able to change that. Watch it’s trailer below;

It’s amazing how they told this very emotional story in 3 minutes. I’m not a gamer but I might try this game, even if it’s just to get back at those zombies for that little girl.

I hope the game lives up to expectations.

 
 

Coder Girl – An ode to female programmers

05 May

…feels like my first hello world
what it is to run with a coder girl
and it ain’t hard to like how she writes
with her pretty interface, plus her source is tight
wanna get in where I fit in like a plug-in
this is the true meaning of computer lovin’…

Pass this on to your coder girl. Check out more videos here: www.youtube.com/dalechase
This song hits the spot. I still remember my first ‘hello world’ written in QBASIC. It felt amazing. So I know exactly what he means in the song.

 
 

Cool Stuff: Word lens iPhone App

20 Dec

This is real cool stuff showing the power of augmented reality, word lens lets you translate signs on the fly..

 
 

Facebook Infrastructure

15 Oct

I found this interesting video on facebook infrastructure.

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Where is the Internet?

25 Sep

Years ago, when i was much younger growing up in Nigeria. I asked my sister, who had just entered college to study computer science “Where is the Internet?” She answered “The internet is not in one place, its made up of computers around the world”. But I still couldn’t understand “why is our home computer not on the internet”.

Today, we still ask the question “where is the internet?”. Where is your data? Is it safe in the hands of Facebook and Google? Why is your home computer not on the internet?

 

Apple just passed Microsoft in Market Cap

26 May

I just read this on TechCrunch “Boom, Indeed: Apple Passes Microsoft In Market Cap” After the stock market closed today, APPL is worth 222.07 Bil while MSFT market cap is 219.18B

This is a great moment in tech business history. Funny I was just watching this video lastnight. It was 1997, Apple was almost bankrupt and Steve jobs was brought in to save the company. Steve Jobs made the case for partnering up with Microsoft for Apple to survive.

 
 

Free From the Grid

19 May

After watching this video featuring Eben Moglen “Freedom in The Cloud” I got inspired to setup my own home server. This is something i’ve been thinking about since opera announced Opera Unite.

I’m tired of using amazon s3 or google docs for storing my personal documents in the cloud. Tired of using flickr just to share pictures. I don’t want to host my blog on wordpress.org were they may choose to display ads on it. Since facebook is now a public network, I don’t need them to host my data, I can do it myself.

Today I did what I’ve been thinking about but never really went for it. I decided to host my own cloud right here in my apartment.

All it took was my old dusty home made PC, which I haven’t used in years. I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on it. Enabled ssh and port forwarding via my home router to use it as a cloud file server. Installed LAMP + WordPress- hence this blog was born. Also enabled port forwarding on port 80 for apache. Then I got a free domain name from http://www.dyndns.com my Belkin router supports dynamic DNS. Added the domain name to my router and done. So now I have my cloud file server and website all hosted on my under my desk on a PC with no casing, and of course no monitor. This is my own personal diaspora.

Update: After I got everything working on my LAN, I tried to to open the site from Edge Network on my iphone it timed out. Great it wasnt working outside my LAN. I did some more digging and found out my ISP Optimum.net blocks port 80. I had to call Optimum and upgrade to their boost account, paid extra $9.95/month to get port 80 enabled.

The home computers have become very powerful, cost of bandwidth has dropped so much, we no longer need to host our personal information in remote data centers.

The job for hackers and developers is to figure out ways to make open source technologies easy to use for all computer users.

The Dispora project is one step further towards this.

 
 
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