Archive for August, 2007

Spleet – organize your wide screen desktop

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

A couple of weeks ago Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror wrote about the paradox of large displays. He mentioned two tools that helped him manage the overlapped windows on his giant monitors, WinSplit Revolution and GridMove. I tried both and neither had the feature I wanted most – splitters I could drag to resize the [...]

A wireless pen

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

This thing looks interesting. It’s a mouse replacement shaped like a small ballpoint pen. Well, no, that’s not exactly right – it is a pen. Imagine drawing on a piece of paper and having the result display on the computer screen or project to your audience..
I want one.
(via AskDaveTaylor)

YouTube runs on Python

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I love Python, I really do. It has clear syntax, a nice library support and I feel very productive using it.
But Python is an interpreted language and it’s slow. You don’t feel it until you do something stupid like going through all the pixels in a bitmap and converting them into gray scale. I tried [...]

Amazing roboting technology

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

This is absolutely amazing. I had no idea that robots have advanced so far. A bit scary though.

Copying tables to Excel

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

About a month ago I saw a post on the JoS Business of Software about a piece of software called Kirix Strata.
… Strata lets you access and manipulate data from pretty much anywhere on the web.  It’ll let you work with HTML tables, RSS Feeds and CSV files natively in tables.  And then once you have [...]