- Rob Bearden of JBoss, Red Hat, and OpenSpan joins Benchmark Capital - Bearden was OpenSpan COO; before that, COO at open-source app server company JBoss, where "he helped architect and execute the company's business model, managed its worldwide operations, and played a key role in its acquisition by Red Hat Software."
- Take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression - Linux.com - "The mgzip tools that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression, while pbzip2 uses multiple cores for both compression and decompression." Interesting--I don't know how embarrassingly parallel compression is.
- Discover the possibilities of the /proc folder - Linux.com - "This special directory holds all the details about your Linux system, including its kernel, processes, and configuration parameters. By studying the /proc directory, you can learn how Linux commands work, and you can even do some administrative tasks."
- Edward Tufte on the iPhone - A famed observer of the best way to present information (Tufte wrote "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" and later bashed PowerPoint) shares his iPhone thoughts. (Link to a video.)
- Processing Noise - Harold Davis - Photographer Harold Davis on shootinga at ISO 6,400 and then processing noise. "Noise can be used as part of the aeshetic of an image...However, I do find I need to selectively post-process for noise with these images."
- Generate KML With Google Spreadsheets - Anything that makes KML easier to create and manage is good news to me. Bring on the geodata.
- Hyperic and Red Hat launch common management system - "The RHQ project aims to develop a common services management platform that will be used in future versions of each company's product offering."
- - Google shows some impressive growth in open-source project hosting.
- Firefox 3 on Linux - Chris Blizzard talk - Lots of stats, Firefox 3 details. "Hope to have a Mobile Firefox by end of 2008."
- - "Bookmarking seems to have remained a backwater...In fact, I'm struck that essentially nothing has changed since (2004). 3+ years is an eternity in Web 2.0."
- Marc Fleury going to JBoss World, likes Black Tie project - Fleury still is a big JBoss fan--no surprise, since it's his baby. Now he's cheering BlackTie, which he calls "a binary drop-in replacement for (BEA Systems/Oracle) Tuxedo."
- onOne Video Tutorials For Genuine Fractals Photoshop Plugin - "onOne Software has announced the immediate availability of its Photoshop CS3 compatible Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 Photoshop plug-ins." I just love all this free online training. This kind of thing used to cost money, but now it.
- Reuters photographer unleashes "The Beast" - The perils of using a 1200-1700mm f5.6 IF-ED Nikon zoom lens to photograph Sarkozy during Bastille Day.
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