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Seven-ounce Linux Wrist-box
Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
"A European embedded computing specialist has announced a wrist-worn wearable computer that runs embedded Linux or Windows CE. Eurotech's WWPC ("wrist-worn PC") offers a wealth of standard PC interfaces, along with several innovative wearable-specific features, the company claims. It targets emergency rescue, security, healthcare, maintenance, logistics, and "many other" applications. "
Seven-ounce

( Permalink: Seven-ounce Linux Wrist-box      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 15, 2006 )

Kororaa live CD has Linux quivering
I think I may give this a whirl in the morning.
"A new live CD from the Kororaa Project is making big waves in the Linux community, because it provides an easy way to see and use Xgl, the X server graphics technology that's the hottest thing to hit the Linux desktop since the blinking cursor. I took the live CD for a spin, and interviewed three members of the Kororaa project."
NewsForge | Kororaa live CD has Linux quivering

( Permalink: Kororaa live CD has Linux quivering      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 15, 2006 )

The adventures of scaling
Article on scaling a Ruby on Rails app.
"While a couple of high-traffic sites are being powered by Rails and while the Rails book has a handful of instructions to scale your application, it was apparent for us that you're on your on at a certain point. This series of articles is meant to serve more as a case study as opposed to a generic How To Scale Your Rails Application piece of writing, which may or may not be possible to write. I'm outlining what we did to improve our applications’ performance, your mileage may obviously vary."
The adventures of scaling, Stage 1

( Permalink: The adventures of scaling      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 15, 2006 )

Intel Gives Away Some Apple Secrets
Interesting information (rumors?) about upcoming Mac processors.
"Suffice to say, PM G5 users aren't likely to see a performance hit from the Kentsfield processors, and big difference will be Intel's constant upgrades. The MacBook Pro has already given a hint of what's to come; a speed bump to 2.16GHz, even before the units were delivered. Instead of sitting on 500MHz G4s for months on end, as in the bad old days, expect frequent speedbumps from now on from Apple."
IGM: Intel Gives Away Some Apple Secrets

( Permalink: Intel Gives Away Some Apple Secrets      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 15, 2006 )

Understanding /proc:
Nice overview of how to use the /proc filesystem.
"When it comes down to it, /proc is a filesystem. Although it does not represent any physical device, you can still mount it and unmount it as you please. It contains a multitude of valuable information regarding the processes you are running, as well as the hardware you have hooked up to your computer (although in recent years, /sys has been devised by the Kernel folks to represent the hardware hierarchy and export device information ). "
Understanding /proc: - Linux Forums

( Permalink: Understanding /proc:      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 14, 2006 )

Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop
Now this is cool.
"The specs vary between the models a bit, but there are eight sockets and up to 16 cores on either one, depending on how you want to set up the system. The Opteron can handle 64GB of memory, 32 for the Pentium. There is one S-ATA drive per blade, and they are coupled through GigE on the back. Each blade has an independent 350W PSU for a total of 1400W, which fits nicely in the 1500W most circuits can provide."
Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop

( Permalink: Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 14, 2006 )

Second Life released for Linux
While Second Life is not the virtual world described in Snow Crash. I am not the worlds greatest swordsman either. They have had Mac support for a while, its nice that they are also supporting Linux. (If the above statements made no sense to you check out the book Snow Crash, it's a nice read)
"Fans of the online virtual world Second Life can now connect from Linux machines. Linden Lab, creator of Second Life, recently launched a public test of the Linux client, sporting the same feature set and interface as the Windows and Mac OS X versions. The download and membership are free, so there is no excuse for not taking a look. If you were ever jealous of the exciting world your Sims live in, now you have the opportunity to get a taste of their experience firsthand."
NewsForge | Second Life released for Linux

( Permalink: Second Life released for Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 14, 2006 )

Automate OS switching on a dual-boot Linux system
Why would you want to do this automatically when doing it manually is straightforward enough? The simple answer is that an automated process makes it a lot easier to use multiple operating systems. If you test software on multiple operating system platforms, for example, this ability is especially useful.

( Permalink: Automate OS switching on a dual-boot Linux system      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Mar 14, 2006 )

Pimp your Mac Mini
Some nice stuff here if you want to build a Mac based media center.
"To truly trick your Mini out you'll want it hooked up to your TV. There are quite a few newer televisions that can handle the Mini's DVI out, either directly as mine does or via a VGA adapter. I've got it hooked up to a 50" Samsung DLP with HD and it looks great."
Getting to Done: Pimp your Mac Mini - Lifehacker

( Permalink: Pimp your Mac Mini      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 14, 2006 )

Peeking Into Google
Interesting look at how Google does what it does.
"All machines run on a stripped-down Linux kernel. The distribution is Red Hat, but Hoelzle said Google doesn't use much of the distro. Moreover, Google has created its own patches for things that haven't been fixed in the original kernel. "The downside to cheap machines is, you have to make them work together reliably," Hoelzle said. "These things are cheap and easy to put together. The problem is, these things break.""
Peeking Into Google

( Permalink: Peeking Into Google      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 13, 2006 )

How to Run Linux on a USB Drive
My ultimate Linux box is just getting closer and closer.
"We successfully installed a distribution of Damn Small Linux on a Lexar 512mb Secure Disk USB 2.0 Jump Drive and it worked quickly and flawlessly. There's no guarantee that every USB Drive will boot Linux using this method (for example, the new Imation 256mb Wristband Drives would not work properly), but we feel a vast majority will work fine. "
AltHack.com - How to Run Linux on a USB Drive

( Permalink: How to Run Linux on a USB Drive      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 13, 2006 )

Speaking UNIX: Command Line Power
One of the most novel and differentiating features of a UNIX system is its command line. With just a few keystrokes, including a bit of "glue", you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into innumerable, impromptu data transforms. Discover how you can use the power of command line to master several task at once.

( Permalink: Speaking UNIX: Command Line Power      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Mar 13, 2006 )

A few days with the new MacBook Pro
A review of a MacBook Pro.
"In my first look at Apple Computer Inc.'s new MacBook Pro (see "A hands-on look at the new MacBook Pro"), I promised a more comprehensive look at the laptop once it began shipping. I spent last weekend using this 2.16-GHz Intel Core Duo machine, and while I am still not fond of its name, I have grown to love the hardware. "
Hands on: A few days with the new MacBook Pro - Computerworld

( Permalink: A few days with the new MacBook Pro      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 13, 2006 )

Tips to Secure Linux Workstation
Nice list of some simple things you can do to help your system be secure.
"The firewall is the front-line defense against remote attacks, it's highly recommended that you enable and configure it, Linux firewall infrastructure is called netfilter/iptables, unfortunately it is quite complicated, the details can't be covered here, so check out this howto, or use configuration frontends like m0n0wall (CLI), shorewall (CLI), and FireStarter (GUI)."
Tips to Secure Linux Workstation | Ayman Hourieh's Blog

( Permalink: Tips to Secure Linux Workstation      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 13, 2006 )

A (Re)-Introduction to JavaScript
Interesting stuff on Javascript.
"Why a re-introduction? Because JavaScript has a reasonable claim to being the world's most misunderstood programming language. While often derided as a toy, beneath its deceptive simplicity lie some powerful language features. The last year has seen the launch of a number of high profile JavaScript applications, showing that deeper knowledge of this technology is an important skill for any web developer."
A (Re)-Introduction to JavaScript

( Permalink: A (Re)-Introduction to JavaScript      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 10, 2006 )

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