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Sunday, March 20, 2005
Blogcast: How to
: The comments section gives links for using Windows Media Player to capture demos from your screen while recording your words. "The files usually end up in between 2 and 3 mb for about 6-8 minutes worth of blogcast" 11:30:40 PM
Solar SeV Finetex Shell
: Updated geek jacket, now with solar charger: "The Solar SCOTTEVEST (SeV) combines the benefits of our signature jacket and removable solar panels. The solar panels enable you to recharge most USB compatible devices on the go, either while wearing the jacket or with the panels removed. When attached, the solar panels compliment the jacketís design. The solar panels charge a small battery - about the size of a deck of cards. The battery powers your device almost immediately after the solar panels are exposed to sunlight. Once the battery is fully charged, the panels can be removed and your portable electronic device can tap into the stored power.
Typical charge times in direct sunlight range from 2-3 hours, but direct sunlight is not required." Geek cargo pants
also available, teflon coated (but no solar panel...). 10:55:10 PM
: How Google Maps works in the browser. Turns out they use XMLHttpRequest, a hidden iFrame and the browser-based XSLTProcessor. Great to see that XSLT is now working well in browsers, both IE6 and Firefox. More info on it here
, and a broader comment about "AJAX" here
The XML User Interface Language: (XUL) is a markup language for creating rich dynamic user interfaces. It is a part of the Mozilla browser and related applications and is available as part of Gecko [and Firefox]. It is designed to be portable and is available on all versions of Windows, Macintosh as well as Linux and other Unix flavours. With XUL and other Gecko components, you can create sophisticated applications without special tools.
Example: GeorgeNava.com. (Use Firefox to view.) Very slick, fast, pleasant to use. 10:32:32 PM
: Next generation, open source, supported by IBM: "With Laszlo, you can:
- Deploy them from any J2EE application server or Java servlet container running under Linux, UNIX, Windows or Mac OS X
- Display them in any Web browser enabled with the Flash 5 Player or above, reaching 97% of all Web-enabled desktops
Since 2002, Laszlo-powered applications have demonstrated proven usability, scalability and reliability in public Web deployments to millions of users." 10:23:28 PM
Fedora Project Wiki - FedoraXenQuickstart
: How to run Xen in Fedora. "As some people have noticed, Xen is now available from the Fedora development repository. More information on Xen itself can be found at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/index.html
. We're following the -unstable Xen tree at the moment which does occasionally lead to things being broken but also lets us track a lot of the more interesting work going on there. Since setting up to run Xen isn't entirely straight-forward, here's a run-through of what should work for setting up a single Xen guest running the Fedora development tree." 9:26:04 AM