These are my links for January 6th through January 9th:
- I, Cringely » Blog Archive » The Coming DTV Nightmare – Cringely on technology
The future of American broadcast television is coming February 17th when U.S. stations are supposed to shut down forever their analog transmitters. After then, all broadcast TV in the United States will be digital.
Too bad we aren’t ready.
- Chandler Wiki : Chandler Desktop Import Export
Chandler can import/export a lot of calendars, not clear yet if it automatically syncs them.
- Chandler Project – Welcome
A notebook you can organize, back up and share!
- Red Hat Magazine | A guide to GNU Screen
Instead of opening up several terminal instances on your desktop or using those ugly GNOME/KDE-based tabs, Screen can do it better and simpler.
- Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince to be rated PG. – Scott Mendelson – Open Salon
Yep, according to Rope Of Silicon, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince has been rated PG for 'scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality'.
- STIRWAND – QUANTUM AGE DRINKING WATER WAND – HOME PAGE AND FREE…
Wow, it's amazing the shit people will buy these days.
- The Accountants | Zuda Comics
- Amazon.com: Coby 1.5-Inch Digital Photo Key Chain (Black): Camera & Photo
A cheap hackable LCD
- Operating Systems and Airlines | KernelTrap
You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"
- Twittering is for twits with nothing better to do – Telegraph
Do I tweet? How dare you ask me such a thing. No I bloody well don't tweet. I am a human, not a Looney Tunes cartoon character with a lisp.
- Art of Matt Brown – Abstract Fine Artist – Original Paintings, Canvas Prints & Card Prints – UK
I bought a set of blank Matryoshka dolls online and painted them with acrylic. It took several evenings to finish, whilst watching the original trilogy. There was quite a bit of cursing here and there, and the hair-drier came in very handy, but I think it turned out fairly well.
- Amazon.com: GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr™ Lite: Electronics
This looks pretty cool for geo-tagging photos.
- The Long Tail – Wired Blogs
The album made more than $1.6 million in revenue for NIN in its first week, and hitting #1 on Billboard’s Electronic charts, Last.fm has the album ranked as the 4th-most-listened to album of the year, with over 5,222,525 scrobbles.
- Best selling Amazon 2008 album is free | Techgoondu
Giving away your content free doesn’t mean you can’t make a living as a writer, musician or artist.
Just ask Nine Inch Nails. Their Ghosts I-IV album, which was released free under the Creative Commons license, was rated the bestselling Amazon mp3 Album of 2008.
- The Collective Power of Individuals – BusinessWeek
No one would have given a dime to Armano, no one would have lifted a finger to help Scoble, if they hadn’t felt a genuine connection. That’s why businesses that are successful on Twitter have a human face. Where once a brand could tell consumers what to think (even if it was that their product was good for you), top down, authoritarian monologues don't cut it in this world.
- Porn industry seeks federal bailout « – Blogs from CNN.com
Somehow I don't think this is the economic stimulus package the feds had in mind.
- The Sea Dog Microbrewery: Blue Paw Wheat Ale
Our unique contribution to the fruit ale category features the nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries.
- Essential Target Practice
Cool targets for shooting.
- Welcome to the OpenEEG project
The OpenEEG project is about making plans and software for do-it-yourself EEG devices available for free (as in GPL). It is aimed toward amateurs who would like to experiment with EEG.
- Toy trains 'Star Wars' fans to use The Force – USATODAY.com
The Force Trainer (expected to be priced at $90 to $100) comes with a headset that uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower, analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities in the Star Wars films.
- Kidnapped security expert's family ends silence – CNN.com
Felix Batista disappeared December 10 from a restaurant in Mexico — a case that made international headlines because of its irony. The anti-kidnapping expert was kidnapped, authorities said, and no one has heard from him since.
- Robots: Flying Duck Hunter Robot Will Appease PETA But Not Your Cold, Killing Instincts
The duck launches from your IR blaster, charging in just 10 seconds from a few AAs in the pistol. When the poor, robotic duck takes flight autonomously (and some may say, with a soul), you shoot away until you hit the bird three times. Then it dies.
- ArduPilot home page – DIY Drones
ArduPilot is an inexpensive navigation-only autopilot based on the open-source Arduino platform. It is available for $24.95 at Sparkfun. (You will also need a GPS module and FMA Co-Pilot if you don't already have them.) The software and hardware are all open source.
- SparkFun Electronics – ArduPilot – Arduino Compatible UAV Controller
This is a Arduino-compatible autopilot board designed by Chris Anderson and Jordi Muñoz of DIY Drones.