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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

netboot.me is a service that allows you to boot nearly any operating system or utility on any computer with a wired internet connection – without having to know ahead of time what you’ll want to boot.
netboot.me works through the magic of netbooting over http. There are a number of ways to boot a computer with netboot.me. The simplest is to download a bootable image, which is 626Kb and burn it to a CD or put it on a USB memory stick, or floppy disk. Boot off it on any networked …

Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Open Source »

[30 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

TonidoPlug is a tiny, low power, low cost home server based on the 1.2 GHz Sheeva processor that allows you to access your applications, files, photos, music and media from anywhere (Powered by Tonido).
TonidoPlug comes pre-installed with powerful Tonido Applications – Photos, Jukebox, Webshare, Workspace, Thots, Explorer, Torrent and Search – all running on top of embedded Ubuntu Jaunty Linux OS. Additionally, TonidoPlug can be extended by installing new applications from Tonido App store.
Not sure if we are going to see them in Australia anytime soon, and if any …

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[21 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business models of traditional models. Green is in, Green is good and open source is along for the ride. Or is it that suddenly because I am kind of focused on Open Source technologies, it starts …

Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Python, Transportation »

[25 Jul 2007 | One Comment | ]

Update May 2009: If you made it here trying to find how to write Django apps for Facebook, probably the best resource I have seen to get started is

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[21 Jul 2007 | One Comment | ]

If personal computing revolutionised the 80′s and the Internet revolutionised the 90′s then I would dare say this decade will (almost) be revolutionised by home fabrication & rapid prototyping. I say almost because, I think it will take 4-6 years before it’s potential is fully realised but I think it holds massive potential.
The number 1 hold back factors are “materials” – ie: the types or range of materials that are available for home fabrication is rather limited at the moment. Home fabrication has it’s foundations in Rapid Prototyping, which is …

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[19 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

So, Summer is finally deciding to raise the temperature here in Australia right now, which has meant that my normally quiet AMD x2 3800+ has been slowly raising it’s CPU Fan speed from a nice, quiet 3000 rpm to an annoying 5500 rpm screamer. It became unbearable, so I decided to do something about it.
Until I had time to research which heatsink, cooler combo I needed (wanted), I thought I would try a little Arctic Silver on it, to see if it would have any effect. So, I whip …