Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2012-03-16 17:39
I watched some coverage of the new iPad last week, and it fit all the tick marks over which I wanted to upgrade. I own an iPad 1 and have been happy with it, but was interested in having a camera, better iMovie, and like what I saw of the iPhoto demo. Everything looked good. This being March 16 I am among those who received their new iPad today. To start this off is this unboxing post. I'll follow it with a review or two.
I've been hosting my Drupal sites on Dreamhost for quite awhile, but it's time to move on. They're a decent web hosting provider that offers a combination that suits me well, but if you peruse http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/ you see a lot of customers complaining bitterly about downtime and slow service. I'm one of those customers, but do not want to focus on this part of the story, and instead want to focus on seeking a proper useful home to house my websites.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 2012-02-25 20:43
I just read this blog post saying that while Node.js has the stereotype that it's not for heavy number crunching stuff like video conversion, you can do video conversion anyway. (see http://www.hacksparrow.com/flv-to-mp3-converter-in-node-js.html
) With the script in that blog post, converting an FLV to MP3 is as simple as this:
$ [sudo] npm install flv2mp3 -g
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 2012-02-25 20:19
Because I freed myself of Windows a long time ago, I am completely ignorant of the state of the art in living with Windows without going insane. I probably just offended the target audience, so I'll stop there.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2012-02-24 16:48
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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2012-02-06 07:57
A feature on the Node.js 0.8.x roadmap was isolates, which would allow for threads-like features without the complexity of threads. That's because isolates have no shared state, while allowing for multiple independent code execution streams to run in parallel within the same process.
This morning a check-in to the Node development tree backed out the support for isolates. The explanation is pasted in below.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2012-02-05 19:58
What's a micro-template? If you're like me you've used micro-templates without knowing what they were properly called. I even developed a web page templating system for TCL back in 1997 that had an ingenious form of micro-templating, better than what we're stuck with today, and I didn't know that "micro-template" is the proper name for this sort of thing:
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2012-02-01 20:33
Researchers into autonomous vehicles are moving towards automated everything. Here's an example of small quadroters (helicopter-like vehicles with four motors & blades) flying in formation and doing various tricks. The word "nano" in their title tripped me up. This is not nanotechnology in the sense of atomic scale machines. It's "nano" in the sense that it's a lot smaller than a full size helicopter, or in the sense that the iPod Nano is a lot smaller than a regular iPod.