Archive for May 2014

Can This Web Be Saved from DRM?

It seems that the the 25 years old free web is under a constant attack. The most current threads to really open web at the moment are DRM, network neutrality issues  and mobile app wallet garden silos. Some time ago DRM HTML5 were approved. I did not like the idea to add DRM to HTML5,

Intelligent cars and roads

I have written on car electronics trends on my Car Electronics 2012 posting, and followed on the later news on the topic on the comments. It is well known that cars have become and are becoming as big moving intelligent always connected mobile devices. There are also plans to make the roads intelligent. Intelligent Roadways

Creating Secure Software for Linux

Are you writing software that needs to be secure? Quite probably. Security critical programs include application programs used as viewers of remote data, web applications (including CGI scripts), network servers, and setuid/setgid programs.¬† Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO — Creating Secure Software on-line book provides a set of design and implementation guidelines for

ProcessingJS for easy HTML5 based visualizations

Yesterday I did some testing with ProcessingJS. Processing.js is the sister project designed for the web of the popular Processing visual programming language (open source programming language based on Java). Processing.js makes your data visualizations, digital art, interactive animations, educational graphs, video games, etc. work using web standards and without any plug-ins. You write code

Friday Fun: Java 4ever

This is few years old, but still funny: JAVA 4-EVER – Official Trailer A young man discovers a new world unfolding… Is it a real movie? No but the trailer is cool hehe This hillarious, except for the minor detail that also java sucks. The less you know about Java the more you laugh.

ModPlayerJS

ModPlayerJS is a player that runs in your browser for .MOD music files (the mainstay of Amiga and PC sample-based music circa 1990). This worked for me in Chrome browser but failed to work on Firefox. A good example of MOD music and what the player can do is to play 1DASBOOT.MOD with it (compare

Fritzing

I mentioned Fritzing two years ago and now I find coming back to use this software. Fritzing is an open source software initiative that was to support designers and artists ready to move from physical prototyping to actual product. Today Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for

Cheap Arduino Nano Review

I found a very cheap Arduino Nano board from Bang good web shop. I consider 5.34 Euros very cheap price for Arduino Nano, usually those cost $10 or even considerably more. Gravitech lists on it’s web page price to be $34.99. I wonder how this board can get this be built and delivered from other