Computer demo stolen for music video?

This is case where computer demo scene and music industry hits.  Giorgio Moroder is legendary producer and songwriter (helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film soundtracks). Giorgio Moroder plans to release first studio album in over 30 years with big names on it. To celebrate

FTDI removes clone chips bricking driver

http://m.slashdot.org/story/208915 Maybe publicity on this issue made manufacturer to change plans… They understood that intentionally breaking USB-serial hardware owned by somebody else is not a good idea (bad PR and could be illegal). Posted from WordPress for Android

Lightning maps

Larger lightining storm has started hitting Finland, so real-time information on lightning becomes interesting. Blitzortung.org is a lightning detection network for the location of electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere (lightning discharges) based on the time of arrival (TOA) and time of group arrival (TOGA) method. It consists of several lightning receivers and one central processing

Linux Performance Analysis and Tools

I just watched though Linux Performance Analysis and Tools: Brendan Gregg’s Talk at SCaLE 11x. It is an interesting talk is about Linux Performance Analysis and Tools: specifically, observability tools and the methodologies to use them. It goes through over 20 Linux performance analysis tools, including advanced perf and DTrace for Linux, showing the reasons

Friday fun: If services were built earlier?

Ten years ago this week, on 4 February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg changed the course of western socialisation by putting thefacebook.com on the internet. Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest achievement isn’t financial or technical: Facebook has turned its users into networks of anxious spies. What if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Angry Birds were built much earlier in the

Christmas gift tips

Christmas coming and different web publications give tips what to buy. Here are links to some high-tech gift ideas articles: 11 Holiday Gift Ideas for IT Executives: The holidays are here and if you are still shopping for gifts for the tech pro in your life (or maybe you’re making your own Christmas wish list),

Finland Wins Christmas

22 Ways Finland Wins Christmas article shows with pictures that you won’t find anywhere more beautiful at this time of year. Most of those picture descriptions on the article are pretty accurate.