Archive for June 2011

Elisa Viihde downloads

I have been using Elisa Viihde service for almost a year and I can say I am pretty happy with it. After upgrading to this service also my Internet connection from Elisa started working without too much problems (earlier it worked badly for long time). Elisa Viihde allows me to record TV programs to Elisa

Interesting servo control circuit

I have earlier written about 555 timer design contest. 555 Servo Controller was winner in several categories. It looked so simple and “have seen that eariler” type of circuit that I wondered why this was so winning circuit: Finally after few days I got time to check out the Simple 555 timer based servo controllers

Nokia N9 Meego phone

I have earlier written about MeeGo Linux and how Nokia’s work on Meego is fading. Nokia has promised to release one Meego phone this year, and there has been many rumors on that device. Nokia has finally revealed some details on their Meego phone. Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone. For details check this Nokia N9

Flame party

The Flame Party Helsinki yesterday. It was a nice small demoscene event with around 100 participants. The best competition entries made were pretty amazing. This event shows that a modern web browser can do wonders without extensions nowadays. The best competition entries were just amazing. I did some coding for fun, and I must agree

Interactive Billboard Campaign

McDonald’s Brilliant Interactive Billboard Campaign article tells about interactive billboard campaign ran in Sweden recently. The concept is a simple one in that users get to control the billboard and turn it in to a personal game. What is especially interesting about this technology is that you don’t actually have to download an app, which

Proper Grounding of Instrument and Control Systems

Proper grounding is an essential component for safely and reliably operating electrical systems. Improper grounding methodology has the potential to bring disastrous results from both an operational as well as a safety standpoint. There are many different categories and types of grounding principles. Proper Grounding of Instrument and Control Systems in Hazardous Locations paper’s primary

Apple's iCloud data center

A peek inside Apple’s iCloud data center web page shows up some photos of the exterior and interior of the new $1bn data center the company has built in Maiden, North Carolina to support its new iCloud storage cloud. There seems to be Teradata gear, maybe HP and NetApp. Teradata data warehousing appliances are actually

Open Spark Project

See Girl Talk, Lady Gaga Performed on Tesla Coils article tells about Open Spark Project that plays music with Tesla coils. Watch the videos. Tesla Orchestra performing Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”:

New tech fails to drive new TV set sales

TV manufacturers try to put in all kind of new technical gimmicks to their products. Top telly tech fails to drive new set sales. The technologies telly makers are promoting in a bid to persuade punters to replace existing TVs are failing to excite consumers: LED backlight technology, internet connectivity and 3D. LED was the

IPv6 day @ 8 June 2011

IPv6 has been considered the internet of the future for the past 15 years. I played with it in the later 1990′s. And after it waiting when it will take on, or will it fail. Disruption might be the only way to force companies into deploying IP version 6 (IPv6) networks. The expected ending of