Archive for June 2017

Friday Fun: Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens Super Mario Bros. is iconic, so it’s a natural target for augmented reality development, where everything nostalgic is new again. This demo, created by Abhishek Singh, really is amazing, however. Singh recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. as an augmented reality game on Microsoft HoloLens. A WebSDR is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. SDR technology makes it possible that all listeners tune independently, and thus listen to differentsignals;  this is in contrast to the many classical receivers that are already available via the internet.

Microsoft to Remove SMBv1 Protocol in Next Windows 10 Version (RedStone 3) The Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) — a 30-year-old file sharing protocol which came to light last month after the devastating WannaCry outbreak — will be removed from the upcoming Windows 10 (1709) Redstone 3 Update. The WannaCry ransomware wreaked havoc last month. You can find more information on WannaCry at

Using Kdump for examining Linux Kernel crashes Kdump is a way to acquire a crashed Linux kernel dump, but finding documents that explain its usage and internals can be challenging. This article examines the basics of kdump usage and look at the internals of kdump/kexec kernel implementation.

Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight – TechRepublic Well-intentioned people keep proposing solutions to open source governance and revenue models. They’re wrong. Here’s why. According to a new Black Duck survey, developers can’t get enough of open source, ramping up open source adoption by 60% last year. Why the uptick? A whopping 84% cited superior cost savings, ease-of-access, and no vendor lock-in. Open

What to know before you open source your project Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

Multitasking: Why Do We Do It? – IEEE Spectrum Attention span has shrunk alarmingly short. We seem to look for and welcome distractions.  “We are information-seeking creatures” Just as ancient humans foraged for food, we now forage for information (Maybe we need to include personal communications and entertainment in the general concept of information). We’re easily bored, and there is the FOMO effect,