Triple Boot your Mac – reprise

Get the latest from Microsoft and Ubuntu working an playing we with Mac OS X.

How to Triple-Boot Your Mac with Windows and Linux, No Boot Camp Required – Triple Boot – Lifehacker

Apple has streamlined the process of dual booting Windows on your Mac, but when it comes to Linux, Boot Camp isn’t so friendly. Here’s how to triple-boot your Mac with OS X, Windows 7, and the shiny new Ubuntu 10.04.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 9:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

So you want to know about memristors?

Here is the post for you.  This is about the most exhaustive coverage I’ve seen, complete with links to other sources, that doesn’t require tensor calculus to understand.

High Scalability – High Scalability – How will memristors change everything? 

I will do a lot of “not pretending” in this article. I won’t pretend I actually understand what memristors are or how they will change everything. But since the purpose of this blog is to explore scalability issues, I think it’s worth taking a sip or two of the memristor kool-aid and see where it might take us.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

FCC says “bring it on”

Will Net Neutrality be the law of the land?   There are promising signs today that we may have learned from history.

FCC will seek to regulate Internet providers

Internet companies such as Google and Skype and public interest groups are applauding the move because it would allow the FCC to carry out policies to expand broadband access nationwide. The groups also support the commission’s efforts to create a regulation that would force broadband service providers to treat all applications equally over high-speed Internet networks, a concept known as net neutrality.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Google says “bring it on”

So here it is.  Google asking a court to rule on whether or not the link economy is only piracy disguised.   

Google sues indie record label

Google has taken the rare step of asking a California judge to declare that by linking to copyright-infringing works on Rapidshare, the search giant is not facilitating the illegal distribution of copyrighted songs.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Apple Antitrust Complaints brought to you by …

Adobe?  I’m shocked.  Shocked to find out that there is a video streaming monopoly going on here. 
Your Flash video is ready. Hit “play” sir.
Oh, thank you.  Have the Justice Department investigate the usual suspects, Apple, Google, Microsoft.

Well its sounds plausible, and it is attributed to Bloomberg.  But I still remember the recent round of corporate back-stabbing and finger-pointing we saw when the FCC was dragged into the rejection of the Google Voice App.

Adobe behind Apple antitrust complaints, sources say | MacNN

An Adobe complaint is the main cause behind reported federal interest in antitrust charges against Apple, according to Bloomberg sources. Apple recently changed the rules for developers, forbidding the use of third-party tools in the creation of iPhone and iPad apps. In doing so, Adobe’s complaint is said to suggest, Apple has actively interfered with companies’ ability to compete.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Facebook: Un-invited apps and Private Chats in Public

The security glitch that allowed private chats and pending friend requests to be aired in public is already being addressed, the article about the surreptitious addition of apps explains how to spot and get rid of them.  For good measure, I’m adding the latest “how to secure your profile” article at the end.

Facebook’s new features secretly add apps to your profile – Yahoo! News

If you visit certain sites while logged in to Facebook, an app for those sites will be quietly added to your Facebook profile. You don’t have to have a Facebook window open, you don’t need to be signed in to these sites for the apps to appear, there’s no notification, and there doesn’t appear to be an option to opt-out anywhere in Facebook’s byzantine privacy settings.

Facebook glitch exposes chat messages – Yahoo! News

Facebook temporarily shut down its online chat feature after a software glitch let people’s friends in the online community see each others’ private chat messages

Facebook Privacy: 8 Ways to Protect Yourself – Disable Facebook’s “Instant Personalization”. – Slideshow from PC Magazine

One of the more recent changes to Facebook is the “like” button and the birth of the instant personalization program.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

A look at PostgreSQL 9.0 features

Handy facts to know if you worry about what will become of MySQL in the hands of Oracle.

A Few Reasons to Switch to PostgreSQL 9.0 | Architects Zone

PostgreSQL is widely considered to be the main open source competitor to MySQL. It’s been five years since the release of PostgreSQL 8.0, but this week, PostgreSQL developers showed that their project has evolved significantly in that time

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Omnibus Article on Mind Mapping: Tips and Tools

A summary of the technique of mind mapping and a quick overview of over 30 software tools.

Bulletproof of Mind Mapping: Overview, Benefits, Tips and Tools | AEXT.NET MAGAZINE

Mind mapping is a technique which is performed individually in order to produce visualizes makeup and categorizes these arrays of different ideas. It was created as an aid to help people in their efforts to achieve effective study habits, to clearly organize their thoughts, to perform problem solving procedures, to write in an understandable manner as well as to do well in their daily decision making regardless of the particular thinking circumstances which may be involved.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm  Leave a Comment