- ARCHIVE / January, 2007
- Turning the pages of literature
It’s a new service offered by the British Library, consisting on a Shockwave app that lets you flick through the scanned pages of various authors’ works. Not particularly exciting from the technology point of view, but quite amazing if you think that you’re looking at William Blake’s notebook, directly from your home computer… Explore Blake’s […]
- Google-map goes down to the humans..
Google Australia is celebrating Australia Day 2007 by photographing Sydney Harbour from the air, and we want to make sure as many of us as possible squeeze into the picture. So when you see the Google branded plane flying overhead this January 26th, hoist a sign, arrange your family into a fun formation or just […]
- Hand-controlled Wah
News for all the guitarists and music technology lovers: the Source Audio Hot Hand motion control for guitar effects. An innovative way to control the guitar sound in a theremin-like manner! Amazon lets you buy it for only 300$ now! Watch the video below to see it in action… The Hot Handâ„¢ system is a […]
- The Internet Classics Archive
The works in the Internet Classics Archive come from two major sources, an archive of unformatted electronic texts from the Eris Project at Virginia Tech and the Perseus Project from Tufts University. Additional works come from Project Gutenberg and other Internet sites, including James Fieser’s Philosophy Text Collection, part of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy […]
- Where is Italy?
It’s not nig news that italy is economically sinking, but this map makes my skin crawl… it compares each american state’s economic output to another country’s GDP. But where is italy? I’m not strong in economy but it doesnt feel good seeing it not in there…
- MacFUse – Gmail-gigs on the desktop
Got this news from here : FUSE stands for Filesystem in USErland, and it provides a generic interface that lets the operating system see virtually anything as a filesystem. Historically, adding new filesystem recognition to an operating system has meant modifying the kernel for each new FS. FUSE, though, provides a single interface that filesystem […]
- iChat to MSN – only one IM client please!
iChat is not the only IM client for mac, but it’s well integrated with the OS, so I always wanted to throw away msn messenger (which i’ve been used for longer) and pass all my old contacts to ichat. I found this blog post which was very very useful in describing how to set up […]
- Visiting the DigiLab
While in the OU library, I noticed the newly created area in the ground floor, the DIgiLab. From the website: Digilab is a showcase for tools, technologies and resources illustrating how today’s technology can nurture tomorrow’s learners. The long term aim will be to provide visitors with guides explaining how engaging interactive materials achieve successful […]
- Text Encoding Initiative – a historical paper
I read this interesting paper from Allen Renear, met at SoSornet-06 a few weeks ago in London. Theory and Metatheory in the Development of Text Encoding, Allen Renear, Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University November 3, 1995. I just managed to put my hands on an old working draft, but it seems complete. It’s a seminal […]