The Open Sourcing of Solaris has begun at OpenSolaris.org. The first component released is the DTRace tool.
Fascinating - NewsForge | Firebird targets the enterprise database. There is a Firebird Project underway to provide an Oracle PL/SQL emulation layer to help provide an Open Source alternative supported database to Oracle.
Some small but useful Mac OS X utilities - particularly Spark.
Application for Mac OS X to allow your phone to act as an answering machine - OVOLAB - Phlink.
Useful FreeBSD tool - Logmon. Allows you to monitor multiple Unix logfiles simultaneously.
OpenOffice Base - NewsForge | OpenOffice.org database application: A first look review.
Donationware - HornWare: SharePoints. Allows you to easily create Mac OS X shares from any directory.
Useful - MSI Packaging Tools.
Windows clustering - Understanding How Cluster Quorums Work.
Only in Japan - Giant Red Self Destruct Button.
WTF - Defense Tech: AMERICA'S IRAN RAIDS ?!?!
At last something genuinely useful - Cliche Finder.
Humour - One does not simply walk into Mordor. Animated gif - watch it all the way through.
The net is full of opinions on the mini-Mac - this one seems to sum it up nicely - Mac mini - the "just enough" computer. It should be noted that there are two PC manufacturers that also make 'small' PC's - cappuccinopc and Logisys. Unfortunately both lack the style of the Mac (or anything else by Apple).
Nice hierarchical drive navigation menu for Windows Exmenu.
Mark Taw has collected his Favorite Smallware. And for the Mac - 43 Folders: MacOSX Inventory Collections.
One day I'll get my favourite keyboard - IBM model M keyboards. You can even get these classic devices with built in trackballs and thumbsticks.
Why this hasn't hit the mainstream I don't know - its certainly evidence of what home automation will be like in the very near future. Home Monitor on a Cell Phone was knocked up in 5hrs for a contest in 2001 and needless to say actually won the developer a new BMW.
An excellent explanation of Apple's Tipping Point: Macs for the Masses.
Very cool idea for a tree house - Free Spirit Sphere's. Bet they're not cheap.
These actually do sound pretty relaxing - Nippaz With Attitude - Music CD albums in a lullaby style for babies.
Band of Susans
J Mascis / Dinosaur Jnr
Southern / Quarterstick
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