Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

How touchscreens work

Lots of ’em.

Icon Finder

I wonder what Brian Eno would say about this one. Interesting little gizmo…

From wolfram.com

Cool.. I’m thinking midi controllers for lights, synths, samplers, filters, faders, FX, video mixers…

BLDG | BLOG

Cool example of a simple mathematical function, translated into several different computer programming languages. Love this.
Ethiopian multiplication – Rosetta Code

Ethiopian math

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

backyard coconut pod office
Modern Office for your Backyard

Archipod attempts to reinvent the concept of a traditional home office by bringing modern workspace and a peaceful working environment straight to your backyard.

Each garden office comes with an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets.

Cloud Computing Plain and Simple

This comes in handy when you have to repeat long strings of numbers on the telephone to tech support or when you’re helping someone else with tech issues. Saves a lot of “what?  what did you say? b? d? 3?”
NATO phonetic alphabet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I ✽ Fractals

Nice list of customizations for an Ubuntu install..

The Silent Number: Top things to do after installing Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Karmic Koala
Package Manager Screenshot

Top things to do after installing Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Karmic Koala
So you’ve just installed Ubuntu 9.10, the cute and cuddly Karmic Koala, but now you’re confronted with a most pertinent question, “What do i do now?” Ubuntu is a very complete and full-featured Linux distribution, but no operating system can come with everything you want. There’s much more fun to be had in what comes after installing the OS on your machine: now you get to set it up with all the best software it didn’t already come with! This list of the top things to do immediately after installing your newly acquired copy of Ubuntu doubles as a general list of great software to try out and use, complete with links to any special instructions on how to set them up, Terminal commands for those who prefer a command-line interface (CLI), and when available, personal package archives (PPA), repositories to keep the applications at their newest version, not just the security updates provided for you by default. Repositories can be added easily by clicking the “Add…” button in the “Other Software” tab of Software Sources and entering the provided APT Line. Feel free to pick and choose; enjoy!