Wednesday, December 29, 2010

RT @richardbarrow: best Talking Thai/English Dictionary for iPhone/iPad thailand travel

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Amazon working on a method to avoid receiving unwanted gifts!
Q:How do we get rid of these toxic Merrill Lynch securities? A: Form a new group in ML and pay them to take them

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Turns out that mechanical portion of book scanning, turning pages and taking image, is about as fast manually as auto
100K financial transaction per second; <1ms latency <-deep hardware, storage, app model/thread design oltp
DIY book scanning
Aircraft carrier launch without steam turbines using roller coaster catapult launch tech

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Best Western opens 44 room hotel in Vientiane Laos travel

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Historic Saturday Night Live (SNL) episodes available on Netflix Instant highlighted
Chrome CR-48 screen resolution: 1280W x 800H, WXGA 16:10
Is it sociologically or psychologically to have prosthetic limbs that are at least vaguely human?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Construction of 3rd & 4th bridges between Thailand & Laos underway travel
Chrome CR-48: Using webcam: open > Library > Webcam Photo [Grant Flash permission]. Preview picture seems very pixelated
Chrome Cr-48: Google is developing a free service called Chromoting to remotely access existing PCs and Macs
RT @insideHPC: Berkeley LBL Develops Flexible Reservation Algorithm for Network Provisioning - OSCARS ESnet
Possible problems with Google NGrams for scholarly uses: OCR & metadata <-crank up the lagging humanities tech

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

datacenter - eBay uses watts/transaction as a common metric for applications & operations
SGI Air-Cooled Modular DataCenter - 35kw/rack!
datacenter conferences evaluated: Yes(DataCenterDynamics, Uptime, and 7X24 Exchange); No(Gartner)
RT @sharad_ag: @loggly cloud based server management system with hadoop, solr, lucene
iOS 4.2 (iPhone 4 only?) Fast Dormancy to reduce chatty signaling traffic & carrier load
Google Demo Slam
Chrome Cr-48 Shipping Tracker
China finances restoration of Ta Keo Angkor site Cambodia
New Siem Reap Cambodia (Angkor) airport will include a new city & industrial estate.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Google has scanned >11% of published books, about 2*10¹² words. Initial data analysis on 4%
Netflix at AWS cloud lessons learned: higher instance failure; unpredictable network latency
Netflix uses AWS, which is somewhat surprising. I wonder what their pipe to Level 3 is. cloud
Why exactly is my primary storage for music & photos on a local PC disk and not in the, uhh, cloud?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chrome "Flags" is like Gmail labs. They are beta addons to enable certain functions, like Media Player playing music in ChromeOS
Apparently 40K VoIP lines is the floor, magic number for feasibility HandWaveAnalysis
Google fiber community award announcements delayed until 2011 <-only thing predictable about any fiber project is delay

Friday, December 10, 2010

Nice discussion of The Social Network in the NYT beyond the usual dumbass retread comments
Great story from Ray Manzarek about the Doors 1969 Miami concert, totally evocative of the time

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Diversifying a bond portfolio from an overweighted index, $BND, using ETFs financial

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

UK Foreign Secretary: investigation into death of British aid worker in Afghanistan during US led hostage rescue
Interesting note in NPR story: "military lawyers...have to approve an operation to capture or kill someone"
NY Times rediscovers Lee Marvin in Point Blank (1967) - movies <-much better than the review
GIS, Google Maps, Ubisense <-possibly of use with fiber cable path maps

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Using parasitic worms to mitigate human intestinal disease medicine - Worldwide VoIP Origination and Termination travel phones <-Flyertalk
RT @jalegre: Wow, way cool site => Ben the Bodyguard. Coming soon to iPhone and iPod touch
RT @VMwareArchitect: PCI-Compliant Cloud Reference Architecture; Cisco, Coalfire, HyTrust, Savvis, VMWare

Wednesday, December 01, 2010