Saturday, July 22, 2006

17 dead, 106 injured as quake rocks southwest China -

There seems to be a lot of natural calamities lately. Mother Earth seems to be a bit pissed off nowadays.

Seriously, global warming and other environmental issues should start getting attention and action as of yesterday. Its unlikely that we can re-locate to a galaxy far away at the moment.

Yes we geeks should care about the environment. Simply because the world looks good in green.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Akamaru Dock for linux

Akamaru is a simple, but fun, physics engine prototype. It's named after the super awesome ninja dog, Akamaru, from the Naruto anime and based on the article Advanced Character Physics by Thomas Jakobsen on Verlet integration.

Pretty fun and shiny! Another nice justification to those idle GPU's.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gizmo %u2013 A free phone for your computer - Learn More Overview


More countries listed than Skype.

Still trying to figure out the viable business model. But hey, this is frackin' shiny!

But before you wet your pants, not surprisingly the Philippines is not on the list.

But if you have OFW's/Friends/Family members on those countries listed then you can call them for free. I wonder if that constitutes an operator bypass? And if this is similar to Skype which restricts the service to chosen countries. At any rate, this is based on top of the net infrastructure, so there are ways to route your packets.

VOIP is an emerging tool in making the world flat! Definitely, something that could bring a smile to Thomas Friedman. :D

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Spring Beans

Stumbled upon this one while on browsing thru the liferay forums. Seems to have less fat than liferay and doesn't have a complicated installation procedure. Will give this a spin.