Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Web Page Analyzer

Check the speed you web site with the Web Page Analyzer. Its provides a free website optimization performance analysis. Which includes: page size, composition, and page download times.

Presidental Campaign Claim Fact Checking
Do want to know if the claims that your candidate is making are true, then check out the project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The site validates or invalidates any claims that the candidates are making about each other.

Get out and vote! If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem...

Go Bush...

Monday, June 28, 2004

Intel Chipsets

Today Intel will officially ship its 925X, 915P, 915G chipset based motherboard. Below is a list of the common features that most of the chipset support, but the features will vary depending on the chipset you buy.

- P4 LGA 755 socket CPU
- High-bandwidth PCI Express buses for I/O and graphics cards; (support up to 1 PCI-Express 16x, 4 PCI-Express 1x; 8 PCI (100/133) slots )
- Dual-channel DDR2 memory
- 800MHz system bus
- Four SATA150 ports, Raid 0, Raid 1, and ATA100
- Max 8 USB 2.0 ports
- Intel HD Audio, 7.1 surround, Dolby Digital, DTS. Audio codec support for 192 kHz quality, multiple streams, and better voice input for speech recognition and voice-over-IP
- Intel Wireless 2225B/G supported
- Intel GMA900 Video, for widescreen LCD, DirectX 9 3D

Saturday, June 26, 2004

First Linux PC To Run All Windows Apps Unveiled

I am a big fan of both Linux and Windows. Personally I would like to Linux get more of the personal desktop market, because it is a great operating system and its free (or low cost). This week I found an interesting story about a Linux-based sub-$1000 tablet PC from Element Computer that can run all Windows executables by using software from Netraverse called WinLauncher. One of the biggest barriers by mainstream businesses that has prevented widespread adoption of Linux on desktops has been Windows application compatiblity.

Now lets see what happens...

Friday, June 18, 2004

I Can See ClearPlay Now

If you worry about what your kids watch on your DVDs, check out this article on the ClearPlay technology. It will actually removes nudity and cursing from a movie. Although, right now all it come with is the RCA's DRC232N DVD player. You can get a subscription from ClearPlay to keep the DVD player up-to-date with the latest movies.

Check out Troy...
Its a concept PC with unified communication sessions for e-mail, phone calls, and video applications. With VoIP (Voice over IP), Wi-Fi, and other communications technolgies are built-in.

Monday, June 14, 2004

The SphereXP

The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such a icons and applications.

Friday, June 04, 2004

More Web Sites for You...

Privacy Site
Do you hate having to registering at web sites to be able to access their content (for example allow you to bypass compulsory web site registration by providing you with pre-existing usernames and passwords for sites.

Fun Site
Odd Todd a web-based cartoon series about the trials and tribulations of being an unemployed after the tech boom of the '90s.

Yahoo: Find Cheap Gas Prices
Yahoo's announced a new shortcuts that helps you find cheap gas prices around the country. To access it, enter the keyword GAS and a zip code. The search will display information GasPriceWatch and GasBuddy web sites.

MoreGoogle is a free Internet Explorer toolbar that adds extra features to Google. These features include: site thumbnails, site access statistics, related site web look, etc.

Information on Windows XP Service Pack 2

With the expected Windows XP SP2 release date set for June 15, 2004. SP2 is one of the most significant and controversal service packs for Windows in years, because of all the feature enhancements.

There is going to be a hoopla about this product, after it is released. I have included some web sites where you can get more information about this release and how it might effect you.

- Windows XP SP2 Blog
- How to Make Your Web Site Work with Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Thursday, June 03, 2004

DNA Study Finds Chihuahuas Aren’t Dogs

We have known this for years, and now we have proof...

“As part of an ambitious effort to identify genes that cause disease in dogs and humans, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle analyzed DNA collected from 414 dogs representing 85 breeds, including some of the most popular. The findings have sent reverberations though the ranks of dog fanciers, who primp and preen their beloved companions for shows and take great pride in their pedigrees….Among other findings, the analysis determined that the Chihuahua is actually a type of large rodent, selectively bred for centuries to resemble a canine.”

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Hack Your Linksys WRT54G

The Linksys WRT54G, is a 802.11g wireless access point and router that includes a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can be bought for as little as $69.99 according to Froogle. It comes with a 200 MHz MIPS processor, up to 32MB RAM, and up to 8MB flash RAM storage. The Linksys router uses Linux as its operating system, and publish its source code under the open source GPL making it free for anyone to download

Here is the cool part, by using Sveasoft firmware you get all the original Linksys functionality; plus: SSH, Wonder Shaper, L7 regexp iptables filtering, frottle, parprouted, the latest Busybox utilities, several custom modifications to DHCP and dnsmasq, a PPTP server, static DHCP address mapping, OSPF routing, external logging, as well as support for client, ad hoc, AP, and WDS wireless modes.

Wonder Shaper is a traffic-shaping utility that does a very intelligent job of prioritizing packets to dramatically improve the usability of almost any broadband connection. Frottle's job is to cure the hidden node problem that was left unsolved in the original Wireless Distribution System (WDS) 802.11 specification from 1999. Hidden nodes are wireless clients or access points that are out of range from one party in a client-AP data transfer. 802.11's CSMA/CD technology assumes that all parties can listen on the line and avoid collisions. The box also supports OSPF mesh networking, which allows distant clients to reach edge nodes by hopping through other clients en route.

Microsoft Considering Xbox/PC Hybrid

Microsoft is exploring combining PC functionality with the new Xbox. Read the article for more information, but basically it is a teaser. There is really not much information here.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Small World Project

Check out the Small World Project project is designed to test the principle of 'Six Degrees Of Separation'. This principle that state any two person can be connected to each other within six degrees of separation.