Monthly Archives: January 2007

Find open source alternatives to commercial software

I like the way osalt lists open source alternatives along with their commercial counterpart, very handy…. Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software: Find alternatives for Visio -> Dia, OpenOffice Draw or Kivio Or for iTunes -> Amarok … Continue reading

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Dilbert – Januray 26, 2007

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Dilbert – January 25, 2007

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Simile

SIMILE is a joint project conducted by the MIT Libraries and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. SIMILE seeks to enhance inter-operability among digital assets, schemata/vocabularies/ontologies, metadata, and services. A key challenge is that the collections which must inter-operate … Continue reading

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Timeline

Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events. It is like Google Maps for time-based information. Below is a live example that you can play with. Pan the timeline by dragging it horizontally. Timeline website

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Proteus, 'a new class of vessel'

Back in October of 2006 our sharp eyed MAKE readers spotted a strange water craft and ultimately figured out what it was, here’s a story about it’s debut by the SF Chronicle — “The strangest vessel made its formal premiere … Continue reading

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Exhibit

Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and rich visualizations by writing only HTML and optionally some CSS and Javascript code. It’s like Google Maps and Timeline, but … Continue reading

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Scooba-Doo is a Dork-Propelled Personal Sub

Want to scuba dive but are just too damned lazy to actually swim? Scooba-doo to the rescue! It’s an underwater moped, letting you sit down and enjoy the underwater depths without annoying stuff like swimming, masks, and tanks. Sure, you’ll … Continue reading

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Experimental Touchscreen Makes iPhone Look Like a Toy

  The main draw of Apple’s iPhone is its touchscreen interface, which can respond to two points of contact. What if you could have a touchscreen with an infinite number of points of contact? What would that do for computing … Continue reading

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CES 2007: The Wootable Awards

No mere mortal could see more than a fraction of the vast 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, so we don’t pretend that this is a definitive list. But here are our choices for the 2007 CES Wootable Awards, with an assist … Continue reading

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