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Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Free Collaboration Software

Design Review 2009 from AutoDesk corporation is a collaboration application used to view, print, mark up, and compare versions of drawings, maps, and models. Find it @ http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/mform?id=9131297&siteID=123112

Beautiful Libraries

Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Angelica Library, Rome, Italy

Herzog August Library, Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany

Beatus Rhenanus Library, Basel, Switzerland

Bernadotte Library, Stockholm Sweden

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Di Bella Arti, Milan, Italy

Biblioteca do Palacio e Convento de Mafra I, Lisbon Coast, Portugal

Biblioteca do Palàcio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa III, Lisbon, Portugal

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Mexico

Bibliotecha de la Real Academia De La Lengua, Madrid, Spain

Bibliotheque Alencon, Normandy, France

Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Duke of Humphrey's Library, Bodleian, Oxford University, England

Boston Copley Public Library, Boston, USA

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More of Google

Tidbits of information that might be of interest:

BigTable Technology @ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7278544055668715642

[The Apache Foundation open source version of BigTable is available @ http://hadoop.apache.org/hbase]

Sergei Brin on search @ http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ka9IwHvkfU

Google Lectures @ http://video.google.com/ and enter “Google Lecture Series”

Google Friends Newsletter http://google.com/contact/newsletter.html delivered to your inbox monthly. Example content from the September 2008 Newsletter http://groups.google.com/group/google-friends/browse_thread/thread/6452afbdd1707c0d?pli=1) are:

The Moderator Program @ http://moderator.appspot.com/

Charity Project @ http://project0tothe100.com/

Update to the Picasa Photo Album Project @ http://picasa.google.com/

The Chrome Browser @ http://google.com/chrome

Google Maps @ http://maps.google.com/

The archives are @ http://google.com/googlefriends/archive.html

Google Alerts @ http://google.com/alerts

Google Labs white papers @ http://research.google.com/pubs/papers.html

Google Video Functions for Business @ http://google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html

Google Translate @ http://translate.google.com/translate_t#

And Google Jargon; e.g. “chubby” for row locking (see "The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems"and “janitors” agents for smart agents (see http://code.google.com/p/kernel-janitors/source/checkout).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Tire Design

These tires are made in South Carolina , by Michelin - "Innovation is everything!"

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Namespace

The My namespace in Visual Basic .Net exposes properties and methods that enable you to easily take advantage of the power of the .NET Framework.

The My namespace is fully extensible so that you can customize the behavior of My and add new services to its hierarchy to adapt to specific application needs.

The My object model is:

Learn more about it @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789188.aspx

Free Chemical Drawing Package

Symyx is offering its Symyx Draw 3.1 chemical drawing application as a free download for those wishing to use it for academic and home use. Symyx Draw 3.1 enables you to draw and edit complex chemical structures and reactions with ease. Find it @ http://www.symyx.com/micro/getdraw/

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SpaceTime 3.0

Check out this neat mathematics software for PC, MAC, and mobile devices called SpaceTime @ http://www.spacetime.us/windows/.

It is available on Windows, LINUX, Pocket PC, MAC, Smart Phones etc.

Price is right too: $10 to $ 30!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Calvin & Hobbs

This cartoon strip was drawn 15 years ago!

Troubleshooting Wireless

In case you ever come across the following symptoms:

The wireless is working on the (Linksys) router & adapter but then it stops working. The signal strength is excellent but cannot pull an IP address.

The suggestion from the site http://forums.techguy.org/networking/588716-solved-connected-router-wireless-but.html worked. You must repair the TCP/IP stack for Windows XP SP2:
  1. Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.
  2. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
  3. Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ip reset reset.log
  4. Reboot the machine.

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