Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

SCM and Alternative Input Methods

We’re close to a day when we’ll have the Minority Report interface for managing our branches and merging.

We’ve gone from the wonderful 2D and whiteboard drawings/DOT graphs to some interesting 3D visualizations coupled with alternative interfaces:

Not that I think most people need 3D to get meaningful work accomplished, but I think [...]

Mini-Z LED Desk Lamp: Please buy me this please, thanks.

Dear internet, please send me a Mini-Z LED Desk Lamp, thanks!

I love that these LED lights consume something like 7-10 watts compared to 40+ for a traditional light. See more LED lamps from Koncept.

Is Mac OS is not Java-friendly?

Mac OS is not Java-friendly. It doesn’t support any wireless toolkits, so no Java ME development is possible, and the recent decision to drop the Cocoa bindings sends the clear message that Apple doesn’t care about Java. I want to work on a Java-friendly operating system.

I’m still reluctant to [...]

Steve Jobs Is Right Again

Everyone wants a MacBook Pro because they are so bitchin’ Steve Jobs during Apple’s annual shareholder meeting.

I want one.

I/O Brush by MIT Media Lab

[I/O Brush]( ko/iobrush/) is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights and touch sensors embedded inside. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush [...]