Offline web browsing script

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

In the US and Europe and many more developed parts of the world we take our internet connectivity these days for granted. (And some go into panic attacks when it’s not available…) In some parts of the world though internet connections are not as wide/broad and peak usage times can make for very slow viewing, [...]

The stratellite revisited

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

NO, I didn’t mean to type satellite. Stratellite. This is an idea that I’ve written on before and I think it has some interesting possibilities. The idea is to positition a large airship (helium balloon of sorts) in the stratosphere. Put it above the steering currents of the jet stream and equip it with the [...]

RFID Passports

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Looks like RFID passports are coming very soon for the US. It was probably just a matter of time, but in light of some of the risks in the current implementation, I thought it might be delayed. The most disturbing of the security risks (as if cloning of a passports rfid is not concerning…) is [...]

Self destructing messages

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Good luck Jim… this message will self destruct in 40 seconds… A UK mobile (cell) company says it’s developed self-destructing text messages. In the spring they hope to introduce self destructing email/photo and voice messages. The recipient receives a link to the message and once viewed the message “self destructs” in 40 seconds. The good [...]

Nokia Linux internet tablet pc

Monday, November 7th, 2005

It looks as though Nokia has a neat looking tablet pc that runs linux and is designed to be an internet appliance of sorts. Web browser/email/net radio/pdf viewer and a few other software tools you’d expect. An 800×600 screen, wifi and bluetooth. It looks to be priced around $350 It will be titled the 770 [...]

Siebel supporting Linux

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

This item is coming from infoworld. It looks as though Siebel will be supporting their CRM software on linux (Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9). They didn’t comment on other supported distributions. They are among the last of the major enterprise software vendors to take the plunge of releasing their software for linux.    Send [...]

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