New Bluetooth standards to bring speed, energy efficiency, exploitation

This is good news for those obsessed with gadgets .. Caller display on your watch, vibrating ring when your phone leaves your vicinity.. This is a great fun technology that has some dark areas that I intend to explore over the next week or two.

New Bluetooth standards to bring speed, energy efficiency | Macworld.

I will keep anyone who happens by here posted on the fun stuff that i get up to..;) I am dealing with inferior equipment at the moment (Moto Z6W on Fido) and a crappy generic BT dongle.. That shouldn’t stop me from amusing myself though.

Ubuntu Unleashed: Howto: Install Safari on Ubuntu with Flash and Shockwave Hulu, Youtube, Shockwave Works

Ubuntu Unleashed: Howto: Install Safari on Ubuntu with Flash and Shockwave Hulu, Youtube, Shockwave Works.

I’m using this guide to get Safari going under ubuntu and wine to test a website i’m working on for standards compliance. .. .. It does seem that installing the fonts is neccessary and that you may have ot change the

cp /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/Times_New_Roman*.ttf ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts/   –The final F in Fonts is not initially capitalized.. anwyays back to it..;)

Best Video Card for your Money : August 2008 | Hardware Revolution

Best Video Card for your Money : August 2008 | Hardware Revolution.

This article though slightly dated (3 months old) helped me to decide to buy the 4850 which i’m now considering returning (3 days later) for the 4870.. for no real reason.. just thinking that the extra 100 bucks might be well spent.. more to come on that

So.. I ended up with the Sapphire ATI 4870 1G card in the end and am pretty happy with it.. except.. There always seems to be an except in my hardware purchases… I was watching a vid comparing the ATI vs NVidia w/PhysX of the game .. ‘Mirrors Edge’ and was somewhat horrified to notice the extra pretty effects generated by the physX bits. Flapping gauzy banners and extra pretty exploding glass and the like… I guess it will do though.

I had to RMA my BFG 8800GTS OC2 640M due to a typical ‘i’ll just see if i can’t wriggle the dvdr ribbon cable out from underneath the end of the card without taking out the screws type deal and lost a capacitor in the process.. like i said though, this sort of thing happens alot. Like when i was happily spraying  compressed air into my power supply while it was running and the little air tube shot off into the fan and broke one of the tines off.. Granted it took a while before my whole desk was shaking from the now unbalanced fan..sigh..

Main Page – AlsaProject

Main Page – AlsaProject. This is the place to find support and drivers and whatnot for your various sound devices. I spent a long time going through this and numerous other sites trying to get my e-mu 0404 running under Intrepid.. still in progress although on the far back burner.