Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 27 Apr 10:
- Nerds bring sexy back – Bombi(llo) – Nerd Culture grows and grows. We should be proud of ourselves. And a great video to watch.
- Can Networking Be Made Cool Again? –
Indeed, as anyone investing in networking and communications will tell you, there just aren’t that many new ideas walking in the door. Many investors who made their living at layers 1-4 have moved onto cleantech, digital media and the online advertising economy. So can networking be made cool again?
It can, and here’s why:
Good vision around networking and the lack of innovation in recent years. Also, confirms my view that Cisco is not a guaranteed winner of Stack Wars
- Rubicode – RCDefaultApp –
RCDefaultApp is a Mac OS X 10.2 or higher preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, file types, MIME types, and Uniform Type Identifiers (or UTIs; MacOS 10.4 only). MacOS X uses the extension and file type settings to choose the application when opening a file in Finder, while Safari and other applications use the URL and MIME type settings at other times for content not related to a file (such as an unknown URL protocol, or a media stream).
A must have for all OSX users.
- Instapaper Pro 2.2.3 now available – Instapaper Blog – Instapaper is one of the most fulsome applications for the iPad. I simply save all the web pages that I don't have time to read, download them to my iPad and read them at sometime in the future.
- Rant: HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Display Market: Or, I want my pixels and DPI now! – Pete Brown’s 10rem.net – Makes a good point that computer screens have stagnated at current resolutions. Part of the reason that you find it difficult to read manuals on a computer screen is that the resolution is low. We need the next generation of high pixel count displays that make a better reading experience.
The iPad reading experience works better (still not perfect) because of the much higher resolution. I think the iPad has a resolutions of 192 dpi, with a standard computer monitor runs at 96 dpi. We need about 300 dpi to reach acceptable quality levels.
- RackMonkey – Open Source Rack & Asset Management Software –
RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Using a simple interface you can keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was purchased, who it belongs and what it's used for.
Interesting open source software for managing hardware assets in your racks. Noted for future data centre work.