Archive for November, 2005

ESA – Results from Mars Express and Huygens

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

ESA – Results from Mars Express and Huygens

The European Space Agency has published results from findings of the Mars Express and Huygens probes.

There are strong hints that liquid water-ice exists deep underground on Mars. Existence of water is a prerequisite for extended stays on Mars, e.g. colonies, where the settlers will have to live off the land.

The Huygens probe, that was hitching a ride with the Cassini Saturn orbiter, discovered that Titan is, in many respects, similar to Earth.

Congratulations to ESA with the success of these missions, and the groundbreaking science that they have provided.

The Apple Sudden Motion Sensor

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

The Apple Sudden Motion Sensor

Just to follow up on the previous post, where I mentioned kernelthread.com…

I stumbled upon kernelthread.com because Amit Singh, who runs the site, has written some cool utilites that utilise the sudden motion sensor (AMS) in the newest PowerBooks (since january 2005). The article also digs into some OS X internals, for the so inclined.

Here’s a QuickTime clip that shows the utilties in action.

The AMS really has some potiential, real-world, applications, and it must be something quite similar that is used for the controller, that has been announced for the Nintendo Revolution console.

A History of Apple’s Operating Systems

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A History of Apple’s Operating Systems

This is a great article on the history of Apple’s OSes since the very begining.

It is taken from the excelent site kernelthread.com that is managed by Amit Singh.

Amit Singh is currently working on a book called “OS X Internals”, it sounds like a “must have”.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Sex Pistols join rock’s fame list

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Sex Pistols join rock’s fame list

This is quite funny, considering that Johnny Rotten reportedly called the “Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame” a “Hall of Shame”, and “the place that old rockers go to die”.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Probe ‘gathers asteroid material’

Monday, November 28th, 2005

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Probe ‘gathers asteroid material’

The Japaneese space probe, Hayabusa, has sucessfully gathered material from the asteroid Itokawa.

Congratulations to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa), with the success, after the mission originally seemed to have failed.

Ukorrekt Dansk

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Jeg er blevet gjort opmærksom på at det er en uvane, at mit standard tema viser første tegn i et ord med store bogstaver. Jeg skal lige have hacket mit devenir-en-gris tema, så det holder op med det.

Julefrokost i Netværksgruppen

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Img 1494Lørdag den 26-November 2005 var der julefrokost i Netværksgruppen…

Det var et fremragende arrangement, som jeg syntes viste at vi er ved at blive en ret fasttømret forening.

Jeg havde taget min PowerBook og projektor med, og havde planlagt at lave en præsentation, der dog var ca. 99% improviseret. Jeg høstede rigtig mange positive kommentarer for mine billeder, som jeg kunne se at mange af lektiehjælperne nød, og jeg fik i øvrigt generel ros for min præsentation. Som havde overskriften:

“Hej, jeg hedder Kim…Jeg er lektiehjælper…For halvanden år siden havde jeg et arbejde, nu er jeg lektiehjælper” – sagt med et smil på læben, og glimt i øjet 😉
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Philae Temple Egypt – testing image gallery APIs

Friday, November 25th, 2005

I’m testing a rather nifty flickr plug-in called Flickr Insert from Stuffed Guys. It works by translating a special flickr tag into static links to flickr pictures in the post, and it also maintains a cache of thumbnails on your local server.

Below is an example of my flickr images that were tagged with “wpphilaetempleegypt” at the time of posting.

Philae Temple, Egypt Original location of the Philae Temple, Egypt

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Klubben i Mjølnerparken giver etniske børn nøglerne til bedre integration

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Kronikken “Når klubben i Mjølnerparken giver børn fra etniske minoritetsgrupper nøglerne til at blive bedre integreret i det danske samfund”, skrevet af Journalist Monica C. Madsen og offentliggjort den 7-Nov-2005 på vildelaereprocesser.dk, er et interview med Sjakkets leder, Khosrow Bayat; Klub 36s leder, Assad Keblawi, og medarbejder i Klub 36, Nadim Barakji.
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Last.fm – custom radio stations based on music profiles

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Last.fm

Last.fm is a really clever idea. You install a plug-in for your media player, that automatically uploads a list of songs you’ve listened to. Based on your preferences, the music you’ve listened to and other users preferences, the service can make recommendations for you, for instance, based on similarity.
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