Croatian government adopts free software policy

“The Croatian government has decided to […] move entirely to Open Source. [A government document] says that open source programmes make the government’s business more transparent and free access to information[, along with saving huge amounts of Croatian tax payers’ money].”

The Inquirer via Juha

Quantum-Optical Technology

“The density of information of this memory is 128MB/square millimeter having the thickness of the recording media(array) of 20microns. 3.2GB of non-volatile RAM are contained in one cubic millimeter. Also, this new Quantum–Optical technology allows to build up to 256GB in one package / or module up to 35TB.”

Atom Chip Corporation via Juha

Panographies: Panoramas on Steroids

“Our pal Mareen does this neat thing she calls panography. Taking dozens of photos of a scene, she assembles a patchwork of images that more accurately represents what your eyes see when you’re not looking through a viewfinder.

Call it super wide-angle panorama or call it panography, we think it’s awesome. Read on to learn how you can make one yourself!”

Photojojo via BlogsNow

Space Invaders

This is a video/performance based on the mythical the video game Space Invaders, played on human scale. On June 24, 2006, 67 people sat in the seats of Espace Nuithonie for almost 4 hours, simulating the pixels of the game. For each of the 390 frames, these human pixels moved, or not, between seats. All the images of the performance were assembled to make a 3 minute video. The result: a group of people appearing as the vessel defending the Earth firing individuals on the extraterrestrial armada consisting of various groups of people, which, in return, release human beings on the vessel.

NOTsoNOISY via Killinki
translated using Altavista’s Babel Fish

Firefox, proxy (proxies), 404 = slow as hell

This is probably the single most annoying bug in Firefox for me, as I have butterfingers when it comes to typing in URLs. Glad to see it’s been reported and hopefully it’ll be fixed in the fothcoming Firefox 2.

“Firefox is setup to use a Squid proxy server. I attempt to visit a non-existant domain that will bring up a DNS error on the proxy server. The moment between me submiting the address and the proxy server returning the error, Firefox locks up the system. […] It is not until the proxy server returns the error that I am able to continue working normaly.”


“This project is inspired by drunken chats during summer music festivals. A personal light-show to wear after dark. Overall more than 6 months from start to finish. No comment on whether this was time well spent. […] My machine is industrial rather than pretty.” via Juha