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I love this – just got it set up here in work.

Hack Attack: Control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse

You don’t need a hardware switch to share one keyboard and mouse amongst several different computers. All you need is the free, cross-platform application, Synergy.

Synergy connects one keyboard and mouse to any computer on your network, making a dual- or triple-computer setup work more like a dual- or triple-monitor setup. Synergy even allows you to share clipboard data across your computers and operating systems.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff, Work | Leave a comment

Advice for freelancers.

I don’t do a lot of freelance work, but I do some.

This article has some very good advice if you’re thinking of going down the freelance road.

10 Absolute “Nos!” for Freelancers  

The biggy for me is Number 3) Will you register and host my site? No. 

You see, once the client thinks that you are responsible for their email and website functionality, you WILL get called all the time when their email shows the slightest wavering or their website 404s for any reason on their home computer.” 

True dat.

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff, Work | Leave a comment

Where do penguins go in the Winter?

Well, it’s obvious really.

See? Makes perfect sense 🙂

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

Om nom nom nom!

The Saltine Challenge 

Basically, eating 6 Saltines (a type of cracker) in 60 seconds. I haven’t tried this myself, and it seems to be one of those things where you say, “nah, it can’t be that hard can it?”. I’ll have to see what the equivalent of Saltines is over here, and give it a bash.

Purely for research purposes, of course.

Via J-Walk 

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

Kites pulling Supertankers?!

This is a bloody good idea, actually, save some fuel and get the wind to help power your ship. The kite is apparently the size of a football field.

Skysail“The SkySails system consists of a towing kite with rope, a launch and recovery system and a control system for the whole operation. The control system acts like the autopitot systems on an aircraft, the company says. Autopilot software sends and receives data about the sail etc to make sure the sail is set at its optimal position. The company also says it provides an optional weather routing system so that ships can sail into optimal wind conditions.The kites typically fly at about 1,000 feet above sea level, thereby tapping winds that can be almost 50% stronger than at the surface. “ 

Via /. 

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

Just to say …

I will be posting a few backlogged entries over the next few days.

I have a whole load of entries starred on Google Reader. It would be cool if when you starred an article it would ask for a comment, and then allow you to post that automatically to your blog. Not that I am terminally lazy or anything.

BTW, Ecto rocks. A version for windows is available too.

Ecto running on a Mac 

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

Awww shucks!

This is just too cute!

 

Via Ursi’s Blog 

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | 1 Comment

Some really cool google map api websites

Track flights in the airspace around Zurich at http://radar.zhaw.ch/radar.html, and track swiss trains around at http://www.swisstrains.ch/. There is a cool little trick on this one – click on a train, then click follow on the popup menu – it starts following the train around on a satellite map!

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

I really must add this to my list of things to watch

This is very funny. Please ensure milk -> nose -> monitor + keyboard interface is deactivated before viewing

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment

Four Hands Guitar

Saw this today on the J-Walk Blog. This is really cool, and a nice song to boot. They also look like they are having so much fun!

December 13, 2007 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff | Leave a comment