Category Archives: Point of View

Bye Bye Vista. XP, Welcome Back!

This is the last blue screen I’ll tolerated from Windows Vista, if you didn’t make your migration yet, don’t! I’ve been very ‘polite’ with him, I even re-installed being careful of not installing unstable software on it. Just a look on Google, 1 650 000 link to “Vista Blue Screen”, whereas “XP Blue Screen” will… Read More »

FITC is coming to Europe – Amsterdam – February 2008

Not sure everybody knows about it (???), sure enough I’ll be heading there! Having successfully held events in Toronto, Chicago, Winnipeg, and Hollywood, FITC makes its Europe debut in Amsterdam. Explore the creation of NEW ideas and concepts, where the limits of technology in design and art can be experimented with, explored, broken and reinvented.… Read More »

When Military Technologies help Protecting Humans

A bit off topic for this blog but this news from Wired is still interesting IMHO. A Geo-Information technologist, has been using satellite photography to help NGOs document atrocities in isolated crisis zones like Darfur, Zimbabwe and now in the Union of Myanmar. […]To catch human rights abusers in the act, Bromley will need a… Read More »

Ads for Adobe Pdf powered by Yahoo! – A Bad Idea?

On 28th November Adobe and Yahoo! announced their partnership to display ads in generated pdfs. […]an opt-in service that enables online commercial publishers to drive new revenue by including timely, contextual ads next to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)-based content[…] […]Ads can only be displayed within Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat, in a panel adjacent… Read More »

Web 2.0 and Advertising

Very interesting article from Dale Dougherty at O’Reilly Radar. After displaying a (quite boring but illustrative) video, the author look at the changing world of advertisement with the Web 2.0. […]The concept behind this video is that advertisers think they know consumers and know what they want but they really don’t[…] […]Will my online profiles… Read More »

Semantic Search Engine – Database and User Input

Very basically we have created a technology which can represent the world’s knowledge in a form that is clear and accessible to humans, as well as being comprehensible to computers. This is different from the knowledge stored in websites and books, which is written in natural language that is good for humans, but incomprehensible to… Read More »

Flash Player 10 Preview : Video from MAX 2007

Aral Balkan has published a video, taken during the keynote at MAX Chicago 2007, about the preview of Flash Player 10 (codename: ASTRO). […]Adobe showed off the new RTL, multi-column text engine, the new 3D features, and the new bitmap effect scripting language, Hydra.[…] I’m not so much impressed about the Text feature, as the… Read More »

My First Google Check

At the beginning of this week, I’ve received my first check from Google for using Adsense. Since the start of this year I’ve been using it, to see if it could pay my hosting. I nearly have my hosting completly paid by Adsense, what surprised me is the difference between Adsense and Adwords (that I… Read More »

Papervision3D Public Beta

Since the first time I’ve heard about Papervision I’ve always been stunned by the demo provided. Today is a great day as they are going live for their Public Beta. Papervision3D moves from private testing to a full public beta. Everybody is welcome to download and start playing with it. We believe you will find… Read More »

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

[Via: le monde]¨ Just a quick link to an interesting study from danah boyd about class divisions through Facebook and MySpace. MySpace is still home for Latino/Hispanic teens, immigrant teens, “burnouts,” “alternative kids,” “art fags,” punks, emos, goths, gangstas, queer kids, and other kids who didn’t play into the dominant high school popularity paradigm. These… Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Is Lost in the Woods

Very interesting article published inTechnolgy Review, written by David Gelernter (professor of computer science at Yale University) about the understanding of AI and it’s future. Credit: Eric Joyner Introduction: Artificial intelligence has been obsessed with several questions from the start: Can we build a mind out of software? If not, why not? If so, what… Read More »