Blog Posts of Category Daily Update

Apple TV and Hacking

So, apparently the Apple TV should be coming out any moment now. However, some of the other portions of the info at AppleInsider were more interesting to me. Here's the juicy bits:

As AppleInsider exclusively reported back in January, Apple TV will drawn its graphics capabilities from NVIDIA's G72M graphics chipset with 64MB DDR2 video memory -- essentially the firm's GeForce Go 7400 chip.

Internet Marketers and Getting Married

Marketers are odd people. Internet Marketers - doubly so. Sure, their jobs are getting their client's sites to the top of the search engines, but they also know how to use the web for fun (or personal gain - or both). And, of course, they're not your normal blue-collar workers; they're out-of-the-box, mind-blowingly smart people.

Apple and Windows Software

Dear Apple,

Some of us can't afford the MacBook Pro you've brainwashed us all into buying yet, OK? We love you, but you're just a bit too much to afford. Sure, I could not eat for a year and then get a computer, but, frankly, I like to eat.

A Three-Dimensional Display?

It looks kinda interesting. Kevin found this interesting bit of news that someone has developed an interactive three-dimensional display. Apparently the picture is projected in 3-D and there may be some sort of small particles that make the picture hang in the air. For more information and a video or two, check out the technology's official page.

Measuring Your Web Visitors

Web analytics tools such as Google Analytics can provide a lot of useful information, but you have to dig through the data and know where to look. Of course, for large companies, there are the expensive, full-featured packages such as WebSideStory and WebTrends. I recently found this interview with Jim Sterne, who seems to be a leader in this field. I found some good ways to think about Analytics.

The Year 2007 Problem

I'd heard this mentioned a number of times, but it doesn't seem to be getting enough coverage. This Sunday, March 11th, starts Daylight Savings Time (DST) here in the United States. When I heard that, I thought to myself, "That's a bit earlier than past years, isn't it?" I always remember it being around the time of Easter.

ConceptShare: Web Collaboration for Designers

ConceptShare LogoThis tool might become the best friend of web designers and layout people from around the web. With ConceptShare, you can use their free, web-based collaboration tool for any design project you're working on. This short tour gives a quick look at what you could do with it.

The New Missionaries

My friends Rus, Nick, and Jon have given the next couple years of their lives to be missionaries. No, they're not in Africa or India. They're missionaries to a part of the city of Indianapolis in the state of Indiana, right here in the United States. Why? It's simple.

James Cameron Found The Body of Jesus!?

Renowned movie director and producer James Cameron has announced that his production company is going to show a documentary where they believe they found the bodies of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and a son of theirs. No doubt most, including even the writers/directors of the documentary, are still a bit skeptical, but hey, this will work well for getting big TV viewership. Too bad I don't watch TV. ;-)

Underground Art - Literally

Well, I went through the last couple days worth of the front page on Digg and couldn't find any decent stuff to report on. However, I did find something that reminded me of a fun article I found a couple months ago. Check out this page of images of Metro Arts and Architecture. It's a lot of beautiful places in mostly underground subways. There's also some fun photos for the world metro traveler all around the Metro Bits site.

Google Apps for Business

For a while now some people have been trying the beta of Google Apps. Apparently it's out of Beta form now and in full-fledged action mode. The current system gives you Gmail, Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google Page Creator, and more with technical support as well. If you want to run your own domain without any administration, this may be the way to do it.

Open Document Format

My mom called a couple days ago and said she read in the paper that Microsoft was going down the tubes. I didn't know about all that, so I thought I'd figure out what she meant. (Silly mom, even if you read it in the newspaper you can find it online in seconds and e-mail me a link. It works just as well. Oh wait, you'd have to dial into the Internet - nevermind. ;-) )

Open Source Development

Angie over at Lullabot put an interesting, short document together of "Best Practices in Open Source Development". I enjoyed reading it, and I think it's true.

The Design Side

I don't do design too much, but enough to get my hands a bit dirty. I kinda enjoy it, although I rarely get really inspired works that look amazing. So I mostly stick to programming. However, this funny post of "23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek" has some funny things that mostly only designers will understand.

Google Buys AdScape Media

In an interesting move that proves Google is as much an advertising company as a research company, it seems that Google has decided to buy AdScape media. AdScape has been in the news a lot recently because of a bleeding-edge market that they've almost created, and that is advertising inside videogames. Apparently last year Microsoft bought Massive, another prominent in-game advertising. It also continues the Google trend of buying non-web advertising companies.

Yahoo! Pipes

Yahoo! PipesSome people have called it a "mash-up generator". It's Pipes and it's now in the Web 2.0 Beta over at Yahoo!. You can take data from RSS feeds or other sources and cross-reference them with something else.

Huge Funnels (Drowning In Love)

Just in case you wanted to tell your girlfriend that the relationship isn't going well, I've got some good pictures of some of the biggest drains in this world! (Just kidding and Happy Singles Awareness Day!)

Linux and MythTV

The folks at are looking to set up a Linux-based Home Theater PC system. I definitely don't blame them. One of my coworkers has one and the folks at Systm have done a video podcast about them. They look amazing.

A Windows History

Last week the Infuze Magazine news blog mentioned a great, quick look back at Windows over the years. It's great to remember how far we've come from the maturity of DOS to a large, resource-heavy graphical interface just to type up text documents and play games. I mean, look at Windows 3.1 in its 265-color glory:


For the uninitiated, DRM stands for "Digital Rights Management". It is usually some sort of encryption put upon content to restrict the usage of data. For example, DVDs came with encryption that was intended to make sure you didn't copy it. Music from Apple's iTunes music store comes with DRM that only allows you to play it on 5 computers and burn it 10 times (or something like that).