Monthly Archives August 2007

Guadec presentations

The Guadec is a conference held each year around the GNOME community. Here are some presentations that may be relevant to us : About telepathy [1] [2], the IM framework supporting IM common protocols as weel as VOIP and Video. About the new Main Menu of OpenSuse, which implement some dynamic organisation based on user’s [...]

Algorithmic removal of image elements or widgets ?

This is the companion video of an article presented at SIGGRAPH 2007: The demo is quite impressive and i was wondering if such an idea could also be used for widget management during window resizing. Office 2007 has a kind multi-level widget displaying more or less clickable items depending on the size of your window, [...]

Tired of the ugly OS X VPNClient?

Try Shimo! From the Web site: “The initial reason for the development of Shimo was the lousy software implementation of the Cisco VPNClient for MacOS. Shimo wants to do it the MacOS way: That means to reduce the interface to the important features and integrate it right into the user interface of the OS.” I [...]

Wi-LEM Wireless Local Energy Meter

The Swiss company LEM just announced The Wireless Local Energy Meter (Wi-LEM). “The Wireless Local Energy Meter (Wi-LEM) is a complete sub-metering network that is fast and easy to install. The small size makes it suitable for limited cabinet space and flexible to be put anywhere within the cabinet. The Wi-LEM is scalable and easy [...]

MERL closing?

According to Xconomy, Mitsubishi Electric is closing its Cambridge labs.

Flat stuff

We make money not art has a story about Finn Magee‘s work at the RCA, which includes a flat light (a poster showing a picture of a lamp that actually works as a lamp) and a flat clock. This is great. It also reminds me of one of Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs characters who decides to [...]

Publish once, read many: TubeMogul

TubeMogul allows you to publish a video on multiple sharing sites at the same time (e.g. Google Video, Yahoo!, YouTube) and later get aggregated access data. Has anyone tried this thing? Is anyone willing to try it?

The grass is greener on the other side (of the Atlantic)

Last Monday, the Liberation Web site talked about Chris Harrison‘s work on Information Visualization, including two projects related to Wikipedia. How come these people always talk about what’s happening there, and not here? The poor quality of this Web site might explain why…