We live in crazy times, where information is everywhere and resources are free. I learned coding and server administration 20 years ago by disassembling existing code, tweaking it and seeing what happened. Oh, and spending a shitload of time on IRC. Fortunately, it’s a little easier for folks these days.
Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more. In addition to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you can flip through your…
Zite is hands-down my favorite news reader for iOS. Similar to Flipboard, it takes links that I’d already be viewing and formats them in an easy-to-digest way – but Zite goes a little further and learns as you interact. As you read stories on Zite, you have the option of liking or disliking the article…
HandBrake is an open-source, multiplatform video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Convert DVDs to MPEG, compress videos to smaller filesizes, or convert from one video format to another.
I’ve been under the weather for a few days, but I’m also overdue for a post. Rather than one of my usual tirades, I’m treating you to something light with almost no nerdrage whatsoever. But don’t worry. Once I’m feeling better, I’ll be back to my old ragey self.
Sad you don’t have an iPhone4 yet? Don’t feel bad – write an NES-themed haiku, and you might win a super-cool NES iPhone 3G/3GS skin.
In the 1960’s, parents didn’t suck as much as they do now, so a chemistry book that could potentially blow up your house was given only to children who proved they could be responsible. Either that, or parents had better life-insurance policies on their kids than they do now, I’m not sure.
As much as you may hate the phrase “Web 2.0”, you have to admit, websites and web applications look a helluva lot better now than they did just a few years ago. But what if you’re a better programmer than you are a designer?
Are you a big fat nerd like me? Specifically a big, fat nerd that loves Futurama? Of course you are. And I bet you’ve always wanted a screensaver featuring the hypnotoad, to delight and annoy cow-orkers. Look no further.
Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go â€” there’s no need to rely on a single third party. What’s more, Adeona addresses a critical…