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Redmond, fasten your seat belts: Firefox 3 Beta 1 now available for download

November 22, 2007

The Microsoft IE7 folks at Redmond must be fastening their seat belts at these moments, getting ready for their largest challenge ever as the world’s most superior Internet communication software has just been released as a public Beta. Firefox 3 Beta 1, AKLA 3.0b1 is now available for download with 3 operating systems and more […]

Open Handset Alliance: an Android bad guys did not expect.

November 7, 2007

The hints kept coming. After unveiling Android, their new mobile phone software, it appears that Google’s plans go way beyond another proprietary new software. Instead a consortium of top tier wireless companies is already on the run, developing Android to be “the first complete, open, and free mobile platform” As Linux for mobile still has […]

Jathia’s Wager: Open Source Social Movie Making

November 3, 2007

The opening scene in the first draft of Jathia’s Wager shows a group of people is led by an old man to the edge of a dark forest looking outside into a new world: EXT. GRASS FIELD – DAY: A dark forest sits at the end of a perfectly maintained sea of grass. Small clusters […]

gPhone goes for advertising and Linux

October 10, 2007

Continuing months of speculations, rumors and global buzz, more details of Google’s secret plan to dominate the mobile phone industry have been revealed by The New York Times yesterday. While Microsoft charges mobile phone companies a licensing fee for their Windows Mobile system, Google goes for advertising. If this is true, and the NY Times […]

Newseum: 250,000-square-foot museum of American news

October 5, 2007

Two days ago, on October 3, 2007, more than 200 American newspaper editors from around the nation put the Newseum’s most ambitious interactive exhibits and films to the test during a behind-the-scenes preview. Yet, for pretty obvious reasons American media giants seem to have liked this venture even priorly to this extraordinary effort. Costing $435 […]

Skype protocol has been cracked

August 18, 2007

The proprietary protocol used by Skype for its voip services has been cracked by Chinese programmers, voip startup Vozin Communications co-founder Charlie Paglee reports on Paglee says on July 12, 2006 – more than a year ago(!) – he received a Skype call from a friend at a company in China telling him he […]

Free 3-column blogger templates

August 11, 2007

I’ve been looking for a decent blogger templates resource for some time now. I simply had to get myself out of this 2-column prison almost every template for the this new Google blogger had. For some reason I didn’t came up on Thrbrtemplates on until this morning. I guess I was just not enough […]

My History of Sudoku (数独, sūdoku)

August 1, 2007

Today I discovered my article The history of Sudoku, written and published mid August 2005, is honored as the fifth on Wikipedia’s Sudoku article reference list (‘Galanti, Gil. The History of Sudoku. Retrieved on 2006-10-06’). It means I’ll have to put some more work into it keeping it updated, but at the same time I […]

Microsoft(R) Firefox | We’ve Made it Better

July 9, 2007

Just stumbled this “amazingly going all the way to make its point” site with the strange eyecatching domain name of and could not believe my own eyes. I found myself clicking my way from the About page to the Download looking to see what is going actually on here. Then I had to keep […]

Open Source Alternative: commercial vs opensource software

June 11, 2007

Providing easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products, Open Source Alternative allows you to browse through the software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software. Each category contains a list of opensource software references. On the side one can see the […]