Combo TPMG/TSG shoot results……

Flickr, Photography, TPMG, TSG
I'm doing a double photo post, since I didn't get a chance to do the TPMG (Toronto Photography Meetup Group ) one earlier last week. The TPMG meetup was over at the Graffiti Alley in Downtown Toronto. It's a really cool place and against everyones advice I decided to shoot with B&W in mind. Used my trusty yellowing Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and converted to Black and White in Aperture. I think the results are good, and I like the gritty look to them. You be the judge.The other shoot happened today as TSG (Toronto Strobist Group) had meeting #8 at Ryerson University. There was no real theme to it, but I decided to grab a wide angle lens (Canon 28mm f/1.8) and try my hands at emulating Platon a…
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VMWare demos mobile virtual machine for N800

Disruptive Technology, iPhone, N800, n810, VMware
VMware demoed a Nokia N800 featuring its mobile hypervisor at its VMworld Europe conference, showing Windows CE and Google's Android running at the same time.In a keynote at VMworld Europe, chief technology officer (CTO) Stephen Herrod unveiled the firm’s mobile virutalisation platform, explaining that phones featuring hypervisors - the technology that allows virtualisation - will have two main functions.The first enables users to back up their system and data on a virtual machine, so if they get a new phone they can easily transfer contacts and other information regardless of the operating system. “What data is on a device will outlive the device,” he said.This will also make developing mobile applications much easier, as developers can embed it on a virtual machine with a thin operating system of its own,…
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Asus announces Eee Keyboard….

EeePC, Technology
Asus recently announced their new Eee Keyboard. Sounds kinda interesting, the keyboard is packing a 5-inch built-in display, a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB SSD drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. As far as ports, it's got wireless HDMI, 2 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI and audio in/out. Yes, there have been keyboard/computer combos before, but what sets the Eee Keyboard apart, I think, is the fact that it supports wireless HDMI....The perfect gift for the coach potato in your life. Kinda reminds me of a Macbook without the display :-).
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Physical Computing fun with RFID, Arduino and a Squeezebox network music player

Arduino, Music, Physical Computing
If you ever dreamed about a situation where you could just grab a physical representation of the music you want to listen to, say the CD cover, and by placing it on the table have the music automatically played through your stereo, you might want to check out this video. In it you'll see how Nic used Arduino plus Parallax RFID reader/tags to make his Squeezebox network music player a bit more physically intuitive/interactive. Looks like a fun weekend project. Source code and more detail available on Nic's blog.
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TMS – The stuff Apple forgot to include in Time Machine GUI….

CLI, Opensource, OSX, osx Server, Time Machine
Just came across tms , what a great tool. It a command line tool for OSX 10.5+ that allows basic CVS style operations on your Time Machine volumes and It does its thing in read-only mode, so nothing gets changed/deleted.....woohooo. Here is the stuff you can do with it:help      - instructions on usageversion   - print the current version of this tooldisk      - print the current diskdisks     - print list of all Time Machine disksvolumes   - print list of all volumesmachine   - print the current machinemachines  - print the list of all machines backed up on the current diskstatus    - print the current configurationsnapshots - print the list of snapshots for the current machine on the current disksnaplog {} - print the…
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