Open Source Anti-Theft Software

Prey is open source software that will try to phone home if your computer (or smart phone) gets stolen.

Brendan Wednesday 13 October 2010 at 05:54 am | | Notes |
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Qt Teaching Material

Qt has put together a set of lectures and exercises for teachers.  I hope they do one on Qt Designer for the UI folks.

Brendan Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 07:09 am | | Notes |
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Tiny Core Linux

Tiny Core Linux is a customizable micro distro.  Could be quite useful for installations or embedded-ish stuff.

Brendan Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 07:06 am | | Notes |
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Dynamic Web Uploader

The same guys who came up with the TinyMCE javascript editor have now cooked up a multi-browser compatible dynamic uploader with a somewhat dirty sounding name:  Pluploader.

Brendan Monday 11 October 2010 at 10:12 am | | Notes |
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V-USB MIDI

Martin Homuth-Rosemann has a super simple, cheap AVR MIDI board based on the V-USB code from ObDev.

Brendan Monday 11 October 2010 at 10:04 am | | Notes |
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Google Sharing

Google Sharing is a Firefox plugin that uses encrypted, proxied connections to make search queries a bit more anonymous.  It's not serious cloak and dagger level security but it does give one a bit more privacy and refuge from marketing drones.  It's Open Source and you can run your own proxy if you want.

Brendan Sunday 10 October 2010 at 8:28 pm | | Notes |
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Visual Markov Chains

Markov Chains applied to 2D graphics for "texture synthesis".

Brendan Sunday 10 October 2010 at 8:24 pm | | Notes |

Antiqua vs. Fraktur

While many people might think of Fraktur typefaces as "Nazi Fonts", Hitler actually tried to have them banned.  Wikipedia covers the whole controversy, which started back in the 1800s.

Brendan Tuesday 05 October 2010 at 7:51 pm | | Notes |
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Elixir Python ORM

Elixir is a nice little wrapper that makes SQLAlchemy a bit more pleasant to use.

Brendan Tuesday 05 October 2010 at 7:49 pm | | Notes |
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