A big bag of news and stories about the technology as it becomes relevant to my little world of computer graphics.

Pear notes

What a discovery today when reading smoking apples article on Pear Notes, a note taking application for OSX that will rock your world.


I am fascinated by all these people out there spending their time on hacking computers that normally would run windows or linux to now run mac os x.

Google vs. Wolfram|Alpha

Just lately has been quite a bit of press on the new project from Wolfram, and the media hinted to the “Google Killer” which in my opinion is a bit misleading as this is not a competitor on searching, but a competitor in quality of information and a research tool. So where are these two huge projects going? In my opinion a small answer is not possible, you have to understand a bit what Google and Wolfram do and where they come from but more importantly where the new Alpha tool lives today.

Splunk and the new era of search

Well, it was a matter of time till someone does come up with on-the-fly search for the arbitrary software output and performs all sorts of advanced analysis on the huge volume of information coming out of hundreds or even thousands of machines.

A mountain of passwords

Seems the internet as it is, with thousands of sites asking for your data again and again is becoming more a password nightmare than a navigation pleasure. Specially the distinction you end up doing between not-that-important sites and here-is-my-money sites which require a stronger and different password than your mother’s name.

Nintendo’s rant

Seems to me the latest rant from Nintendo is justified, seems to me the rampant piracy (illegal copying and distribution of games, illegal installation of chips to suppress the system’s built-in protection system) is indeed alarming and from that point of view, I do agree, it is not fair for the software developers nor Nintendo yet something has been lost in this one sided rant which I could illustrate very well from my own experience this last Christmas. Nintendo’s rant