Friday, November 28, 2008

Lua: about

"Several benchmarks show Lua as the fastest language in the realm of interpreted scripting languages. Lua is fast not only in fine-tuned benchmark programs, but in real life too. A substantial fraction of large applications have been written in Lua."

Roberto Ierusalimschy

Associate Professor, Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio

Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio
Rua M. S. Vicente 225
22451-900 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+(55)(21)3527-1506, ext. 4343

Pre-compiled Lua libraries and executables.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Top 10 Technologies for 2009

Top 10 Technologies for 2009

On the list:

  1. Virtualization
  2. Cloud computing
  3. Servers – beyond blades
  4. Web-oriented architectures
  5. Enterprise mashups
  6. Specialized systems
  7. Social software and social networking
  8. Unified communications
  9. Business intelligence
  10. Green IT

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hidden Program In Windows XP

clipped from

Hidden Program In Windows XP

Go to Start > Run > and type in eudcedit - this will
open up a font editor - allowing you to design your own custom
fonts and characters to be used in things like MS Word.

 blog it

Thursday, November 6, 2008

National Do Not Call Registry

The National DO NOT CALL registry. To block a number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Scobleizer - Tech geek blogger - Blog Archive Never underestimate Microsoft;s ability to turn a corner.

Scobleizer - Tech geek blogger - Blog Archive Never underestimate Microsoft's ability to turn a corner.: "Never underestimate Microsoft's ability to turn a corner"

1. On day 1 of the PDC they announced Azure, which is a set of cloud services that competes with Amazon’s S3 and Rackspace’s Mosso and will radically change enterprises’ acceptance of cloud services for a whole lot of reasons.

2. On day 2 of the PDC they showed off Windows 7 which is getting high praise from my blogging friends who were lent laptops with it on there (I didn’t get Windows 7 yet).

3. On day 3 of the PDC they showed off new Web-based versions of Microsoft Office that were really nice. Will the new PowerPoint have the collaborative features, of, say, SlideRocket? Will Zoho go out of business? No, and no, but this is a significant move into the Web for a group that’s tried to pretend that the Web didn’t matter that much.

4. They also released new Mac and Mobile versions of Mesh and further explained how that’ll enable new kinds of Internet-connected apps to be built.

Some really great resources on all this:

Microsoft put up videos of every session at the PDC.
Ars Technica covered it well.
Microsoft’s own Channel 9 has a ton of videos.