This article sums up my experience when overclocking a Raspberry Pi computer. It doesn’t provide a step-by-step guide on how to do the actual overclocking. Instead, it gathers the pieces of information that I found most interesting during my research, while diving deeper on some exquisitely geeky details on the way.
Almost exactly one year ago, I seriously started considering the problem of having the digital content I care about, mostly made up of music and pictures, scattered around different computers. At home I often found myself thinking “I wish I could watch this movie on the TV instead of sitting in front of a tiny monitor”. At a friend’s house I would sometimes say “I can’t show you the pictures of our last trip right now because they are on my other laptop”. On top of that I started to have the creepy feeling that that not everything was backed up properly and on a regular basis, since it resided on different machines. This had become both annoying and worrying.
The Christmas holidays usually mean taking a break from the usual everyday routine and focus more on the important relationships in our lives, like family and close friends. To me, this also somehow includes having the time to think about things technology-wise that either are new or haven’t crossed my mind in a long time.
On the second day of PDC 2008 in Los Angeles Microsoft gave the first public preview of the next version of their client operating system code-named Windows 7.
Yesterday at 9.00 AM (Pacific Time) at the Microsoft PDC 2008‘s keynote, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie reveled the company’s platform for cloud computing named Windows Azure.
If you are interested in technology-agnostic software development practices, then you should definitely check out Jeff Atwood’s blog “Coding Horror“. I’ve been a reader for years and, even if I might not necessarily agree on all his points, it’s very interesting to have a discussion about the art and science of building high quality software without focusing on particular technologies or programming languages.
October 27 – 30 I will be attending Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2008 in Los Angeles, USA.
In a previous post I wrote about how Mozilla Firefox during the last 4 years slowly grew in popularity among Internet users, until it finally became a threat to Microsoft, who finally decided to refresh good old Internet Explorer by releasing version 7 in late 2006.
If Google is focusing on making the browser’s UI transparent to the user, Microsoft apparently wants to make it opaque. At first look, the most striking new feature in Internet Explorer 8 is, in fact, the way the browser is integrating web content into its own UI. This becomes apparent when looking at functionalities like_ _Web Slices and Accelerators. Internet Explorer 8 offers more than just that. The browser now caught up with the competitors and now sports a “smart” address bar with integrated search, as well as a “private-browsing” mode. Here are IE 8′s new features in a quick tour.
I’ve been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for a few days now. As a side note, I almost feel bad about having abandoned Firefox so quickly. I mean, I’ve been using Firefox since version 0.5 (back when it was still called Phoenix), for all my daily browsing, both at work and at home. For 4 years, I’ve always been satisfied with the experience. Then Google comes out with its own browser, and in a blink of an eye away goes Firefox and Chrome suddenly gets to be my default browser. Incredible!
We often hear the phrase “history repeats itself” when talking about the evolution of mankind. Well, it seems that this principle is equally true for the evolution of technology. When it comes to browser software, it’s 1996 all over again! Well, that’s not completely true. Let’s roll back for a second to see what has happened in the last 3-4 years.
Since I bought a HD-Ready LCD TV, I have been wondering how HD movies actually look like in real life. So I decided to connect my old Dell desktop to the TV via an DVI-To-HDMI cable and went to download a couple of those free WMV HD Content Showcase movies from Microsoft.