dreaming of a life after cubicles


photosynth
November 20, 2006, 9:50 am
Filed under: geek, photography, tech

OMG, this is so cool!

Demo of the Year: Photosynth

Yesterday, Gary Flake, head of Microsoft’s Live Labs, gave me a tour of Photosynth. It is simply the demo of the year. Certainly the coolest thing showed off this week at the Web 2.0 Summit.

Gary gives a great demo.

Behind me there were a couple of Web 2.0 summit attendees and they were whispering to each other “f***ing amazing.” Even better than you can load this on your own computer, get it on the Photosynth site.

I’m going to take the rest of the day off. In fact, I might take all of next week off from my text blog to dedicate time to answering email and to getting caught up on ScobleShow editing tasks.



cool gamer portraits
November 20, 2006, 9:46 am
Filed under: gaming, geek, photography, tech

from Boing Boing

Link (Thanks, Glenn) See also Portraits of video-game players




kiddy laptops!
November 20, 2006, 9:41 am
Filed under: geek, tech

The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display—both a full-color, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3× the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports. The laptops will have wireless broadband that, among other things, allows them to work as a mesh network; each laptop will be able to talk to its nearest neighbors, creating an ad hoc, local area network. The laptops will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data.

Link