Smackbook Pro

1:25 pm - Jason G. - Technology

This is old, but amusing. Have you ever wondered if there was another use for those motion sensors in your computer? (you know, the ones that turn off your harddrive if you drop it…) Someone put together a hack that allows them to switch between virtual desktops with a light smack on either side of his laptop’s screen…


VMware Goes Hiring

9:52 am - Jason G. - Technology

From San Jose Mercury News:

VMware is challenging Google for Silicon Valley’s most-coveted prize: computer-programming talent.VMware, which went public last week and has a market value one-seventh of Google’s, is wooing code writers with salaries that recall the dot-com heyday of the late 1990s, headhunters and analysts say. The salaries are more than other software companies in the area are offering, said Trip Chowdhry, an analyst at Global Equities Research.


Olympic Pollution

8:45 am - Jason G. - Commentary

From Bloomberg:

Air pollution is choking Beijing as economic growth of 10 percent a year drives a building boom and increases demand for cars. Construction spending increased 13 percent last year, and new car sales jumped sixfold in the past five years, according to government statistics.

The U.S., which won the most medals in each of the past three Olympics, will base athletes in South Korea, 75 minutes away by plane, so they spend as little time as possible in Beijing, says Randy Wilber, senior sports physiologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Beijing’s air contains the second-highest level of tiny particles that can trigger asthma attacks, according to a ranking of 20 Asian cities in the United Nations Environment Program’s 2006 Year Book. Only New Delhi had worse air quality.



5:26 pm - Jason G. - Art, Technology

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