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Adi Oltean's Weblog - Flashbacks on technology, programming, and other interesting things

November, 2005

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    Want free email? Bring your own domain

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    Forget the battle between Hotmail, Yahoo and GMail. Just use your own domain and go to http://domains.live.com to get free email services, plus antivirus/antispam protection! And if you don't have yet a domain, just create one. The prices are pretty...
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    Math puzzle: minimum number?

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    What is the minimum number that cannot be expressed with less than two english words? Also, how about less than thirteen english words?
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    Singularity - a new research OS from Microsoft

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    Here it is: http://research.microsoft.com/os/singularity/ There are several interesting ideas in this new operating system. It's not just an "OS written in managed code". There are a new set of techniques in modern software development: contracts,...
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    Holographic storage for everyone

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    Maxell hints that it will ship 300 GB optical media next year, in September 2006 to be more exact. The bandwidth is decent too: 160 Mbps. The technology behind all this? Holographic storage: Holographic recording technology uses intersecting signal...
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    ...but, in Soviet Russia, the web services use YOU!

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    Actually, in US too. No, I'm serious! The technique it's called Mechanical Turk , and its first form is developed by Amazon.com. The process is quite simple: 1) A large number of humans are going to that site. 2) They will be asked to do some work...
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    Home page adventures - this time the new, shiny MSDN search beta

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    I could write a little history on the (frequent) changes of my home page during the last twelve months. Why not? So far I was on: 1) google.com for a while - until a year ago if I remember correctly. At that time, this was the only search engine page...
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    SSE - an RSS extension for two-way synchronization

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    Ray Ozzie mentioned an interesting variation of the RSS protocol. RSS is essentially a one-way synchronization protocol. What it would take to change the RSS standard in a very minimal way, such that it will work for two-way replication. A simple idea...
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    The newest, greatest, smallest iPod is now announced!

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    It holds eight million songs and every photo ever taken... Here it is: http://section3.net/stevejobs_SNL
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    Check the reality: What most gamers use as their gaming PC?

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    I just got prompted today for a survey on what most gamers use as their gaming PC. Very interesting results: http://www.steampowered.com/status/survey.html A few notes: 1) Most peope are still in the ATI 9600/9800 ballpark. Hmmm... now this is interesting...
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    live.com - better than start.com?

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    I like that live.com is easier to type: one character less than start.com, and a lot easier than typing search.msn.com (and also easier than google.com!). So I am not using start.com as the choice for a quick search portal. Of course, first thing I do...
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    Search-based toolbars ARE addictive

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    I used to play with both MSN and Google toolbars in parallel for a while now, but even if I had the convenient search box in the toolbar, I still used to go to a web-based search (Google until half year ago, now MSN search). I don't know why - as if my...
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    Tracking your own misconceptions

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    It is certainly refreshing when,once in a while, you realize that you can do some things in a completely different way. Richard mentions a little gem in his last post (the actual post topic is somewhat unrelated - hiring qualities of an analyst): ...
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    This time, a real blog about Google

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    I am reading an excellent blog written by a few ex-Googlers. I especially like Doug Edwards's posts, which seems to be a funny guy. The blog describes how Google felt like, from the inside, in the early days, and how the atmosphere evolved over time...
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    Ray Ozzie blogs again!

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    I am sure this will be a good blog to watch. So, when we will see Steve and Bill join the crowd?
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