Archive for the ‘productivity’ Category

Revolution OS
December 18, 2008

I watched this documentary before. Posting it here to give it some more mileage.

Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf.


If only your plants can Twitter…
October 29, 2008

If they can Twitter they will curse !@#$% you to high heavens for neglecting your potted pets.

Thanks to technology they now can. You can buy (and assemble D-I-Y) the Botanicalls kit for your plant to start tweets to your handphone. The gadget measures moisture through 2 steel probes.

It can say “URGENT! Water me!“, “Thank you for watering me“, Current Moisture: 57%, or why not “I’m lonely.”

I figured, why not push it a little further? When the plant is thirsty, it will trigger the faucet to open for a sip. Hey, if you’re thirsty, go get yourself some water 🙂

So, gardeners, don’t wait for your plants to cry-out.

ThinkGeek ($99) and Esty ($89.95) are selling these.

Gmail Emoticons
October 25, 2008

UPDATE: Just saw a TED Talk on 3-minute story of mixed emoticons.

I just found out Google Mail has just added TONS of emoticons. More reasons to love GMail.

Go ahead and let the email do the talking.