Category: Technology

TikiTag RFID Programming Kit

Source >> Thinkgeek.com

“Use the power of RFID Tags for good… not evil with the TikiTag RFID Tag Programming Kit. You get a USB based RFID tag reader and 10 sticker based tags. Slap the RFID tags on any object then swipe them over the reader and trigger actions on your PC. You can open a web page, control iTunes, send an SMS message, shut down your computer, login to a website, dial up your pal on Skype… or pretty much anything else you can come up with. Use the included RFID apps or code your own with the free API and SOAP 1.2 support”

How Barack Obama Helped Digg

The Digg Blog has a post about how Obama winning the election increased traffic which helped them find some configuration errors.

“A historic moment in history has occurred with the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. For many, this moment was shared with the digg community that included a furious level of digging and commenting. In fact, election night generated the most traffic and activity in the history of Digg.

At about 8pm PST, most TV networks called the election with Obama as winner. Some interesting stats for the 8pm hour (PST):
Submitting was 108% of normal.
Digging was 202% of normal.
Burying was 137% of normal.
Commenting was 278% of normal.
Comment Digging was 619% of normal.
Comment Burying was 689% of normal.”  >> Read More

Kevin Rose Inc. Magazine Cover

I am at the airport in Phoenix and made a point to stop by the newstand because Kevin Rose is on the cover of Inc. Magazine this month.  The wireless connection is free and compared to what we have been dealing with at the hotel for the past week it is so great to have a fast connection again.