Technology

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First look at Google+

So I finally got my hands on an Google+ invite and thought that I would share my first views of it. I want to note right away that since this is my first night with it I have not yet so many contacts or content there so some parts of this look might be missing the full picture of some features.

First thing when I got logged in was to just start clicking through the view that was there and I had some problems at a start to see where everything were. I take this as quite understandable since it is a all new layout I’ve not seen before but still, there was a moment of confusion in the beginning. After a few minutes it started to settle though and I got aquiented.

Choosing an online backup service

Lately I have come to the conclusion that I should get a good backup solution before my current hardware dies. Way to often we start doing our backups direclty after we’ve lost a disk and it is just the same with me. For a couple of years ago I lost my storage drive which held all my photos and documents which I have been collecting for about ten years. I managed to recover some of the contects (thanks to PhotRec) but I did decide that I would never come to that situation again. Well, now it has passed a couple of years as I said and I finally feel that the time has come to do some good backuping!

How a book was made

I love vintage how-to and explanatory movies showing the marvelous techniques of cutting edge science. I came across this beauty from Bing Boing and without further ado; I give you how a book was made!

Found out that Boing Boing was writing about this video back in 2008 but then not linked to this youtube video. They did however run the story once again just a few days ago and this time, linking to the video I embedded above.

Terminator incoming

A humanoid looking robot held by a humanAugust 29, 1997 was the date when Skynet became self-aware in the world existing in the movie franschise Terminator. It was the time when machine started to take over the world. Since I first saw that movie I have been asking myself how the machines would look when they finally took over the world. At this moment, I think that ABB is one the right path of building the first machine that actually looks like the killer robots I’ve had in mind.

I present to you; FRIDA, the concept humanoid looking friendly robot.

Seasonal Holidays and Evernote

Christmas has just passed and if you are anything like me you lock back on all the things you should have done but didn’t remember to do. So to fix this for the coming year I have identified two new uses of Evernote which I hope will help me to both plan gifts better for the next year but in the same time help me keep track of to whom I should send seasonal greeting cards! Simple lists once again, it is so easy!