Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Saturday, April 28, 2007

  Open hardware pbxes explode

David Rowe keeps plugging away at developing the second generation of his entirely open hardware/open source pbx system. He keeps publishing great in-depth technical articles on his progress on developing the hardware and software. To catch up, read Part 1 and Part 2.

(His work has also been featured in Linux Journal)

David mixes in the human realities of engineering in with the actual engineering, too. Engineering isn't all dry logic and mystical symbols. Sometimes you get to blow things up!

In today's installment (part 3) David fries a capacitor:

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Friday, April 27, 2007

  Hawking's flight

While this poem was last used as a eulogy, it is also an affirmation - of why we struggle to exceed our limitations; of why we reach for the stars. Can you look into Steven Hawking's eyes and deny him his dream - or deny what he's telling us?

"I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go into space. I therefore want to encourage public interest in space."

"I hope many people will follow in my path,"
he said.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

  Steven Hawking flys in zero g

Imagine what it would be like to fly in zero-g at the twitch of a finger...

Imagine what it would be like to fly in zero-g if a finger was all you could twitch.

My hat's off to Hawking. I wish him the very best of flights.

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David Täht writes about politics, space, copyright, the internet, audio software, operating systems and surfing.


Resume,Songs,
My new blog, NeX-6, My facebook page
Orgs I like
The EFF - keeping free speech in the world
Musical stuff I like
Jeff, Rick, Ardour, Jack
Prior Rants - Wireless and Wifi in 2015 - not what I dreamed of Saving wifi! Fixing Bufferbloat! Fighting the vend... Virgin Media - Fixing the epidemic of bufferbloat ... 49... and trying to find my navel Wheels down on mars! Tracking the landing of Curiosity, from Seattle spotting NEOs from around venus's orbit Asteroids as lunar orbit resources SOPA is bad news Departing France for England, then 'home'.
Best of the blog:
Uncle Bill's Helicopter - A speech I gave to ITT Tech - Chicken soup for engineers
Beating the Brand - A pathological exploration of how branding makes it hard to think straight
Inside the Internet Mind - trying to map the weather within the global supercomputer that consists of humans and google
Sex In Politics - If politicians spent more time pounding the flesh rather than pressing it, it would be a better world
Getting resources from space - An alternative to blowing money on mars using NEAs.
On the Columbia - Why I care about space
Authors I like:
Doc Searls
Where's Cherie?
UrbanAgora
Jerry Pournelle
The Cubic Dog
Evan Hunt
The Bay Area is talking
Brizzled
Zimnoiac Emanations
Eric Raymond
Unlocking The Air
Bob Mage
BroadBand & Me
SpaceCraft
Selenian Boondocks
My Pencil
Transterrestial Musings
Bear Waller Hollar
Callahans
Pajamas Media BlogRoll Member

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