Links - Visualization
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches Scientific visualization (wikipedia) visualcomplexity - A visual exploration on mapping complex networks information aesthetics - data visualization & visual design PingMag - Infosthetics: the beauty of data visualization Science Magazine - 2007 Visualization Challenge Winner
Leopard Review and Great Tip
The Ars Technica review of Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard is probably not the best out there but I still like it (despite the annoying, unnecessary and presumptuous history lessons) - feel free to leave a link to your favorite review in the comments and I’ll link to it in this post. Despite that it does contain a very good tip: If you want the alternate look when the Dock is on the bottom too, type...
One Retarded Thing In Mac OSX - No Easy Shortcuts
There is no easy way to create application shortcuts (a shortcut to an application that may or may not have arguments). It’s extremely easy to do in Windows and Ubuntu (<your-favorite-nix/linux-distro>) but not in OSX. I’m sure that as usual, some idiot apple zealot (sorry for the pleonasm) is going to try (yeah try, comments moderated but they still try) to post a comment...
Multiple Profiles in Firefox with Ubuntu Gusty...
For those of us who use multiple profiles in firefox, there’s a small surprise in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon - firefox is no longer compiled with -NO-REMOTE as default. What that means is that now you have to pass the -NO-REMOTE option to firefox if you want to use multiple profiles simultaneously. Example: firefox -NO-REMOTE -P work Basically, just add -NO-REMOTE to all your firefox shortcuts...
Game and Anime Soundtracks
KHinsider is a website I just found for downloading (standard http) game and anime soundtracks as either normal mp3s or as ringtones (haven’t tried to download any ringtone though). Unfortunately, in order to use the mass download feature you have to either post in the forums or refer the site to other people. So even if you’re not interested in using the site, please click on the...
Top 10 Reasons Websites Get Haked
Top 10 Reasons Websites Get Hacked (2007) by OWASP via Zone-H/Full Disclosure.
Universal Widget API
I found Netbvibes UWA yesterday via Lifehacker. UWA is the new Netvibes API. Through it, your Netvibes widgets will be available on every widget platforms or blog systems: Netvibes of course, but also Google IG, Apple Dashboard and many more… I haven’t looked at it in detail but this sounds really cool.
I’m giving twitter another try. Aside from the social aspect, it could be interesting as a way for me to keep track of what I do, and when. My twitter feed gets displayed in the sidebar on my webpage too. I’m using twitterrific to both follow twitters and post to twitter.
Browser Windows Inside The Application
Let’s skip the part about the why - that’s for another post, maybe. I want to create an application that has browser windows inside it. I’m hardly the only person to want to do this but there seem to be surprisingly few ways to do this if you consider cross-platform support a must. Java can’t do it. In fact after searching I was only able to find 2 options: Option a)...
Halo 3 Review
Based on my experience with Halo 1 and Halo 2, I think the escapist’s review of Halo 3 is probably the most accurate one out there plus it’s probably the funniest.