This is the resumé I sent.
Skype on (yawn) iPod.
Posted May 17th 2006 01:00 CET by Decio Biavati
Filed under: iPod, Skype
Every bunch of nanoseconds some dude squeeze some more juice out of iPod. This time it's Skype time, but beware of the limited re-write capability of flash memory. Choose instead a Mini w/ Hitachi microdrive, and in few easy steps you'll be able to run Skype directly from your iPod. "Skyppod" is a terribly awful noun, but gives indeed the idea.
So, go fill your tank before they'll bore us all to death finding a way to shoehorn a DCS (Distributed Control System) to run your neighborhood refinery directly from an iPod.
HDDVD: You big disgrace, wavin' your banner all over the place.
Posted May 17th 2006 01:08 CET by Decio Biavati
Filed under: HDDVD
At least they aren't faking. But the review by Charlie White of the first HD DVD Player (Toshiba HD-A1) hitting the shelves isn't right encouraging ("Disgrace" is the term).
47 secs to boot up, "HDMI Error D" messages, forcing unplugging and replugging, no signal autosensing (yes, you guess it right: when you play a standard DVD you have to switch back *manually* to 720p or 1080i mode), it's enough to keep the money (500 $) and wait for the next generation. Maybe Toshiba engineers did forget about the difference between hardware and software: they released an alpha version equivalent, so let's kick it back to them. Amen.
Posted May 17th 2006 01:15 CET by Decio Biavati
Filed under: security
Keylogger for everyone.
Unless you work for Sumitomo Bank, or unless you prefer a software version (although your anti-virus and anti-spyware may resent), thinkgeek offers for $ 89,99 - $ 99,99 a PS/2 keylogger which allows for and incredible variety of illegal activities (warning: misuse of this device could lead to jail), and I am pretty sure Chuck Palahniuk would find for this object at least 15 more illegal use than any other man alive.
Besides, it can be used as ultimate backup. Admit it, if you work with a computer, you are your keystrokes. The rest is just a lot of cut & paste, some click, and caffeine. Even if your job is mainly as typist, you could retrieve in a couple of minutes a month of work. Whether if you're in IT or another useless department, one day this may be your best bet.
Top five gadgets of all time:
1) iPod mini (for the ciclopic market share conquered in extremely competitive environment)
2) Sony walkman (music everywhere)
3) Sony CDP-101 (music was never the same as before)
4) HP 28-S (the forgotten first graphical calculator)
5) Nokia 7650 (the first camera phone)
Top 3 cellphones of all time:
1) Motorola 8700 (the first true cellphone: sleek, easy, almost flawless, good battery life)
2) Nokia 7650 (almost perfect, anticipates two years the mainstream, not expandible memory, therefore #2)
3) I-mate sp5m (in a world full of palmtop, is the most eyebrow lifter - definitely the future)
My CV in 23 words:
- PhD (chemical engineering)
- IT Professional for a furniture company
- Professional Opera Singer
- Languages skill and reading aptitude
- 35 years old, married, two children
Night time/weekend editor.
I am located in Forlì, northern Italy.
Currently my full-time job takes from 8.00 to 19.00 of working days, I spend a couple (up to four) hours with my three computers (Mac, Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP) at home every night (starting at 10:00 PM). During weekends I can count on 8-16 hours to work. Otherwise it's quality time, and as such cannot be borrowed to do something else.
Thank you for your attention, sincerely