Technology – Tecnología Archive

  • I started researching flash-based video chats, and to my surprise, there were quite a few that worked fine and were available free of charge for personal use. This is a review of three popular video chat services.

    Three great video chat sites

    I started researching flash-based video chats, and to my surprise, there were quite a few that worked fine and were available free of charge for personal use. This is a review of three popular video chat services.

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  • Every other aspect of my presentation -- visual aids, effective use of presentation technology, dress, interaction, language, logic -- was flawless. It's good to know I rated excellent on everything else.

    Not great, but not bad – my proposal presentation

    Every other aspect of my presentation -- visual aids, effective use of presentation technology, dress, interaction, language, logic -- was flawless. It's good to know I rated excellent on everything else.

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  • What I just found out, what has just made me scream "wahoo!" at 2:30 in the morning without regards for my neighbors, is that there is a simple way to make my robots talk to each other. There is a way to create a mesh network with low power consumption and tight security. I just found out about the IEEE 802.15.4 specification for low-rate personal area networks.

    So freaking sweet! I got the network!

    What I just found out, what has just made me scream "wahoo!" at 2:30 in the morning without regards for my neighbors, is that there is a simple way to make my robots talk to each other. There is a way to create a mesh network with low power consumption and tight security. I just found out about the IEEE 802.15.4 specification for low-rate personal area networks.

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  • Thank you, those of you who voted on a type of robot! It looks like underwater, cybernetic/bionic and space robots were all tied with the highest number of votes

    Robot survey results

    Thank you, those of you who voted on a type of robot! It looks like underwater, cybernetic/bionic and space robots were all tied with the highest number of votes

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  • Of course, no one defined "network" in the requirements for capstone projects. That means I can expand "network" into any type of network -- not just computer networks. I could make this project legendary! Thus, I decided to build a secure network.

    Capstone project defined: Secure robot communication network

    Of course, no one defined "network" in the requirements for capstone projects. That means I can expand "network" into any type of network -- not just computer networks. I could make this project legendary! Thus, I decided to build a secure network.

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  • Watch my adventures around the world, meet interesting new people, learn how to hack into a computer network or build a little robot....

    All new and explosively entertaining: Gabriel’s Video Channel

    Watch my adventures around the world, meet interesting new people, learn how to hack into a computer network or build a little robot....

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  • An introduction to the numeric system developed by the Ancient Mayans of Central America. The Maya also invented the zero, independently of the Western world.

    The Voice of the Maya: Numeric System 101

    An introduction to the numeric system developed by the Ancient Mayans of Central America. The Maya also invented the zero, independently of the Western world.

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  • As the Mozilla Foundation releases version 3 of the popular Firefox web browser, it also gets ready to break a world record for the most software downloads in a single day.

    Firefox 3 gets ready to break world record

    As the Mozilla Foundation releases version 3 of the popular Firefox web browser, it also gets ready to break a world record for the most software downloads in a single day.

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  • All right, it’s official: a blog can definitely increase search engine ratings and even offer direct revenue. I started this blog last month, and this is only my 10th post. […]

    Small blog, large payoff

    All right, it’s official: a blog can definitely increase search engine ratings and even offer direct revenue. I started this blog last month, and this is only my 10th post. […]

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  • Google Sites currently has a very annoying restriction -- it will not let you include iframe, script or embed tags in your pages! After attempting different ways to overcome it, including faking links to actually include scripts when the page is expecting an image, I finally found one way that works. As it turns out, the solution, ironically, is also a Google service. ;)

    Bypassing Security Restrictions In Google Sites

    Google Sites currently has a very annoying restriction -- it will not let you include iframe, script or embed tags in your pages! After attempting different ways to overcome it, including faking links to actually include scripts when the page is expecting an image, I finally found one way that works. As it turns out, the solution, ironically, is also a Google service. ;)

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