Archive for August, 2008

Ubiquimee Ubiquitoo

on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 ... ob: geek

This newish plugin from mozilla labs provides a keyboard interface between web services and allows for amazing new magic from any browser. Check out the video for a quick dazzle…

Favorite ubiquity commands at first glance —

command-list // Lists all available commands.
calculate // Calculates the value of a mathematical expression.
convert // Converts a selection to a PDF, to rich text, or to html.
map-these // Maps multiple selected addresses or links onto a single Google Map. (Experimental!)
syntax-highlight // Treats your selection as program source code, guesses its language, and colors it based on syntax.
translate // Translates from one language to another.

See also: Commands in the Wild , Ubiquity Command Suggestions.

Request/Todo: Gmail labels by keyboard, looks like it should be possible to code! ( Update: The code should be similar to the greasemonkey script for gmail, macros. )

898 radio

on Sunday, August 10th, 2008 ... ob: audio + media + music

From Friday night; 40 minutes of standbys to settle in followed by an hour of cabaret voltaire noiseish and erik satie on piano connected almost 100 years via dada.
[audio: groove-898-radio-d1.mp3]
// classic skips // Pentagonik, Akufen, jAbstract, Anders Ilar
mp3: 0:00 – 0:40 – part 1 of 2
[audio: groove-898-radio-d2.mp3]
// 898 dada // TV Victor, Cabaret Voltaire, Erik Satie, Efraín Huerta
mp3: 0:40 – 2:00 – part 2 of 2

Go program at Portland State University

on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 ... ob: geek

goban homePSU in Portland, Oregon is hosting the 2008 American Go Association’s Go Congress with over 500 in attendance.

Plenty of expert games with commentary all week broadcast on KGS and elsewhere. Also, watch the go computers close the gap…

Coming this Thursday, a top level human vs. computer game to be broadcast live :

Thursday, August 7 at 1 PM, when Kim MyungWan 8P takes on MoGo, the world’s strongest computer Go program. MoGo will connect remotely to a Dutch supercomputer boasting several teraflops. The game will be broadcast live on KGS.

( … remember these games? deep blue v kasparov 1997 game 6 )