Silly search engine puts a free pool in FSF office

Just spotted via John Sullivan: if you happen to search for a ‘free open pool boston, MA’ Google will tell you that the Free Software Foundation has one. It makes sense: next to free beer you need a free pool. You won’t find free beer in FSF offices though. BTW, Bing Maps doesn’t find any…

How to promote GNU and Software Freedom on 5th Avenue for free

Get this: Microsoft execs are desperately trying to reach kids and hipsters (pretending Windows is a cool brand) that they allow anybody to broadcast their tweets in the store window at legendary Saks on Fifth Avenue New York. So here is your chance: tweet about software freedom, GNU, and Windows7sins using the #holidaywindows hashtag. And…

Funambol engineers apply iPhone ergonomics to cars

Check this out: Funambol’s R&D department just released a prototype user interface for driving cars. According to my colleagues that drove it in Redwood City, it’s so easy to use, even a caveman can drive it. The vehicle smashes driving age limit with “snap” finger-powered steering; integrates cruise control with Google Latitude to automatically get…

Devolve me: a game to celebrate Darwin’s theory

To celebrate 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150th anniversary of his book ‘Origins of the species’ the Open University setup a special site. I’ve played with their Devolve me game. [caption id="attachment_780" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Me, 0 years ago"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_779" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Me, 500,000 years ago"][/caption] [caption id=”attachment_778″ align=”alignnone” width=”150″ caption=”Me, 1.8 million years…

Rainman, the day of the election

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New UI from Funambol to iPhone

Only real hackers consider improving what everybody else thinks is already optimal. At Funambol we like to do just that and we decided to improve the iPhone user interface: Funambol, the company that is known for putting the “fun” back in the mobile business, today released a high contrast user interface for the widely used…

Upgraded wordpress, closing the week

This Wordpress needed some maintainance, but this time instead of upgrading ‘manually’ I decided to use the Wordpress Automatic Upgrade Plugin: boy, it was fast and simple. It seems to be working fine.’  If you spot any glitches let me know. Now for me it’s time to go play with the RC minihelicopter and away…