Monday, April 30, 2007

Spying on LCDs

We all know that it is possible to read the display of a CRT display remotely via its electro-magnetic emissions but now the New Scientist has an article about a new technique to accomplish the same thing for an LCD display.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Country Connections

I'm not quite sure how to describe this one. It is basically a diagram showing how the various countries of the world are physically connected.

There are a number of other diagrams on the site as well including a rather complicated summary of Wall Street scandals.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

AJAX tutorial

This one is a bit more techie than things I normally link to but here is a tutorial on AJAX programming. AJAX is the name for a set of techniques that allow a website to become interactive - Google maps is the classic example.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A road race in Kandahar

The Torch has a blog posting about a story that hasn't received much media attention in Canada. On the 8th of April a 10K running race was held in Kandahar Afghanistan. Not only did the local people feel safe in participating in the event but most of them wore shorts - which were of course banned under the Taliban.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hidden Kitchen Drawers

For those of you with small kitchens, here is an idea for more storage space. Put drawers under the cabinets.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The View from the top of the World

Astronomy Picture of the Day comes through again with this panaromic picture of the view from the top of Mount Everest.

A New Online TV Listings Site: Couchville

couchville is a new TV listings site that uses AJAX to let you move around the schedule. You enter your zip / postal code and TV provider and it shows you the listings with a moving bar that represents the current time. You can also edit the list of channels to remove ones you never watch.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Comet over Patagonia

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a great photo of Comet McNaught with three galaxies in the background.