Author Archives: Martin Murphy

Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007

Saw this on LifeHacker, it’s a fun video from the onion about the Internet crashing: Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007 – Lifehacker

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Today’s word from Dictionary.com: triskaidekaphobia

Today’s word in the dictionary.com word a day feed is “triskaidekaphobia” Nice one guys. 🙂

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Upgrading WordPress

Well, after my earlier problems with the automated Fantastico upgrade, I did the “manual” upgrade to my WordPress installation. I was moving from 2.0.6 to 2.2.1 following the instructions from WordPress. It all went perfectly. Well done on the instructions (and the software). At the end of the upgrade instructions, there’s a section called Special […]

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Back to basics (or some rules for software upgrades)

Don’t upgrade just because there is a newer version available. Check the release notes and other documentation for any problems with the new software. Verify the upgrade in a test environment first. This is not always a realistic option, but if you don’t do it then backups become even more important. Backup your current live […]

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Flash Lite: Graphics for Mobile Devices

This is an interesting introduction to Flash Lite – including getting data from the network – in the current issue of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Well it’s probably only interesting if, like me, the only thing you already know about Flash Lite, is that some people can make nice looking demos with it 😉 Dr. Dobbs […]

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RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW

Just saw this post on TUAW: RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW Looks interesting for anyone wanting to develop Mac applications in Ruby.

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RTÉ entertainment goes mobile – ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007

Interesting news about RTÉ programmes on 3’s mobile network. ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007 – RTÉ entertainment goes mobile 50 cent a day doesn’t sound to bad for the amount of data. Let’s hope other data rates come down also. (I wonder if you need a “televison reception aparatus” licence for […]

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RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters

Not convinced about the usefulness of this RFID application, reported on Ars Technica: RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters Given that this only seems to be used to check if all the exam papers are still in the package. Surely, someone could count them? Also, it doesn’t seem to account for the fact that […]

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My voice is my passport

Wow, this is the second movie reference in 2 posts. You may have guessed that I’m interested in security and alternative computer input/output systems. This morning, I saw this post “Voice biometrics: coming to a security system near you.” about banks using voice print technology. Interesting discussion about using voice to combine 2 id methods, […]

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Eyeball-tracking camera could change real-world ads

Interesting story about a camera that can count eyes. They suggest that it might be used by advertising companies to count the numbers of eyes that have looked at particular ads. Eyeball-tracking camera could change real-world ads Getting closer to the ads in “Minority Report” This might be interesting for anyone researching computer vision or […]

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