Friday, December 21, 2007

Energy law in US turns off Edison's light bulb

The US energy bill signed into law on Wednesday will require lighting to use up to 30% less energy, which will basically kick out the incandescent light bulb. It's because it won't be able to meet the new ecology standards. I can believe but higher requirements under the new law phase out the 100-watt bulb beginning in 2012. The fer the more - the 75-watt bulb a year later and then 40- and 60-watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014. Other countries like Ireland, Australia and others are already getting rid of the traditional bulb.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Harry Potter, Britney Spears and Al Gore finally together

The end of the year is time for making top lists or some predictions for new year. Yahoo! has made the one of this top lists - Yahoo! 2007 Top Trends in Search. This list shows some interesting events of this year. In politics it was Iran, Iraq and Bush theses. Most popular celebrities were Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith well-known also as "bad girls". In technology this was year of socil networks and mobile technologies. So we can see YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook, and iPhone in the list. To explore other categories go to the link.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Greatest African Web 2.0 sites

Today with help of Google I've found a picture with logos and links to the greatest African Web 2.0 projects like Afrigator or Jahazi. It seems people in Africa can do modern and cool Web 2.0 sites. I like most SK and Jonga.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Amazing online keyboard trainer

Today with help of Google I've found an amazing online keyboard trainer. You don't have to register on the site, login or do any other wasting of time. Just start typing. This trainer has error highlighting, advanced stats including your typing speed. You can choose between several keyboard layouts and keyboard languages. This is most easy to use keyboard trainer I've ever seen.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

12 years of social networks - who was first?

Word "Social network" was first
introduced by J. A. Barnes in 1954. What was first social network on the web? Many sources give the answer - the first one was is a social network created by Randy Conrads in 1995. The website helps users find, connect and keep in touch with friends from throughout their lives – including school, high school, college, work etc. Here cronological list of other social networks.

First social network ever -

SixDegrees (acquired by YouthStream Media Networks in 2000)

AsianAvenue - online community with support of contacts, address book

PlanetAll acquired by

Cyworld first started as forum
QQ community around IM service
Blackplanet started as online community



Friendster released as private beta version


aSmallWorld - private network

Yahoo! 360°
Bebo launched as social network
AsianAvenue launched with social network capabilities
BlackPlanet launched with social network capabilities

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Elephants caught in Google Maps

Users of Google Maps has found a group of elephants in Africa. This is a Sahel area in Tunis. If you want to look to wild nature with Google Maps fans just click the link. There you can find more animals.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wearing personal cell phone booth

An artist from Boston Nick Rodrigues has an idea on how to put an end to annoyance while you talking over cellphone. This portable mobile phone booth straps on to the shoulders of individual cell phone user, keeping their conversations private, and keeping our ears safe. Here is the video of this booth:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Why Google won't buy Skype

There was a rumor yesterday that Google plan to buy Skype but we all know this is not possible. Widely known that Google make deals only with open source free solutions. Closed propritary solution could take a lot of time and resource to be made open and flawless. From this we can make conclusion that this is just rumors.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Vladimir Putin watch how Georgia declares state of emergency

Today Georgia’s government declared a state of emergency and accused Russia of managing battles between police and opposition supporters in the G's capital. President of G Mikhail Saakashvili was accused the Kremlin of instigating the violence. In an earlier release likely to enrage Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, Mr Saakashvili makes the expulsion of three Russian diplomats and recalled Georgia’s ambassador from Russia. G's prime minister said in a televised statement that there had been an effort to overthrow the pro-Western government. M.S. blamed Russian intelligence services for coordinating supporters of the demonstration. M. Saakashvili, appearing on national television, said the violence has pained his heart. But he defended the police and he makes the decision to deploy them.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mosul Dam in real danger

The Mosul Dam is the largest dam in Iraq. And it is in serious danger of a collapse. This collapse could unleash a trillion-gallon strike of water. This can possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country.This could lead to 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 20 meters of water and blocks of Baghdad under 3 meters. This has been reported by Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Great Google PageRank update

The great update of Google's PageRank has happened. Everyone today screaming about the long awaited update. While many can complain about their drop in pagerank, I can say Hooray! PR of some of my sites rised up to 5!
Google update pagerank every 3 months, however this time process has been much longer. And why so many popular sites have taken a drop in pagerank?

Friday, October 26, 2007

How Genarlow Wilson Got Free

We all know that Genarlow Wilson was freed because of a legally binding decision by the Georgia Supreme Court and having lawyer that cared about his case. The Georgia Supreme Court today ordered Genarlow Wilson freed. A Monroe County judge's find that Wilson's 10-year prison sentence constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment." More info you can read here.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How Sarah Welch fall into the hole

Today I've found on Google Search interesting news about Sarah Welch. Sarah Welch is a fashion model with Vue Models. There is a video of her runway fall for the first time. Sarah's fall left her scraped up. Her foot is bandaged, and she needs stitches. Here some thoughts about why this news get so popular. In two words I can describe the story as "Sarah fall into the hole". Read more by link.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Weather could postpone shuttle launch

Some sources yesterday reported about delaying Shuttle launch. But today other sources hope that all will be fine. We hope too.

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Cat Schwartz interviewed by Switched

Today I've found on google new hot topic Catherine Schwartz (AKA Cat) was interviewed. Here the article with interview. She tells what gadgets she always bring to the set of T.V. tapings, the last person she sent a text message to and what was this SMS about and lot more interesting stuff!

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Convert Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 solution into VS 2003 format

Today I've found on google the way to convert Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 project and solution into a Visual Studio 2003 version files .vcproj and .sln described here - Convert VS 2005 solution and projects into VS 2005 format. The source of this link were this page.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Another 50$ contest for bloggers - just enter

To enter into contest go to Nanashi-Inc Blog and then click on this link “Fifty for Fall” contest. Then on your own blog, write a simple entry like this with a link back to their site, then leave a comment on the contest page, which becomes your entry. At the deadline, all entries will be put into a hat and one lucky winner will randomly be drawn. I sure hope it’s me!