LivePlace and OTOY Server-Side 3D Rendering

Check out this video on LivePlace. It demo’s a virtual world that is rendered server-side, much like Second Life. This demo video that was leaked is shown on a Treo 700 at 240kbps. This is some really awesome tech. The environments are super real and looks to break some barriers by allowing anyone with an internet connected device to interact with the world. This means that mobile users can dream of being in another world while on their commute in their mundane lives.

Original article on Gizmodo

OTOY is the technology behind the server-side 3d rendering technology. Here are a few video’s:
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Date
August 15, 2008
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goosh.org – the unofficial google shell.

Goosh (Google Shell) is a cool web-app written by Stefan Grothkopp. It’s not an official Google product but does tie into many of functions that Google does provide. All access is done through a command-line interface.

Here is a list of the commands that are available:

  • web – google web search
  • lucky – go directly to first result
  • images – google image search
  • wiki – wikipedia search
  • clear – clear the screen
  • help – displays help text
  • news – google news search
  • blogs – google blog search
  • feeds – google feed search
  • open – open url in new window
  • go – open url
  • more – get more results
  • in – search in a specific website
  • load – load an extension
  • video – google video search
  • read – read feed of url
  • place – google maps search
  • lang – change language
  • addengine – add goosh to firefox search box
  • translate – google translation

Check it out: goosh.org – the unofficial google shell.

Date
June 3, 2008
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Why programmers need their hands!

After watching this video “Microsoft Vista Speech Recognition Tested – Perl Scripting” it reassured me to why programmers need their hands! Because talking/speech recognition will just not do!

Please note that this video is only worth watching from about 1 minute into the video till about 7 minutes.

Date
October 24, 2007
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Gmail IMAP support!

Gmail IMAP support is finally here. Late last night Google announced that they were offering free IMAP support for Gmail. I’m so glad for this since I manage all of my domains through Google Apps. It’s a slow rollout over the next few days and unfortunately it hasn’t made it to my accounts yet. Here are a few links from Gmail to get you going:

October 25, 2007, 4:22 PM : I now have IMAP support for my psyrendust.com domain! I just got it working on my iPhone and through Apple Mail.

Here is an official video on how to setup Gmail IMAP support for your iPhone:

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Watch Ascii Star Wars IV on OS X via telnet

I was digging around the other day and found a site that listed things you could do with Terminal. Not all of them actually worked on the Free BSD port for Mac OS X. This was the only one that really caught my interest. It’s Star Wars IV in Terminal! I haven’t had the chance to watch it all the way through, but it’s surprisingly accurate!

Run this command in Terminal:

Date
September 23, 2007
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11:47 pm
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