Saturday, August 31, 2013

Microsoft strikes deal with ValueAct Capital

Startup wants you to fund Hyperloop, and help design it too - CNET Mobile

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Writing Hello World Bootloader Tutorial

Apparently part of a:

TAJ OS may be an answer. It is a first operating system developed in India which is totally based on object oriented concept. C++ is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word object oriented. And yes, TAJ OS is totally developed in C++, which removes all drawbacks of C language. (sic)

Features of TAJ Operating System

  • 32-bit Protected mode Operating System
  • Paging enable
  • Secure Exception handling
  • Interrupt management system
  • Work with different kinds of CPU (80386 onwards).
  • Fully functional built in keyboard driver
  • Total DMA control
  • Floppy driver
  • Mouse driver
  • Fat file system driver
  • Multitasking
  • Multithreading
  • Multiuser

Monday, August 05, 2013

Project HiJack

Project HiJack

Hijacking power and bandwidth from the mobile phone's audio interface. 
Creating a cubic-inch peripheral sensor ecosystem for the mobile phone.

Hendy’s Law (pixels per dollar)

Pixels per dollar. Similarly, Barry Hendy of Kodak Australia has plotted the "pixels per dollar" as a basic measure of value for a digital camera, demonstrating the historical linearity (on a log scale) of this market and the opportunity to predict the future trend of digital camera price, LCD and LED screens and resolution.

Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity | Threat Level |

Friday, August 02, 2013

Sajak's law of technology marketing

 Sajak's Law states that the time it takes technology vendors to embrace new buzzwords in their marketing literature is cut in half every year. 

Following the introduction of a new concept such as SOA by industry thought leaders, there is a mad rush by technology vendors to adopt the new terminology into their messaging and positioning.  In an effort to be viewed as the leader in the latest trend, vendors begin bombarding their customers with aggressive promotions around the latest buzzword terms.  The process happens so quickly that few customers actually have time to filter the noise to determine the true meaning of new terms.  After a few months, the terms cease to have any value, because every vendor claims to have adopted the principles.