- filed in design on 9. January 2010
A long time has passed since I wrote my first post on OSS alternatives to Macromedia and Adobe and a lot has changed in the field of open source graphic design software. Software has matured and most notably for me, the GUIs have become pleasant enough to be usable for everyday work. Read on and see the list.
- filed in applied on 7. January 2010
The Animata project is a cross-platform open source real-time animation software for live performance. It is controlled by OSC messages and there are example patches for connecting it to MAX/MSP and PureData, but it could just as easily be controlled from other OSC enabled software.
- filed in technology on 4. January 2010
The team behind the ever popular no-codec-pack-necessary video player VLC are preparing a video editor to be released shortly called Videolan Movie Creator. If you can’t wait for the first release of the software, you can build your own (probably very unstable) version now. It’s free and open source. To see it in action watch the video after the break. Heres hoping it could be an good alternative to Windows Moviemaker, Apples iMovie or perhaps even Adobe Premiere?
- filed in technology on 2. October 2008
The guys at GooSync have updated their service with a few killer features:
- A dedicated Apple iPhone sync client is now available – works with all versions of the phone.
- You can now synchronise up to 4 devices thru a single account.
- No longer do you need to provide GooSync with your Google login details.
- Tasks and Contacts can now also be synchronised between your Google account and your mobile phone.
- filed in technology on 22. August 2008
A recent interest in 3D have made my eyes open to a whole new world of DIY projects. From the scary thought of a DIY 3D printer that has the ability to replicate, costing about 400 USD to make yourself. To a commercial 3D desktop solution costing 4995 USD, that could make the rapid prototyping available to every design studio or school.
But the RepRap DIY solution is still a bit crude and not for everyone to build, and the desktop model from Desktop Factory is not available yet. So in the meantime, i’ve found this brilliant solution…
- filed in technology on 13. July 2007
Touchscreen mobiles are all the fuss with the iPhone finally being available.. One negative comment I hear a lot about the iPhone is that it’s not open for developers (other that webapps).
- filed in applied on 9. February 2007
Video tutorial on how to install a free legal MP3 track as a ringtone on your phone. From ccmixter.org over the air to your mobile phone. Using nothing but Creative Commons licensed music, your browser and you phone. (I used my Nokia N70)...
- filed in technology on 8. February 2007
Here’s a little something I have in the works for the Mac/Textmate envious Windows using Textpattern site building users out there :) – it’s a free alternative, but no way near as powerfull as Textmate with the bundle...
- filed in technology on 25. January 2007
Having searched for a remote-access MySQL host for a while, it came as a bit of a surprise that the only MySQL v5 database host I could find that looked credible was a free one. Freesql.org offers one free database per user and hosts > 10.000 databases on one server. The speed…
- filed in technology on 19. October 2006
It’s here.. The service I’ve been screaming for: Goosync. It allows you to sync Google Calendar via SyncML (OMA DS). This means that I can sync my Nokia N70 with Gcal really easy and free (it’s in beta, so who knows for how long it’s free)...
- filed in design on 15. February 2006
LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your friends and city officials…
- filed in WebApps on 14. February 2006
I have been looking for a good calendar I can access from everywhere… Personally I don’t need all the “features” of Microsoft Outlook. I use Gmail for my email (one Gmail account for handling several IMAP4 non-Gmail accounts – and it does a better job than outlook), but the search for a good calendar app to replace Outlook has been long. Well – I FINALLY found…
- filed in technology on 14. February 2006
Heres a tool for distributing your video content. Revver allows you to upload a video clip of most formats, they’ll convert it to an Quicktime file, add an click-able advertisement on the last frame of the clip and host the file. Allows for easy sharing of video clips with the rest of the world, and an opportunity to earn a little cash with your next videoclip gone viral…
- filed in technology on 28. April 2005
One of the reasons not to make a site in Flash, is simply that search engines can’t index the vector graphics text Flash produces. The same guy that has made the DENG browser has come up with a method for replacing normal text with flash versions of the same text…
- filed in technology on 27. April 2005
Eventhough there is now SVG support in the nightly builds of Firefox, its a long wait untill we see XForms, XFrames and CSS3 support in common browsers.
So if you are dying to try your hand at XForms and CSS3, check out Claus Wahlers DENG project…
- filed in technology on 7. April 2005
Realm Systems are planning a revolution for the mobile computing world. Using bold statements such as: With Realm, any Computer, any Operating System, anywhere is your computer…
- filed in technology on 29. March 2005
One of the cool features with the Nintendo DS is the DS. On one screen you play the game, and on the other you get status info, see a map etc. I have mimicked this for my pc with an inexpensive Palm Zire
Its all pretty simple and should work with other Palm devices as well.
- filed in technology on 25. March 2005
If you need to collect donations for a campaign, dropcash has an easy to use, free for all (so far) service that uses PayPal for money transfer. All you need is a free…
- filed in technology on 22. March 2005
Yahoo has bought Flickr, the online photo sharing site. In their Flickrblog, Flickr promises to go around their business as usual, and that Yahoo has promised them not to interfere with anything… Of course this is a dream come true for the good people at Ludicorp (the company behind Flickr) cashing in on their hard work. But eventhough they promise status quo, I have a bad feeling about this. It might just be me and my dislike of Yahoo, but…
- filed in technology on 21. March 2005
A lot of developers are having difficulties in finding a host that has hosting packages with Ruby on Rails or simply will let them install Rails on their servers. So I am setting out to make a list of web hosts that either has Rails pre-installed or will let you configure it for your account…
- filed in technology on 19. March 2005
a shooting star in the linux world. One of the reasons could be that they ship free install CDs to anywhere in the world…
- filed in technology on 19. March 2005
Tags are great for cataloging all your content/data that does not necessarily fit into categories, you often have data that fit several categories, or sometimes none (cant wait to get site tag-powered instead of categorised).
But why stop at web stuff, why not take it further and utilise tags in operating systems
- filed in technology on 8. March 2005
Could it be that you can actually use one language all the way though the developement of web apps?