Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cincinnati still Mulling Xerox managing meters

Looks like the city is still undecided on having a contract with Xerox (longterm one at that) for managing its parking meters.  Xerox believes it will save the city money and upgrade the meters.  Some of the city officials seem … Continue reading

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The Xerox Pass for Tractor Trailers?

It looks like Xerox got a deal to do an ez pass like thing for tractor trailers.  I think (article is a bit confusing to me). http://www.marketwatch.com/story/help-inc-selects-xerox-to-support-motor-carrier-technology-2014-02-13?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Startup WhatsApp worth more than Xerox

The startup, WhatsApp, got bought out for 19 BILLION Dollars.  Which as this article describes is more money than Xerox is worth total.  Makes you wonder if Xerox is undervalued, or the startup overvalued. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2014/02/19/at-19-billion-whatsapp-is-worth-more-than-under-armour-xerox-and-these-other-storied-brands/

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Battery with a can of Coke and a penny

Nice write-up on how to use a couple cans of coke and some pennies to build a battery that you can then light up an LED with.  Could be a fun experiment (and cheap) with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cola-Can-Battery/

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Amahi, another Linux Distro for older systems

Interesting linux disto based on Fedora that could be used on an older PC as a media server, storage, etc etc.  I usually only use Fedora based installs for high end servers or something that has allot of power behind … Continue reading

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Openknit, looks like its moving along now

I had heard about this project…gee a year ago, but it had a long ways to go.  Now it looks like its coming along nicely.  Its basically a CNC loom for knitting.  Its fun to watch the video of the … Continue reading

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An arrow slingshot…cool

This is pretty cool, it can shoot arrow or ball bearings, but…it costs $140 dollars.  OUCH. You would think you got a free set of arrows and other stuff for that price. http://gizmodo.com/the-arrow-shooting-slingshot-yknow-definitely-not-1518270030?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29 Or for $30, you can buy this … Continue reading

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Work for Xerox? You maybe profiled

Interesting article about how Xerox is using computers and math to figure out if someone would be a good worker, worth prompting, etc etc.  And a bit scary too since things could fall behind the cracks.  Also folks could simply … Continue reading

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Rooting a Nexus 5

Now why would you do that to a google phone that is usually up-to-date anyways you may ask?  Well if you want to run things like network sniffers, you have too. http://www.helloandroid.com/content/root-your-nexus-5-running-android-442

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Interesting hack for Netflix on Linux

Netflix uses Microsofts Silverlight tech to stream movies, which means no linux support except….there is a software package (setup described in the article) called pipelight, which will do the job with some tweaks.  I wonder if there is an XBMC … Continue reading

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