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het lijkt er op dat Opera wel een versie heeft voor de


aflevering 98, maandag 3 november iPhone, maar deze nog niet ‘gesubmit’ heeft naar de App
2008 Store: http://twurl.nl/tcjl26
2008-11-03 05:46
gvenkdaily maar als ze dat wel zouden doen, gaat de wijze waarop
aflevering 98, maandag 3 november 2008 Opera Mini geimplementeer is waarschijnlijk tegen de
iPhone SDK agreement in
adv: Deze gvenkdaily wordt u aangeboden door Dutch
Open Project, kwaliteitsleider in open source webapps Het lijkt er op dat Frankrijk toch een ‘three-strikes out’
(o.a. Drupal) zie http://dop.nu wet gaat krijgen: http://twurl.nl/yxqpe7

MySpace gaat gebruik maken v advertentieplatform deze wet kan er voor zorgen dat als iemand 2x
Auditude voor door gebruikers geuploade video’s: gewaarschuwd is vh illegaal downloaden v copyright
http://twurl.nl/cbka6x protected materiaal (1x email, 1x post)

auditude maakt ‘t mogelijk om de video te ‘herkennen’ en de internet toegang v deze persoon voor een jaar wordt
een ad te displayen over de originele show, bijv de ontzegd
originele uitzenddatum
Ziipa is een ‘visual search engine’ voor (indie) web 2.0
en een link naar een online winkel waar de volledige apps: http://twurl.nl/f00u21
aflevering ve tv-show gekocht kan worden
Dit was het voor vandaag (3 november 2008), tips,
MySpace gaat ‘t systeem in 1e instantie inzetten met vragen, opmerkingen kunnen naar
content v MTV Netwerks gvenk@millionpieces.nl

MTV Networks is nu niet meer tegen ‘t uploaden v hun


materiaal op MySpace Brain-only Computer Interfaces
Becoming Reality [Mind Hacks]
Afgelopen week zijn in totaal 18885 ontslagen gemeld op 2008-11-03 04:49
Techcrunch’ Layof Tracker: http://twurl.nl/gks80d Lifehacker
My jaw hit the floor tonight watching a 60 Minutes
dat maakt een totaal v 38538 ontslagen bij 108 segment on the emerging neuroscience of brain-only
verschillende bedrijven in de afgelopen 2 maanden computer interfaces. In the clip (included in full below),
see how a completely paralyzed man, who could
Betalingsdienst Ogone heeft in de 1e 9 mnd v 2008 een otherwise only communicate by moving his eyes, uses his
groei gezien v 56% in ‘transactievolumes’ v NL: mind to type out thoughts on a computer screen. Of
http://twurl.nl/e7u0o5 course, the process is very slow going—each letter takes
up to 20 seconds to type. Reporter Scott Pelley donned
Vorige week was in ‘t nieuws dat Opera Mini vd iPhone the controller skull cap, and watched a screen of flashing
niet toegelaten was door Apple, maar nu lijkt ‘t er op dat letters to try it out himself. When the letter he was
‘t toch iets anders zit thinking of highlighted, he’d think “that’s it!” and that

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signal of recognition would type the letter on-screen. spans over 250 million videos and 4 years of television
Neuroscientists have even gotten as far as to embed a content, all sorted by show and airdate.
chip inside a monkey’s brain, and figured out what brain
activity signals that the monkey is trying to move its arm Even more impressive: Auditude can fingerprint a portion
in what direction. Hit the clip below to watch this monkey of a video that is only a few seconds long and identify
control a robotic arm with only its thoughts. which show it was originally taken from. Once the clip is
identified Auditude will overlay an ad within the video,
This is the seed of my most-wanted, dream computer allowing publishers to monetize their content even when
interface, one that doesn’t involve pecking at keys. it was uploaded by someone without permission and
Imagine a day when, like speech recognition, thought without any legible tagging information.
recognition becomes possible, and you can narrate your
thoughts to your computer or handheld device. Maybe 30 MySpace will be implementing the system with initial
years down the road, our kids will be riding the subway support for content from MTV Networks, with shows
with their iPhone-like device’s headphones plugged in, including The Colbert Report, Punk’d, and Sarah
getting new email read to them, and narrating their Silverman. So every time you post a clip of Jon Stewart
responses back only with their minds. Awesome. ripping on the presidential candidates, someone is going
to get paid, and users won’t have to deal with the often-
Brain Power Video [CBS News 60 Minutes] clunky proprietary video players offered by each network.
And instead of trying to prevent these clips from making
it onto MySpace in the first place, content owners will
MySpace, Auditude, And MTV Have want users to upload as many as possible.
Just Figured Out How To Monetize
Online Video Unfortunately, this may prove difficult: after years of
2008-11-03 03:29 being told not to upload these videos, users will probably
TechCrunch take a while to warm up to the idea. But if it catches on
Since YouTube heralded the era of user-uploaded videos, (and it probably will), expect to see content owners flock
media corporations have been fighting a hopeless battle to form partnerships with MySpace - there isn’t currently
to regain control of their content, sending out endless another video platform out there that is able to identify
waves of DMCA notices in a vain attempt to take down and monetize content this effectively. We’ll probably also
countless clips scattered across the web. In the last year see the Auditude platform implemented elsewhere as
sites like Hulu have made progress - it’s finally possible other sites try to catch up.
to legally embed of a clip of The Office in your blog, but
publishers continue to lose out on millions of video clips Last year YouTube launched a similar service called Video
that weren’t upload with permission. ID that gives publishers the option of either taking down
illegal content or placing ads on it.
Now MySpace - a site that once seemed the antithesis of
innovation - has implemented an exciting new ad Crunch Network: CrunchBase the free database of
platform called Auditude that may change the way technology companies, people, and investors
content owners treat uploaded video entirely. The new
platform will automatically identify any uploaded video
clips from a number of shows produced by MTV Networks Overaggressive spam filter
(including my personal favorite “The Daily Show”), and 2008-11-03 02:55
will display an overlay when the clip is played that shows Boing Boing
which episode the clip originally came from, its original A housekeeping note:
air-date, and links to online stores where users can buy
the entire episode. Our assistant moderator Antinous has noticed an
increasing number of legit comments getting caught in
In the past it has been nearly impossible to effectively the spam trap. Previously, it was only catching an
monetize user-uploaded videos because they are typically innocent comment about once a month. Now he’s fishing
tagged with such informative titles as “REally cool!” and three or four comments a day out of it. We’ll try to sort
“hilarious”. The Auditude platform ignores this this out.
information, relying solely on fingerprints taken from the
clip’s audio and video data. These fingerprints are For now, Antinous says that having multiple links to the
matched to prints in Auditude’s massive database, which same domain seems to be the trigger, even if the links

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are to different pages in that domain. For example, a find something you can use in your next presentation.
comment containing links to three different Wikipedia
articles runs some risk of getting snagged. Avoiding that Attend a networking event. If you go to a conference
pattern isn’t an absolute guarantee of safety, though; or series of workshops, attend the extra evening events.
he’s found a few comments in the spam trap where all You will be tired, but so will everyone else! Don’t go just
the links were to different domains. to look for a job, go to see how other people present,
persuade and engage in conversation. You will most likely
What we know for sure is that several commenters have walk away with one or two ideas to try.
complained that we unpublished their long, thoughtful,
citation-filled comments, when in fact they’d been Make a presentation. That’s the ultimate goal, right?
grabbed by the spam filter. If you have a comment go Start with a team presentation. With that, you learn
missing, let us know. In the meantime, Antinous will keep when to step up, when to back out, when to interrupt
checking the trap. (without it looking like we were interrupting each other).
I find slighter nuances of presenting to be quite
fascinating.
Presenting Yourself Powerfully, Part 2:
Learning Presentation Skills at Work Update your resume. You probably will not send it out
[Public Speaking] any time soon, but the updating is great reminder of how
2008-11-03 02:00 far you have come. Take the opportunity to acknowledge
Lifehacker all you do, and all you have done to get to where you
If your presentation skills at work are shakier than the are.
economy, you can’t pass up a single opportunity to make
them better. Fortunately, the skills you learn on the job How do you use opportunities at work to become a better
can serve as a great foundation for the speaking and presenter? Let us know in the comments.
presenting skills you need to hit a home run on a dream
project or make a great impression on your bosses. Here
are some of the responsibilities you can grab hold of at The Battle for Microsoft’s Soul
work that will pay off when you are in front of a room full 2008-11-03 01:54
of your friends, your peers or the people who can help TechCrunch
make your dreams come true. Photo by lewro. So much of this long protracted struggle for political
change has rubbed off on the tech community. In the
Work in sales. I grew up selling; my dad was a retail partisan windup to this long election process, we’ve
executive, my mom owned a restaurant. Whatever I was become almost inured to the fact that as much as things
selling, I realized ways to encourage—using just my voice will continue to be the same, already the “choice”
in come cases—people to buy or try something new. between the two candidates has produced one sure thing.
When you present and speak to a group you are selling That is, either of the two candidates represents
them on you and your ideas. fundamental change from the status quo, no matter how
much you want to differentiate further. So it is with the
Work in telemarketing. It doesn’t sound glamorous, shift to the Cloud. Whether you’re betting on Google, or
but this really puts your skills to the test. On the phone, Amazon, or Microsoft, or less obviously Apple, IBM,
you have 30 words or less on the initial pick-up to make Oracle, or Cisco, the sure thing is that Web services has
something happen. When it comes down to that level, gone main stream. If this is a horse race at the vendor
you get real careful with the extraneous ums, uhs, and level, it’s about each company’s ability to harness its
how are yous?! innate strengths and migrate its weaknesses. Put another
way, the battle is within, not between.
Write an article. What a way to promote your business,
yourself and your ideas. The rush is huge because seeing
your name and byline is exciting and inspiring.

Attend a seminar or workshop. Be open to these


opportunities not just because of what you can learn
about your own profession, but by also looking at the
presentation skills that work, and the ones that do not.
Take notes, observe, meet people, go out of your way to

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The Battle for Microsoft’s Soul Netflix “Watch Instantly” for Mac Beta
2008-11-03 01:54 Now Live
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So much of this long protracted struggle for political TechCrunch
change has rubbed off on the tech community. In the Crunch Network: CrunchBoard because it’s time for you
partisan windup to this long election process, we’ve to find a new Job2.0
become almost inured to the fact that as much as things
will continue to be the same, already the “choice”
between the two candidates has produced one sure thing. October’s Greatest Hits [[this Is
That is, either of the two candidates represents Good]]
fundamental change from the status quo, no matter how 2008-11-03 00:30
much you want to differentiate further. So it is with the Lifehacker
shift to the Cloud. Whether you’re betting on Google, or We’re already two days into November, but before
Amazon, or Microsoft, or less obviously Apple, IBM, October becomes a distant memory, let’s take one last
Oracle, or Cisco, the sure thing is that Web services has loving look at the most popular posts that appeared on
gone main stream. If this is a horse race at the vendor these pages:
level, it’s about each company’s ability to harness its
innate strengths and migrate its weaknesses. Put another • Top 10 Ways to Stay Energized
way, the battle is within, not between.
• “Even if you’re a hyper-organized, task-oriented
worker with an expansive mind and endless
Are You DIYing Gifts This Holiday? ambition, you won’t get a lot done if your mind and
[Ask The Readers] body are demanding you curl up and doze off.”
2008-11-03 01:00
Lifehacker • Top 10 Easy Ways to Look Sharp
With words like “recession” and “disaster” floating around
as descriptors for the current US economic situation, • “In a perfect world, it wouldn’t matter what a genius
many people have battened the financial hatches. The AP JavaScript programmer or top-flight professional
reports: looked like. In this world, though, coming across as
an unkempt schlub won’t do anything good for your
Scared and out of money, Americans stopped buying career, your social life, or your luck with that cute
everything from cars to corn flakes in the July-September guy or gal from marketing.”
quarter, ratcheting back spending by the largest amount
in 28 years and jolting the national economy into what • The Mac Meets Windows Dual-Desktop
could be the most painful recession in decades.
• “Reader Dylan Boom shows how to mix operating
Retailers are braced for painfully slow holiday sales and systems environments with style in his Mac Meets
fear many people will forgo the usual flurry of holiday Windows Dual-Desktop. Dylan is running OS X with
spending instead stashing their money away. Are you XP in a virtual machine, and each system is
cutting back on your holiday gift buying this year in favor completely customized to form a beautiful transition
of more DIY style gift giving like baked goods and home between Mac and Windows.”
made gifts? Share your thoughts on the matter and your
DIY gift ideas in the comments below. Photo by • Five Best Media Converters
africankelli.
• “We’ve all been there: you’ve downloaded an episode
Consumer cut in spending the most since 1980 of your favorite TV show to watch on your commute
[Associated Press] or stream to your living room, but the file you
downloaded isn’t supported on the device you want
to use it with.”

• First Look at Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” Beta

• “The next version of Ubuntu’s free Linux operating

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system, dubbed “Intrepid Ibex,” is due out Oct. 30,


but the beta release is up for grabs. Although the Hangstok voor je rug
desktop hasn’t been reshaped, the features tweaked 2008-11-03 00:26
just a little bit, and most of the work focused on Lifehacking
compatibility and usability.” In de serie rughacks deze keer een hele eenvoudige: iets
om aan te hangen. Het helpt je met twee dingen:
• Top 10 IKEA Furniture Mods ontlasting van je rug in slechte tijden en het trainen van
de spieren die als een soort korset rond je rug liggen. Als
• “There’s something about the big-box, flat-pack je thuis een trap hebt met open treden is dat al een hele
furniture phenomenon known as IKEA that attracts goede optie. Als de trap bevalt en je wilt het wat
the DIY type, and it’s not the 99-cent breakfasts.” serieuzer aanpakken kan ik je aanraden om een stok op
te hangen waar je aan kunt hangen. Je wilt daarvoor een
• The Ultimate Windows Desktop/Mac Notebook sterke stok, bij voorkeur van staal. De stok moet niet te
Alliance dun of te dik zijn, je handen hebben het anders te zwaar.
Tussen de 2,5 tot 4 centimeter volstaat.Zorg voor een
• “When it comes to computers, you want it all: the hele sterke bevestiging, zodat je zeker weet dat je er met
portability of a laptop, the extensibility of a desktop, je volle gewicht aan kunt hangen. Hang de stok niet
as well as the sleekness of Mac OS X and the wide hoog, maar zo’n 10 centimeter boven het hoogste punt
selection of software for Windows.” als je rechtop staat met je handen omhoog. De reden: in
een slechte rugperiode wil je niet eerst op een stoel
• Six Slick Windows Themes to Dress Up Your Desktop moeten klimmen om er bij te kunnen.Als je stok hangt
kun je jezelf gaan trainen. Overdrijf het niet, als je
• “hile fiddling with the look and feel of your computer handen of armen moe worden laat je gewoon los. In de
desktop isn’t technically productive, making your twintig of dertig seconden die je de eerste keer haalt
workspace something you’re proud of and happy to kunnen je tussenwervelschijven even ‘ademhalen’ en wat
look at makes you more likely to want to get things uitveren. Als je vaker gaat hangen wordt je vanzelf
done.” sterker en kun je langer hangen. Als je merkt dat je er
baat bij hebt kun je overwegen om nog verder te gaan.
• One Hundred DIY Skills Everyone Should Have Daarover meer in de volgende post.

• “Popular Mechanics magazine runs a list of 100 do-it-


yourself skills that every “competent man” should Hangstok voor je rug
know. Our annoyance about the gender specificity 2008-11-03 00:26
aside, the list is decent, if a bit stretched out to hit Lifehacking
that 100 total.” In de serie rughacks deze keer een hele eenvoudige: iets
om aan te hangen. Het helpt je met twee dingen:
• Experimental Extensions We’d Like to Go Mainstream ontlasting van je rug in slechte tijden en het trainen van
de spieren die als een soort korset rond je rug liggen. Als
• “Finding new and useful Firefox extensions is a je thuis een trap hebt met open treden is dat al een hele
passion of ours, but sometimes we run across goede optie.
extensions adorning the daunting “Experimental”
moniker at the Firefox Add-ons web site.” Als de trap bevalt en je wilt het wat serieuzer aanpakken
kan ik je aanraden om een stok op te hangen waar je aan
kunt hangen. Je wilt daarvoor een sterke stok, bij
voorkeur van staal. De stok moet niet te dun of te dik
zijn, je handen hebben het anders te zwaar. Tussen de
2,5 tot 4 centimeter volstaat.

Zorg voor een hele sterke bevestiging, zodat je zeker


weet dat je er met je volle gewicht aan kunt hangen.
Hang de stok niet hoog, maar zo’n 10 centimeter boven
het hoogste punt als je rechtop staat met je handen
omhoog. De reden: in een slechte rugperiode wil je niet
eerst op een stoel moeten klimmen om er bij te kunnen.

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Als je stok hangt kun je jezelf gaan trainen. Overdrijf het a real winner. On the other hand, if a solid text editor is
niet, als je handen of armen moe worden laat je gewoon all you want, check out our Hive Five Best Text Editors.
los. In de twintig of dertig seconden die je de eerste keer CSS Toolbox is a free download, Windows only.
haalt kunnen je tussenwervelschijven even ‘ademhalen’
en wat uitveren. Als je vaker gaat hangen wordt je CSS Toolbox [via CNET]
vanzelf sterker en kun je langer hangen. Als je merkt dat
je er baat bij hebt kun je overwegen om nog verder te
gaan. Daarover meer in de volgende post. Simple Ways to be Prepared for House
Guests [Preparation]
2008-11-02 23:00
PhotoFunia Pastes Your Face All Over Lifehacker
the Place [Weekend Fun] Keep the space you use for guests in a prepared state
2008-11-03 00:00 and you’ll be ready to host at the drop of a hat. At the
Lifehacker Simple Productivity Blog, they have a five point checklist
Put some Photoshop wizardy at your fingertips with photo to being prepared for impromptu hosting with minimal
manipulation site PhotoFunia. Take a clean headshot of stress. The very first item on the list is something I know
yourself or the soon-to-be-victim of your prank and I’ve been guilty of:
upload it to PhotoFunia. There are currently sixty nine
photos that faces can be pasted into ranging from the Don’t use your guest space as a dumping ground. If
Andy Warhol-esque art gallery scene featured in the you have a spare room, don’t use it as an overgrown junk
image above to magazine covers, currency, famous drawer. Many people stash things that they will get to
photos, and more. The process is fast and requires no later: mending, things to be donated, outgrown clothing,
interaction from the user other than selecting the seasonal decorations. The less you keep to do “later” the
template to be used and uploading the picture. With a less you will have to do to prepare for a guest.
simple head shot most of the templates worked just fine,
with a few having odd sizing issues (i.e. my noggin Before taming the laundry process in my house, the
looked way too big for the scale of the picture.) Once guest room bedroom served as a way station for lost
PhotoFunia generates the picture it can be saved at full clothes. Other tips include changing the sheets
size, saved in a smaller forum-friendly avatar size, or immediately after guests leave so they are clean and
saved to ImageShack. If you generate a picture that can fresh for the next guests and keeping supplies related to
only be described as “pure awesome”, upload it to the guest’s needs nearby or inside the guest room. If you
ImageShack and and embed the image in your comments find yourself more frequently on the guest side of things,
below. PhotoFunia is a free web-based image make sure to check out how to be the perfect house
manipulator. guest. If you have tips and tricks for easy hosting
preparations, share them in the comments. Photo by
PhotoFunia [via MakeUseOf] geishaboy500.

Simplicity Preparing for Houseguests


CSS Toolbox Is a Killer Text Editor for [SimpleProductivityBlog]
Web Designers [Featured Windows
Download]
2008-11-02 23:30 How to Use Your Rock Band Drums
Lifehacker with GarageBand [Weekend Project]
Windows only: Free application CSS Toolbox streamlines 2008-11-02 22:30
working with cascading stylesheets (CSS) through auto- Lifehacker
completion, syntax highlighting, and several more The Mac|Life weblog demonstrates how to hook up your
advanced features that make it stand out from a regular Rock Band drum set to your Mac for a low-latency
text editor. For those of you who don’t know, CSS files electronic drum kit. If you do a lot of music-making on
are the building blocks that style the web. CSS Toolbox your Mac with GarageBand, one of the two setups
offers advanced features for building out your covered in the post should take your composition chops
stylesheets, including a CSS beautifier, validator, and to new heights. On the other hand, if you’re a Windows
even compressor. This one isn’t of much use to non- user, you may remember our previous post on turning
developers, but if you are a designer (or you have any your Rock Band drums into a real synth kit with a free
inkling of learning about web design), this app looks like Windows app (which, incidentally, looks like it’s come a

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long way since we covered it last).


Google gaat de wereld overheersen
Rock Out in GarageBand with the Rock Band Drum 2008-11-02 21:01
Controller [Mac|Life via TUAW] Dutch Cowboys
Afgelopen donderdag werd duidelijk dat het Google
serieus is bij de pogingen de hele wereld te overheersen.
Sunday Special: $99 One-Day Pass To Volgens de New York Times heeft Google namelijk de
Dreamforce Dornier Alpha Jet heeft gekocht, een
2008-11-02 22:25 gevechtsvliegtuig......
TechCrunch
Wanna go to this week’s Dreamforce conference but don’t
have $1,200 bucks to spare for a full three-day pass? Repurpose Halloween Loot as a Candy
TechCrunch scored 100 one-day passes at $99 each Calendar [DIY]
(these are exclusive for TechCrunch readers—you cannot 2008-11-02 21:00
get a one-day pass anywhere else). These will let you Lifehacker
attend the conference any one day (November 3rd, 4th, Halloween weekend is nearly over and many of you likely
or 5th), see all the keynotes that day (Marc Benioff, have a stash of sugary loot left over. What can you do
Michael Dell, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and Google with a pile of candy besides going on a bender of
Enterprise’s Dave Girouard), check out the booths and confectionery goodness that will end with you crashed out
schmooze at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. And if on the couch watching reruns of WKPR in Cincinnati?
you go on Monday, you can catch the Foo Fighters. Brenda from the parenting blog Alphamom came up with
Anyone interested should call Dreamforce ‘08 Registration a kid friendly and fun way to dispense the candy. By
Headquarters at 888.382.7112 and reference the “$99 combining tissue paper and paper condiment cups, she
Tech Crunch Day Pass.” The promotion code you need to was able to make an Advent style calendar where each
give is: DAYTCB99 tissue-paper-guarded cup holds a delicious treat. You
may not have children whose sugar intake you are trying
to limit like Brenda or even have a particular winter
BareTail Displays Log Files in Real holiday to count down to, but her solution for metering
Time [Featured Windows Download] out the candy is undeniably cute. For step by step details
2008-11-02 22:00 on the construction of her candy calendar check out the
Lifehacker link below.
Windows only: BareTail is a portable application that
enables users to view log files in real time. Whether you Repurposing Your Left Over Halloween Candy [via
need to monitor a mission critical process, do some ParentHacks]
troubleshooting, or you’re just more curious than the
average bear, BareTail allows you to monitor the contents
of a log file as they are being written. There are a host of
useful additional features such “follow the tail” mode,
where the focus stays on the current line of the log.
There is also the ability to highlight based on keywords,
making it all the easier for you to see the critical items in
your log. BareTail is freeware, Windows only.

BareTail - Real Time Log Monitor [via Confessions of a


Freeware Junkie]