The question: Is it possible to be an entrepreneur while having small children and a wife? Here is what a bunch of entrepreneurs say about that:
Here is a project I’m working on called the Web Co-Processor (credit for name goes to Marcos Vaz Salles). There is a demo you can try if you clone the project.
Read the following four bullets and you’ll understand what the web co-processor is about:
- A person opens a webpage in his browser
- The persons browser is now a core in the web co-processor
If you are thinking botnet, you are forgiven. The idea is similar, but the intent different. Although I came up with the idea independently, I have found out that other people have thought about similar ideas before.
I’m serious about this idea. I think the idea of massive numbers of transient cores and memory offer some very interesting challenges. I’m keeping a lid on the ideas I have for the web co-processor, but you can follow my github repostitory to get updates as stuff happens. Action is expected to be sporadic but relatively intense.
Feel free to clone github.com/skipperkongen/webcoprocessor.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:skipperkongen/webcoprocessor.git
Being interested in maps in general, and specifically vector data, of course I had to take the new Google Maps for a spin. Vector data aside, what fascinated me most was the option to display photos of the current location in the bottom of the screen. Seeing actual photos is incredibly more useful than being shown 100 identical icons indicating that someone took a photo of something here.
Continue reading “The new Google Maps: Explorers delight!”
Here is something fun to do on a sunny day. The idea is the following: A group of people collectively designing an algorithm by playing a game.
Continue reading “Evolving database algorithms through human experiments”
In the Danish movie Broen (Om Fordomme) two groups who can not stand each other have to collaborate in order to build a bridge. The movie is visible online.
Continue reading “Danish social experiment from 1969”
As the title says, this post is just a filtering of todays proggit. Namely the posts that caught my interest that day.
Continue reading “Systems Stuff on Proggit (May 2013)”
I’ve decided to learn Go. Not the board game, but the programming language. Why? I’ve been wanting to learn a systems programming language for a while, but have so far avoided picking up my brick of a C++ manual.
Continue reading “Go, go, go”
Hadn’t heard about The Wikileaks Spy Files before today. This post is a follow up on the previous post on surveillance software. Who knows, maybe I have some of that on my computer as I’m typing this. Better smile and wave at the webcam 🙂
Continue reading “The stuff of spy movies #2”
Reporters without borders (RSF) have a website on topic: surveillance.rsf.org/en/. The topic being malware that can be used to spy on you through your own computer. It is frightening and intriguing at the same time.
Continue reading “The stuff of spy movies #1”
I just read this blog post by Scott Hanselman (I’m a phony. Are you?), and it was a bit of a group therapy moment. It’s nice to know that you’re not alone in something!
Continue reading “Thank you Scott!”