Posted in WordPress

WP Bad Behavior Plugin

Thousands of sites large and small, like SourceForge, GNOME, the U.S. Department of Education, and many more, trust Bad Behavior to help reduce incoming link spam and malicious activity.
Bad Behavior complements other link spam solutions by acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place. This keeps your site’s load down, makes your site logs cleaner, and can help prevent denial of service conditions caused by spammers. Continue reading “WP Bad Behavior Plugin”

Posted in Opensource

Blender

Blender can be used to create 3D visualizations such as still images, video and real-time interactive video games.
Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process.
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Posted in How It Works, Opensource, RaspberryPi

Raspberry Pi: How To Get Started

Raspberry Pi is a low cost, case-less computer, the size of a credit card. It plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. The device was created to be a low-cast computer that would enable kids to play around with computer projects and programming without fear of an expensive mistake. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi: How To Get Started”

Posted in Common Sense, How It Works, Media Player, Opensource

XBMC Open Source Media Player

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Continue reading “XBMC Open Source Media Player”

Posted in Common Sense, Hacking, How It Works, Privacy, RaspberryPi

Amazon Holiday Delivery Woes: Send In the Drones! or NOT!!

Have you seen all that stuff in the news about Amazon’s proposed new delivery method? At first glance, it looked like an April Fool’s joke – but then I remembered it was December. Then…Didn’t get what you expected under the tree? It’s probably marooned in a package delivery center. Following widespread complaints about absent packages, Amazon says it is refunding shipping charges and offering $20 gift cards to customers whose gifts weren’t delivered in time for Christmas Day. UPS and FedEx are conceding that they were overwhelmed by last-minute orders and bad weather, causing unexpected delays in the delivery of some packages. The overall volume of online orders for the holidays appears to have exceeded expectations. Continue reading “Amazon Holiday Delivery Woes: Send In the Drones! or NOT!!”

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Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O’Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox’s son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi Supercomputer”