X-Pole 50mm Dancing Pole

The reviews make sense: this is the BEST striptease pole you can get. Easy to set up using the DVD and solid. Amazon.com: X-Pole 50mm Dancing Pole Xpole Striptease Pro Pole: Home & Garden. NB Amazon is expensive – if you live in Europe, buy it straight from the supplier, it’s a lot cheaper!


Heatmapper allows you to upload a map to it, and then walk around with your laptop with wifi on. When you get to a place, you click on it on the map and the signal strength of wifi is measured, creating a heat map.

British Court Ditches Internet Anonymity

In a dangerous judgment for British bloggers and whistleblowers, a British court has ruled (absurdly) that because blogging itself is a public activity, bloggers have ‘no reasonable expectation of privacy’ regarding their identities, and newspapers are allowed to publish their identities if they can find them by fair or foul means. A British police detective Read more about British Court Ditches Internet Anonymity[…]

Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | A Black Day For Internet Freedom In Germany

This week, the two big political parties ruling Germany in a coalition held the final talks on their proposed Internet censorship scheme. DNS queries for sites on a list will be given fake answers that lead to a page with a stop sign. The list itself is maintained by the German federal police (Bundeskriminalamt). They Read more about Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | A Black Day For Internet Freedom In Germany[…]


Layar is a cellphone (Android only at the moment and limited to NL) augmented reality viewer. You point your phone at an object, it’ll show it through the camera and then it will show any notes or information about the object. Currently it has layers with Funda (which shows houses for sale) and a few Read more about Layar[…]

DataSlide reinvents hard drive

DataSlide’s Hard Rectangular Drive (HRD) does not use read-write heads moving across the recording surface of a spinning hard disk drive (HDD). Instead an ultra-thin, 2-dimensional array of 64 read-write heads, operating in parallel, is positioned above an piezo-electric-driven oscillating rectangular recording surface, and delivers 160,000 random IOPS with a 500MB/sec transfer rate. via DataSlide Read more about DataSlide reinvents hard drive[…]

Ice air con system aims for cool on the cheap

The idea is to use cheap off-peak energy at night to freeze a tank of water or “distributed energy storage system” then use that great block of ice to cool your data centre in the daytime. Refrigerant would circulate from the tank to the Data Aire equipment eliminating the need to run the energy-intensive compressor Read more about Ice air con system aims for cool on the cheap[…]

Pre Recovery Tool Leaks Out, Including webOS Root Image(!)

It’s only been a few days since the Palm Pre was released, but one of the biggest breakthroughs for the outside-the-system developer community may have just been made. With this, people can probably tell how the OS hooks into the hardware, which will allow them to hook in themselves – something Palm itself has been Read more about Pre Recovery Tool Leaks Out, Including webOS Root Image(!)[…]

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook allows you to use Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 effectively with Google Apps. You get the cost savings, security and reliability of Google Apps while employees can use the interface they prefer for email, contacts and calendar. via Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

How to convert from Serendipity (s9y) 1.3.1 to WordPress

Unfortunately it proves to be quite a bit of hassle to do yourself. For some reason WordPress itself doesn’t have a Serendipity conversion filter in the import tools and Google has quite a bit of trouble finding the right one. So here’s the proper way to get your old blog’s content (including the second bit Read more about How to convert from Serendipity (s9y) 1.3.1 to WordPress[…]