Lightweight, SQL oriented monitoring for MySQL mycheckpoint is an open source monitoring utility for MySQL, with strong emphasis on user accessibility to monitored data. It is SQL oriented: charts, reports and advances metrics are generated on the fly with views. mycheckpoint highlights: Can act as web server (see sample), providing with live HTML Read more about mycheckpoint[…]

Using trees to collect solar more efficiently than flat panels

The Fibonacci tree design performed better than the flat-panel model. The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and Read more about Using trees to collect solar more efficiently than flat panels[…]

HP kills WebOS devices :’-(

In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. via HP Confirms Discussions with Autonomy Corporation plc Regarding Possible Business Combination; Makes Other Announcements | Business Read more about HP kills WebOS devices :’-([…]

DARPA Falcon HTV-2 succesfully flies Mach-20

Falcon HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at incredibly fast speeds—Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour). At HTV-2 speeds, flight time between New York City and Los Angeles would be less than 12 minutes. The HTV-2 vehicle is a “data truck” with numerous sensors that collect data Read more about DARPA Falcon HTV-2 succesfully flies Mach-20[…]

Google Apache mod_pagespeed

mod_pagespeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them. It does this by rewriting the resources using filters that implement web performance best practices. Webmasters and web developers can use mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages when serving content with the Apache HTTP Server. via mod_pagespeed Read more about Google Apache mod_pagespeed[…]

Telex: Anticensorship in the Network Infrastructure

Telex is a new approach to circumventing Internet censorship that is intended to help citizens of repressive governments freely access online services and information. The main idea behind Telex is to place anticensorship technology into the Internet’s core network infrastructure, through cooperation from large ISPs. Telex is markedly different from past anticensorship systems, making it Read more about Telex: Anticensorship in the Network Infrastructure[…]