Notes 2008.06.01 – 2008.06.07

Technical stuff

  • Red Hill Technology – decent articles pertaining a lot to old x86 hardware
  • TRIPS (utexas again) – “developing a new class of technology-scalable, power efficient, high-performance microprocessor architectures called EDGE (Explicit Data Graph Execution) architectures.” and I’ve got at least one technical paper that’s been on my computer for over a year that I’ve put off reading somehow

Programs and stuff

  • Xournal – ” Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus.”; open source, of course, and maybe I can make it run on my Jornada
  • OPIE – Open Palmtop Integrated Environment… some sort of interface for smaller devices; I tried it on my Jornada and found it uselessly slow, but kinda neat
  • GPE – GPE Palmtop Environment, which might be a better option than OPI
  • BlenderCAD – “a Blender script created with the aim of expand the functionality of Blender, so that it could be used for the Computer Aided Drawing.” …haven’t tried it but it might be worth it
  • GNU Radio – the GNU software radio; can be combined with minimal hardware (like the USRP) “allows the construction of radios where the actual waveforms transmitted and received are defined by software,” which is probably a good way to totally piss off the FCC

Books

  • “Tainting Evidence: Inside The Scandals At The FBI Crime Lab” by JF Kelly and PK Wearne (Amazon)
  • “Confessions of a Record Producer – How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business” by Moses Avalon (Amazon)
  • “Rainbow Painting: A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion” by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (Amazon) – was recommended very highly by a program I listened to, related to Buddhism and meditation

Political

  • The Memory Hole [rescuing knowledge, freeing information] – “The Memory Hole exists to preserve and spread material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known…. The emphasis is on material that exposes things that we’re not supposed to know (or that we’re supposed to forget).”
  • Cryptome – “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those.”
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