The Last Question -- Isaac Asimov

Link: http://www.multivax.com/last_question.html

Les hele historien og funder over hva du har lest.

Og mens du fremdeles føler deg litt forvirret, ta deg til til å lese God's Debris av Scott Adams. Er du en kjapp lesehest, tar det ikke mer enn noen få timer.

Og når du er ferdig med dette, gi meg en tilbakemelding på hva DU synes om universet, religion og hva det vil si å være klar over sine omgivelser...

Firebird 1.5 on Ubuntu Dapper - How to fix "operating system directive open failed" error

Link: http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=doc&sub=contrib&id=connect_to_linux

After installing Firebird 1.5 on Ubuntu Dapper I ran into a strang problem. I first installed firebird2-classic-server and everything worked.

Then I installed firebird2-dev and suddenly I couldn't connect anymore to my database, not even locally as root.

If the fixes in the article above doesn't help you, make sure that the /usr/lib/firebird2/run symlink points to /var/run/firebird2, and that the directory actually exists!

A simple mkdir /var/run/firebird2 as root did it for me.

The big question now is: Why did this directory disappear in the first place?

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Landscape Photography Tutorial

Link: http://www.naturescapes.net/072006/rh0706_1.htm

Dette er absolutt noe jeg må kikke mer på, og AEB er definitivt noe jeg skal benytte når jeg er ute og tar bilder av nydelige landskap.

Selv synes jeg bildene Photomatrix Pro endte opp bedre enn de fra Photoshop CS2, så jeg tror absolutt jeg skal prøve meg på dette verktøyet først, siden det også virket enklere og kjappere.

Det eneste som nå mangler er en kjapp nok maskin til å gjøre alle disse godsakene...

Nesten 25% av Europa benytter Firefox

Link: http://www.xitimonitor.com/en-us/browsers-barometer/firefox-march-2007/index-1-2-3-77.html

Dette er tall jeg virkelig liker å se.

Endelig ser det ut som om Microsoft sitt monopol som nettleser er i ferd med å rakne.

Og for dere som enda ikke har begynt å ta i bruk Firefox, gjør det nå!

ImgRed.com - Image Redirection

Link: http://imgred.com/

This is a simple but cool concept. Makes it really easy to hotlink pictures, even for newbies.

Simple solution to a boring and tedious problem.

I wonder how he does it backend to not eat up too much bandwidth and storage? Probably the url to the picture is stored, and cached for a duration of days, and when the picture goes stale, or is considered too old and not interesting, it's released from the cache.

It would be interesting to see what kind of statistics and reports will end up on the page after a while. I guess the first thing now is to build some momentum and build up and index, and then we will see if the reports are interesting. Maybe they are trying to make something like Digg, but for pictures... Who knows...?