Okay. We take the money you have on you and we call it even.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tools of a modern day sports coach

Software is being used in the world cup to 'screen scrape' video streams and data-mine it for tactics!
 
"The tool converts TV or video footage into highly refined digital data that can be easily searched, giving coaches the tools to do sophisticated number crunching so they can analyse very specific criteria and then present clips and data to players."
 
 
 

Gates to leave Microsoft!

Bill is out - Ray Ozzie is in!... as chief software architect at Redmond.

Read this article!

I believe that Ray is the brains that came up with Lotus Notes... years ahead of the pack. If this is the case - Google might have a worthy challenger yet!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Engine of the future or hoax?

Check out the claims of the new MYT (Massive Yet Tiny) engine by Angel labs. They claim that an engine the size of a football will be all that is required to power your car.... and what's more, with an amazing fuel efficiency.

http://www.angellabsllc.com/mytengine.html

Is it a breakthrough? .... or just a hoax?

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Your attention please...

I'm happy to announce today the newest member of the Wyuna blog team - Damien Sawyer. I have been lucky enough to have worked with Damien for the last six months. He is a man of great integrity. :)

Damien is the brains behind the latest Web 2.0 phenomenon - Locked Notes (see below). Even Google has since released similar product!

Please join me in welcoming Damien to the team.

Monday, May 29, 2006

But who cares?

I'm really starting to like this album from Gnales Barkley. Here's what Triple J had to say about it:
"Crazy" has gone gangbusters, and now it’s time to hear the whole deal from the hottest duo in the world. Danger Mouse (real name Brain Burton) is the Gorillaz producer, who made the bootlegged Grey Album, and was part of Danger Doom. He's collaborated for the first time with Atlantan soul singer Cee-Lo who's made two of his own albums to date. This is futuristic soul music. Sexy and smart; sophisticated and simple at once. This is one of the records of the year!
Links [Gnarles Barkley's Website] [Triple J Album Review]

Friday, May 26, 2006

I can get you a toe, believe me.

I figured that since I talk about it so much, I might as well post about it! I love The Big Lebowski. It is by far the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. For those of you who haven't seen or even heard of it yet you can read the plot summary at IMDB.

The movie is from the Coen brothers stable. They also made Fargo and O Brother Where Art Thou, amoung others.

I'd love to put some quotes in here but I don't think they meet the rating requirements for this blog. Anyway, do yourself a favour, go down to the local Blockbuster and rent it. I promise you won't reget it!!!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Locked Notes

Locked Notes is a free website that allows you to store day-to-day notes online and then access them from anywhere that you have access to a browser and the internet. Locked Notes is 'locked' because all the data is stored in a database using 256-bit Strong Encryption.

Locked Notes
Locked Notes is officially 'beta', and still very much a work in progress. Visit the Locked Notes website to find out more.

Thanks to Damien Sawyer for pointing this one out too me.

Unspeak

Steven Poole is the author of a book titled 'Unspeak'. He was recently intervied on ABC Radio National and had this to say:

...'unspeak' is a political term that smuggles in an opinion about what it's supposed to be describing. So take a very simple example, the phrase 'tax relief' which is often used by conservatives in America especially...
I thought it was very intersting just how many of these 'unpeak' terms are actually used today without much notice. Here are just a few:
  • climate change
  • global warming
  • war on terror
  • ethnic cleansing
  • weapons of mass desstruction
  • alsylum seekers

It's amazing how a few simple words can completly change the way we think about things...

Links: [Steve Poole's Blog] [Radio National Interview]

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Second door on the right...

This is Wyuna. I have decided to dedicate my first blog to the man that convinced me create one. I have spent the last 12 months reading his blog and finding all sorts of interesting stuff. Now it's my turn to repay the favour.

While you are waiting for me add some cool stuff to the page I suggest you read Ian Farmer's blog over at Frontiering. Until next time...