Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Open Source Ecology

I was directed to this a site earlier that claims to reduce the cost of farming equipment (I was looking for a second cheap 3D printer). I found this group is driving an Open Source project this the idea that you can cheap "build a civilisation" with the contents of a CD

They are developing the 50 most common machines that are required to get a civilisation off the ground, from tractors to bread makers, from milling machines to wind turbines and forges. I like the idea because not only will it help set up developing countries and establish their agricultural infrastructure, but it also has applications for developed countries and start up businesses.

There website can be found HERE

Cool "Like" buttons for Facebook

These are custom made "Like" buttons for a Facebook Page, simple to but on a blog or website to increase your audience. I think there pretty sleek and stylish

Download available HERE

Monday, 28 May 2012

[BUSINESS] Domain names registered and camera got!

So i registered the names of my prospective company the other day using

They gave me 2 domains for $20 which works out awesome except the domain that i actually wanted was parked on, which is a massive pity

Instead i opted for a .com variant of the actual name i wanted (put and "e" at the end of the name) and a .eu of the actual name which might just work for the start and setting up before i approach and maybe make the .com purchase.

On a side note i got a hold of a hefty digital camera for free that i can use for the initial prototype and for documentation so maybe i'll start with the pictures sooner than i thought

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Facebook IPO slipping down a hill

The initial hype of Facebook Inc starting to trade on the market is soon going to wear off as people realize that what they bought for $37 per share is now (as of 11:03 Wednesday (GMT)) worth just $31 per share ( in the red -3.03 (-8.9%) from opening) 

I have no doubt that after a year or 2 the price might rise back up but for the short term investors who where looking to make a quick buck i think they were counting there chicks before they hatched (i never understood why some people say "counting there eggs before they hatch".... of course you can count your eggs, if you have 5 eggs you have 5 eggs, doesn't mean your gonna have 5 chicks!)

Still it netted Zuckerberg $1,134,916,000... not bad for a days work

Monday, 21 May 2012

Internet Explorer no longer most-used browser in the world

Interesting how Chrome has gone from strength to strength, i personally use (and LOVE) Firefox
For the first week in history, Google Chrome is the most-used browser in the world, according to Statcounter. While Chrome has been leapfrogging the incumbent Internet Explorer on weekends for some time now, the week of May 14th–20th marks the first time Chrome has averaged a higher traffic share over a full seven-day stretch.

Article HERE

[BUSINESS] Starting a business

I've decided that I’m going to try and start a business. I'm going to document the journey as part of this blog, something that I can read back on later and for those aspiring to create a start up; perhaps you can throw in advice and other inputs. Maybe even learn from the mistakes I make :P

While I won't divulge what the business is about just yet, I will tell you it is Technology orientated. Future blogs about the business will have [BUSINESS] in the title (as above) for easy recognition.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Greeks apologise with huge horse [Funny]

In theory these would still fit

THE nation of Greece said sorry to the European Union with a present of an enormous wooden horse.
Left outside the European Central Bank in the dead of night, the horse has now been moved into the ECB’s central lobby where it is proudly on display.

A gift tag attached to the horse, which is surprisingly light for its size and has small holes along the length of its body, suggested that it should be placed in the bank’s vaults overnight to avoid it being targeted by thieves.

Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, said: “How nice of the Greeks to acknowledge the trouble we’ve been put to on their behalf with this wonderful horse, handmade and so large it could hold a dozen double-decker buses.

“The card with it, which had a teddy bear dressed as a hobo on the front, explained that Greece made us this because they don’t have enough money for a present, which brought a tear to my eye.

“Nonetheless, unless they can somehow find €200 billion overnight then austerity measures must continue.”

 Oddly, Greek representatives in Brussels have hinted that they may soon be in a position to settle their debts and have puzzled the French and German banks that hold their loans by asking if there is any discount for cash.

The government of Spain has reacted angrily to the gift, accusing the Greeks of trying to bribe the ECB and redoubling their own efforts to weave a gigantic sombrero-wearing straw donkey.

Original LINK

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


I'm usually quite late to pick up on new sites and that (i still hate Twitter (@VMarquall) for example)

However i am a huge fan of a awesome site called Dropbox.

It basically allows me to upload any of my files to the cloud and then when i need them again i can jsut log in and d/l'ed them to a different computer. No USB required! You get 2 gb of space and  if you use the shiny referal you get an extra 500mb :P

Check it out, you can also get a mobile and desktop app (for drag and drop uploading)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


This is the new X8 EPO Flywing from the Skywalker (i think) series. So much awesomeness and capable of a payload on up to 2kg... definately adding this to the shopping list!!

"X8 is a milestone of Skywalker series. this fly wing is so huge and could carry massive weight on it.
the making is also amazing, EPO surface feel very smooth and intact. you can actually paint this plane into any color you want.

Wing span: 2122mm
Wing area: 80dm2
valid payload: 1000-2000g

Your purchase includes:
1x EPO X8 flywing
1x accessory bag 
1 set carbon fiber tube."