Monthly Archives: February 2008

Firefox Passes 500 Million Downloads

Firefox Passes 500 Million Downloads, Celebrates With a Lot of Rice [Software]: “

FFox%20500mi%20GI.jpgFirefox has just hit 500 million downloads worldwide; it is an impressive statistic and we think everyone who works on the project should get a pat on the back. As if their contribution in creating a kick-ass browser was not enough to the world, the Mozilla team is celebrating by raising funds for 500 million grains of rice, which they will give away to poverty stricken nations.

To be completely honest with you guys, I did kind of download Firefox twice when I was installing it. I threw the extra .dmg file right in the trash, which obviously means they are still on 499,999,999 downloads. What the heck, what’s one download between friends, apart from a heap of rice goodness? Jump in and let the Mozilla team know how much you appreciate not having to choose between IE or Safari. [Spreadfirefox]


(Via Gizmodo.)

Tuesday Night Tech (Pick of the week) – Make a Knight Rider bar

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Making a Knight Rider (KITT) Light Bar to celebrate the premier of the new Knight Rider Made-For-TV Movie. I’m using an Arduino Diecimila board and 18 LEDs.

Materials (so far): FedEx box (temporary; looking for a suitable plastic container) with black construction paper for the housing. Arduino, 18 LEDs (wired to 9 output pins on the arduino – two LEDs in parallel per pin), 9 75 ohm resistors (note, 75 is not the right value, but they were the closest I had). The faceplate is made of cardboard, tissue paper (light diffusion) and some cheap car-window-sun-shade-material I found at Target.HOW TO – Make a Knight Rider bar – Link.

(Via MAKE Magazine.)

New Web Development Company in Savannah, GA

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Record a Quality Podcast on the Cheap

MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey reveals his secret to recording the MeFi podcast between two Macs with simple software sans expensive hardware. Matt says:

I read a lot of podcast how-tos when I set out to do my own, and almost all of them are mired in technical details about microphone quality and USB vs. mixer board audio wankery. Most every tutorial about doing a podcast interview focuses way too much on studio-like sound quality achieved through your equipment instead of through software and a bit of clever thinking.

Matt’s trick is to record a Skype call on both ends separately, then combine the two audio tracks in Garageband to bypass any Skype sound quality problems. Genius! Hit the link to get the details.

(Via Lifehacker.)

Fatman Amp Station for iPod?


The folks at UK based Fatman make an amp/charger station for your iPod. We guitar players know tubes are the stuff alright, but this is really back to the future– or is it back ‘from’ the future? Heck! I dunno.

Those even-order tube harmonics sound better in any context.

If you have ‘everything’, but still need something else, I guess you oughta get one.

iTube Valve Dock Carbon Edition