Amit Singh, creator of MacFUSE, has just released an experimental version of XBinary, which allows the Mac OS X kernel to execute binary types other than Mach-O. Examples of using this include executing ELF binaries, PDP-11, Java jar files, and Windows executables.
The new WhiteHouse.gov web site went live at exactly noon. It’s got a blog, RSS feeds, and is powered by jQuery.
A truly prescient clip from Dr. King, 1964.
Boston.com does such a phenomenal job putting these photographs together.
South Park Studios:
On Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 10 pm EST South Park goes HD. We are really excited because, not only will the season premiere be in HD, but we have been working hard for over a year re-rendering previous seasons in native HD. We are not up-converting the episodes, but actually going into each episode and re-rendering every shot and frame at true HD.
South Park hasn’t been made with actual construction paper for years. The studio uses a sophisticated rendering farm with tools like Maya and Motion (made on Macs, of course). And recent seasons have been far more visually stunning. The jump to HD is great news and will make the show look even better.
Ironically tragic or tragically ironic? You decide. Either way, it’s not as funny as it was 8 years ago.
For all of us stuck at the office tomorrow (or really, anywhere that isn’t D.C.).
Your standard Tetris game, with one twist (because you can’t have a Tetris game these days without a twist): the game looks at itself and figures out the piece that is least helpful to you, and then gives you that piece. Awesome.
If you’re one of those “no really, I rock at Tetris” people, give it a shot.
Woot goes to CES, makes fun of everyone. Hilarious.
Definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.
I’m probably going to try tackling Haskell this year as my new learning project, and there’s quite a bit of useful information in there.
The EFF is submitting requests for DMCA exemptions to the US Copyright Office. Among others, they are asking for an exemption for iPhone owners to be able to jailbreak their own devices.
Note that this is different from exempting the iPhone Dev Team, who create and distribute the jailbreaking solution, from lawsuit and/or persecution under the DMCA. This is solely for iPhone owners to do what they want with the device they paid for.
Interesting idea; place decals of Photoshop windows on top of advertisements. Clever.
Not sure who the author is trying to convince here, the reader or himself. Either way, it doesn’t work. Only 7 more days.
Louie Mantia of The Iconfactory just released another freeware icon set, this time in the style of WALL•E. They look simply fantastic.
His claim to fame? He falls in love with a woman who dies of tuberculosis. Two years after she dies, he exhumes her body from the grave and lives with the corpse for seven more years.
Four researchers at the Department of Food Science spent more than 1,000 hours testing 700 variations on the traditional bacon sandwich.
They tried different types and cuts of bacon, cooking techniques, types of oil and a range of cooking times at different temperatures.
This is science to get behind.
While the WebOS SDK is not yet publicly available, Palm is seeding it to select developers. One of them came forth yesterday to talk to Ars about the new Palm device, OS, and Mojo framework.