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Add Color to Ant Output

The following command on Linux will enable the AnsiColorLogger listener for default ant executions. export ANT_ARGS=’-logger’  

iPhone app lets you track plane information

Plane Finder AR is an iPhone app which lets you point your phone at an airplane in the sky and it will report back details such as speed, source and destination locations, elevation, distance from YOUR phone, etc. Unfortunately the U.S. is poorly equipped with the technology to support this sort of thing when compared […]

Lots of “GodModes”

CNet has posted a followup article on the “GodMode” in Windows 7. In addition to the original GodMode ( {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} ), they provided 16 others: {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} Just create a folder and append a period (.) followed one of the ugly […]

Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged

Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged; By KEVIN J. O’BRIEN; Published: December 28, 2009 Excerpt: BERLIN — A German computer engineer said Monday that he had deciphered and published the secret code used to encrypt most of the world’s digital mobile phone calls, saying it was his attempt to expose weaknesses in the security of global […]

How many megapixels do you need?

One thing to consider is how the photos are going to be viewed. Will they be displayed on a TV or computer screen or will they be printed out? Most DVD resolutions are 720×480 (NTSC) or 720×576 (PAL). The most common computer screen resolution is 1024×768 pixels. Pixel count on an HDTV is typically 1280×720 […]