Digital music distribution and technology company INgrooves is growing rapidly, signing contract after contract to distribute music for independent labels and artists. The company had originally deployed a traditional storage platform from a large manufacturer, but as their business expanded, they found that the storage expansion they needed was too costly a […]
With GLAMOR generating a lot of interest lately due to AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver depending upon it and Intel driving lots of improvements into it now that it's been merged into the X.Org Server, here's some new benchmarks of Intel Haswell HD Graphics 2D performance of the latest Intel xf86-video-intel 3.0 pre-release on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS […]
Crytek is adding native Linux support to its powerful computer game engine. The company, best known for PC thumper Crysis and Xbox One launch title Ryse, announced the development on Tuesday. Gamers will be able to see CryENGINE running natively on GNU/Linux-powered systems at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
conf.kde.in 2014 was held at DA-IICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology) in Ghandinagar, India during the weekend of 22nd to 24th February. It was a big mashup of many different cultures with speakers and delegates from Europe, the USA and different parts of India.
Congatec announced a Linux-ready Qseven computer-on-module with a choice of three dual-core AMD G-Series SoCs, an optional 64GB SSD, and up to 8GB ECC RAM. Like last year’s Conga-TCG COM Express computer-on-module, Congatec’s new Conga-QG taps AMD’s Embedded G-Series SoC. But like its more recent Atom E3800 based Conga-QA3, the Conga-QG adheres to the 70 […] […]
Geoscience Australia has a freely downloadable gazetteer of Australian placenames with more than 370 000 entries. The download is a .zip file (83 mb) containing a user guide together with placenames data in GML, KML and Microsoft Access (.mdb) formats.What I wanted from all that data was a simple table. Each row would have one placename, its latitude, its lo […]
By the end of part 1, we had purchased a domain name, set up a basic server, and done a bare-bones installation of Postfix and Dovecot. Here in part 2, we've got three primary tasks: Acquire and install an SSL/TLS certificate for our mail server; Perform some basic Postfix configuration so that it can function as an MTA and work with Dovecot; Perform so […]
Mozilla quietly announced in a blog post March 7 that it is no longer putting full-time developers to work on the Persona Web-authentication system. In my opinion, that's a real shame and a tragic failure for Mozilla and its efforts to help build a more open and secure Internet.
Regrets? None at all, says whistleblowerVideo NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, addressing the SXSW conference via video link today, urged programmers to help save the world from government spies who are "setting fire to the future of the internet." developers to help save America.…
When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ugly one in the data center. Many of the people who were learning how to work with it were doing so grudgingly because of some specific requirement. They had inherited a PostgreSQL database, for example. As a result, many of them tried to learn just enough to do what they needed […]
Experts team up with space miners to sponsor asteroid finding algorithm contestNASA is teaming up with the asteroid-mining wannabes at Planetary Resources to offer $35,000 in prizes in a contest to develop algorithms to detect Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) – asteroids – with the goal of spotting those that might threaten the Earth.…
Advanced Format disks use 4,096-byte sectors rather than the more common 512-byte sectors. This change is masked by firmware that breaks the 4,096-byte physical sectors into 512-byte logical sectors for the benefit of the operating system, but the use of larger physical sectors has implications for disk layout and system performance. This article examines th […]