Apr 12, 2008

Ideas

I`m about to buy a .com domain for a website about tech.
There are several ideas that about what site it would be, so here`s the ideas:

1. Mobile phone listing website, get an overview of newest mobile phones.
2. Community site covering technical stuff in a field of telecom.
3. A search engine algorithm I`m still developing.
4. Something else.

Give Your opinion, what would be the best?

Jan 4, 2008

Blinking LEDs recources

Although the Christmas are over for today, it would be always great to learn how to build blinking LEDs by yourself. Isn`t it :)?

Here are some recources:If you need any advice with programming LEDs in C, then maybe I could help.. just let me know:)

Jan 3, 2008

Download any YouTube video as mp3. And more.

Found a very rare and extraordinary video on YouTube with a must-have soundtrack?
Well I happened to be in a situation like that few days ago. The soundtrack was something that couldn`t be found on the net and probably not even be bought from anywhere.

So digging around I found a solution - File2HD, it converts any embedded video into mp3 and it`s even possible to download embedded videos. Nice.

Jan 2, 2008

Explosm exploded

Are you familiar with Explosm.net - daily webcomics named Cyanide and Happiness?
These guys are sure talented.


Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic


BUT, there is on weird "but" - to paste the comic-strip above, I used the code provided at Explosm.net:
< href = " http://www.explosm.net/comics/1107/ "> < alt = "Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic" src ="http://www.flashasylum.com/db/files/Comics/Rob/html.png" r ="0">
Cyanide & Happiness @ < href ="http://www.explosm.net">Explosm.net< / a >

See the address flashasylum.com inside the code? I typed it on my Firefox browser, and what happened? -
Text consisting of "lololololololol...Explosm" AND my Avast! Virus Software warning me of trojan horse! Wtf?

I understand that it was just my own curiosity that lead me to that Flashasylum, but still. Why do Explosm fellows need to mess with trojan viruses?

Dec 30, 2007

Relaunch

Todspace will relaunch on 2th January, 2008.



Happy New Year & All the best to all of You !

Jul 15, 2007

¤ Summertime ¤

Hey!
As its summer, I have lost my blogging rythm and also a chance for giving out Joost invitations :( Sorry for that.. I try to send out a new bunch of invitations around 24-25 July.

But I have also had serious thinking about the future of search and other that kind of stuff (see my previous related posts, for example Basis of an intelligent search engine). So I`ve moved on and now I am forming an idea of Artificial Intelligent, but can`t talk about it so closely at the moment. Anyway it would be located between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 , I guess.


Talk to You again as soon as possible!

Jun 22, 2007

Desktop Tower Defense wasted 2 hours of my life

A web based (written in flash) simple war game named Desktop Tower Defense is out there - it`s genius , it`s easy and it has won the hearts of thousands of people (I checked the stats while writing this - last hour it was played 11206 times).

The point of this game is to prevent the little "creeps" to run through the play area by building defensive towers.

The best way to undersand it is to try it by yourself. So i wasted 2 hours playing it, and I`m sure there will be additional hours!

Jun 18, 2007

Google used new font ?

I just made a search in Google and surprisingly the font of the results were different (bold?) from what it has been before. Now, as I`m writing this post, I tried the search once more and everything was back normal.

I made a sample search and snapshot of it (click on a image to see the original size):

Jun 17, 2007

Mobile phone trends

Wanna know what is the most popular cellphone that everyone`s searching for?

According to Google Trends, as inserting terms Motorola mobile, Nokia mobile, Sony Ericsson mobile, Samsung mobile and Motorola mobile (I added additional mobile term, as some companies are dealing with other products as well) - the top 5 would be:

1. Nokia
2.-3. Motorola / Samsung
4.-5. LG / Sony Ericsson

Nothing suprising, as I`m also using Nokia :P. Although, if I had to buy a new cellphone today, it would definitely be Sony Ericsson (main reason of it is covered under codename Walkman).

But now, if going to filter by countries, the order would be quite different:
  • USA - first place: Motorola
  • UK, Australia, Germany, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India - first place : Nokia
  • France - first place: Samsung
See the full results in here


Basis of an intelligent search engine


Here is a diagram for supporting the basis of my ideas for building a search engine. It`s very general and nothing specific - created with Gliffy (create and share diagrams online).
So the main point at the moment seems to be that it doesn`t get the input only from users (and from the internet), but it should retrieve it from anywhere possible. In my opinion, that kind of solution would just fit in the near future.



Jun 11, 2007

Thoughts about.. my very own search engine

I`ve always admired the new search engine start-ups, those original and creative ones like Searchles, Accoona and Clusty. They might give much weaker results than Google (in many cases I`ve seen better results too), but still the idea remains that people are trying and giving the best they got. Feeling that you have done something, even hearing comments and advice from users can change the day.

I have also thought a lot about search engine innovation, what would be the improvements or how to take the web search to the next level. Still I guess that at the moment it is a bit too early to shout my thought out - I have to get it all more clearer to myself at first.

But if I`ve formed my thoughts and ideas, I`ll let you know! You won`t miss them!

Jun 10, 2007

Wireless handover and roaming on PDF

Here are some links to pdf files describing wireless and mobile handover/roaming processes. These might be a bit too technical for a person with no knowledge about wireless networks, but still, take a look, maybe you find something helpful.

  • Cellular Communications - This tutorial discusses the basics of radio telephony systems, including both analogue and digital systems.
  • Tutorial on Intelligent Networks - This
    paper presents some history of telecommunications technology, an overview of IN and its services and some
    additional discussion on the future broadband IN.
  • Technical Issues on Roaming - Transparency, Technical Aspects and Data
    Overview related to the Proposed Regulation on
    Roaming (EU Regulations)

Jun 3, 2007

Great classic from Kurose & Ross

For studying my Computers Networking exam I used a great book written by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, named Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (the 2nd edition). That`s definitely one of the best in a given area - I read those ~700 pages just in 2 days (and nights), everything described in the book just made it all so damn simple.

It would have been a sin not to share it with you. And by the way, now after reading the book, it is a little helper for cooling my laptop down (sometimes it gets kind of overheated somehow, so i just put 2 thick books under the computer, leaving some open space for the vents - and it works!).

Here`s the detailed table of contents of the textbook
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May 29, 2007

Maybe You Got That Something for Electrolux Design Lab


Electrolux has announced a call for entries for the Electrolux Design Lab 2007 - a competition for students to design economically friendly, sustainable household solutions and gadgets (for 2020).
The prizes are: first place 5,000 euros, second 3,000 € and third 2,000 € + fame, glory and nice experience.

Here are the winners of 2006 -
first place was (is :D) called Nevale Food Carrier, the gadget that could be useful indeed.

So that all gave me that kind of punch that now I`m thinking to apply too, maybe combine some kitchen stuff with mobility, networking and environment.

And also, check this cute video, where the father explains his little daughter why she can`t have a cell-phone yet (from a Finnish reality show Kitchen Stage - somewhat action in futuristic kitchen).

My Live Search Buzz


TechCrunch writes how they got spammed by messages pointing to an article describing the new upcoming search engine named My Live Search. They are announcing on their web that using a new technology they will turn to be much better then Google.

"The search terms are put through Google, or other indexed search databases, but those results are treated as "starting points" alongside the user's bookmarks and other popular web hubs.

From there, the live search takes over, crawling through hundreds of web pages connected to those starting points in search of more information relevant to the search.

I also registered for beta testing, so I just hope that they won`t start spamming me (although it was said on TechCrunch, that they didn`t know who sent those >11 letters).