Saturday, September 10, 2011

Geekcon 2011 Beer Keyboard

At the recent Israeli geek conference, GeekCon 2011, I've teamed up with Lior Ferdman, and together we built a "Beer Keyboard"; an instrument to play some tunes on beer bottles using PC keyboard.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free tools I use - Wordle, Tagxedo

Wordle is a cool tool. You can create a word cloud in minutes, just by giving it a URL or by pasting your favorite words into the text pad (or by your user name).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Endless Disk-on-key

Here's an interesting product for file sharing/video streaming made easy- it's a WiFi USB stick that interfaces with your Media/DVD player as a Disk-on-key. Now why didn't I think of it!?!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Free tools I use - Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive: Wayback Machine is a wonderful web tool, it allows you to go back in time, that is - the Internet time, and surf websites that are no longer with us (May their electronic souls rest in peace).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free tools I use - WebSequenceDiagrams

I find it hard to talk to fellow engineers without a marker in my hand and a whiteboard around me. Many of the diagrams I draw as a Software Architect are either block diagrams or sequence diagrams (aka Message Sequence Chart or MSC). When I have to transfer all these whiteboard drawings into a document, I usually use Visio or SmartDraw, but for many of the simple diagrams the overhead of these drawing tools is too big.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dan Ariely - Predictably Irrational

I saw Dan Ariely on TED and was very impressed. He talks about how we make decisions, gives examples to external factors that matter, and generally speaking - questions "Are we in control of our own decisions?" (17:22, you can save the mp4 on your HDD and consume it offline when you're ready)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Free tools I use - PeerGuardian

PeerGuardian 2
Always use protection. When surfing the Internet, that's doubly true. That's why I use PeerGuardian - an open source IP blocking tool that sits quietly in the system tray and works its magic.