Monthly Archives: August 2012

A friend of mine is looking for a top flight PHP Tech/Dev lead to oversee all development at a startup in Sydney that is growing like crazy and just received its second round of funding. It is a dream opportunity, honestly, and the pay is good too.

Temple & Webster

Temple and Webster – Beautiful collections of furniture, homewares, décor, art & gifts for the home. Exclusive sales events at up to 70% off retail prices.

http://www.templeandwebster.com.au/

“With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably and durably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01/GB/month.” That just cut my bill for my 100GB of personal backup to $1.00. Just for reference: that’s insane.

Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier provides a low cost, fully redundant data data archiving storage infrastructure for storing any amount of data for periods ranging from months to decades.

http://aws.amazon.com/glacier/

Kinda cool. Kinda creepy. I’d say we have a winner here for the first mainstream telepresence robot. (thx to the iPad!).

‘Double’ Turns the iPad Into a Telepresence Robot – NYTimes.com

A new robot from Double Robotics, called the Double, is an ultra-simple telepresence robot that can navigate a far-off place through the Apple iPad.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/double-turns-the-ipad-into-a-telepresence-robot/?partner=yahoofinance

Just read a really interesting article about the Khan Academy and how it might change the future of education. As a father of a son in Montessori, I am a true believer of self directed learning. After seeing the movie “Waiting for Superman” (a must see BTW) it gives me some hope for the future of kids in America.

Khan Academy

With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Amazing tech – though I have to question at the researcher’s choice of images to restore for the mouse.

Scientists reverse engineer animal brains to create bionic prosthetic eyes | ExtremeTech

Utilizing neuroscience, gene therapy, and optogenetics, a pair of researchers from Cornell University have created a bionic prosthetic eye that can restore almost-normal vision to animals blinded by destroyed retinas.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134498-scientists-reverse-engineer-animal-brains-to-create-bionic-prosthetic-eyes

Do you eat corn side to side or round and round? Turns out you are likely either someone who likes analysis or algebra.

Random Observations: Analysis vs Algebra predicts eating corn?

Broadly speaking, mathematicians can be divided into those who like analysis, and those who like algebra. The distinction between the two types runs throughout math. Even those who work in areas that are far from analysis or algebra are very aware of the difference between them, and usually are very…

http://bentilly.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/analysis-vs-algebra-predicts-eating.html