Thursday, July 30, 2009

UPCTools Mac on sale now!

UPCTools for the Mac is now on sale for only $149, a savings of 25%, now through Aug 10th.

ordering details...

NeoMedia Business Model in 3 Easy Steps

1. Patent an existing technology

2. Shake down existing players for license fees (or, you know, sue the pants off them)

3. Compete directly with your licensees.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

AzaleaRSS Website Hosted On Cutest Server Ever, the Pogoplug

AzaleaRSS is both rockin and rollin, and now officially hosted in-house on the most adorable server you've ever seen.

CloudEngine's Pogoplug is a tiny Linux box, smaller than most laptop power supplies. It's made of a power cord, an ethernet jack, a USB port and rainbows.

Behold the Azalea server room:

We've got a whiteboard full of ideas for the next eighteen 'Plugs we buy. Love these little critters!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

DataMatrix Barcodes On Irish Chickens

How did I miss this one? It's barcodes! On chickens!

Scientist at the Bioresources Research Centre at University College Dublin have created a way to place 2D DataMatrix barcodes on the beaks, legs and combs of the wee birdies in order to more efficiently track them.

They were careful to use non-alive birds for the testing however, bless their cruelty-free hearts.

“Although these experiments were carried out in the laboratory, real chicken body parts, sourced at poultry processing plants were used. No animals were purposely culled for this research programme as per UCD ethical committee directives.

“In real life situations, ways will have to be found to imprint the barcodes on to live poultry whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the bird.”

Story via The Irish Times