Archive for September 2009

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It is now less than an hour until 16:00 UTC, but a couple of Google Wave invitations are already being passed around on Twitter. One of these has found its way onto eBay, where the highest bid was $2000 and rising. What would you do to “be the one of the 1st to sink your teeth into the beta”?

Check here for more Google Wave merchandise, including invitations and fan gear. As for me… I’ll just wait patiently for a few more hours.

Now’s just three days before Google Wave’s beta launch, or that’s what they say. There has been quite a bit of development going on, with Google polishing the interface and third-party developers pushing out exciting gadgets using the Wave API. I myself have been playing around with a small image editing gadget known as Imagine (link to gadget), though development has slowed substantially due to classes and such. Anyhow, I have a wave embedded into this post after the break, so be sure to interact with it if you have a sandbox account. If you don’t, well, here’s a screenshot.

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As we speed into the 21st century, online social networking is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication. Since the rise of Twitter three years ago, it has been easier than ever, especially for professionals, to take advantage of this Internet phenomenon. Celebrities and athletes are not the only ones who embrace such technology: healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses are also beginning to open accounts on services such as Twitter and Facebook. Early this week, for example, a hysterectomy and uterine prolapse surgery was broadcast on Twitter at the Cedar Rapids St. Luke’s Hospital in a series of 126 short updates (from bottom to top):

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I used to rely almost exclusively on SSH for remote administration, but I recently added an OpenVPN server to my toolkit. I was interested in the performance of OpenVPN compared to OpenSSH, so I ran several tests using iperf:

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