Category Archives: Digital life

Vermeer’s legacy? Tim Jenison investigates paintings, photography, art and computer graphics

Texas-based CGI specialist Tim Jenison is someone that has crossed my life a long time ago with his mind-blowing products. In 1986, when I bought my Amiga 1000, Tim Jenison was the founder of NewTek, which was so famous, back … Continue reading

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Blast from the Windows-past: how to delete file & folders from NTFS drive with wrong names & nested folders

You never learn enough… (about Windows, I mean). Problem. During a routine backup operation, I found a Windows NTFS drive contained several files and folders which could not be deleted due to wrong naming. Yes, it’s 2014 and we’re still … Continue reading

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How the future of electronic communications looked like in 1982: Compuserve’s “Welcome to someday”

$5 per hour: that’s how much it cost in 1982 to get on the ‘Net. Well, actually, not Internet: just Compuserve, with its e-mail services. As Wikipedia reports: The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut … Continue reading

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Facebook Year in Review 2013: show off your social profile this year!

A small side box appeared today in my Facebook profile page: it’s the Year in Review 2013. It’s a brand-new way for Facebook to give you a view over the past years showing you the most popular statuses you shared … Continue reading

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WinAmp, one of the first MP3 players, shuts down after 15 years

After 15 years, the final curtain falls over WinAmp, one of the very first MP3 Players. I still remember quite well the first version I used on my back-then brand new notebook (a Pentium 120 MHz-based, Windows 95 behemoth): WinAmp … Continue reading

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An Apple or Samsung commercial? No, even better: Somersby Cider (yes, made with apples)!

This commercial is so brilliant! We all know how people (us) queue up outside stores whenever Apple releases a new product. It’s amazing how much this event has become ritual: door opening, store people welcoming customers, people getting crazy around … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Facebook introduces Cards: Gifts will never be so socially the same

As reported by Venturebeat, Facebook is introducing Cards, a sort of prepaid credit card for sending gifts – social gifts, actually. Cards are like regular, plastic gift cards, except that they work at a wide range of retailers. (For the … Continue reading

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LinkedIn marks 200 million members milestone

As reported by SearchEngineWatch, LinkedIn has just reached the 200 million members milestone, almost one-fifth of Facebook users and as much as Twitter. How does a professional and job-oriented social network stack up against the current economic downturn and unemployment … Continue reading

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QR Code Shopping in subway stations in Milan, Italy: klikkapromo.it introduces virtual supermarkets

On January I wrote about South Korea’s Tesco big hit with QR Code shopping concept. Today I spotted in Milan, Italy, a similar idea where an italian discount-hunting website, klikkapromo.it, is promoting several goods along with QR-Code. The idea is … Continue reading

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