Archive for date: December 15, 2004

MoleSter – a tiny file-sharing application

December 15, 2004 | Computer Science, Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Not to be outdone, Matthew Skala one-upped Ed by creating MoleSter – a tiny file-sharing application. I wonder if it works… 🙂 Addendum: As my wife points out, it’s not a very attractive name. What’s really amazing is that I didn’t pick up on it.


December 15, 2004 | Computer Science, Intellectual Property, Python | By: Mark VandeWettering

Ed Felton of freedom-to-tinker has released a tiny 15 line Python program called TinyP2P which allows you to create a simple (if not secure or scaleable) file sharing network. Get the code here. It’s cute, and might not be bad for tiny bits of file sharing. Addendum: Actually trying to run it, I got localhost […]

The Future of Scanners?

December 15, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Gizmodo had a link to a flexible book scanner, basically a sheet of plastic filled with organic photodiodes and phototransistors that act as a scanner. Chasing down links for a meatier description, I found Semiconductor International – Organic Devices on Flexible Substrates Advance – 11/1/2004 – Semiconductor International – CA476270 In other work to be […]

Book Scanning Robot

December 15, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Science, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Ever wonder how they hope to digitize millions of books? Try looking at this film showing a book scanning robot working for You can get more real information from the manufacturer’s website, albeit in the form of a bit of a sales pitch.

Bunny Cinema for Christmas

December 15, 2004 | General, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

The classic It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, but starring bunnies, and taking only 30 seconds. Caution: Didn’t work for me in Firefox.