- DataSet Watch 2.0 - The Code Project - .NET
- Compello Software - Document and Invoice Workflow
- Home watch - Skype Forums
- Investor's Business Daily: Business Process Management Becoming Big Software Sector
- WSSWorkflowBeta2OM.pdf (application/pdf Object)
- Hybrid Mileage Database - GreenHybrid
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
MIT researchers at the startup company Ethanol Boosting Systems, LLC, claim to have come up with a gasoline/ethanol hybrid engine that approaches the efficiency of today's gasoline/electric hybrids.
From an article at Power Online ("A VertMarkets Marketplace for Industry Professionals"), the design is based on boosting engine output through a combination of a turbo and ethanol injection. By using ethanol rather than gasoline, the effective octane rating increases to more than 130 which greatly reduces the chances of engine knock. This allows for a much higher compression ratio; for compared to a conventional engine, in EBS' design more than twice the amount of air and fuel can be combusted, producing a proportional increase in power over a conventional design with the same engine volume.
The additional efficiency appears to be gained purely from smaller engine sizes, with less weight. However it is achieved, EBS estimates efficiency gains over a regular turbo-charged engine to be in the range of 25-30%.
While a classic gasoline/electric hybrid also uses the electric motor to boost performance when needed, there doesn't seem to be any reason why these two technologies couldn't be combined to form a gasoline/ethanol/electric hybrid. Make it a plug-in on top of that, and we'll have a gasoline/ethanol/coal & nuclear (providing the electricity) hybrid car... I envision a car that operates like an electric car at speeds upto 35 mph, uses the ethanol injection to accelerate to highway speeds, then continues to cruise on gasoline. Then, when braking, it recouperates some of the lost energy through regenerative braking.
Of course my vision is not likely to come to fruition: this all comes at a cost - about $3000-4000 above that of a conventional design (gas/electric hybrid premium of ~$3000, plus gas/ethanol premium of $500-1000). Gas would have to come back to well over $3/gallon and stay there to make that worthwhile in the US. In Europe however, it seems like it ought to be an attractive option.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
- The IdeaBlade Cabana Project
- Microsoft WF Webcasts
- Getting Real
The free HTML version of the bestselling eBook.
- .NET Corner : Skype, Recording And .NET
- SPS, WSS and BPM - Bob Mixon's Blog : Workflow Solutions - Pricing Perception/Misconception and Value
- SPS, WSS and BPM - Bob Mixon's Blog : SharePoint - Integrated BPM Evaluation - High Level Result Summary
Thursday, October 26, 2006
...and polls then I highly recommend electoral-vote.com, a site originally created to track the electoral votes of the 2004 presidential election (with great success as it became the most popular polling site of the '04 campaign). The site now tracks U.S. Senate and Congressional races, basing it's daily prediction on state polls - and never silly national polls like the media seems addicted to. The prediction as of today is that the GOP retains control of the senate (just barely), but loses the house (by a substantial margin).
The site is run by Andrew S. Tanenbaum, a U.S. computer science professor living and teaching in the Netherlands, he has the honor of having created MINIX, which Linus Torvalds used as a basis for a certain more known operating system. While Tannenbaum is most certainly a democrat, he is generally true to the facts - and he doesn't skew poll numbers like other votemasters are wont to do.
As I did in the 04 race, I'll add the predictions of the day to the right side of this blog, for all my 7 daily visitors to see.
- Sam Gentile : Windows Workflow Sept VS Integration Hangs Visual Studio
- PC World's Techlog A Brief History of Computers, As Seen in Old TV Ads
- Recommended Reading List
- Technical Articles
- Accessing the Windows RSS Platform with C#
- Brian Jones: Open XML Formats : Whitepaper summarizing the Office Open XML standard
- Motorola Q ISP Email Set-Up Guide
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
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- MOSS References - Custom Search Engine from Google Co-Op
Feel free to edit
- Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog » THE LAWS OF IDENTITY
- ETech 2006 -- Who Is the Dick on My Site?
- Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Top 5 Signs Your Project is Doomed
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
- Windows Workflow Foundation: Everything About Re-Hosting the Workflow Designer
- Gaston Milano's WebLog : Easily Add a string resource with CoolCommands
- OpenID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Scrybe - the online productivity suite I'm dying to try - Download Squad
Friday, October 20, 2006
Hah - I knew something was up, my daily del.icio.us links weren't posting as they should, but I thought there was just some unanounced change in functionality somewhere along the way - the posting process isn't exactly straightforward.
Turns out the posts triggered some spam blog threshold at blogspot. Oh well, it's under review, hopefully it will be resolved soon.
No, not a new product from Microsoft for hotdogs and soda, but observations on Microsoft making some interesting concessions to market leaders:
- Microsoft just launched the MSN Soapbox in invite-only Beta; a Video site to compete with YouTube, I guess. What's interesting is that they chose to use Flash video for the format, rather than Windows Media 11
ATLASASP.NET AJAX Beta 1, just launched today, the $() function is renamed to $get() in order for ASP.NET AJAX scripts to play nice with Prototype and Scriptaculous, among others.
It's nice that Microsoft shows an awareness of other market-players, but a bit surprising to see them make concessions like these.
- AVG Free Advisor: AVG Anti-Virus Free
- Moronland.com - The Worlds Most Addicting Game
Addicting, nah. Frustratingly difficult, yes.
- Jack Slocum's Blog » Exploring Cross-browser Web 2.0 Layouts with Yahoo! UI
- moka5 | www.moka5.com
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
- Microsoft Expression Web - Free Trial
- How a Stirling Engine Works / Infinia Corporation
- Green tech powers forward | CNET News.com
- Custom AutoCompleteExtender with multiple word suggestions - The Code Project - AJAX / Atlas
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
(Another post directly from the NY Times Reader:)
Excerpt from New York Times Article: The Reporter Is Real, but the World He Covers Isn’t http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/16/technology/16reuters.html
In preparing to open a Reuters bureau on a bustling island, Adam Pasick has been introducing himself to residents and interviewing entrepreneurs. After finishing such interviews, Mr. Pasick often levitates for a moment, then flies over buildings.
Adam Reuters has posted two articles so far, with the usual quality of Reuters intact. The virtuality of the whole thing is a bit unreal, but I guess that’s the point.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Excerpt from New York Times Article: Is Windows Near End of Its Run? http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/14/technology/14interview.html
Steven A. Ballmer, the chief executive of Microsoft, has his hands full. The next version of the Windows operating system, Vista, is finally about to arrive — years late and clouded by doubts that it might violate antitrust rules in Europe.
PS! I read this (and mailed this to my blog) using the NYT’s Times Reader, a .NET 3.0 Smart Client. Quite nifty, though a bit too ad-heavy for my taste.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
- Big Ball of Mud
- Functioning Form - Design Patterns: Introduction
- Yahoo! Design Pattern Library
- Salary Search | Indeed.com
- Google Gadgets For Your Webpage
- Google Gadgets API - Developer Guide (Getting Started)
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (Beta 2 Technical Refresh) Allows Office 2000, XP and 2003 to open Office 2007 files.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
- Jayrock: JSON and JSON-RPC for .NET
- Toyota Prius - Power Split Device
- Business Process Management on Squidoo
- KM World: Trend-Setting Products of 2006
- WWE - Event Details - On-Demand Webcast
- Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
- Idea of the Clean Result (concept of the monolithic/non-monolithic code) or an alternative to Java's checked exceptions - The Code Project - .NET
- A glance at Virtual Machine Monitor - The Code Project - Work Issues
- Synchronize two SharePoint document workspaces - The Code Project - ASP.NET
Monday, October 09, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
- SecurityKicks.com - Security news, community driven.
- Google Image Labeler
- BPM.com - Article
- Windows Workflow: Rules and Conditions
- Jesus Rodriguez's WebLog : Window Workflow Foundation Runtime Services: The Persistence Service
- Paul Andrew : The Windows Workflow Foundation WebCasts
- Web Service Workflows: Deploy Distributed Business Processes With Windows Workflow And Web Services -- MSDN Magazine, October 2006
- Mark Schmidt's Abode : Windows Workflow Foundation
- Workflows and stuff... : Workflow Manager sample finally got published in source code
- less is more » Recommended Reading for WF Programmers
- less is more
- Developing Windows Workflow Foundation Services
- Cutting Edge: Windows Workflow Foundation, Part 2 -- MSDN Magazine, April 2006
- Enterprise .NET Community: Manage Application Processes with Windows Workflow Foundation
- JOPX on SharePoint 2007 (MOSS and WSS V3 ), Office and SOA: WCM with MOSS 2007 - Part I