Friday, July 29, 2005

Japanese develop 'female' android

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' android: "Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised - a 'female' android called Repliee Q1."

Google OS 7 Countdown

No More Sysadmin Appreciation Day | Google OS 7 Countdown | BlogMeet Nostalgia | No More Security Updates for Windows Vista | Bill Gates on Google's Future | Posts From the Future: "Next week, Google will reveal Google OS 7 in a Hawaii party of unprecedented grandeur (according to some news sources, there will be 1,000 dancing girls scantily clad in the four Google colors)."

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Japan to build world's fastest supercomputer - Japan to build world's fastest supercomputer - Jul 25, 2005: "Japan has plans to start building a supercomputer next year that can operate 73 times faster than the world's fastest supercomputer, the government said Monday."

Japan wants to develop a supercomputer that can operate at 10 petaflops, or 10 quadrillion calculations per second, which is 73 times faster than the Blue Gene, an official of the ministry said on condition of anonymity.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Powermanga 0.79 - TLK Games: Open Source Games For GNU/Linux (shoot'em up and breakout released under the GPL)

Powermanga 0.79 - TLK Games: Open Source Games For GNU/Linux (shoot'em up and breakout released under the GPL): "Powermanga is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites. It runs in 320x200 or 640x400 pixels, with Window mode or full screen and support for 8, 15, 16, 24, and 32 bpp."

Tab Mix Plus

Tab Mix Plus is the very best of Tab extension for FireFox. You might give it a try!

DMTF - Common Information Model (CIM)

DMTF - Common Information Model (CIM): "CIM provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services, and allows for vendor extensions. CIM’s common definitions enable vendors to exchange semantically rich management information between systems throughout the network.

CIM is composed of a Specification and a Schema. The Schema provides the actual model descriptions, while the Specification defines the details for integration with other management models."

Netweaver 2004 needs SLD to be configured prior to run any adaptive RFC application.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system: "Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features."

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Cool! BTFS

btslave.html: "A new program is available in the btslave distribution: btmount. This program uses the FUSE module to allow you to mount a torrent as a file system. Check out the Sourceforge page for downloads."

Collaborative VNC

Collaborative VNC: "Collaborative VNC lets you share a computer desktop between multiple people, who can each be all the way across the Internet from each other. Everyone can see everyone else's mouse pointers, and you can take turns controlling the desktop, so that everyone is not clicking on everyone else's toes all the time."

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Xen virtual machine monitor

Computer Laboratory - Xen virtual machine monitor: "Modern computers are sufficiently powerful to use virtualization to present the illusion of many smaller virtual machines (VMs), each running a separate operating system instance. Successful partitioning of a machine to support the concurrent execution of multiple operating systems poses several challenges. Firstly, virtual machines must be isolated from one another: it is not acceptable for the execution of one to adversely affect the performance of another. This is particularly true when virtual machines are owned by mutually untrusting users. Secondly, it is necessary to support a variety of different operating systems to accommodate the heterogeneity of popular applications. Thirdly, the performance overhead introduced by virtualization should be small.

Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Xen is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. We have a fully functional ports of Linux 2.4 and 2.6 running over Xen, and regularly use it for running demanding applications like MySQL, Apache and PostgreSQL. Any Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake) should run unmodified over the ported OS."

Fold n' Drop Page

Fold n' Drop Page: "Fold n' Drop is a new interaction technique for seamlessly dragging and dropping between overlapping windows. It allows you to fold windows while dragging objects (watch the video)."

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 Release Notes

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 Release Notes: "Thunderbird 1.0.6 is a stability update. We recommend that users upgrade to this latest version."

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG new driver fixed slow down problem

Wireless LAN Products - Download Windows* Software for Intel� PRO/Wireless Network Connection: "Device Management"

I have used 2200BG built-in minipci in my laptop for roughly 10 month with annoying problem about slow down with no reason in my university since I upgraded driver to version 9.x.x.x.

Today, I upgrade all softwares and drivers to and it works just fine! I recommend all you to upgrade it as soon as possible to save your life!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Installation problem NW04 SP Stack 11 - Load Database

Installation problem NW04 SP Stack 11 - Load Database: "

the current best workaround is:
- change your windows timezone to GMT 1 (Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome,...) with daylight saving.
- Install
- Switch back to your timezone



In case you found following error in NW04 SP Stack 11:

17.06.05 21:06 dbImport

SEVERE: DB Error during import of BC_EDM_EVENT

17.06.05 21:06 printSQLException
SEVERE: Message: Invalid object 11/23/04 3:00 PM of type
java.sql.Date assigned to host variable 5.

17.06.05 21:06 printSQLException

17.06.05 21:06 printSQLException
SEVERE: ErrorCode: 1001109

17.06.05 21:06 dbImport
INFO: trying to delete from table BC_EDM_PROJECT

17.06.05 21:06 dbImport

17.06.05 21:06 dbImport
SEVERE: DB Error during import of BC_EDM_PROJECT

17.06.05 21:06 printSQLException
SEVERE: Message: Invalid object 5/16/05 3:00 PM of type
java.sql.Date assigned to host variable 5.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

SAP Network use

SAP Network use: "Introduction"

Network Issue in SAP

Using HTTP Modules To Combat Leeching

The Code Project - Using HTTP Modules To Combat Leeching - ASP.NET: "The article explains how an HTTP module can be used to combat leech requests to resources on your domain through GET or POST HTTP request methods. The code snippet provided defines a class that implements the IHttpModule interface. An instance of this class will hook into the ASP.NET runtime and intercept the BeginRequest event of the HttpApplication object and determine if the requested URI came from a leech link on another website. Leech links are simply links pointing to resources on your site without your knowledge or authorization.

This technique can be used to prevent the outside world from posting links to resources on your domain without authorization to do the same. For example, if you maintain a list of sites that have been authorized to provide links to your website, then you can put into effect a selective screening routine. On the other hand, if there are domains that you do not want to be referred from, this technique will again, prove equally useful. I have not provided the code to these ends though. My intent here is to simply illustrate a basic possibility. But you could mail me if you are interested to know how to go about it, but I believe you should be able to pull it off without much ado after reading through this article."

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

WinMobile Torrent - BitTorrent Client for Pocket PC - released - WinMobile Torrent - BitTorrent Client for Pocket PC - released: "WinMobile Torrent is the first BitTorrent Client for Windows Mobile device.

WinMobile Torrent is a sophisticated and easy-to-use BitTorrent client that allows you to leech and/or seed multiple torrent files. A very special feature in WinMobile Torrent is: the capability to view the progress of an individual file within the torrent and extract it when it is completed without having to wait for the torrent to be fully downloaded. It supports multiple simultaneous downloads with various functions to manage downloads and peers in a very user-friendly interface."

Monday, July 11, 2005


Home of nuhi - Projects - nLite: "nLite is a GUI for permanent Windows component removal by your choice. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install doesn't include, or even contain on cd, unwanted components."

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD: "Bart's PE Builder helps you build a 'BartPE' (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!"

Saturday, July 09, 2005


UltraVNC: "UltraVNC is an easy to use computer program that can display a screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location.

If you provide computer support, you can easy access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! Your customers don't have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support. UltraVNC software allows you to remotely control a computer over any TCP/IP connection. UltraVNC emulates the destination computer to make it look as if you were in front of it.

UltraVNC key features include FileTransfer, Video Driver, Encryption Plugins, high performances, JavaViewer, MS Logon, mouse and keyboard emulation, good Security and Text Chat communication."

Friday, July 08, 2005


Exploring MySQL in the Microsoft .NET Environment: "Note: Using ODBC.NET with MyODBC, while fetching empty string (0 length), will give SQL_NO_DATA exception as shown below.

System.Data.Odbc.OdbcException: NO_DATA - no error information available
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection.HandleError(IntPtr hHandle, SQL_HANDLE hType, RETCODE retcode)
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataReader.GetData(Int32 i, SQL_C sqlctype, Int32 cb)
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataReader.internalGetString(Int32 i)
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataReader.GetValue(Int32 i, TypeMap typemap)
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataReader.GetValue(Int32 i)
at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataReader.IsDBNull(Int32 i)
at GameShopWS.GameProvider.GetGameInfo(Int32 game_ID) in ..

You can fix the above problem by applying the patch for ODBC32.DLL from:;EN-US;q319243."

Browsers add Native BitTorrent Support

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fujitsu Automation HOAP-3

Fujitsu Automation HOAP-3 :: TechJapan :: English news on technology from Japan: "Fujitsu Automation has announced their 'HOAP-3' humanoid robot. It looks to be pretty compact with a 60cm height. Additions to this version include image recognition and some various sensors. I also didn't realize the thing has a Pentium M processor and runs Linux, and Fujitsu Automation even publicizes the internal interface info...this thing would be a homebrew delight!

Fujitsu Automation announced on the 5th that they have begun accepting orders for the 'HOAP-3' small humanoid robot, developed in cooperation with Fujitsu Labs. It is Open Price.

HOAP-3 is the successor to the 'HOAP-1' announced in 2001, and the 'HOAP-2' announced in 2003. While the HOAP-2 improved upon the HOAP-1 in the area of movement capabilities, the HOAP-3 takes those same capabilities from the HOAP-2 and has been improved upon in external recognition and communication functionality.

The size of the unit is slightly larger than the HOAP-2; it stands about 60cm tall and weighs some 8.8kg. Since a camera, microphone, speaker, expression LED, audio recognition function, voice synthesis function, and image recognition function have been added, the unit is suitable for studies involving human communication, or hand-eye coordination research. A distance sensor, grip sensor, acceleration sensor, and so forth have been added, and all of these can be controlled from a PC using wired or wireless LAN.

The controlling OS is RT-Linux, and the CPU is a Pentium M 1.1GHz. Like the previous models in the HOAP series, the internal interface information of the hardware/software for the unit will be released, making self-programming possible. Also, simulation software for pre-confirmation of control programs is included."

FUSE: Filesystem in Userspace

FUSE: Filesystem in Userspace: "With FUSE it is possible to implement a fully functional filesystem in a userspace program."

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Snoop and crack WEP effectively


About ZipTorrent - "ZipTorrent is a small and optimized BitTorrent client with big plans and a huge potential, developed using pure C by volunteers from around the planet. We want to make it simple for the average joe to join the growing world of file sharing, without relying on a central resource (Decentralized architecture)."

IPython - An enhanced Interactive Python

IPython - An enhanced Interactive Python: "An enhanced Interactive Python shell"

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

PHP Now Playing Project Info - PHP Now Playing: "Now Playing is a set of php scripts to display your now playing information from the audio-tracker plugin for winamp as your avatar of signature on forums and such, with an own chosen formatting."

Online Signature

Online Signature: "This program can check your eMule client and even write some data on an image whicht you can upload via FTP to your webspace. You can find more information in the readme.txt that comes along with the package."

Monday, July 04, 2005

Simfit: simulation, statistical analysis, curve fitting and graph plotting software.

Simfit: simulation, statistical analysis, curve fitting and graph plotting software.: "a Windows package for simulation, curve fitting, statistical analysis and graph plotting. It employs mathematical models from a library or user-supplied equations, and can be used in biology (growth curves), psychology (factor analysis)' physiology (transport), pharamacology (dose response curves), pharmacy (pharmacokinetics), immunology (ligand binding), biochemistry (calibration), biophysics (kinetics), epidemiology (survival analysis), medical statistics (meta analysis), chemistry (chemical kinetics), physics (dynamical systems), and mathematics (numerical analysis)."