Ged Carroll

GoatCactus and Screen Ghosts

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GoatCactus What are GoatCactus and Screen Ghosts? Before you ask we haven’t been hitting the magic mushrooms again. Facetop is a project at the University of North Carolina to ‘screen ghost’ video conference participants on to a computer screen, check here. No more annoying iChat screens. GoatCactus is a piece of software that uses computer math […]

Lead the internet

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America historically has been the best position to lead the Internet. It deliberately set up multilateral open bodies that set many of the technology standards. It benefited from this approach and is now home to many of the main companies whose technology underpins and makes use of the Internet. That might be changing. A small […]

Barcode turns 30

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The Boston Globe online has a mildly interesting article about the UPC (universal product code) or barcode that graces all our groceries. They give a potted history of the code and mention the various urban myths that rose around it including: The article goes on about the inventory savings items, but neglects to mention other […]

Social Networking

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Fantastic overview on the overhyped technology trend of the moment social networking. Don’t get me wrong I am a member of some of them, its just that the net is not paved with gold and there are only a finite number of opportunities. By the time you get around to organise a high-level conference about […]

Gates on spam

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Gates on spam Bill Gates wrote to me regarding the latest thinking by Microsoft (ok so its a Microsoft marketing ploy to make me think that Chairman Bill cares even for heretics like me) and some of their partners to curb spam. The mail is interesting, however I have a few concerns on the content […]