Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ideal gift for your (geeky) Valentine

The recipe is quite easy to follow: head to Shapeways, order for printing two hearts (puzzle), deliver them to your Valentine :-)

It will be his/her task to put the pieces together (there are no hints in the box and having 2 models scrambled increases somewhat the difficulty)

Yes, Shapeways will "print" (3D) in different materials your 3D drawings or you can borrow from the existing designs published by their users and have the 3D model delivered to you.

PS. Sorry for breaking the news quite late to you, our "hearts" were ready just last night :-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Google steps in Nokia's backyard

in short: Google buys old paper factory in Finland to build datacenter

as always, the Devil lives in the details:

Today, Finland-based paper group Stora Enso has announced that Google is buying the buildings and most of the Summa Mill site, where production of paper was ceased in January 2008, for approximately €40 million ($51.7 million) via TechCrunch
Summa mill, which consumed 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year via Reuters
China's long-term onshore and offshore wind electricity potential is estimated to be 1,000 giga-watts (Cui, ed. 2008:273) via PERI

As always, Google= (power) Grid + Water

Monday, February 2, 2009

mySQL training fail

Dear X,

due to some technical issues, we have lost the evaluation for your onsite class... ... and sincerely hope that we have an opportunity to work together again in the future!