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Articles Tagged ‘fun’

Happy 2011

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 by Servage
Happy New Year! I wish you a great 2011, and hope to see you around on the blog. 2010 has provided a few great thing to the world of technology, and like any curious developer I'm excited to see what's coming in 2011. This post is nothing but a nice greeting, and encouragement to provide ideas and suggestions for future topics. My own interests are web development and innovative services/hardware, but I am happy to hear your tips on cool stuff. Random trivia: The 1st of January is one of the busiest days for take-aways ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24th, 2010 by Servage
I wish you all a merry Christmas out there! And if you're not one of the people celebrating this holiday, enjoy yourself watching all the others stressing around to get things done in time for Santa's arrival today or tomorrow. Maybe someone could tell me why some places get presents Christmas eve, and some on Christmas morning? Or is it just to allow Santa enough time to get around to everyone? I hope you get a great time with your family, and may your wishes come true for some nice electronic gadgets, or whatever you have wished for. Feel free to submit your wishes regarding topics for our blog by submitting a ...

Last-minute holiday stuff

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Servage
The Christmas stress is moving into our lives again. Like every year... Have you gotten all the presents yet? If not, you could choose one of the following great (read: crappy and useless) gadgets which we presented last season: The Christmas tree (lights powered via USB) The Christmas Stocking USB stick The Santa USB hub combined with pen-holder If not, you might want to start getting creative. Even with overnight-super-express-shipping it is getting close! In case you're totally frustrated with the organization of wish lists. Who wants what, who gives what to whom, and what's already bought two or three times? Try Whishlistr. It's a pretty nice service to solve some of these ...

The Facebook story as a movie

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 by Servage
The Social Network is a movie based on the story of the early days of Facebook. It has hit the cinemas a few weeks ago, and received mixed feedback from critics. How the idea emerged, the initial web app was developed, and how the relationships between the different players - mainly Marc Zuckerberg - pushed Facebook in a successful direction. It is also a story about trust, ideas, innovation, betrayal and big money. Anyone interested in the starting days of one of the biggest Internet startups will very likely be entertained by this movie! Although it is being discussed if the plot is real or not, it is definitely a ...

Get your Internet content on the TV

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Servage
The world of TV is increasingly merging with the Internet. Numerous TV manufacturers have models with Internet access for some apps, DLA clients for content sharing etc. Now one of the most popular media center softwares gets it's own box, ready to run: Boxee. A set top box to play content from storage in your own network or the Internet isn't really a new thing, but Boxee still introduces or combines a few cool old and new ways of doing things. The shape, the remote, the software. I'm sure it's a pretty neat device, but is it really needed? I mean, for you as developers of web content, ...

10-10-10

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 by Servage
Wow, what an overwhelming amount of crazy people are trying to tell us what's gonna happen on this "special" date. Like 09-09-09 and 11-11-11 these type of dates have occurred, and will occur on a regular basis. It's a simple by-product on our dating system, actually based on our numeric system. It's not a countdown to annihilation or doomsdays, or whatever. And yes, some of us have seen the movie... We know what's supposed to happen on 12-12-21... I'm not going to comment further on these "prophecies". I will, however, use this topic to remind you about one of the greatest glitches in computer history. The story might be rather ...

Streaming music renders the MP3 archive obsolete

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Servage
I remember the days where MP3 started to kick in. It started with long CD-ripping sessions, copying own CDs onto the harddrive. Thankfully online databases made it unneccessary to type in any details for the music, since it was automatically fetched from the Internet. Growing my music archive I shared CDs with friends and downloaded from the net (from emerging online music stores of course...). However, when the fascination with the new world of digital music began to shrink, and music was more a commodity that was used, rather than an experience of growing the archive, it began to be hard to keep up with new tracks. It became a ...

Reviewing new search engines Bing, WolframAlpha and Google Squared

Friday, June 5th, 2009 by Servage
search_engines2There are two seemingly interesting new players on the search engine field. Microsoft Bing Earlier this week Microsoft has released it's new search engine Bing, which is supposed to help Microsoft gain market shares - probably mainly targeting Google. The look and feel of the Bing front page is nice and slick. They use photos to spice it up a little, instead of the clean, almost-text-only Google standard page. However, the results are listed in a common layout similar to the one used by most other search engines today. Having seen a pretty sweet trailer movie from Microsoft, featuring some intelligent functionality in the Bing search engine, I must ...

Hello Googler, Stumbler, Twitterer…

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by Servage
wp_greetingboxGreet your visitors with a customized sentence depending on their origin. Personalized websites are up for much discussion. The problem is that in order to create customized content for each user, such as relevant adds, interesting news articles and so on, the provider needs to log a lot of information about the user. Otherwise the provider, such as Google or Facebook, cannot generate the user-profile needed to support that functionality. Personally I like seeing adds that actually interest me, when I have to be exposed to adds in the first place, rather than just seeing some random ones. However, the "price" for that is for example Google storing a lot ...

Servage joins Volvo Ocean Race Game

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 by Per Strömqvist (Servage)
volvooceanrace Summer is coming to my part of the world and I felt like challenging you in a on-line sailing game. Besides being a fan of sailing, I think this application is a really good example when you use the web to bring attention to your brand. And since there are over 200,000 players participating, I wanted to add a little extra for you to race for. I will be skipper on the boat "Servage One Solution" and manager for the group "Servage Sailors". The groups fastest sailor in the next leg gets 1 year of free hosting and the next four sailors get 3 months hosting each. The competition is for ...