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Diving Mask with built-in HD Video Camera

Divers know how difficult and expensive it can be to get a video camera working underwater.This diving mask makes things easy and affordable:http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/08/19/eod.divemask.camera.cnn   Source

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#LotusKnows that it is now also available on PLANET LOTUS

#LotusKnows is on PLANET LOTUS:http://planetlotus.org/twitter/lotusknowsAnd also on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23LotusKnowsAnd on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=111069148742&ref=nfAnd of course on its founder's blog:http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/lotus-knows?opendocument&comments   Source

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Lucid Compatibility Test 0.00

Multithreading is working Multiple Multicore CPUs are supported Disk I/O runs in own thread [*]0% CPU usage for 3D graphics rendering, all is done on GPU[*]Compatibility Test program soon available Minimum hardware test, level 0 Minimal hardware test, level 1 [*]See also Lucid blog   Source

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3D Engines Comparison

RankNameOpenGL SupportBasic Dynamic ShadowsFull Dynamic Shadows256+ Dynamic LightsRealtime GIOGG SoundsC/C++ SupportRealtime ScriptingSource Code IncludedEntity Based SystemLow End SupportHigh End SupportPhysicsOpenGL CommandsRealtime EditorCross-PlatformNetworkingPrice under $1000TotalScoreImportance151016141211332471117568091Leadwerks EngineYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes200142Max3DYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo0133CryENGINE 3NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes

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3D Engines Comparison

Rank Name OpenGL Support Basic Dynamic Shadows Full Dynamic Shadows 256+ Dynamic Lights Realtime GI OGG Sounds C/C++ Support Realtime Scripting Source Code Included Entity Based System Low End Support High End Support Physics OpenGL Commands Realtime Editor Cross-Platform Networking Price under $1000 Total Score Importance 15 10 16 14 12 1 13 3 2 4 7 11 17 5 6 8 0 9 1 Leadwerks Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Ye

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3D Engines Comparison

RankNameOpenGL SupportBasic Dynamic ShadowsFull Dynamic Shadows256+ Dynamic LightsRealtime GIOGG SoundsC/C++ SupportRealtime ScriptingSource Code IncludedEntity Based SystemLow End SupportHigh End SupportPhysicsOpenGL CommandsRealtime EditorCross-PlatformNetworkingPrice under $1000TotalScoreImportance151016141211332471117568091Leadwerks EngineYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes200142Max3DYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo0133CryENGINE 3NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes

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LotusLive

Today I registered and tried out LotusLive: apps.lotuslive.com.LotusLive is a web browser based global conference tool, which works very similar to a SameTime conference.The benefit over SameTime is that you don't have to install any software (only browser plugins, and a bunch of SSL certificates), and that the meeting is available on the internet, globally.The people who are invited to a meeting (anyone can be invited who has internet access) can use Firefox or IE, but the host needs both brows

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Domino 7.0.3 is still the most stable release

After a year of testing Domino 8, it still has bugs which prevent it from being used in production. Agent Manager crashes Domino HTTP agents which open a view and user closes the web page before the agent finishes, causes the agent never to end I suspect this agent orphanization happens also under other circumstances, but it does never happen in 7.0.3 Domino 8.0.1 on openSUSE 11.0 has been very stable though, so I suspect that it is mostly Windows Domino 8 related The recently release

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Notes and Domino 8.0.1 have too many fatal bugs

Some things I have experienced:Domino 8.0.1 fatal bugs:- Domino 8.0.1 on an AIX5L 5.3 server keeps crashing several times per day- Domino 8.0.1 on one Windows32 server has crashed 4 times total- Domino 8.0.1 on another Windows32 server crashed today for the first time- Domino 8.0.1 x32 on Windows x64 makes Notes C API Terminate() call to hang for several minutes.Notes 8.0.1 fatal bugs:- Notes 8.0.1 has caused the harddisk's Master File Table to get corrupted multiple times on 2 different PCs, ob

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Bruce Elgort keeps deleting my comments!

I think he must be mad at me because I didn't deliver the next generation Domino Search engine to him yet (for IdeaJam). Well, it's not 100% ready for production, and needs lots of manual setup to make it work for custom applications. I'm planning to make an easy frontend interface so that it can be used like the normal Domino Search engine.The interface will including things like include/exclude lists of field names, update frequency, etc...But deleting my comments... I think it's the biggest s

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The cheapest NAS of the world

If you want the cheapest network area storage with the biggest harddisk space on the planet, then there is only one choice for you. Siipi Roc features up to 11 harddisk slots: 6 internal 3.5" slots, 4 external 5.25" slots, 1 external 3.5" slot, equipped with 750GB Western Digital drives in the Antec P182 black case, running at Raid 0,1,5,6,10 with the Asus P5K-E motherboard, an Intel Quad Core CPU, 4GB Kingston RAM, and even a GeForce 7 series 3D card on openSUSE 10.3 64-bit.For an amazing low p

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Lotus Notes All Client 8.0.1 on Linux

It just works:I tried Notes 8.0 earlier on Ubuntu, and it was a bit crashy. But with 8.0.1 on openSUSE it seems more stable, when you learn to avoid certain things :)I'll try to work with this setup a few weeks and see if I need Windows XP anymore.On my work Laptop, the ThinkPad T61p, I have also PCLinuxOS 2008 minime, it will be a good challenger against my home openSUSE. Also kubuntu 7.10 x32 is still in the run, when one of those fails.My server has been already running for a long time Domino

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AIX - change size of file system

AIX has a command to change the size of a partition on the fly.Lets make the root directory 4GB bigger:bash-3.00# chfs -a size=+4G /Filesystem size changed to 60555264Lets look how the filesystem looks:bash-3.00# df -gFilesystem GB blocks Free %Used Iused %Iused Mounted on/dev/hd4 28.88 24.75 15% 5471 1% //dev/hd2 4.62 3.23 31% 33600 5% /usr/dev/hd9var 0.12 0.11 11% 433 2% /var/dev/hd3 0.12 0.11 11%

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No collaboration without integration

First we had e-mails. Our paper mails, artistic handwriting and other personalized communication was gone.Then we had websites. Our e-mails were reliefed and we could share information with everyone.Then we had blogs. Our websites were updated less frequently and all structured information was gone.Then we had rss feeds. Our custom look and style of blogs was gone and only raw information was left.Then we had technorati. Actually I forgot about it completely.Then we had ideajam. This was the fir

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ODS48 Speed Test

At least in the core functions the new ODS48 (Notes/Domino 8 database format) is not remarkably faster than ODS43 (Notes/Domino 6/7 database format).I made a few tests with new blank databases (one for ODS43 and one for ODS48):First I created an agent which creates 100000 documents (no fields).The first test was to run the agent from the Notes 8 Basic Client:notes:ods43: 90.914sods48: 90.547sThe remaining tests were done using Mozilla Firefox using the Preview function in the Notes 8 Basic Clien

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Welcome a new SPCLP Lotus blogger!

Today I met him again, and he told me that he has just started his own blog a few days ago.Please welcome Vladislavs Tatarincevs (or short: Vlad) from Latvia!He is often referred by my colleagues as my "Master" (because I often learn new things from him), but I tend to say that it's a fruitful cooperation between me and him (since I also can teach him some things). Call it 50/60 if you want, but not 0/100 :)My last LotusSphere was in 2005, so he is a tad ahead of me, since he has probably now PC

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LotusScript: over 780% faster checking for empty strings

I read on planetlotus.org about Bob Balaban's test of the speed difference between s="" vs len(s)=0 checking ( http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/bpmpblog.nsf/dx/performance-testing-technique ).My test agent looks like this:Sub Initialize Dim n As Long, ni As Long n=10 ' number of test repeats Dim t1 As Double, t2 As Double, tn As Double, tt As Double Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Long Const x=10000 Const s="xxxxxxxxxx" For ni=1 To n t1=Timer For i=1 To x For j=1

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Deployment Status: 8x Domino 8.0.1, 5x Notes 8.0.1, more to come...

I have deployed Domino 8.0.1 for x32, x64, AIX, Linux so far (Experimental, Research, Production (Linux) servers), and Notes 8.0.1 for x32 (Production Clients).No problems have occured except the problems which were caused by "officially not supported by IBM" configurations:- Domino 64-bit + DB2- Domino 8.0.1 + Quickr 8.0.0.3- DWA/Lite + Nokia (Symbian)The next deployments will continue on Development, then Test, followed by Stage, and finally Production servers after a meeting with our consulta

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Things what IBM Lotus should really focus on

After evaluating the Notes/Domino 8.0.1 release, I found a few things which should be really fixed and done before doing anything else:- Domino 8.0.1 64-bit support for NSFDB2. Currently it destroys DB/2 databases and permanently destroys the DB/2 interface too, so it has to be reinstalled for Domino 8.0.1 32-bit.- Symbian support for Notes Traveller. Nobody really uses Windows Mobile devices (vanishing 12%), the vast majority on earth uses Symbian devices (65% market share).- Symbian support fo

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8.0.1 incoming at 980KB/s

And another 5 minutes later:Domino 8.0.1 64-bit with DB/2 9.1.3 64-bit running on Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise 64-bit on IBM System x3650 with Dual Quad Core (=8 cores).Oh, that reminds me I need to upgrade to DB/2 9.5 Viper next.   Source

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Notes/Domino 8.0.1 went to Step 5: Gold Build

Finally some progress again, after it was stuck for long time in Step 4, it went today to Step 5: Gold Build:http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/r5fixlist.nsf/(Progress)/801Maybe 8.0.1 is released even this week, or latest next week.   Source

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