ROTOR 2.0 is available… dive deep into .NET 2.0 CLI…

“The Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) is the ECMA standard that describes the core of the .NET Framework world. The Shared Source CLI is a compressed archive of the source code to a working implementation of the ECMA CLI and the ECMA C# language specification.

The current release builds and runs on Windows XP only. It is released under a Shared Source initiative. It is released under a shared source initiative. Please see the accompanying license.

The Shared Source CLI goes beyond the printed specification of the ECMA standards, providing a working implementation for CLI developers to explore and understand. It will be of interest to academics and researchers wishing to teach and explore modern programming language concepts, and to .NET developers interested in how the technology works.”

Source: Shared Source CLI 2.0 download

Virtual Server 2005 R2: Implementing production servers…

In case you’re wondering why I am not writing that much articles at the moment…

I am currently working on the Virtual Server Implementation of the MSDNAA download servers for 4 universities here in germany…

Source: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Gigabyte I-Ram: How fast can you boot?


Everyone knows about those solid-state disks. And everyone knows that there are not-so-solid disks that utilise normal RAM for data storage.


“The i-RAM’s greatest asset is easily its simplicity. Just populate the card with memory, plug it into an available PCI slot, attach a Serial ATA cable to your motherboard, and you’ve got yourself a solid-state hard drive. There’s no need for drivers, extra software, or even Windows—the i-RAM is detected by a motherboard BIOS as a standard hard drive, so it should work with any operating system. In fact, because the i-RAM behaves like a standard hard drive, you can even combine multiple i-RAMs together in RAID arrays.”



So here’s a Windows XP running and even more impressive booting on one of that gadgets… Oh man I want one of those!



if this doesn’t show up…try to click here.


Source 1: http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1/gigabyte-iram/index.x?pg=1
Source 2: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-51784544344753709&q=%22i-ram%22

flow – a flash game that really relaxes

What a game! It’s one of the most relaxing games I’ve played in the last months… going to sleep now

How to Play?

What am I suppose to do?

  • Dive deep into the space eat and evolve

Control

  • Use Mouse Cursor to guide your creature
  • Hold on Left Mouse Button to accelerate

Tips

  • Red makes you dive down
  • Blue brings you back up
  • Filling up your body to grow longer
  • + makes your current body segment evolve
  • Move slowly to make smaller turns



Source: http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/flowing/core.html

Apple User Interface design flaws…

I really like the User Interface that Mac OSX gives me. I even like the iLife applications and I used them for the first time just for fun… and I came across something which is a really serious design flaw in my opinion: notice the black dot in the red “close”-button of each window:

This dot apparently shows me that I cannot do anything with this window apart from moving it around.The dot shows that the document changed – in the case of the iLife applications you cannot do anything else than moving the window around… you cannot minimize it. And the case is: The only thing I don’t want to do with such a window is starring at it’s progress bar and waiting … So normally I and probably every other user wants to hide/minimize that window. But it’s impossible. It’s just not allowed to minimize it…

Why is that? Ideas anyone?