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On Ruby on Rails

16 years and 1 week ago · listen

I'm developing my RoR skills on a daily basis, and I'm a member of the Portuguese Ruby Brigade, so I've a special interest on this amazing framework:

Apple results

16 years and 3 weeks ago · listen

Last night Apple released his Q1 2007 financial results. The numbers are huge (7 billion USD in revenue, 1 billion of net profit), and are a company record.

Please bare in mind the fiscal year is different from the regular year: Q1 2007 is the time period between the 1st of October and the 31th of December 2006, so it includes Christmas 2006. In this quarter, Apple sold more than 21 million iPods, and more than 1.6 million Macs.

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Apple iPhone vs LG KE850

16 years and 3 weeks ago · listen

Since an image is better than a thousand words, here are a couple of videos showing why is not fair to compare the Apple iPhone to LG KE850. Apple iPhone is really a major breakthrough in the mobile market, no matter what.

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[email protected]

16 years and 4 weeks ago · listen

Fabbers (a.k.a 3D Printers or rapid prototyping machines) are a relatively new form of manufacturing that builds 3D objects by carefully depositing materials drop by drop, layer by layer. While several commercial systems are available, their price range - tens of thousands, to hundreds of thousands of dollars - is typically well beyond what an average home user can afford.

Introducing [email protected]: this website provides an open source kit that lets you make your own simple fabber, and use it to print three dimensional objects. You can download and print various items, try out new materials, or upload and share your own projects. Advanced users can modify and improve the fabber itself.

Here's a YouTube video of a [email protected] Model 1 building a silicone rubber bottle:

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