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Archive for August 29th, 2009

A presentation we prepared recently for a client in the Communications Industry.

We formed an introduction on large Data sets processing with R statistical and data mining software on Amazon EC2 with S3 support. Data distribution and job fragmentation with the use of Hadoop as the MapReduce implementation.

Comments and questions are welcome.

WeoGeo market a new marketplace with very appealing user interface was launched recently.

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Initially, you have the ability to search with coordinates or on the map. After you zoom in you can see the available layer that intrsect with the windows you have elected. Then review pricing and choose export options GEOTIFF, NAD27, UTM, KML etc.

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Cool idea, without omitting the fact that some layers are for free.

A new cool Wikitude Drive teaser video was released yesterday. Hype has it for AR Navigation. Apparently low data exchange is achieved with server side routing engine between points of interest. Can’t wait to see these features in Lyar. Nest step why not be   augmented client mashups and views switching.

MC MECHANIC - HAND FIXING HAND - Homage to MC Escher
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Apparently it cannot get any clearer than that. I am a total geek since I consider this picture work of art, while my girlfriend thinks it’s just gross.

GraphMind, a Freemind style mindmap editor module for Drupal. It could definitely impress some of your clients. Furthermore, client platform is Adobe Flex, which integrates seamlessly with Drupal API. My personal attempts for Flex apps on Drupal  were pretty successful I should add.

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Index awards display photo
[Street Installations for Design Week in Kongens Nytorv Sq., just outside the building of European Environmental Agency. Photos courtesy of CDW]

I can never tell which city I prefer most between Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Quality of life has shifted in levels, that we, people living in Athens, cannot even comprehend. Consequently, looking back to my everyday living environment makes me mad for satisfying with so little.
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Cool timepicker jquery pluggin. Delivered also under jquery UI. Just what I needed for my online traveling app.
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iPhone patent
Seriously now, I keep wondering why they did not think of it earlier. Context aware mobiles based on their GPS (or cell id ) + magnetometer data. Cool Stuff.  [via]


Putting together a similar proposal for self reproducible swarm robots for this ICT Eu Call. Von Newman in still so contemporary. [via]   


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