Some pretty cool news on the Linux front, as Linuxant announces that they have developed a "wrapper" for NDIS-compliant Windows network drivers, allowing them to be used as-is under Linux.
The voice over IP race seems to be heating up. At first, there was only Vonage. Now Skype and SIPphone have entered the space. The disadvantage to these two competitors is that they can currently only connect to others on the same service - but that will undoubtedly change in the near future. In the meantime, you can comfort yourself with much lower calling rates.
For those of you who have the standard love-hate relationship with regular expressions, PHPkitchen has released RegExpEditor, a graphical interface to creating regular expressions.
Mother nature seems determined to let us know that we're not in charge. First, we see a sea sponge that grows fiber optics that are tougher than those we can manufacture. Now, we find out about methane bubbles so large that they can sink ships. These bubbles break loose from the sea floor and create eruptions on the surface that could swamp a ship. This may explain the mysterious disappearance of some vessels. It also poses the question: What did she eat for lunch?
If you're building a home network, you may be interested in a hard drive that you can plug into your network and access from anywhere. Heck, I could use such a device. But nearly $250 for 20GB? That seems a bit pricey when a drive as large as 160GB can be purchased for just $100 (I recently did this myself). Perhaps this is just the start and we'll see prices come down as the popularity increases. Or perhaps someone will be able to hack the thing and plug any drive at all into the enclosure.
I promised a couple of quizzes this week, so without further ado...
Which Dr. Seuss character are you? The quiz says I am Mr. Brown - "Observant and involved, there is little that escapes your notice. You absorb it all, and make sense of it, though sometimes a bit noisily."
For those of you looking for a quiz that is a little more risque, you can find out which Rocky (Horror) character most resembles your personality. Strangely enough, it turns out that I'm Brad - "You're just a normal guy caught in an interesting situation." If you're sensitive about certain words, you may want to avoid this quiz. Of course, if you're sensitive about that sort of thing, you might want to just avoid Rocky Horror entirely.