do it yourself video baby monitor (with multiple viewers)

this is a wonderful post by lauren hirsch over at TUAW. I love these type of posts, where a techie uses the equipment they have to create a whole greater than the sum of it’s parts.

here lauren uses an older mac mini and a webcam, combined with her computer-networking experience and a couple of apps, she creates a real-time baby monitor that allows her to view the crib via chat on any computer at home, on her iphone (soon pushed upon audio detection, when the baby cries for examples) and moreover, to allow friends and family worldwide see the baby in real-time.

The mighty mini, take two: DIY video baby monitor.

simply wonderful.

Linux for iPhone May Open the Door to Android iPhone

This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, finally we have the linux kernel running natively on the iphone. In the long run, open source projects will take over any paid system (windows, osx). look at sun and open solaris and now google and android. All along I’ve said that we will see more and much of android in future smart phones, but moreover, on new appliances such as the kitchen, our entertainment system etc.


with the linux kernel running on the iphone the community is one step closer to running android on the iphone. no doubt that the iphone is one of the top pieces of hardware out there today in terms of smart phones. this move can and will liberate a lot of future users and can define a new segment for the iphone. i can only guess that apple will object for any kind of non osx based iphones, so this will not be streamlined, however, the power of android and it’s fantastic appstore can and will create a market that we will all enjoy.


IPhone: Linux for iPhone May Open the Door to Android iPhone.

Chromium: Googles Browser on Linux and Mac

Yes yes yes, I KNOW!. Some of my favorite Google apps are missing badly on mac, specifically chrome and picasa. Not sure why Google does not cater these apps for the mac community, but it is plain annoying that they do so. 

Now, 50% of our problems are solved with Chromium, that will not only run on mac, but on linux distros as well. Thank you WINE right?


Here it is, share the bliss:

Chromium: Googles Browser on Linux and Mac | Bringing Linux to the Masses.