PiCloud Is A Model Cloud Made Of Raspberry Pi & LEGO For Teaching Students About Web Platforms | TechCrunch

Here’s another interesting implementation of the $35 microcromputer — or rather a stack of 56 Pis, linked together to form what its creators have called PiCloud, using LEGO bricks as bespoke racks for the Pi stacks. (Not the first time we’ve seen Pi paired with LEGO either.)
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Loss of a great mind

Today we mourn the loss of a great champion of open information, Aaron Swartz.  Co-founder of Reddit, Co-creator of the RSS 1.0 standard, digital activist, and author of the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto.

Everyday billions of people have him to thank for the news they receive.  We all owe him a HUGE debt of gratitude for the work he did in preventing the SOPA monstrosity from becoming law.

On this day my small voice screams for a moment of silence to be observed in ALL RSS feeds for at least 10 mins with the only feed being: “Thank you Aaron you shall be missed and not forgotten.”.

For those that don’t know what the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto is I suggest you read it. http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=cefxMVAy

There is so much more to be written but it would be impossible for me to do so and not get on my SOPA box (pun fully intended) and this is not the time nor the place to do so.

My hope is that you will read this post, search for the truth, read the stories (via RSS feeds) and hopefully the outrage you will feel will drive you to act for the greater good like Aaron did.



The Javascript Bug is Back

Since working on a recent JS App for a project, I’ve caught the JS Pattern and framework bug again!

Enter Backbone.js.

Just diving into the docs for this now, but so far I am very impressed. It’s been a long while since I’ve really explored some new JS tech, so Backbone.js has been a welcome change of pace.

I see this library and Phantom JS used together to make some seriously rowdy music.

Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation

Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation.

My favorite take-away from the article is that confirmation of the requisite cosmological signature would be:

[T]he kind of reveal the physicists are looking for — an indication that there is indeed a man hiding behind the curtain.

Or in other words – We Live in Oz.

See Jupiter and Venus March 10th

Jupiter and Venus in the night sky above New Haven, CTSaturday night had some curious night sky tenants. Heading out for some much appreciated time out, Amy & I noticed to bright lights in the night sky, and knowing they had to be planets, we stopped to check them out.

Turns out they were Jupiter and Venus and they made quite an impressive duo! My phone did it’s best, but definitely not the easiest shot. The image seems to show, perhaps, some of the moons around them!

There's A Lot To Be Thankful For

For starters, we’re thankful for our families, and for a change of scenery. And we’re also very thankful for our clients and the other relationships we’ve been able to forge through this company’s history. This time of year is always good for looking back and seeing how far we’ve come.

And with that in mind, the staff here at 3PRIME would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!