Look what they do with P2P worms

Martijn van Steenbergen tipped me on The Storm Worm: Some key points: Storm is designed like an ant colony Rather than having all hosts communicate to a central server or set of servers, Storm uses a peer-to-peer network for C2. And even if a C2 node is taken down, the system doesn’t suffer. Like a […]

SixApart: Opening the Social Graph

[http://www.semanticwave.com/blog/archives/000282.jsp SixApart: Opening the Social Graph]: :We think that the best way for you to manage your network is to stop thinking about all of the little pieces and to start focusing on the big picture: you and the people who matter to you. We think relationships mean more than email addresses or which service […]

SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival

[http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/17/1724253&from=rss SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival]: “PacoCheezdom writes ‘Intelligent Life has short summary of a demonstration by MIT professor James McLurkin of his new group-minded robots, which run an operating system called ‘Swarm OS’. The robots are able to work together as a group not by communicating with all members of the group at once, […]

Groovy Actors

[http://www.groovyactors.org/ ] Refreshed my link with Gerald “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensegrity tensegrity]” de Jong, triggered by a blog entry from TED titled [http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDBlog/~3/152990430/theo_jansen.php Creatures on the beach] from the Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen which instantly reminded me of Gerald’s [http://sourceforge.net/projects/fluidiom/ Fluidiom] and [http://www.darwinathome.org Darwin at Home] projects. Gerald’s email signature also mentioned [http://www.groovyactors.org/ Groovy Actors]: :In a nutshell […]

Erlang distributed concurrent programming

A new programming language? Well, at least one I never heard of until today. It’s called [http://www.erlang.org/ Erlang] and one of the interesting aspects are that it eases ”’concurrent programming”’ and ”’distributed processes”’. Erlang is a programming language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. Open-source Erlang is being released to help encourage the spread […]

LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks

:[http://bradfitz.com/social-graph-problem/ LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks]: “People are growing weary of registering and re-declaring their friends on every new social networking site. But Brad Fitzpatrick, creator of LiveJournal and OpenID, says that the tools to build a decentralized social network don’t yet exist. (Source: [http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/topheadlines/~3/146726716/brad-fitzpatric.html Wired]) Wow. About time. Since […]

The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs

[http://zicht.com Harry van der Velde] will like this one… [http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/topheadlines/~3/141716831/building-better.html The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs]: “Self-replicating bridges might be more robust, but also weirder looking, than the nearly magical pieces of civil engineering that human beings come up with. (Via [http://www.wired.com/rss/index.xml Wired News].)

The coolest new feature on BookTour: Auto-favorites

[http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheLongTail/~3/141612509/the-coolest-new.html The coolest new feature on BookTour: Auto-favorites]: Like any other startup, we’ve adding new feature nearly every day on [http://booktour.com BookTour]. But my favorite is one that we added last week. You know the music services, such as [http://www.sonicliving.com Sonic Living], that’can scan your iTunes or LastFM’libraries and then automatically tell you (via emails […]

Aarde tag cloud

Using [[ScriptCloud for your tag cloud|ScriptCloud]]’s output, I created a tag cloud for the text in the [http://wiki.aardsource.org/Bus_Tour/Vision/Central_Station Aarde Vision Bus Tour]. Had to fiddle around with the style sheet a bit. The links do nothing, though. Here it is… aims architects architecture billions blogs blossoms broadcasted buzzing challenges collaborate combining cooperate ecology economic economy […]