History Flow Shows How Wiki Articles Evolve

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 18:20
Category: Archive

IBM has released a preliminary alpha version of its History Flow Visualization Application that shows how collaboratively created documents evolve. The tool is written in Java and it’s available for download on the Mac OS X.

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Mac Mini Dedicated Servers

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 14:01
Category: Archive

Mac miniXrackHosting is the only host to offer Mac OS X Server with Mac mini; Level 3 backbone; Free iPod Shuffle; No Setup Charge; One month free.
After a month of preparation, XrackHosting is now offering dedicated Mac mini hosting packages. These hosting packages are designed to offer a dedicated server option, with all of the power and stability of Mac OS X Server, to customers without the huge cost normally associated with such a service.
The Mac Mini servers come pre-loaded with the latest Mac OS X Server software, all software updates, and include Apple’s GUI server administration tools so users don’t have to be technical experts to administer their new dedicated server.

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Laptop Musicians Do Battle

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 14:17
Category: DJ

NPR Morning Edition’s David Malakoff yesterday covered the Laptop Battle phenomenon: competitive laptop composition contests that are spreading across North America, thanks to fourthcity‘s LAPTOPBATTLE.ORG. NPR caught the recent Mid-Atlantic laptop battle. Players are given a time-limit and are actually forbidden from using external controllers. The music must be laptop-only. Then it’s a slam — whoever wins over the judges with their musical mastery and energy wins.
So, how can you get on the action? April 1 (Friday!) is the next contest in Seattle. (Any Seattle readers? Hit comments and let us know if you make it!) And the contest will be touring through many other US cities; check the site for details. For virtual action, download the free DVD. And women, get rolling — there was all of one female entrant in February.
In other news: NPR finally answers the question of what Fruity Loops composition + color commentary sounds like on the radio.

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Transparent Desktops – All the Rage

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 13:19
Category: User Interface

Transparent DesktopsCheck out these pictures from people who use desktop pictures of what is behind their monitor. It’s a really neat effect.
PowerPage west coast correspondent Jason Kaplan also notes that MacBidouille has a great image gallery of transparent desktops.
If you’d like to submit your PowerBook’s “transparent desktop” for an upcoming feature. Please use the “Contact Us” link at the top of every PowerPage -Ed

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MacVroom.com – Mac Your Ride

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 11:46
Category: Installation

Since we’re all about installing Mac minis just about anywhere I wanted to mention a cool site dedicated to helping you learn about integrating and installing a Mac mini in your car. MacVroom.com provides helpful hardware and software reviews, real world installation tips, and a user contributed forum. Mac your ride! Read More…

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ToughSkin: Off-Road Protection for Your iPod

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 08:53
Category: Accessory, iPod

Speck ToughSkin B lackIf you’re like me you tend to drop your gadget eventually, hard as you may to try not to, it’s inevitable. Wether you blame it on too much sun in Miami or the hurricanes in New Orleans, it’s bound to happen at some point. A good case is essentially cheap insurance for your expensive mobile gear. Read More…

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