Cool Airbus formation flying promo

Cool Airbus formation flying promo
So those of you who are into aviation may know that Airbus just  released (just recently  12/19/2014) its new Airbus A350-XWB, a competitor to Boeing’s 787. As part of this they are pulling out all the stops with their promo video shot a few months back. The promo video shows 5 new Airbus A350-WXB flying in formation ...

Book thoughts: Our Final Invention – the coming AI-pocalypse 2

Book thoughts: Our Final Invention - the coming AI-pocalypse
I recently just finished reading (listening to…)  Our Final Invention – Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat . I was intrigued by this book when I saw it come across my Flipbook newsfeed. The book deals with a topic of particular interest to me being in the IT realm. The premise is that ...

WordPress fixing unattached images – empty media library

WordPress fixing unattached images - empty media library
Having recently been the victim of WordPress site hack (vandalized) I was forced to move to a new hosting company, and move over all my content, but I didn’t want to copy my database verbatim, as I was worried that there may have been some SQL (Iframe like injected) into portions of my database.  So what ...

Bootstrap Bootgrid with PHP json server side script 37

Bootstrap Bootgrid with PHP json server side script
I recently came across Jquery Bootgrid, which is Twitter Bootstrap (aka bootstrap)  friendly table grid, that is very similar in function to Datatables.While not as feature rich as datatables (yet), it provides a very tiny 4Kb (minified and gzipped) footprint and allows you to leverage all the typography and layout control elements that are present in bootstrap. ...

Review: Android TV Boxes from Keedox with Kodi.TV 26

Review: Android TV Boxes from Keedox with Kodi.TV
Android TV Box(es) with Kodi.tv This year I recently received two newer Android TV Boxes from Keedox  (4kSmartBox  and TV quad-core MXIII)(www.keedox.com) that support 4k video (UHD), H.265 ,recent versions of Kodi.tv (still branded as XBMC 13.2,), and supporting NetFlix, youtube and other Android Apps. Both boxes are feature packed and for the cost really bring a modern smartTV ...

2014 New York City Marathon photos….

2014 New York City Marathon photos....
This year we decided to go watch parts of the NYC marathon live, so we headed into the city around 9:00 to catch glimpse of  the elite runners around miles 16~18 and at about ~ 24.9 (inside Central Park). Police presence in and around the finish was pretty extensive and it was difficult getting across ...

Cross platform mobile development (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK 3

Cross platform mobile development  (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK
These days a common idiom is that there’s an app for that (coined by Apple marketing) ,and for the two major platforms Android and iOS and too a lesser extent Windows Phone, there generally is a wide range of mobile applications that do all sorts of stuff, from complicated software suites similar to Excel and Word to simple sound ...

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true… 2

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true...
I’m typically not a conspiracy theory person, I’m pretty confident most things have a reasonable and justifiable explanation, but I too  like to indulge my questioning side, and for fun (no I’m not losing it) ask what if?..  Now this posting isn’t unique, and if you think conspiracy theories are always bunk look  here 10 ...

Holmdel Antenna Horn – helping prove the “Big Bang”

Holmdel Antenna Horn - helping prove the
Working in Middletown, NJ , I had read about the old Bell Labs (now Alcatel – Lucent)  was located in nearby in Holmdel, and also here in Holmdel is the famous Holmdel Antenna Horn, a piece of scientific equipment about the size of a small rotating barn , that was originally intended for microwave satellite research but unwittingly  turned ...