Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Open source hardware

Open source hardware is a term used for describing some of the MAKE projects featured at MAKE magazin, as well as some of electronics kits.
open_source_hardware at MAKE

Last week, Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried (Adafruit Industries)
presented the closing keynote, "Open Source Hardware: A Start..." at O'Reilly Media's Open Source Convention. Open source hardware is a term slowly working its way into many new projects and efforts, but what is it?

Phillip torrone and Limor Fried at OSCON 2007

and BTW, a month ago I sent Limor my dead TR-606 Roland drum machine for her to use as an organ donor.
In return, Limor sent me a bag of her goodies. weepee.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

GarageGeeks hosting Google

The GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi hosted to a special garage party event under the title "GarageGeeks hosting Google"

For the last week, the GarageGeeks guys where cleaning and dusting up the place inside-out.
The back yard of the garage was also cleaned because the assumption which turn out right, was, that lots of people will arrive to the event.
Well, if the guys meet at the garage, even for cleanups, they had to pull some creativity into it. So, after finishing cleaning and painting the toilets, a printer was assembled on the door as a toilet paper holder.

Marissa Mayer (Google VP Search Products & User Experience), along with Prof Yossi Matias (Director, Tel Aviv Engineering Center Google) and Meir Brand (Country Director, Israel) enter the garage with 25 Google product managers and Google Israel employees.

They were sitting for 45 minutes while we gave them presentations about the un-conventions activities in Israel. Presentation included GarageGeeks, KinnerNet, GeekCon, EureCamp, MuseNet and so on.

Marissa gave her keynote speech from Zvika's father forklift,

The party started, hundreds of Israel high tech enthusiastics gathered outside for drinks, barbeque and mingling.
As usual, the place was also equipped with games, Playstation, XBOX360 and Wii.
I was the bartender for an hour and a half, so I didn’t have to circle in order to mingle, people came right to me.

It was a Great.

Uri Levanon with a hacked iPhone
ohhh... just remembered, there where also some guys that didn't went outside, and preferred to stay at the Garage and do some iPhone hacking using mono running on iPhone BSD OS.

Flickr Images tagged with hglp and google

Friday, July 20, 2007

Jerusalem Rocks

For the first time ever, an international lineup of artists is being brought together in Jerusalem to perform on one stage in support of peace and unity.
This musical event will take place on September 9, 2007 at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Rocks will bring a line-up of artists from Israel and abroad, including The Commitments, The Black Eyed Peas


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mainsoft DevZone Blog

The new DevZone Mainsoft blog is now live (http://blog.mainsoft.com).
check out the behind the scenes at Mainsoft community.

here is my latest geek contribution about Debugging .NET On Linux Using a Wii Remote