Friday, October 23, 2009


Want to "go" to Mars?

The European Space Agency is looking for people to go on a simulated 520 day trip to Mars.

I'm too tall to participate as volunteers have to be less than 6 feet tall. They must also be in good health and speak English or Russian. The deadline for applying is the 5th of November 2009. More info at the ESA site

via [Wired]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


MV Agusta Brutale on tour in Europe

The MV Agusta Brutale is a great looking bike and I'm sure it's even more fun to ride:

And thanks to Brutale on Tour you now get the chance to take one for a test ride with a professional rider:

Register immediately for the "Brutale on Tour", an exceptional opportunity to test ride the bike of your dreams! You will have the choice of a Brutale 989R or a Brutale 1078RR for a fun day out with fellow enthusiasts, comparing performance and opinions on the most prestigious and fascinating motorcycle in the world.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Air Sharing for iPhone

One word: wow

I have used my iPhone 3G for less than a week but I started missing my Pocket PC when I discovered that iPhone/iTunes has no way to copy files to the device. I'm pretty “green“ so I print to PDF instead of bringing paper copies of reservations, directions etc. That worked great on my last Pocket PCs but not on the iPhone :-( Until I tried the free Air Sharing app.

Air Sharing is a very simple application but it fills a big void on the iPhone. It lets you copy any file you want to the iPhone and back. It doesn't matter if the iPhone “supports“ the file format or not. You can view supported formats like html, PDF, jpeg etc directly on the device, otherwise it is a very handy locker for bringing along files. Who needs a USB key when you can bring files on your iPhone?

Air Sharing is a WebDav server so you can interact with it from Linux, Mac, Windows or any compliant web browser. Let me repeat this; there is no software to install on your desktop/laptopIt just works. Start Air Sharing on your iPhone and you can access the files from any client.

The app is free for a limited time only so get your copy now.

Let me say that one word again; wow

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Free MP3 download of Death Will Never Conquer by Coldplay

Coldplay has released yet another song for free on their site, Death Will Never Conquer.  The band have played the song throughout the first leg of the Viva La Vida tour and it is not available anywhere else.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Goosh: Google command line

In the Beginning was the Command Line. Well it looks like it is back. - the unofficial google shell is gives you a gives you a command line interface to most Google products like search, translate, news, images, video etc.

What's next? Lynx as the default browser on Windows?

Monday, May 5, 2008


Free MP3 download of Violet Hill by Coldplay

You can download the latest single of Coldplay, Violet Hill, from their web site while the promotion lasts.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Driving directions with Google Maps Street View

This is an amazing feature. Street View is now integrated with driving directions so you can see pictures of critical turns on you trip:

Just follow the arrows to preview the entire trip as the following video shows:

I cannot wait for it to arrive in Milano and other European cities.