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The Simpsons Fever
August 18th, 2007 under Fun, rvincoletto. [ Comments: 3 ]

You, a huge Simpsons fan, can’t miss these ads from Burger King:

Or these funny Homer Gadgets:

Homer Simpson Talking Shower Radio

The Simpsons Doughnut Maker

Homer Talks and Moves with Incoming Calls with this Animated Talking Homer Simpson Telephone

Do you want to hear one of the wise man’s philosophies every hour? Think about this clock.

Simpson’s Homer Simpson Talking Wall Clock

Includes “Donuts—is there anything they can’t do,” “Marge, it takes 2 to lie—1 to lie and 1 to listen” and others

And at Amazon.co.uk I found these:

Simpson’s Talking Bar Buddies Alarm Clock

Let the buddies wake up you!

The Simpson’s Talking Cuckoo Clock

Woo Hoo’ each and every hour as Homer is ‘ejected’ from Moe’s Bar

Simpsonize you!

Oscar open-source 2007
August 4th, 2007 under Devel, rvincoletto, Technology. [ Comments: 1 ]

Last week was time for “SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards”, championing the best open source projects.

It’s a good place to start your Open Source life, and try some of the best free softwares.

SourceForge.net host 150.000 open source projects, and here you will find the Top 10 in 11 categories. All of them chosen by the SourceForge.net community.

The Awards is a great way to show off these 150.000 projects beyond the SourceForge.net community, with 1,6 million registered users.

First, the community nominated 10 projects for each one of those 11 categories, and them they voted for the best in each one.

The biggest winner was 7-Zip, Best Project and also Best technical Design.

Firebird also won two prizes: Best Project for the Enterprise and Best User Support.

Surprisingly as a Best New Project, SourceForge.net community chose eMule, a peer-to-peer (P2P) program published at SourceForge in 2002. Not so new. probably for that reason, SourceForge.net chose Launchy as a Honourable Mention in this category.

The award was a certainly geek statuette: Thingamagoop’s, by BleepLabs.

More winners:

Best Tool or Utility for Developers: TortoiseSVN

Best Project for Gamers: ScummVM

Best Project for Multimedia: Audacity

Best Project for Communications: phpBB

Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: phpMyAdmin

Most Collaborative Project: Azureus

If you want to see more and also the complete nominees list, click here.

They worth a visit.


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