Posts Tagged ‘Felix’

Watch Felix Baumgartner Fall 23 Miles To Ground, Breaking the Sound Barrier

October 9th, 2012 10:44 admin View Comments

New Jersey Mayor and Son Arrested For Nuking Recall Website

May 24th, 2012 05:36 admin View Comments


phaedrus5001 writes “The mayor of West New York, New Jersey was arrested by the FBI after he and his son illegally took down a website that was calling for the recall of mayor Felix Roque (the site is currently down). From the article: ‘According to the account of FBI Special Agent Ignace Ertilus, Felix and Joseph Roque took a keen interest in the recall site as early as February. In an attempt to learn the identity of the person behind the site, the younger Roque set up an e-mail account under a fictitious name and contacted an address listed on the website. He offered some “very good leads” if the person would agree to meet him. When the requests were repeatedly rebuffed, Joseph Rogue allegedly tried another route. He pointed his browser to Google and typed the search strings “hacking a Go Daddy Site,” “recallroque log-in,” and “html hacking tutorial.”‘”

Source: New Jersey Mayor and Son Arrested For Nuking Recall Website

Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

April 10th, 2012 04:30 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “Last week-end at Revision demoparty, demosceners have pushed further the limits of what can be done in a single 64kb executable file. Using extensive procedural techniques and compression, Gaia Machina (video capture) and F — Felix’s Workshop (video capture) are realtime animations, featuring high quality rendering, sound, 3D models, and textures.”

Source: Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

StylistPick Secures $8M In Series A To Expand Its Monthly Fashion Offers

April 12th, 2011 04:28 admin View Comments

Proof that online fashion remains a hot space, StylistPick, the fashion buying site that offers members a personalised offer each month, has raised $8 million in a Series A round co-led by Accel Partners and Index Ventures.

Founded in 2010, Stylistpick offers a neat take on the fashion club model: Customers signup to StylistPick and are asked to take a short quiz to “identify their fashion profile”. Then each month via email they receive tailored recommendations for fashion items such as shoes and bags, which claim to be matched to their taste as well as being picked by “leading fashion personalities” or professional stylists as used by celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Dannii Minogue, Paloma Faith and Pixie Lott. Interestingly, each offer is pegged at a set price of £39.95p including postage and members can also choose to decline said offer and therefore skip the month.

So it’s essentially a soft subscription that mixes celebrity endorsement, fashion content and personalised offers – a recipe for success, thinks Accel partner Sonali De Rycker. “We believe that Felix and his team have created a very powerful new way for fast fashion shoppers to engage with the products they love”, she says, citing StylistPick as one of a new breed of “social” commerce offerings.

The additional funding will be used by StylistPick for “geographic and category expansion” says founder and CEO Felix Leuschner and to further grow the team and increase the company’s sales and marketing efforts. As part of the investment, both Index’s Robin Klein and Accel’s De Rycker will join StylistPick’s board, while the London-based startup has previously received seed investment from Index Seed and angel investors Stefan Glaenzer, Alex Zubillaga and Robert Dighero.

Source: StylistPick Secures $8M In Series A To Expand Its Monthly Fashion Offers

6 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js

April 2nd, 2011 04:00 admin View Comments

OK, we won’t bore you by telling you what Node.js is again or why it’s so dang hot.

You want to learn Node.js? There’s no completely finished Node.js book out there that we’re aware of. But there’s one complete book in rough draft form, two partial guides and several other great resources for learning Node.js.

No more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutes

No more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutes is a short tutorial from the developers of NowJS. It explains how to get a Node.js instance up and running in Amazon EC2. It’s not meant to teach you how to use Node.js, just get you a working installation of it up quick.

It’s especially useful if you’re on Windows and don’t want to try to use Node.js under Cygwin.

Up and Running With Node.js

Up and Running with Node.js book cover

Up and Running with Node.js by Tom Hughes-Croucher hasn’t been officially released yet, but O’Reilly Media has released a free text preview of the book as part of its Open Feedback Publishing System. Hughes-Croucher is a developer advocate at Joyent, the sponsor company of Node.js. This book seems destined to become the definitive guide to Node.js.

Our previous coverage of the book is here.

Felix’s Node.js Guide

Felix’s Node.js Guide got a lot of attention this week, particularly the Convincing The Boss section. The guide is a work in progress by Felix Geisendörfer, an early Node.js core contributor. At present, the sections are:

Node.js Beginner Guide If you are new to node.js, this guide will take you from hello world to deploying your first app. Node.js Style Guide The general JavaScript style I recommend to use with node.js. A lot of this is personal preferences, but hopefully rather consistent. Node.js Community Guide Get to know some of the node.js community and find out where they hang out. Node.js Convincing The Boss Guide Find out where node.js makes sense, and how to get management to see the benefits.

Mastering Node

Mastering Node

Mastering Node was one of the first e-books on Node.js, but it’s also a work in progress. It’s an open source book available from Github in PDF, ePub, HTML and Mobi formats. The last few sections are still incomplete.

The Official Node.js Documentation

If you really need answers about Node.js, you can always RTFM.

Bulletproof Node.js Coding

And finally, Bulletproof Node.js Coding is a concise but helpful collection of tips for Node.js programmers.

Source: 6 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js

Book Review: OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0

February 7th, 2011 02:26 admin View Comments

Book Reviews

RickJWagner writes “OSGi is a Java framework that’s designed to simplify application deployments in shared environments. It allows applications with differing dependencies to run side-by-side in the same container without any deployment time contortions. The end result is that your application that needs FooLib v2.2.2 can run right beside my application that needs FooLib v1.0, something not often possible in today’s application servers.” Keep reading for the rest of Rick’s review.

OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0, Beginner’s Guide
author Walid Joseph Gedeon
pages 336
publisher Packt Publishing
rating 8/10
reviewer RickJWagner
ISBN 1849511381
summary A step-by-step beginner’s guide based on developing a case study

Source: Book Review: OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0