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There are a number of web servers you could run, but many
choose MicroSoft's IIS. Unfortunately for them it seems to have become the target
of choice for hackers, as seems to be about as solid as Swiss
cheese. See also this.
- The LaCinema Premier from LaCie is a media player USB drive that has composite, S-Video and component outputs at up to 1080i. Unfortunately it does not output on HDMI and it does not have a USB input to allow devices like a flash reader to be attached. 
- I came across this How to Build a Panoramic Tripod Head article after recently having seen a demo of a professional (I think from Manfrotto) pano head given by a friend of mine. This do it yourself model catches the essence of the professional design and should cost a lot less than the $400 for the real thing. The one thing it is missing is a way to adjust for the position of the len's nodal point by changing the length of the "arm", according to my friend one of the key things to getting professional panos is to get the nodal point of the lens centered on the axis of rotation - unfortunately the nodal position changes with the lens (and on a zoom lens it changes with the focal length) so it can be quite tricky to get this right. However, its supposed to be worth the pain. One approach for the wood mount would be to set up a couple of camera mount points for predetermined focal lengths.  
- Lumiram makes the ECOLUME full-spectrum fluorescent lights. These have a 5000K colour temperature, which is in the natural daylight range (these might be available at some Canadian Tire Stores). GE makes a similar product which has a 6500K temperature (unfortunately GE's web site is not well suited to linking, so this will not work, instead you'll need to search their products for "GE Daylight Energy Smart" or a product number like 85394 or 89095)which I have found at both Canadian Tire and Walmart in Calgary. 
- Some SATA RAID controller card solutions.
Tom's Hardware takes a look at a number of SAS and SATA RAID controller cards.
The HighPoint RocketRAID 3520 SATA RAID controller card.
The Areca ARC-1231ML controller, this review compares it to the Promise SuperTrack STEX6850 and the ICH9R (Intel chipset solution that is often found on motherboards) controllers. Unfortunately they only examined RAID-0 and RAID-1 performance so did not find much in the way of differences. A comparison of nine Serial ATA RAID 5 adapters dates from 2005 but goes into a lot of details, including looking at differences between the CPU-hosted and on-board processor approaches.
- The Palm Pre might be off to a good start with independent developers, with the root image of webOS leaking out, also here on Engadget. Apparently flashing new firmware onto the Pre is quite simple. A NES emulator and Doom have been ported to the Pre. Unfortunately Palm says the webOS SDK will not be available until the end of Summer - this reminds me of the early Amiga days when the ROM Kernel Manuals were a long time coming. Despite the lack of an SDK some developers have figured out how to install applications on normal Pre phones. Installing small apps can apparently be done through email. 
- The HP Mini 210 HD gets reviewed by Engadget. They rather like it, though HD video playback only works properly with the included player. Unfortunately this unit only has VGA output. 
- Mobilicity is a new cell phone provider that started service in May'10 in Toronto Canada. Their plans are all "unlimited" the only difference between them being the features carried. Unfortunately this means to get data from them one has to get all the other features too, meaning for any data you have to pay $65/month, even if you don't do much voice. 
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