I just tested the native JSON parser in Safari (this is also implemented in Firefox now, and IE8) and it dramatically speeds up the parsing of Cartagen’s JSON data files! Take a look at these times for parsing six typical data plots in milliseconds:
That’s a sixfold improvement!
And for Firefox 3.5:
That’s more than 15 times the speed!
Jon’s been creating a webserver-based controller for low-cost fabrication tools – you can actuate different motors via a web page… crazy.
Professor Calestous Juma from Harvard’s Kennedy School … has been a pioneer on issues around education and technology on the continent, and we’re lucky to have him here, thinking about ways in which broadband technology is and isn’t transforming East Africa.
via …My heart’s in Accra (Ethan Zuckerman).
A cross section of the Apennines from RETREAT at Yale