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lighting OS: mivune

An interesting concept is developing in the lighting industry: Companies are launching generic “operating systems” that manage the core functionality of lighting control across the current plethora of hardware and communications standards, including both old-school lighting-specific systems (like DALI), new-school Internet-based systems (like Zigbee, Power-over-Ethernet, etc.) and various other building management systems (like LON). 567 more words

Lighting Technology

GDC 2015: Vulkan And SPIR-V Session

The Khronos Group finally posted a screencast of their first talk at GDC 2015, covering their new technologies. Can’t wait for the initial specs and driver implementations later this year!


Muscle Ups Blew Up the Internet

Last night the Crossfit Open workout 15.3 was announced, and if you do Crossfit you probably already know, the world exploded.

The workout is a 14 minute AMRAP beginning with 7 muscle ups and then moving to 50 wall balls and 100 double unders.   445 more words


P25 Component Interoperability - expert webinar series

Avtec, Airbus DS, Eventide, Exacom, Tait and Zetron recently joined together to host an event to focus on the importance and the benefits of open standards. 113 more words

Digital Radio

A response to a W3C priorities blog

This blogpost is a comment on this interesting white paper by Crispin Weston and Pierre Danet about setting W3C priorities. I first thought to comment on the site but it became rather lengthy so seemed more logical to post it here. 1,574 more words


Apple’s paranoid approach to developer relations, and, I assume, relations with other browser vendors (and, in fact, relations to anything outside itself) is becoming a serious liability to the open Web.

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Improve System Security with Open Firmware

The month of Feb. 2015 has taught everyone much about the limitations of computer security. A huge revelation involved firmware exploits that are clever enough to outlive attempts to clear them out through operating system re-installs or advanced hard drive re-formatting. 198 more words

Open Standards