jeudi 29 avril 2010

Decentralizated social network

Movim is a decentralized social network.... in the making. For now not really usable, but one way to take back the ownership of your data.

From the FAQ :

What does MOVIM have that other social networks (Facebook, MySpace...) do not have ?

MOVIM is overall free, that means you can learn how it works and modify it to your needs. This garantee a total transparency on your personnal data managing and the way they are used.
MOVIM is furthermore decentralized, that means your data will be on your computer or on a trusted server, you have the choice !
Its system, composed in "blocks", allows you to customize your MOVIM content according to your desires.

Go and see for yourself!

mercredi 14 avril 2010

Cybercafe in a container

Computer Aid International designed a self contained cyber, powered by solar panels it uses thin clients from N Computing connected to a central server in order to reduce the power consumption.

The all set up seems to be very well designed and functional :

The solar installation uses heavy duty solar batteries :

The installation is really professional. The only optimization left is to convert all the computer and other equipment to DC power to increase the efficiency of the system.

All the details on EWeek.