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Byte Into IT - 6 February 2013

February 6th, 2013

Episode 293 of 416 episodes

On this week's Byte: The Pirate Party has registered in Australia - keep an eye out for them during this year's federal election. A US-based software developer has been caught outsourcing his job to a worker in China - leaving him with plenty of time to surf reddit and cat videos at work. An Australian man has been convicted of drug trafficking via SilkRoad - the first person in the world. Ben reports back on the first Australian PGDay - a day of celebration of PostgreSQL - held here in Melbourne. A $25 Raspberry Pi computer is finally available in Europe, (plus you can now make it into an FM transmitter - find out how here). The XBMC media server is now available for Android. Dan Golding drops in to discuss developments in Melbourne-based games over the summer: Time Surfer, by Kumobius Puzzle Retreat, by The Voxel Agents Antichamber, by Alex Bruce Vanessa reports back on this week's visit to Melbourne by Sir Time Berners-Lee - the inventor of the World Wide Web (PS - want to support the tour? Donate here). The Byte team reflect on the life and achievements of Aaron Swartz, who tragically committed suicide in January. Italian information visualisation designer Giorgia Lupi has created a visual timeline of the future as envisaged in famous pieces of fiction. A vibrating pen that corrects your spelling (an early contender for the most annoying tech of the year), which begs the question: How can you be expected to write correctly if your pen is constantly vibrating? This week's events: Prototyping and Architecting Your Apps Meetup - Next Tuesday February 12, 6:30pm at the York Butter Factory Wordpress beginners Meetup - Next Wednesday February 13, 6:30pm at Inspire9 Registrations are now open for BarCampMelbourne, March 16-17, at UrbanCamp. Presented by Georgia Webster, Vanessa Toholka and Ben Finney. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit

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