poet writes "This company has a great technology where they take a picture of your face from a web cam and then you can try on (and buy) different kinds of prescription glasses online. The technology allows you to see what the glasses look like on your face before you purchase them. However, because of this technology the big bad are now trying to crush them."Link to Original Source
poet writes "Today the PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) released PostgreSQL 9.0. This release marks a major milestone in the PostgreSQL ecosystem with added features such as streaming replication (including DDL), Hot Standby and other nifty items such as DO. Get your copy today."Link to Original Source
poet writes "My company has launched a new funk, FOSSExperts. The site is essentially a way for FOSS developers to try and get funding for their respective Open Source work. The idea is that getting one company to fund 20k is difficult, getting 20 companies to fund 1k is much easier. There are others out there such as Kickstarter but they are focussed on a different kind of creative. This site is designed specifically and only for FOSS work. It is currently in closed (or selective) Beta and we are seeking comments and feedback from the community at large. Please let us know what you think!"Link to Original Source
poet writes "Three major versions of PostgreSQL are end of life, this year. 7.4 and 8.0 are End of Life at this end of this month and 8.1 is EOL in November. This is not an item to take lightly. Once a version is end of life you will not be able to get support (easily), there will be no more security updates and no bug fixes even if they are data loss bugs. It is amazing how many people are still running these very old versions, in production. Now is the time to upgrade to either 8.3 or 8.4. PostgreSQL can be downloaded from PostgreSQL.org under the downloads section of the website."
poet writes "The PostgreSQL Conference Series is a United States based open source conference for everyone's most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL. This year, the conference has doubled in size from previous years with 45 speakers and over 50 sessions. The conference is running from 03/25 to 03/28. Any who are interested in databases should attend. Yes, this is kind of an advertisement post. However, the PostgreSQL Conference series is a model for how Open Source conferences can be run in conjunction with the community. The FAQ explains a model that allows for donations to the United States PostgreSQL Association, the 501c3 for PostgreSQL in the United States. The conference series also generates more learning material in the form of videos and slides than any other open source conference (that I know of). If you are interested in PostgreSQL or anything around PostgreSQL, this is the conference for you!"Link to Original Source