Science and Art Come Together at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery

“Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” Brings New Understanding to Sixth- and Seventh-century Buddha Sculptures December 6, 2017 The only existing sixth- and seventh-century Chinese lacquer Buddha sculptures will come together for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. “Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” will …

December 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – MPC-BE

For our December “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected MPC-BE, a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Recently we caught up with developer Volt, who shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the MPC-BE project please. …

Is blockchain a security topic?

Blockchains are big news at the moment. There are conferences, startups, exhibitions, open source projects (in fact, pretty much all of the blockchain stuff going on out there is open source—look at Ethereum, Zcash, and Bitcoin as examples); all we need now are hipster-run blockchain-themed cafés.1 If you’re looking for …

Getting started with Turtl, an open source alternative to Evernote

Just about everyone I know takes notes, and many people use an online note-taking application like Evernote, Simplenote, or Google Keep. Those are all good tools, but you have to wonder about the security and privacy of your information—especially in light of Evernote’s privacy flip-flop of 2016. If you want …

Smithsonian Offers Films and Family Fun This Winter at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

December 6, 2017 Visitors and residents of Northern Virginia need look no further than the area’s premier attraction for activities this winter break. The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will offer something for everyone, from story times and in-depth tours to alternate-reality games and screenings of …