Really nifty Google Code 20% project: Radish – a indoor solar-powered calendar display. Yep…indoor solar power; it uses so little energy that a solar cell charged by indoor lighting keeps it running, allows it to radio in (via ZigBee / 802.15.4) and get updated schedule info, and refresh the screen. I mean…damn!! Nice project, dude.

And last but not least…near the end of the video, the narrator jokingly suggests that the engineer (Aaron Spangler) could hook him up with a hack to let him trump any conference room reservation on demand. Aaron laughs, shrugs, and says …sure. Put in a ticket. I think my DBA peeps will appreciate THAT one!

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