Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wires removed and back yard pics

Front of house, you can see the wire removed


from top of backyard



right corner



left corner



left side



right corner


right side



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tanenbaum's advice for building product, networks, and living life. - thoughts

Tanenbaum's advice for building product, networks, and living life. - thoughts: Tanenbaum’s advice for building product, networks, and living life.

The title is a bit misleading, technically it is Andrew Tanenbaum’s and David Wetherall’s adaption of RFC 1958. Furthermore it is simply their thoughts on�appropriate�principles to designing a�successful�network protocol.

However, I believe their synopsis can be taken in a more general sense and applied to building�successful�products and even contains some life lessons.

Interpret as you’d like, and without further ado…

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Teller Reveals His Secrets | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

Teller Reveals His Secrets | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine: I think you’ll see what I mean if I teach you a few principles magicians employ when they want to alter your perceptions.

Monday, November 07, 2011

How to Draw Apple iCloud Icon – Photoshop Tutorial

How to Draw Apple iCloud Icon – Photoshop Tutorial: iCloud, the newest cloud storage service introduced by the Apple has a pretty simple yet beautiful logo. The icon is made from metallic material and has an extruded cloud icon on top of it. You may not know it, but creating this type of icon is actually very easy, and below is the iCloud icon that we will teach you how to draw in this post, using Photoshop!

There is only one Cloud Icon in the Entire Universe - Scott Hanselman

There is only one Cloud Icon in the Entire Universe - Scott Hanselman: Of course, there's only so many ways to draw a cloud, right? But somehow this one just nails it and is itself iconic, if you'll excuse the pun.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Bezier curves - a primer

Bezier curves - a primer: Before we begin I'd like to say that all the graphics on the page, except for the Wolfram Alpha images, are interactive graphics, without requiring any special browser plugins. If your browser supports javascript, and the canvas element (sorry IE8 users, you'll have to upgrade to IE9, which supports - Get it here,) it will be able to let you use this page, thanks to the most excellent Processing.js project. You will also see rather nicely typeset mathematics, thanks to the equally excellent MathJax library.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elements of Modern C Style � Sutter’s Mill

Elements of Modern C Style � Sutter’s Mill:

The C 11 standard offers many useful new features. This page focuses specifically and only on those features that make C 11 really feel like a new language compared to C 98, because:

They change the styles and idioms you’ll use when writing C code, often including the way you’ll design C libraries. For example, you’ll see more smart pointer parameters and return values, and functions that return big objects by value.
They will be used so pervasively that you’ll probably see them in most code examples. For example, virtually every five-line modern C code example will say “auto” somewhere.

Elements of Modern C Style � Sutter’s Mill

Elements of Modern C Style � Sutter’s Mill:

The C 11 standard offers many useful new features. This page focuses specifically and only on those features that make C 11 really feel like a new language compared to C 98, because:

They change the styles and idioms you’ll use when writing C code, often including the way you’ll design C libraries. For example, you’ll see more smart pointer parameters and return values, and functions that return big objects by value.
They will be used so pervasively that you’ll probably see them in most code examples. For example, virtually every five-line modern C code example will say “auto” somewhere.

Friday, October 28, 2011

App Store - iCircuit

App Store - iCircuit: iCircuit is the premier iPad and iPhone app for designing and experimenting with circuits. Its advanced simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. It is the perfect companion to students, hobbyists, and engineers.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Watch "12 Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawasaki" at SVB Financial Group

Watch "12 Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawasaki" at SVB Financial Group: Guy Kawasaki survived working for Steve Jobs twice. At Silicon Valley Bank�s CEO Summit on October 6, 2011, Guy shared lessons learned from the entrepreneur of the 21st century. #SVBCEO

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Calibrating by NIST

Calibrating by NIST: The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides precise audio tones that can be used to calibrate electronic tuning devices.� These tones are available over the phone by calling NIST at (303)499-7111 in Colorado.� They are also available on shortwave radio.� Since most piano techs do not have access to shortwave radios, we focus on the use of the telephone service.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education

WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education: MF – It’s great to see people innovating… He’s got a lot of publicity because Bill Gates is promoting him and saying he’s his kid’s favorite tutor. But go on Alison and look at Math Planet out of Sweden. It’s much more in-depth. He (Khan) is a pioneer. But there’s the old clich�of pioneers getting arrows in their back! I tremendously admire what he’s done. But is it sustainable? Some of his courses are terrific. And he, personally, has a great knack at creating those courses. But a lot of people can do what he is doing. Is it a stable business plan? One thing it is doing is it’s showing the power of video. Video is so easily and quickly created. It all goes down to quality… Harvard is harvard because it constantly puts together good students and good courses.

Closing is for losers and benefits don’t work? | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.

Closing is for losers and benefits don’t work? | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.: I asked both guys their favorite books on sales. Both of them replied, right away, with “SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham” – they each had separate other recommendations, but when the first book recommended on a topic by two people who have succeeded at a really high level in unrelated parts of the same field… well, you’re probably on to something.

Monday, August 15, 2011

You can list a directory containing 8 million files

You can list a directory containing 8 million files: "You will need to use the getdents() syscall directly, rather than helper methods from libc."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The origin of the WOM - the "Write Only Memory"

The origin of the WOM - the "Write Only Memory": "An engineer at Signetics, frustrated by the long and useless sequence of approvals for data sheets (during which no actual checking occurred), once made up a spec for a 'Write Only Memory' (a 'WOM') and sent it along with a batch of other data sheets to be approved. After all, if you are selling 'Read Only Memories', why not have a 'Write Only Memory'? It's perfectly logical - - which is why the managers saw nothing wrong with the data sheet."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Asciiflow - ASCII Flow Diagram Tool

Asciiflow - ASCII Flow Diagram Tool:

   __ ____ ____ _ _ ____ _____ _ __ BETA!
   / \ | ___|| ___||_||_| / ___|| | _ | \ __ / /
  / /\ \|_ \ | | _ _ / / | | | | | |\ \/ \/ /
 / __ \_\ \ | |__ | || |/ __| | |_| |_| | \ /
/__/ \__\___||____||_||_|_/ |____|____| \_/\_/

Monday, June 13, 2011

Peter's blog: It's official: developers get better with age. And scarcer.

Peter's blog: It's official: developers get better with age. And scarcer.: "As a senior developer I get asked sometimes if constant change of technology is making me, well, obsolete. Personally I don't have problem with high pace of new technologies coming. I actually enjoy learning new stuff.

But the question remains: how do developers cope with onslaught of new technologies with age?

This kind of data is hard to come by, but thanks to almighty Stackoverflow ands their wise decision (thanks Joel), to make this data publicly available we can mine this data to our collective benefit.

With a simple bash script to download the data, a small Java program to extract the stats and Google Docs to make the graphs, I was able to produce some interesting stats.

I pulled in data of about 70.000 developers whose Stackoverflow reputation is over 100. On average 53% of them have their age listed in their profiles. So the sample was 37.400 users."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ollie- a DIY autonomous robotic blimp

Ollie- a DIY autonomous robotic blimp: "Ollie is an open source blimp-based autonomous and ambient robot that dwells in human habitats. Ollie is observant, often flying in a manner suggesting curiosity for the world around him. Ollie reacts to voices by excitedly flapping his wings, communicating his friendliness and eagerness to be noticed. Ollie wants to know about humans and yearns for their attention."

$1.20 - Booster Flux Bottle with Funnel and Needle - Professional Tools

$1.20 - Booster Flux Bottle with Funnel and Needle - Professional Tools:

Homemade Flux Recipe:

"put one colophony violin rosin 20g (crushed in a vice) in the bottle, add 30cc of IPA (IsoPropylic Alcohol) and a few drops of glycerin. Wait 24 to 48 hours and voila !
"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Documentation Camera Dolly - Grathio Labs

Documentation Camera Dolly - Grathio Labs: "This overhead camera dolly holds a camera pointing straight down onto your work surface and it lets you easily move it both side-to-side and toward and away from you so it can focus on any part of your workspace."

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Python: interfacing with an arduino | Stealthcopter.com

Python: interfacing with an arduino: "First we import the serial library to python in order to communicate with the arduino (this includes talking over usb)."

Tracking Signups with Woot Lights | Loggly

Tracking Signups with Woot Lights | Loggly: "The ground wire and and the trigger pin (port 13) are at the top, but covered up in the diagram above. You’ll need a PNP transistor, readily available from Radio Shack, or Fry’s. You can also order them on Sparkfun, where you can get an Arduino if you don’t have one already."

Friday, February 25, 2011

YouTube - Google Chrome Developer Tools: 12 Tricks to Develop Quicker

YouTube - Google Chrome Developer Tools: 12 Tricks to Develop Quicker: "In this video, Paul Irish, a Chrome developer advocate, presents 12 tips and tricks on how to use Chrome's developer tools. To learn more visit code.google.com/chrome/devtools"

Monday, February 07, 2011

(Pre-order) DSO Quad beta test [TES101D2P] - $159.00 : Seeed Studio Bazaar, Boost ideas, extend the reach

(Pre-order) DSO Quad beta test [TES101D2P] - $159.00 : Seeed Studio Bazaar, Boost ideas, extend the reach: "DSO Quad is a pocket size 4 channel digital oscilloscope for common electronic engineering tasks. It's based on ARM cortex M3 (STM32VCT6), providing 72Mhz analog bandwidth with integrated FPGA and high speed ADC. Internal 2MB USB disk could be used to store waveform, user application and upgrade firmware."

Typesetting and paste-up, 1970

Typesetting and paste-up, 1970: "Next: a commercial shop does the offset printing."

Friday, February 04, 2011

crazybob.org: How to create simple Amazon affiliate links

crazybob.org: How to create simple Amazon affiliate links:
"If you would like to link directly to an item's detail page using a simple text link, use the following format to construct your links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/ASIN/?tag=eastbayrc-20

"

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Credit Card Lock Pick Set!

Credit Card Lock Pick Set!:

"# Thin card case is only 1/8 of an inch
# Small Half Diamond Pick
# Short Hook Pick
# Snake Rake Pick
# Single Sided Pick
# Flat Tension Tool
# Credit Card Sliding Case"

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Harrison's Dream | 4barsrest.com news

Harrison's Dream | 4barsrest.com news: "4BR talks to trumpeter Mark Harrison following his acclaimed solo performance at the RNCM Festival of Brass."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Secret Geometry: Cathode

Secret Geometry: Cathode: "Bask in the glow of over-bright phosphors that flash on and slowly fade away. Customize the screen's curvature, colors, and transparency. Slow the bit-rate to a crawl."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gunn Photography Services Info | Atlanta Aerial Photography

Matt Gunn is an Atlanta base photographer that's doing RC-based aerial photography.

"But only in the last 5 years have relatively inexpensive radio-controlled helicopters become large and stable enough to carry the weight of the heavy digital SLR cameras. With advanced automatic stabilization systems and GPS positioning, a purpose-built aerial photography helicopter can hover virtually motionless while a camera operator looks through a monitor and sees what the camera sees. This allows for extremely precise photography at a fraction of the cost."

Check out his site... he's got some interesting detail and really nice example of what RC-based Aerial Photography can do.

ArduinoCheatSheet - The Mechatronics Guy

ArduinoCheatSheet - The Mechatronics Guy: "a single-page reference for the arduino"

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything

Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything: "Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products.

Liquid glass spray is perhaps the most important nanotechnology product to emerge to date. It will be available in DIY stores in Britain soon, with prices starting at around £5 ($8 US)."

Sous Vide Immersion Cooker — DIY How-to from Make: Projects

Sous Vide Immersion Cooker — DIY How-to from Make: Projects: "Behold, the $75 DIY Sous Vide Heating Immersion Circulator! By scrapping together parts from eBay and Amazon, I created a portable device that heats and circulates water while maintaining a temperature accurate within 0.1�C. And unlike the SousVide Supreme, it mounts easily onto larger containers, up to about 15 gallons, for greater cooking capacity."

YouTube - Ampere - A to Z of Electronics

YouTube - Ampere - A to Z of Electronics
by Jeri Ellsworth

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Alameda Hangar

Alameda Meet!!!
Wouldn't it be neat to fly inside this old hangar?

Tweet-a-Pot: Twitter Enabled Coffee Pot

Tweet-a-Pot: Twitter Enabled Coffee Pot: "Tweet-a-pot is the next in fancy twitter enabled devices. This coffee pot enables its owner to make a pot of coffee from anywhere they have cell phone reception, using twitter and an arduino board."

Saturday, January 08, 2011

How to Measure Current with a Multimeter :: Electronics and Radio Today

How to Measure Current with a Multimeter :: Electronics and Radio Today: "- an overview or tutorial about how to measure electrical current with a digital multimeter (DMM) or an analogue multimeter. This includes how to direct electrical current and how to measure ac current with a multimeter."

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

PCB Order | DorkbotPDX

PCB Order | DorkbotPDX: "I've been coordinating a monthly circuit board order. By combining dozens of small boards into large panels, and doing a lot of volume, we're able to get the costs down to levels that are more hobbyist friendly.

It's $5 per square inch for three copies of your two layer design. So, a 2 square inch design would cost $10, and you'll get three copies of your board. Shipping within the US is included, and there are no setup fees. Your boards will be mailed within 9 days of the order deadline."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

PeeringDB Login

PeeringDB Login: "The purpose of this project is to facilitate the exchange of information related to Peering. Specifically, what networks are peering, where they are peering, and if they are likely to peer with you. If you don't know what peering is, and/or you don't currently engage in peering, this probably won't have any meaning for you.

If you would like a read-only view of the data contained here without creating an account, you may log in using:

Username: guest
Password: guest"

Monday, December 20, 2010

File Not Found: The Record Industry's Digital Storage Crisis | Rolling Stone Music

File Not Found: The Record Industry's Digital Storage Crisis | Rolling Stone Music: "'That's the problem with digital,' says Steve Webbon, head archivist of the Beggars Group. 'When it goes, it's just blank. It's gone.'"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

25 New Free High-Quality Fonts - Smashing Magazine

25 New Free High-Quality Fonts - Smashing Magazine: "In this selection, we’re pleased to present Pompadour Numeral Set, Lato, Crimson Text, Espinosa Nova, Musa Ornata, Spatha Sans, ColorLines, Roke1984, Neuton, Avro, Baurete and other fonts. Please note that some are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they may change from time to time."

Friday, December 17, 2010

How We Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

How We Calculate Your Carbon Footprint: "On average, electricity sources emit 1.297 lbs CO2 per kWh (0.0005883 metric tons CO2 per kWh)."

Kilowatt Coal Co.

Kilowatt Coal Co.: 2.16 lbs of co2 per kWh, $10 per ton of co2

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Create your own packet sniffer in C | Simplest Codings

Create your own packet sniffer in C | Simplest Codings: "A simple implementation of a packet sniffer in C on linux platform using the libpcap library. This packet sniffer currently sniffs IP , TCP , ICMP and UDP packets."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Arthur Leff - Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law

Arthur Leff - Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law: "Arthur Leff - Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law"

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine | Results - by Bing

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine:

"Search Results for 'creativity'
Your search found 1 comics:

21 MAY 1992
' Do you have an idea for your story yet? No, I'm waiting for inspiration. You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic. Calvin plays in his sandbox. Hobbes asks if he has a story idea yet. Calvin says he's has to be in the right mood. Hobbes asks what mood that is. Calvin says ''last-minute panic''. '"

Monday, December 13, 2010

groff sweetness

http://groff.ffii.org/groff/contrib/documentation/

utp: This is an electronic version of the book UNIX Text Processing from Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly, published in 1987.

ps-in-groff: Miklos Somogyi's paper discusses advanced techniques to embed PostScript into groff documents.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How To Build A Servo LED Driver

This is pretty neat, seeing as how store-bought drivers seem to run about $20!

Basic idea: strip the mechanics off of an old servo, and solder in two different resistors, so the circuit thinks the alignment is incorrect and supplies power to the circuit. Attach to a spare receiver port.

How To Build A Servo LED Driver: "One way to get into night flying is to fill a plane with LEDs. You can do that by connecting them directly to the motor battery, or to a dedicated second pack, but neither approach gives you any control. Here's how to reuse an old servo to drive your LEDs, with either on/off or variable brightness from the transmitter."

Perlisisms - "Epigrams in Programming" by Alan J. Perlis

Perlisisms - "Epigrams in Programming" by Alan J. Perlis: "From ACM's SIGPLAN publication, (September, 1982), Article 'Epigrams in Programming', by Alan J. Perlis of Yale University."

Friday, November 26, 2010

“ten rules for maker” � Search Results � Ponoko – Blog

“ten rules for maker” � Search Results � Ponoko – Blog: "We hope you’ve enjoyed and picked up some key pointers from “Ten Rules for Maker Businesses” and a huge thank you to Chris at Wired for writing this invaluable essay for our readers and all the Makers out there!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to the Electronics Club

Welcome to the Electronics Club: "Click here for Dummy Alarm project Click here for Traffic Light project Click here for Dice project
Kits for all projects on this website
are available from RSH Electronics
Click here for RSH Electronics
Build a project
Learn how to solder and build one of our projects.

Identify components
Find out how to identify components including
resistors, capacitors, diodes and LEDs.
Test them with our component tester project.

Read a circuit diagram
Follow our section on studying electronics
and learn the circuit symbols."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

GPS Visualizer: Great Circle Distance Maps, Airport Routes, & Degrees/Minutes/Seconds Calculator

GPS Visualizer: Great Circle Distance Maps, Airport Routes, & Degrees/Minutes/Seconds Calculator: "This page is designed to help you calculate answers to some common geographical questions and draw maps from simple coordinates."

1.0 Is the Loneliest Number — Matt Mullenweg

1.0 Is the Loneliest Number — Matt Mullenweg: "Usage is like oxygen for ideas. You can never fully anticipate how an audience is going to react to something you’ve created until it’s out there. That means every moment you’re working on something without it being in the public it’s actually dying, deprived of the oxygen of the real world. It’s even worse because development doesn’t happen in a vacuum — if you have a halfway decent idea, you can be sure that there are two or three teams somewhere in the world that independently came up with it and are working on the same thing, or something you haven’t even imagined that disrupts the market you’re working in. (Think of all the podcasting companies — including Ev Williams’ Odeo — before iTunes built podcasting functionality in.)"

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SparkFun Electronics - SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino

SparkFun Electronics - SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino: "sku: KIT-10173

Description: zOMG! This kit has it all. It now includes the new Arduino Uno, the fabled baseplate, and all the sensors you can shake a stick at. The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes all the bits you need to build 12 basic circuits, no soldering required!"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eldapo � Using any old LDAP server as an Oracle name server

Eldapo � Using any old LDAP server as an Oracle name server:

"To do this you need to: (1) set up the required entries on your LDAP directory; (2) configure your Oracle (e.g. sqlplus) clients to use LDAP."

Gallery - Brilliant SF books that got away - Image 1 - New Scientist

Gallery - Brilliant SF books that got away - Image 1 - New Scientist: "From The War of the Worlds to Nineteen Eighty-Four, some science fiction goes down in history. But what about the brilliant books that got away? We asked scientists and writers to nominate their lost sci-fi classics, and we've set a competition for flash fiction inspired by them – read on to find out more."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Confessions of a used-book salesman. - By Michael Savitz - Slate Magazine

Confessions of a used-book salesman. - By Michael Savitz - Slate Magazine: "I make a living buying and selling used books. I browse the racks of thrift stores and library book sales using an electronic bar-code scanner. I push the button, a red laser hops about, and an LCD screen lights up with the resale values."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

高砂高校ジャズバンド部(Big Friendly Jazz Orchestra)と管理者の日記

高砂高校ジャズバンド部(Big Friendly Jazz Orchestra)と管理者の日記: "部活の情報発信と管理者の無責任日記(学校非公式) 演奏予定は「カテゴリ別アーカイブ」の演奏行事予定をクリックして下さい"

Amazing!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Eb contrabass saxophone to low A - Benedikt Eppelsheim Wind Instruments, Munich

Eb contrabass saxophone to low A - Benedikt Eppelsheim Wind Instruments, Munich:
"# range A 3 - F#6, sounding C1-A3
# 1 octave below the baritone saxophone
# 3 automatic octave keys
# additional altissimo register valve to written D 7, sounding F 4
# impressive overall height (177 cm = 70 inches) for more visual presence"

NSO's Lewis Lipnick trades in his contrabassoon for contraforte's sweeter sound

NSO's Lewis Lipnick trades in his contrabassoon for contraforte's sweeter sound: "Here's what made the difference: Lipnick wasn't playing the contrabassoon. He's got a brand-new instrument, called the contraforte, created by two German instrument makers, which completely reimagines contrabassoon technology. This week, Lipnick was preparing eagerly for Mahler's Fifth Symphony, which the orchestra is playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography - Smashing Magazine

50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography - Smashing Magazine: "ilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model. Below we present 50 beautiful examples of tilt-shift photography. All examples are linked to their sources. We strongly encourage you to explore other works of the photographers we’ve featured in this post."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wall Street's Speed War - Forbes.com

Wall Street's Speed War - Forbes.com: "Three milliseconds is three one-thousandths of a second. Does that really matter? 'That's close to an eternity in automated trading,' says Ben Van Vliet, a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 'This is all about picking gold coins up off the floor--only the fastest person is going to get the coins.'"

NAS - The National Association of Scholars :: Articles and Archives Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches Peter Wood and Ashley Thorne

NAS - The National Association of Scholars :: Articles and Archives Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches Peter Wood and Ashley Thorne: "Nietzsche invites wild misreadings from those who lack the philosophical context."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MyWi 4.0 - Rock Your Phone

MyWi 4.0 - Rock Your Phone: "Create a WiFi HotSpot with a press of a finger! Wherever you are - you can connect your laptop or other mobile device to your iPhone easily. MyWi has been rebuilt from scratch to bring tethering support to iOS 4! Will work with all jailbroken iPhones (including 2G/3G/3GS/4) and iPad on 3.1.2 or later."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Google search index splits with MapReduce • The Register

Google search index splits with MapReduce • The Register: "With Caffeine, Google can update its index by making direct changes to the web map already stored in BigTable. This includes a kind of framework that sits atop BigTable, and Lipkovitz compares it to old-school database programming and the use of 'database triggers.'"

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Earthquake Kit

summary:

  1. spare glasses in holder attached to bedpost
  2. flashlight, batteries, hand-crank radio/charger
  3. spare keys.  also store spare keys at work
  4. clothing, in pillowcase under bed. shoes holding socks, underwear, bandana; jeans (pockets stuffed with useful items), warm shirt, sweatshirt, hat, and sturdy leather gloves.  bottles of water, hanky, tissues, whistle, mints, cash, meds.
  5. fire prevention kit: fire extinguisher, natural gas wrench (at valve).
  6. emergency tool kit in drawstring bag: phone with jack, walkie talkies, batteries, radio, swiss army knife, pliers, hammer, extra flashlights.
  7. 72-hour kit (www.Ready.gov).  ready-to-eat food, bottled water, first aid kit, toilet paper, pet food and other items, in locking plastic tub. store outside of house.
rehearse: put on shoes, grab flashlight, turn off gas find neighbors' utility locations

rescue kit: dust masks, goggles, knee pads, elbow pads, and hardhats with headlamps; tents and tarps; floodlights, generator, Coleman lanterns, and emergency stoves and heaters; bandages and soup; duct tape, plastic sheeting, and spare lumber for covering shattered windows; down coats and sleeping bags; crow bars and car jacks and plenty more fire extinguishers.

Your Own Hot Spot, and Cheap - Yahoo! Finance

Your Own Hot Spot, and Cheap - Yahoo! Finance: "The MiFi’s portability has always made it an exceptionally flexible and useful little gadget — and Virgin’s prepaid model, unlimited data plan and dirt-cheap pricing just multiply that flexibility. And if Virgin can make money with a plan like this, the mind boggles at just how overpriced the similar offerings from its rivals must really be."

Friday, September 03, 2010

bfrog / whizzer / wiki / Home — bitbucket.org

bfrog / whizzer / wiki / Home — bitbucket.org: "Python 2.x and 3.x asynchronous socket server and coroutine library based on pyev and the pythonfutures api descibed by PEP 3148"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

freesound :: home page

freesound :: home page: "The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter."

Royalty Free Music

Royalty Free Music: "Royalty-Free Music"

Royalty Free Ambient, Hypnosis, and Meditation Music

Royalty Free Music: "Royalty Free Music"

Monday, August 23, 2010

pl/sql library for JSON - www.erasme.com

pl/sql library for JSON - www.erasme.org: "Here is the first release of a PL/SQL package for JSON (Javascript Simple Object Notation). This program is published under the GNU LGPL License.

The package’s features are :
- create and manipulate JSON objects
- add attributes and array to a JSON object
- convert from JSON to string
- convert from String to JSON structure
- debugging function
- customizable output (web or custom)"

JSON/Oracle first package

JSON In (and out) of Oracle – JSON Data Type | Database Geek Blog: "Do you use JSON? Do you use Oracle? How would you like to use JSON in Oracle? How would you like to store it, generate it and read it? I am creating a new JSON data type that will work like XMLType."

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony Breakfast

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony Breakfast:

"Japanese rendition of Beethoven's fifth symphony set in a restaurant."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ozumo - The Experience

Ozumo - Oakland
Monday Sushi Night! $30

Google Custom Search Engine - Site search and more

Google Custom Search Engine - Site search and more: "With Google Custom Search, you can harness the power of Google to create a customized search experience for your own website.

* Include one or more websites, or specific webpages
* Host the search box and results on your own website
* Customize the look and feel of the results to match your site"

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

james david low / work / OpenTerminalHere and AntHere

james david low / work / OpenTerminalHere and AntHere: "Here are my modifications to OpenTerminalHere."

Multi-Dimensional Analog Literals in C

Multi-Dimensional Analog Literals in C:

"// Note: The following is all standard-conforming C , this is not a hypothetical language extension."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Smoothie Charts

Smoothie Charts: "Smoothie Charts is a really small charting library designed for live streaming data. I built it to reduce the headaches I was getting from watching charts jerkily updating every second. What you're looking up now is pretty much all it does. If you like that, then read on."

Friday, August 06, 2010

The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing

The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing: "Peter Deutsch
Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.
1. The network is reliable
2. Latency is zero
3. Bandwidth is infinite
4. The network is secure
5. Topology doesn't change
6. There is one administrator
7. Transport cost is zero
8. The network is homogeneous
For more details, read the article by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz"

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ksplice � Learning by doing: Writing your own traceroute in 8 easy steps - System administration and software blog

Ksplice � Learning by doing: Writing your own traceroute in 8 easy steps - System administration and software blog: "The rest of this post will walk through implementing a very primitive version of traceroute in Python. The real traceroute is of course more complicated than what we will create, with many configurable features and modes. Still, our version will implement the basic functionality, and at the end, we’ll have a really nice and short Python script that will do just fine for performing a simple traceroute."

Damien Katz: Getting Your Open Source Project to 1.0

Damien Katz: Getting Your Open Source Project to 1.0: "So how did I get here? It took a lot of time and effort (almost 5 years!), and the help of a lot of people. Here are some tips of what it took to get CouchDB to 1.0."

Main Page - P4Spam

Main Page - P4Spam: "P4Spam :: HTML-styled Perforce change review daemon

P4Spam is a Perforce change review daemon which spits out sexy HTML-styled notification emails.

P4Spam was inspired by CVSspam, a great tool for use with CVS or Subversion."

Monday, August 02, 2010

Backing up Blogger sites

To grab your latest 1000 posts:
To grab your latest 1000 posts in XML:
To fetch the associated images:
A handy online pretty-printer.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Volokh Conspiracy � Mandamusing

The Volokh Conspiracy - Mandamusing:

"If I do not ferk you out of all likelihood of ringing the beauty, why mandamus me!"

Thursday, July 29, 2010

PoseSpace.com Figurative Art Models

PoseSpace.com Figurative Art Models:

"About the Pose Tool

ThePose Tool is a free, easy to use, interactive search tool that helps you find just the right pose. Without buying anything, you can use it for pose ideas, instructing models, planning compositions, practice, and inspiration. When you are ready to create finished works of art (our ultimate goal for this website), you can download the complete 24 views at full resolution starting at just $4 each."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Using Python with Quartz 2D on Mac OS X

Using Python with Quartz 2D on Mac OS X: "Python is a robust, object-oriented scripting language with powerful built-in libraries. On Mac OS X, Apple's Python Bindings for Quartz 2D give Python developers access to the Quartz 2D graphics API. This combination of rapid development and rich graphics makes Python on Mac OS X an excellent platform for graphics processing, dynamic content generation, and PDF document creation.

This article shows you how to leverage Python and the Quartz 2D API to quickly and easily create new solutions and opportunities by guiding you through three exercises. In addition, we'll explore some spots in Mac OS X where you can apply this Python and Quartz 2D knowledge."