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Category Archives: Hobby & General Interest

Europe in 8-bits

For the nostalgic geeks out there … also capturing a bit of the builder spirit of today.

Guitar

I’ve picked up the guitar again; I fooled around a bit with an electric guitar in the late-nineties/early-00s but didn’t keep up with it (I gave my cheap Ibanez electric to a friend’s son). Not too long after that I picked up a lovely Martin OOO-15 acoustic but it has mostly been admired and not […]

Mein Gott, ich werde dich vermissen geliebten Google Reader!

Google … diese dumme Scheiße.

Walter Cronkite Predicts: Home Office of the 21st Century

Actually, Mr. Cronkite’s predictions are not dissimilar to my actual home office in this the 12th year of the 21st century… (Full disclosure: I never wear a suit and tie while working…)

Astronaut Self Portrait

Aki Hoshide, Japanese astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) snapped this great photo. It’s tempting to make a joke about the Japanese and their cultural love for photo snapping, but that would be unworthy…  

The Web We Lost

Good blog: The Web We Lost.  It describes the evolution of the “cool web” (my quotes) into a less-inspiring commercial proposition.  Resonates.  Utterly predictable too.  Watch for lots of innovator’s dilemma beginning to occur in the social-industry; the quickened pace of these cycles is breathtaking and a little scary nowadays. Although I’m a technologist and […]

Your New TV Ruins Movies

I remember tuning up my old CRT televisions with gusto (this was pre kids).  A buddy of mine was really knowledgable about these things and helped me out. More than a decade later, here’s the flat panel version: http://prolost.com/blog/2011/3/28/your-new-tv-ruins-movies.html

Scheming boxes

Need to look up the P word at this humorous page: http://kottke.org/12/11/scheming-boxes

Many Raspberry Pi projects – How can you not love a tiny computer? – Scott Hanselman

Raspberry Pi and hardware hacking inspiration… http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ManyRaspberryPiProjectsHowCanYouNotLoveATinyComputer.aspx

WordPress Beautiful Math Feature

I’ve been on a bent of late.  Coincidentally, I just updated WordPress and noticed a JetPack feature called beautiful math which allows math typesetting commands inline in the blog post.  It must render at wordpress.com since I know GoDaddy’s shared hosting account does not support provisioning a LaTeX distribution (I researched this for MediaWiki earlier). […]