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January 17th, 2009

Yawn!

Ive quit blogging for the time being. If you and I know each other, you can find me (and occasional family pictures) on facebook.

October 15th, 2008

Happy Halloween, Election Edition

Four years ago it was VOTE OR DIE. This year we have a little more hope.

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(Make your own Barack OLantern)

August 23rd, 2008

Ive been makin stuff (iPhone Car Mount / Thingamakit)

Since Im between jobs, Ive geeked out a little bit.

Got a Thingamakit for my birthday. After completing assembly, In the spirit of the gift I got from Greg (thanks Greg!), I had all my other gadgets introduce themselves to it yesterday.

Then today I modified my iPhone ProClip mount so that I can simply drop the iPhone in the slot and have it both charge and feed audio into my car stereo. Before it was two separate connections.

Materials:

This was a simple project. Check out the captions for some basic details on how I did it.

August 19th, 2008

Comcast High Definition Isnt

Comcast HDTV customer? Youre not getting anything close to what youre paying for.

(Click here for a printable version.)

While many customers have a variety of issues with Comcast, I think their most egregious failure to deliver customer value mostly boils down to downright rotten picture quality.

What does High Definition really mean? At the barest minimum it means better than standard definition, also known as SDTV. It would also be reasonable to insist that it look better than enhanced definition, also known as EDTV. What you get from Comcast does not look consistently better than either SDTV or EDTV, as I demonstrate below.

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August 7th, 2008

A New Path

I always think of this scene from Tron when I change jobs.