Wed: Jul 30, 2014

» How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore. There's some Photoshop work involved to get the result but it uses a single photo so that's a nice trick.     #


» A Cheap DIY Smoke Detector that Can Save Lives. This add-on can text or email you if it alarms. Nifty.     #


» Imogen Heap - Run-Time. Yay, a new Immie album! I pre-ordered this one from Amazon. Her music became my sound-track during the summer I lived in Amsterdam for work (there was an hour bus ride each way from the city to the office, I listened to her stuff from the minute I stepped out of my flat until I got to work...)

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» Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp. Whoah:

They also found that fishing for shrimp and lobster are almost as fuel-intensive as raising livestock. As we've , raising livestock has more of an impact on the environment than any other food we eat.
For example, Parker says, to catch a metric ton (about 2,200 pounds) of sardines or anchovies, it takes about 5 gallons of fuel.
In contrast, to get the same amount of lobster or shrimp, you'd burn an average of 2,100 to 2,600 gallons of fuel.
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» Unf**ck Your Closet, something I think should happen on a regular basis. Side note if you are a guy, Mens Wearhouse is doing a promo where if you drop off a clean used suit you get 50% off a new one. I have an old suit from my first job interviews many many years ago (never got worn outside of that), I'm going to exchange it. Offer ends July 31 though so you'd better hurry.     #


Tue: Jul 29, 2014

» Last year while driving to Glenwood Springs (to try and get some aspen tree photos...) Wallpaper sized version if you'd like to have it.

Cool misty evening     #


Mon: Jul 28, 2014

» DJI DropSafe Automatic Parachute Will Try to Save Your Camera if Your Drone Falls Out of the Sky. I can easily see the FAA making these a requirement for any drone flight in a manned area just to prevent injuries.     #


» The North Face Speaker Series - Alex Honnold. August 19th.     #


» Appears userscripts.org is down. This was the place I grabbed all my Greasemonkey scripts from so I'm a bit surprised (I'm also apparently late to the game, it's been down for a while.) Fortunately the Ghacks page lists some alternatives, including userscripts-mirror.org and greasyfork. Lucky for me the mirror had a link to the latest YouTube Center (the grid layout for my subscriptions makes this well worth installing.)     #


» ‘Galaxy Quest’: The Oral History. I admit it wasn't something I wanted to see when it first came out (no kidding it was marketed badly) but after I caught it on Pay Per View on DirecTV I was hooked. I will always sit and watch if it's on when I'm flipping channels, I think it's a great flick.     #


Fri: Jul 25, 2014

» High Voltage Line maintained via Helicopter. Perfectly safe if you follow the right procedures. Doesn't change the fact you have to have massive courage just to get started on that...

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» Access Fund Transfers Golden Cliffs to Jefferson County Open Space. Interesting, hopefully this doesn't impact availability of the rocks.     #


» Automatic versus manual. Interesting, I didn't realize there were so many variations and that the "automatic" had come to pass the "manual" in fuel economy.     #


» Springback Colorado, the only place I found around Denver that does mattress recycling (handy when consolidating households...) They do require a fee, I paid $10 an item yesterday ($20 in total for a mattress and a box spring) and you save quite a bit if you drop them off.     #


» My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen. Long but worth the read if you are a fan of Orange is the new Black.     #


» Municipal Broadband Roadblocks. That's crap.     #


» Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers. What happened to communications between people and their lawyers being confidential?     #


Thu: Jul 24, 2014

» ownCloud 7 Released With more Sharing And Control. Just upgraded and noticed quite a speed increase in page rendering, looks great.     #


» Kacy Catanzaro at the 2014 Dallas Finals. I am in love.

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» First Look: Mountainsmith 'Mountain Dome'. I really like how it's free-standing without the tent so you can just use the fly as a shelter.     #


» Sawyer MINI Water Filter. Seems like a good idea to keep one on hand, they are only $20 or so. Probably great for emergencies (or hell, just hiking alone).     #


» Which is the Killer, Current or Voltage?. I laughed and learned something (something contrary to what I learned in school...)

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» Black garlic cupboard from IKEA Besta. I didn't realize black garlic was so complicated to make, guess that explains the price...     #


» Omiebox, a very nice lunchbox.     #


» Go Vintage! Learn to Repair and Restore Mechanical Pocket and Wrist Watches. Watching the videos now, they are fascinating.     #


Wed: Jul 23, 2014

» How manual transmission works.

Then the follow-up Motorcycle Transmission in action

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» Test: Source 'Ultimate Hydration System'. I like that faucet adapter, and I'm pretty sure sure this is the bladder that Deuter is using in their hydration packs.     #


Tue: Jul 22, 2014

» Melbourne Shuffler - Main Documentary [FULL]. Kind of interesting but I'm not sure it was worth an hour seventeen as a documentary...     #


» Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? Is there any food that can stay inexpensive with the global population that exists now? Also related: Cheap at sea, pricey on the plate: The voodoo of lobster economics.     #


» Local's Guide: Best Hiking In Jackson Hole. Good to know.     #


Mon: Jul 21, 2014

» iFixit Nexus 4 Teardown. Been working on my phone lately and this is nice to have. There's a ton of teardown videos on YouTube but the quality is highly variable. Drives me crazy when there's a 30 minute video for something I can accomplish in less than 5 minutes (doing it my first time no less).     #


» Oil and Gas Cash Abandons Udall in Colorado     #


» Google rescinds real name policy. After being asses about it for over a year they've finally stopped their crappy "real name" policy. Doesn't matter, I've changed mine to something more representative of how I feel and since it's in a foreign language they apparently took it just fine.     #


Thu: Jul 17, 2014

» Feds Hunting Mountain Bike Hater. WTF is wrong with some people?     #


Mon: Jul 14, 2014

» Altitude Steel. Went by and rummaged through their scrap bin over the weekend looking for some things for a project. Will definitely go back.     #


» trivago Travel Advice Calendar. Interesting, find the best time to go by price of hotel.     #


» Prison to Table: The Other Side of the Whole Foods Experience. I hadn't heard about that yet.     #


» List of films featuring time loops. Still amazed at some of the things you can find on Wikipedia...     #


» Lightroom Now Remains Mostly Functional Even if Your License Runs Out. Could be worse I guess.     #


» Xplain - Explaining X11 for the rest of us. This is great, I've learned quite a bit reading the couple short parts he's put up so far.     #


» Managing Werewolves. Sounds like an interesting game to play.     #


» Seriously, Do Not Track: Adblock Plus gives Facebook users a way to block its extended tracking efforts. I've had an anti-Facebook list as part of Adblock for a long time (that and I have been using Request Policy for the last couple months, they certainly aren't getting through.)     #


» Masters of Love. Much more interesting and informative than the title would lead you to believe...     #


» Cleaning a Firefox Profile. Handy at times.     #


» How to Dry Herbs. I like the Alton Brown method of jam them between two furnace filters and strap onto a box fan. Fast drying and works well for more than just a few sprigs...     #


» What's the closest equivalent of Little Snitch (Mac program) on Windows?. I was looking for something like this to help track down outbound connections. Too bad the recommendations listed are all pay solutions (nothing open source for this that I can find...)     #


» OctoberCMS. Saved for later in case I find a use...     #


» Application Shortcut Mapper - Adobe Lightroom. Nice visual display on the keyboard shortcuts available to different apps (I mostly care about Lightroom so that's what I focused on.)     #


» David J. Gingery, best known for his series of books on how to build machine tools. I'd love to track those books down, sounds amazing.     #


» Tindie. It's like Etsy but for hardware (indie hardware projects). Some really cool stuff in there.     #


» GitHub Cheat Sheet     #


» Tune Find - Find Music from TV and Movies. Handy.     #


» I tend to prefer to use Juniper VPNs on Virtual Machines since it tends to take over the machine it's being run on. Sometimes at work we come across a customer site that requires the Juniper VPN client to be connected. Usually I use a WinXP VM that I've had for years but the last client had some requirements that couldn't be met that way. Linux Mint VM to the rescue, except out of the box it won't connect. These links helped me get the connection up and running (the big trick was replacing Java. The second big trick was kicking this off as root in the terminal so you get the prompts that you need to get)...

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» The Summit, a Documentary About a K2 Climbing Team, is Now on Netflix. I watched this the other day and it reinforced the idea I have no interest in climbing big mountains...     #


» Tommy Ramone, Founding Member of Influential Punk Band, Dies at 62     #


» ClearSkies. Like Dropbox but self-hosted (I still use Owncloud but it's good to have competition.)     #


» Startpage Search Engine, the world's most private search engine. DuckDuckGo now has some competition?     #


» Video Processing at Dropbox. A bit old but I found it interesting and somewhat relevant to my work.     #


» SSHFS in Windows. Nice!     #


» Bookmarked for myself for later because I'll invariably forget this by the next time I need to use it...

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» Music Virtual University. $20/month for classes, tempting.     #


» Secure Network Backups in a Heterogeneous Environment in the Time it Takes to Have Pizza Delivered (All Using Open Source Software!) Naturally they recommend their solution but it is open source so why not. Nice guide.     #


» Can I Stream It - New on Netflix. Handy to get an idea of what's new in case your queue is empty...     #


» If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow. Attitude counts.     #


» Man Who Shot at Cops During No-Knock Raid Acquitted on All Charges. Wow, actual common sense?     #


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