Thu: Mar 26, 2015

» Dance on the Circle. Mesmerizing to watch.

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» TrendWeight, tracks uploads from a wifi weight scale. Too bad it's only a wifi scale, I'd love to be able to have an account and manually add my information...     #


» Automysqlbackup: Skipping the data of table mysql.event. Bookmarked for myself, ran into this issue once, believe I will run into it again.     #


» The evil genius of airlines, It takes work to make flying this miserable. But it pays. No kidding.     #


» The Shut-In Economy. Outsource your menial tasks so you can get more work done!     #


» Nomad SMS, you "buy" a local phone number in the country you want and any text messages sent to it get converted to email.     #


» Boris - A REPL for PHP. Basically an interactive shell for PHP to let you command-line test things before having to deal with a web server parsing it out.     #


Wed: Mar 25, 2015

» Three Emergency Trail Fixes You Should Know. The mudflap one is meh but the tire patch is gold. And I always carry duct tape with me on a ride (you could do a length of it taped to itself and use it the same way as a lift ticket...)     #


» Sonoma and S-10 vacuum switches. Found this pretty invaluable to help track down a vacuum leak I'd had. I also had the same issue with replacing my transfer case actuator, the three hose tubes don't form a solid enough seal to keep it from leaking.     #


» PriceJump - Amazon Price Checker. They aren't always the cheapest (though if you are a Prime member they are likely so convenient it's worth using Amazon as your default...)     #


» The Best Way to Mince Garlic. Well that certainly is thorough.     #


» mkcast, A tool for creating GIF screencasts of a terminal, with key presses overlaid. That's pretty impressive, very useful.     #


» Most popular word used in online dating profiles by state. Interesting.     #


» Flight Stream. A visualization of flights in the air around the world right now, looks great.     #


» How to Set Up a Facebook "Legacy Contact" for When You Die. Probably a good idea if you are active on FB.     #


» The Ultimate Firestarter: How to Make Char Cloth     #


» Amazon Smile. Shop with Amazon and they give 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Not bad if you are shopping with them anyway.     #


» youtubedown handles 1080p and 4K now. Wonder why they split the audio and video? Storage purposes perhaps?     #


» Stop Using LinkedIn. The language is a little bombastic but the logic is that LinkedIn will be seriously restricting their API, which makes 3rd party tools way less useful. Sadly it seems the standard operating procedure these days - built a website, make it useful and open, then restrict the hell out of it when you become to defacto site for that application.     #


» Team PostgreSQL. I'm slowly migrating some of my personal projects over to PostgreSQL and tools like this are helpful.     #


» Lance Havana 150 scooter. Been thinking about buying something like this as a runabout for nearby places.     #


» How To Cut and Peel Hard Winter Squash     #


Tue: Mar 24, 2015

» How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help. Holy crap.     #


» Bread Proofer - Sarah’s Microwave Bread Proofer. I usually end up running two loaves at once in two separate bowls, this may be a fun test - put one in the microwave and one not, see how they compare for rise time.     #


» State Rainwater. As insane as it sounds in some places it's illegal to capture rainwater that falls on your property. In case you live on one of the non-insane places this is pretty nice: DIY Rain Collector. There is a little hope for Colorado though:

Colorado had some of the nation’s strictest rainwater harvest laws, essentially prohibiting the practice. In 2009, two laws were passed that loosened restrictions.
CO SB 80 allowed residential property owners who rely on certain types of wells to collect and use rainwater. Colorado Revised Statutes §37-90-105
CO HB 1129 authorized 10 pilot projects where captured precipitation was used in new real estate developments for non-potable uses. Colorado Revised Statutes §37-60-115
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» Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik – review. Sounds like my kind of book.     #


» Kickended, shows campaigns with zero backers, it's the saddest part of Kickstarter.     #


» Meanwhile... This is really well done, worth watching.     #


Mon: Mar 23, 2015

» Massimo Banzi: Fighting for Arduino. Sucks when 1 out of 5 guys can screw something up like that.     #


» Parametrek Product Search Flashlights. That takes obsession to a whole new level, so many search options.     #


» How to convert .crt to .pem. Saved for next year, some mail servers require a pem certificate and not the standard crt that is issued by the Certificate Authorities. Also helpful: Certificate Exam in case you have a few scattered around and are trying to find the right one. Not that it happened to me...     #


Fri: Mar 20, 2015

» Conference call in real life. No kidding.

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Thu: Mar 19, 2015

» Roof Racks : CVT Base-Camp aka Spider Rack. Interesting twist to getting off the ground. For not much more money I prefer the Lifetime tent trailer that I have, at least then I have a utility trailer.     #


» How to Prevent Super Glue from Drying. Smart, put it in rice. It's not just for drying out phones!     #


» Qubes OS. Looks like their website is being rebuilt but the short of it that it's a Linux OS using virtual machines to provide extreme sandboxing of your applications (no more PDF exploits taking over your system!) While their site is coming back up they recommend you look at the Internet Archive version of the Qubes OS website.     #


» Google Earth Pro is now free. This is from January but it's still very relevant. I do remember paying Google some money years ago to get GPS support for Google Earth, it wasn't a "pro account" (I want to say it was $25 for a year?) but it was better than the free version.     #


» Microsoft security advisory: Availability of SHA-2 code signing support. Except it will fail to install if you dual boot with Linux. Morons.     #


» wget-finder for packagers. Neat idea, glad to see some people thinking outside the box.     #


» How to flatten sharpening stones. Long story short - glue some sandpaper to a piece of glass (which will make a very flat surface) and go to town. The article is split up among a ridiculous number of pages, every paragraph gets it's own page...     #


Wed: Mar 18, 2015

» Camera Size. This is pretty genius, it lets you compare physical size of different cameras. The link here takes you to the Canon G7 X versus the Canon G12 (the G12 I already own, I was thinking about upgrading to the G7 X and wanted to see how much different it is.) I like the inclusion of the AA battery as well since most people will be able to relate to that.     #


» PutIO, a web-based bittorrent client that you pay for monthly/by storage space used. Looks like they are based outside of the US so that may be a good option.     #


» We Buy Broken Gold. Interesting read.     #


Tue: Mar 17, 2015

» How To Make An Electrical Arc Furnace. That's pretty nifty.

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» Top 5 Ritual Photo Shoots of the American Southwest.Boy, that first photo of the people lined up for Delicate Arch, I've seen that...     #


» Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport. Whether border officials can force you to provide password hasn't been tested in Canadian courts.     #


» Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs. Not available outside of China, though there will be a grey market I imagine.     #


» Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table. Awesome.     #


» Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard. Love the concept, not so keen on the implementation. I've been using a Microsoft Natural 4000 for so long that if I lost the numpad on the right and some of the other positioning of the keys I'd be lost...     #


» I've been on the hunt for an old Coleman camp stove for a while and recently I picked up an old one from Craig's List. I specifically wanted an older one since they are built like tanks (unlike new ones) and they still make parts for them. Fortunately there's some great resources online: How to rebuild a Coleman 2 or 3-burner stove, Old Coleman Parts, and Coleman Stove Manuals (my version isn't in there but there is a parts list for it so that's good enough for me.)     #


» Internet Cafe Refugees. Basically a room for rent, like an old style boarding house? Does not sound like a pleasant experience, and it's crazy how much up-front money is required to get an apartment.     #


Thu: Mar 12, 2015

» Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66. DAMMIT. I've intentionally been reading the last couple Discworld novels really slowly trying to savor them.     #


» Google chips at Amazon's Glacier with Cloud Storage Nearline. Tempting but only if I spend the time to encrypt the files first, hopefully someone will come up with a nice interface that automatically takes care of that for you.     #


» Earl Sinclair performs Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G. That's hilarious.

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» Google is done selling the Nexus 5. That sucks, I have one and it's a fantastic phone. I'm sure the Nexus 6 is great but the massive size just turns me off, I want a phone that fits in my pocket.     #


Tue: Mar 10, 2015

» Automatic cron backup of PostgreSQL database. I spent way too much time trying to get such a simple action setup. PostgreSQL may be a better database than MySQL but trying to setup an automated backup sucks ass.     #


» Facebook "Anonymous" Login. This absolutely screams bad idea to me and I will never use this. It's not anonymous by any stretch, it's just a way for Facebook to track you even more than they already are. I fail to see why this would be a good idea for anyone besides Facebook.     #


» How To Disable Opportunistic TLS For Outbound SendMail Connections. I wish there was a "fallback mode" instead of having to just plain disable it. Unfortunately I keep running across broken mail servers so having to add all of them individually is just a pain. Looks like adding the M=S to my sendmail.mc file worked.     #


» Costco is replacing American Express with Visa and Citi. I wonder how this will affect Amex over the long term (I know the only reason I used their card was because of Costco, I'll probably drop it once this goes through, especially since Amex isn' very welcome outside of the US...)     #


» The New Home Battery: Is Off Grid Living About to Become Mainstream?. When I lived alone I was over-producing electricity with the solar panels on my roof, this would have been perfect then.     #


» This Smart Countertop Grill Has All the Chef Skills You Don't. I'm not wild about the idea of having to use an app on my phone but I do see where that opens up some new possibilities for cooking.     #


» Poll: Fox News most trusted network. That's just sad.     #


» POESI FÖR FISKAR. Hah, well done.

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