Mon: Sep 29, 2014

» Bill Weaver Mach 3+ Blackbird Breakup. Holy crap.     #


» Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying. Good, I hope it's uptake is massive, especially among the younger crowd (who will use it more.)     #


» Birthday Statistics. Interesting, mine is near to one of the more popular days, other people I know are either right on one or very near a popular day as well.     #


» A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick. Multiple tiers for generics?? What the hell?     #


» Mechanical Loops. Hypnotic.     #


» DeepSkyStacker, for dealing with astrography photos (pictures of the night sky). Looks like an alternative to StarStax but with additional features. For examples of some of my night sky photos check out my Night Sky album on Flickr.     #


» DIY All-Natural Bug Spray. Wonder how well it works?     #


» InsideTracker review - blood analytics and nutrition recommendations. There's an old maxim: you cannot change what you don't measure. Getting a solid baseline is the first step to that.     #


» Baïkal - Lightweight CalDAV+CardDAV server. Interesting alternative to Owncloud if you are only looking for those two features. I like how it uses SQLite databases, that makes it pretty simple and portable as well.     #


» Android without the mothership. Using an Android phone without the constant spying from Google. It looks difficult but it can be done (I prefer to use things like Xposed Xprivacy and such to restrict wherever possible.)     #


» Build a Bug Out Kindle: A Digital Survival Library at Your Fingertips. Pretty solid list of books, though if you wait to read them until you absolutely need them it may be too late...     #


» OSTel Encrypted Voice phonecalls. You'll need a client application and the people you call will need to have an OSTel account as well but if you want encrypted voice it's worth grabbing.     #


» Moab - Captain Ahab bike trail. Something new I haven't ridden yet...     #


» What to Store in Your Refrigerator Humidity Drawers. So it's not like when you first live on your own where everything goes in any available drawer?     #


Sat: Sep 27, 2014

» TATTOOING Close Up (in Slow Motion). Ever since he got his Phantom high speed camera he's been doing fun stuff with it (not just the standard "oh look, something blowing up after being shot")     #


» The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. In case you missed the live stream you can now watch it on YouTube.     #


» Shellshock: How does it actually work? Best explanation I've seen yet.     #


» Save your Google Voicemail to Google Drive as MP3 Files. I rarely save voicemails anymore but this could be handy.     #


» Mike's Super Long-Exposure Cheat Sheet. I'm getting to be where I know what I need to do to get the effect I'm looking for but this is still valuable.     #


» Official MEGA CM11 Theme Chooser Thread. That's remarkably comprehensive.     #


» Bits Sysadmins Should Know. Some good stuff in there, things I'd like to come back to.     #


» IPSec/L2TP VPN on Linode Ubuntu server for iPhone/Android. Lets you create a VPN on your Linode that will exit out to the Internet (not just internally to your Linode system). Very handy if you travel (for either protecting all of your communications over open WiFi or being able to get around geo-blocking for things like Hulu and Netflix...)     #


Fri: Sep 26, 2014

» Sheet Metal Gauge Thickness. I pulled up some lawn edging and I have some ideas on how to use it but first I needed to see how thick it is since air nibblers seem to be rated by what thickness they can cut. Unfortunately most seem to be 16 to 18 gauge and my stuff is measuring out by the calipers closer to 13 gauge...     #


» sign language: the [new] asl "New S#*t". I know very little sign language and I was captivated by this.

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» Find Your Computer’s BIOS Version From the Command Line. In Windows. Potentially very handy to know.     #


» Fantastic Workshop Helps You Master the Timeless 1940s Glamour Shot. This is a touch old but the B&H video is still available on YouTube so spend the hour and a half watching if you can...     #


» Knife Block, pretty funny DIY.     #


» fakena.me, generates plausible but entirely fake details for things like social networks.     #


» If Girls Proposed to Guys. Made me laugh.

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» How to Make the World’s Best Paper Airplanes. I could have used this years ago...     #


» Since Wednesday night was a new moon I took the dog camping up to a spot I know outside of Idaho Springs. I figured being a ways from Denver would let me get out of the light pollution and have some solid darkness (and I was right). The result is a composite image built using StarStax. This is a series of 25 second photos that cover just over 4 hours of time (before the camera battery died.)

Kinda makes me feel dizzy...     #


Thu: Sep 25, 2014

» The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online. Awesome.     #


» Christine’s Cracked Screen Wallpaper. Hah, that's pretty good, wonder if it would stop someone from swiping your phone...     #


Tue: Sep 23, 2014

» 56V Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw. Wonder how long the battery lasts, could be just the thing for camping/dirt-biking (last summer I saw a couple guys out doing trail maintenance, they had special rigging on their backpacks to hold chainsaws, I thought it was a great idea.)     #


» Finally, a Hamster Wheel for the Rest of Us. Haha.     #


» Moby1 XTR trailer. I'd say "want" but there's nowhere to put the dirt-bike? How do you get to the end of the earth and then go exploring on two wheels?     #


» Canon Knocks It Out of the Park with Inspirational New Ad. There's some hate in the comments for the ad but I really enjoyed it.     #


» Why you never camp in a dry wash. When you see erosion in the desert but don't see any active water you should pause and think on why you see the erosion there.     #


» Drowning in Light. Interesting.     #


» Don't Live Like an Elephant. I find a lot of his videos mediocre with bombastic statements but this one was pretty good.     #


» . I was amused, and I can imagine how many of them were said during the recent independence vote...

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» Sunset last night as seen from Lakewood. The storm cell was just south of Denver, around the Tech Center area. Fifteen images stitched into a panorama, the wallpaper can likely stretch across 2 monitors if you'd like it.

Storm Cell     #


Fri: Sep 19, 2014

» Flying into LAX in May I caught site of this out the window of the plane (which explains the slightly blurry quality). Made me think of a computer motherboard with each individual chip lit up... wallpaper if you'd like it.

Motherboard Los Angeles     #


» How to solder copper pipe. By far the best tutorial I've found (and makes me want to go re-do some of the joints in my house...)

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Thu: Sep 18, 2014

» Peggo - Youtube to MP3 converter. Likely simpler than my current method (hello command-line scripts!)     #


» Make a Home DIY Sheet Metal Bender. Interesting, I hadn't thought about the need to have the hinges in line with the bend but it makes sense.     #


» The Best Hotel Loyalty Program Promotions for Fall 2014. Good to know (though my regular Hilton in Atlanta is choosing to not participate...)     #


Wed: Sep 17, 2014

» A New Yorker Expertly Teaches The Unwritten Rules Of Living In NYC In These Illustrations. That is great info for folks who haven't spent much time in The City.     #


» Monsterous Discrepancies. Nice.     #


» Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic. The answer: not many.     #


» Australian Comic Finds Humor In Humiliation For His Sitcom 'Please Like Me'. On a lark I downloaded Season 1 right after I came back from Australia and really enjoyed it. Season 2 is doing well also, glad that Claire is back...     #


» Exclusive: new Canon PowerShot G7X HD pocket camera - first test. I will definitely be picking up a Canon 7d II, but this camera looks like something great to replace my aging Powershot G12. I'll miss the hot shoe on top but the rest of the features look solid.

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» Pro Tip: How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky. Clever and simple.     #


» I just ordered a set of Super Springs from JC Whitney (they had free shipping plus a 10% off coupon.) I have various methods of hauling my dirt-bike in my truck, I can either load it straight into the bed or onto a hitch carrier (like this one: 400 lb. Receiver-Mount Motorcycle Carrier). Generally when it's just me I prefer to use the hitch carrier since it's way simpler to load and unload by myself. The unfortunate side-effect is that it puts a ton of weight on the back of the truck since it is effectively using the rear wheels as a fulcrum on a longer lever than normal. I'm hoping these springs help keep the sag out of the back of the truck since right now it looks like I have half a low-rider.

There's another style of overload spring but it doesn't ride over the top of the axle, it uses another set of U-bolts to mount on the existing leaf spring down near the axle itself. I prefer the simplicity of the Super Spring and I am very sure that mounting them will be faster as well (I also think having one solid stick of metal rather than two pieces will be more reliable in the long term.)     #


Tue: Sep 16, 2014

» CheckTLS TestSender, see how your mail server does with encryption.     #


» Mesmerizing Studio Visits with Five South Korean Master Ceramicists. Beautifully shot, mesmerizing to watch.     #


» Nexus 4 Proximity Sensor Fix. Somehow this worked for me as well, which makes no sense but whatever...

The proximity sensor was not working causing the screen to stay black during making/receiving a call. I googled it and found out it is a pretty common issue after screen replacement and the only workaround was to put some very thin clear tape or a small piece from a screen protector, between the front glass and the proximity sensor. I tried that for a fair amount of time but with no luck. So i tried to put the small rubber piece that covers the light and proximity sensor the opposite way. Now the bigger hole of this rubber piece is on the small sensor (proximity) and the small hole is on the big sensor (light). It worked right away and still works great after a month
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» Mann Lake Beekeeping Starter Kit. That might be fun next year, we certainly get enough bees for the flowers in the yard...     #


» Hopsin - ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 5. Pay attention to the lyrics...

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» Little Farm in Suburbia, profiling the farm just down the street from me (they'd done a Kickstarter earlier this year to get going, I picked up my basket of food a couple weeks ago.)     #


» Your Almond Habit Is Sucking California Dry. I honestly had no idea they used that much water.     #


» The Firewood Song. Something to sing while cutting wood I suppose.     #


» Decluttering the company. Indeed.     #


» Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30. I made one with a PVC frame several years ago that had extra pipe Ts to be able to mount it in a variety of ways. I covered it with some white nylon material (kind of like tent material) from the fabric store. All said and done I think I spent $15.     #


» Sprinter Life. Awesome.

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Mon: Sep 15, 2014

» Homemade Pan Release {Baking Spray}. Not quite as easy as a shot of Pam, but this will make sure you take the care to get all the spots I suppose.     #


» youtube-api.pl. Excellent.     #


» Ricoh Launches a Shot at GoPro with its New WG-M1 Action Camera. Competition is always good.     #


» Netflix Now Lets You Delete Films or Shows from Your Activity List. About time, hopefully this removes them from the recommendation engine as well, I'm still haunted by the past plays by a 12 year old girl...     #


» Carrara’s marble quarries: setting beauty free. Wow, who knew a dug out mountain could look so amazing.     #


» The Ultimate Adventure Companion, all about dogs from Outside magazine. I know that my outdoor adventures have gotten way more fun with Chai around, she kicks ass in the outdoors...     #


» Navdy. Want. Having a HUD while driving would be great.     #


» Singles now outnumber married people in America. Hooray, I'm part of the popular group! (Or at least the masses...)     #


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