Fri: Oct 17, 2014

» What Happens When National Geographic Steals Your Art? Apparently a whole lot of nothing.     #


» POODLE Attack and SSLv3 Deployment. Yikes, be sure to secure your server and secure your client (Firefox also has an add-on: SSL Version Control).     #


» The [qudos] Action: A Bright and Brawny Action Light for Your Action Shots. That's pretty cool, I can see that being super useful in some instances.     #


Tue: Oct 14, 2014

» Yellow warbler on Russian Sage, taken out of my home-office window... Wallpaper size if you want to download.

Yellow Warbler     #


» 5 ways Amnesia Improved my Life. Written by a friend of mine.     #


» EVOO Marketplace here in Denver. I picked up a sample pack of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) at the local farmer's market not too long ago, came with an interesting selection of balsamic vinegars too.     #


» How to Run Android Apps Inside Chrome on Any Desktop Operating System. Potentially useful.     #


» How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk. Knocked 30Gb off my work virtual machine. Something I think I'll start scheduling to do every 6 months or so... The issue is that dynamic disks under VirtualBox only grow, they never shrink. So every time you save a file to your VM the disk grows, even if you delete it immediately. Running SDelete and then cloning (and then just using the clone) will free up that space since the cloning process doesn't copy empty disk space.     #


» The ham sandwich standard. I am flabbergasted at how this kind of theft is ruled legal.     #


» Nintendo Pi. Clever, and with that number of emulators you have a whole range of games to play.     #


» Make Any Glove Touchscreen Compatible. You do have to reapply often though, so be aware of that. Personally any time I'd need to use my phone I would just take my glove off (if it's so cold I can't remove my glove it's too cold to have my electronics out anyway...)     #


» I'm still very happy with my Lifetime Tent Trailer but I still appreciate these two off-road camper trailers: Moby1 XTR and XVenture Offroad Trailer. The challenge I have with the teardrop is how do I get my dirt-bike and quad to the campsite and trail heads?     #


» DIY Hydrophobic Coating [Never Wet, Ultra Ever Dry Replacement]. Clever.     #


Wed: Oct 01, 2014

» An illustrated guide to the Atomic Bombs. That is an amazing collection of images.     #


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...)     #


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