Monthly Archives: January 2012

21 jan

Build a PXE Server to Boot Linux over the Network

DIY, Hardware, Home Projects, Internet, Linux

This is more on the networking side of things, but something that is very cool and extremely useful for managing devices on your network. Pre Execution Environment or PXE (pixie) has been around for over 10 years and provides a … Continue reading

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20 jan

MegaUpload.com Shuts Down – All Links Dead

Cloud Computing, Internet, Media

The US shuts down MegaUpload. It’s the age-old fight about websites that share content, links to content, allow users to add content, and build justification around how the user of the site should be responsible and policed individually rather than … Continue reading

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19 jan

Automatic Doors @ Home, DIY

DIY, Hardware, Home Projects, Robotics

The thing that gets me so excited about technology is that the possibilities are endless and with the right amount of knowledge, some patience, and a lot of interest, anyone can create practically anything they want to. Think it, design … Continue reading

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19 jan

How the Blind Interact with Technology

Electronics, Entertainment, Guest Posts, User Experience

I stumbled upon this popular youtube channel of a witty blind man, Tommy Edison, and how he gets around in life with his handicap. I thought it would make for an interesting post to share some of his experiences as … Continue reading

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18 jan

Today’s Blackout List and Examples of Protest

Google, Internet, Media, Twitter

Per yesterdays post about the Jan 18th online protest against SOPA and PIPA, I went around looking for sites that were blacked out and compiled a list of popular ones and their traffic. Out of the top 100 highest traffic … Continue reading

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17 jan

The Wikipedia Blackout – Jan 18th, 2012

Facebook, Google, Internet, Media, Twitter, Verizon

I repeatedly mention in blog posts and conversations of how the internet is like the USA Western expansion of the 1800′s. We have colonization, expansion, government fire-sales / payments, and annexation. And once everything is established / saturated, government has … Continue reading

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15 jan

Wild Computer Graphics.

3D Graphics

Computer graphics have come a long way. Admire some amazing CG! Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 1 from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.

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13 jan

Ashton Kutcher – The Angel Investor

Companies, Entrepreneurship, Hack-a-thon, Internet

The man with the first twitter account to have $1M followers does quite a lot more than you would think. Actor, Entertainer, Comedian, Model, Producer, and also Angel Investor in high flying tech companies. He has plenty of money to … Continue reading

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12 jan

CES is Going on. Yawwwnnn!

beer, Car Computing, Cloud Computing, Electronics, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobility

Another year of CES. We’ve been talking about what the next new thing is and typically, you will find that out at CES (Consumer Electronic Show). Thanks to TechCrunch and others, we can dive right down into the action. It’s … Continue reading

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11 jan

iCade Reversed Engineered as an iPhone Controller

Apple, Guest Posts, Hacking, Hardware, Home Projects, howto, iPhone, Mobility

The very popular mini arcade case for your ipad was reversed¬†engineered¬†for the iphone. From conception all the way down to an actual¬†prototype, Ben Heck built a bluetooth gamepad with 8 buttons, a d-pad, usb for pass through charging and it … Continue reading

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