Bash Command Prompt Flair on a Mac

A couple of months ago I was going through Apple's Introduction to Swift, wherein they mentioned that Swift's support of unicode allowed that you could use emoji as variable names. They were quick to point out that it was a bad practice, and you shouldn't do it, but it was kind of fun. More recently, I was in my terminal and I wondered if there was [...]

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Boxing day

Did you know the day after Christmas is boxing day? You probably did. I think most people know, but the celebration thereof is often limited to countries that belong to the [...]

Alexa, write a post on my blog

Today is Christmas, It was a wonderful day of exchanging gifts with my wife, playing with new toys, enjoying each other's company, and basically laying about. One of the [...]

Christmas Eve Party!

I am in my mid-thirties. In spite of this, Christmas brings out the 6-year-old in me, and I very often will wake up early on Christmas morning. We figured that if we could [...]

Adventures in Baking… erm, Frying?

I enjoy baking a lot. I have ever since I was a kid. In a lot of ways, I think baking is just another form of being a Maker: Creating something on your own, and being able [...]

Roomba-ing with a Raspberry Pi

We've owned a Roomba for years. I wanted one for a few years before that and the thing that has been most attractive about it to me has been the ability to hack it. When I [...]

Poor OpSec at the North Pole

Hykel and I watched Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice a couple of nights ago. Everything I'm going to talk about should be ignored mostly because this is a fun Christmas [...]

‘Twas the night before Star Wars

  For some, it's the Star Wars Day. For me, my showing technically comes tomorrow, midnight actually. I am excited more than I can really describe. In 1999 I went and [...]

MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 2

When last we left our hero, he had made sizable progress on his robot, only to be stumbled by it's devious brain!!! The Teensy 3.x is my Go-to embedded platform these days. I [...]

MakerFaire Project (2015) – Part 1

This started out as a "Project of the Week" post, but As it started to take form, and started to stretch beyond a week, I decided I wanted to make a more dedicated post about [...]

Project of the Week: Mini robot

I got my new 3D printer up and running recently. After some tuning, some improving, and some printing of backup parts (an ongoing process, I decided I was confident to move [...]