How I added a custom commentary track to a movie

A couple of years back, one of my favorite podcaster/writer/tour-de-forces, Andy Ihnatko released a commentary track for the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas. It's a hilarious and fascinating dissection of the film and since I heard it, I've wanted to figure out a way I could add the commentary support to my copy of the film while maintaining the [...]

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The 2013 Portland Mini MakerFaire

Last year (you may have read), I participated in the Portland Mini MakerFaire. It was great. I absolutely loved sharing and teaching people. This year, I definitely wanted to [...]

10 minutes with Cory Doctorow

This past Wednesday, I had the opportunity to go see Cory Doctorow (arguably my favorite author) on the local stop of his tour for his new book Homeland. He had been generous [...]

Thoughts on Libraries

My wife works at our local public Library. We started visiting there more recently and I was once again struck at the accessibility and amount of information there. For a [...]

It’s a Trap!

For the past few years, my brother and I have been pranking each other a bit when it comes to gifts. It took on a rather peculiar theme a couple of years ago when my brother [...]

Bread

Sometime before Thanksgiving we (Hykel and I) agreed to bring bread to Thanksgiving Dinner. Rolls, specifically. I figured when we'd agreed to it that we would probably just [...]

Star Trek!

I was going to say that this is the nerdiest thing I've done in public in a while. But I was presenting at MakerFaire just a couple of months ago, so I guess not. I [...]

My Perfect Phone

I got my first cell phone in 2005. It was a Nokia candybar identified by some 4 digit number. At the time I carried it along with a Handspring Edge Palm handheld and an iPod [...]

Attached to a steel cable 30 feet above the ground.

A week ago was Hykel's birthday. After seeing a billboard on the highway (yes, sadly they actually work), she expressed some interest in taking on what is termed as an "Aerial [...]

The Aaron Eiche Podcast, Episode 8

Sometime before my computer had a complete and total meltdown, I made episode 8 of The Aaron Eiche Podcast. My backup routine fortunately saved it for me, and I thought I'd [...]

Me at the Portland MakerFaire

This past Saturday (Sept 15) I got to participate in Portland's first annual MakerFaire. I've written about MakerFaires before, but this is the first one where I was showing [...]