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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Waiting for the E-Reader war to heat up…

If you would have asked me about e-readers a year ago, I would have told you that I knew Sony made one, the Kindle was pretty awesome, and there were a bunch more that were [...]

Arduino Starter Rundown – Part 2

Update: A useful comparison chart of Arduino Starter kits has been posted (by me) at ConductiveResistance.com. I invite you to check it out there. When I wrote the [...]

Fun with IR

I've got a project coming up that deals with IR data transmission, so I thought I'd take some time and make a simple IR circuit to prove that I could. This is a very very [...]

Google Chrome is a good idea, but there’s a coming problem.

With the recent announcement of Google's Chrome OS, I think the dreams of many of us are beginning to show signs of reality. Those dreams have to do with computers, and how [...]

Arduino Starter Rundown

Update: A useful comparison chart of Arduino Starter kits has been posted (by me) at ConductiveResistance.com. I invite you to check it out there. If you don't know already, [...]

My Macbook Mini

"MacBook Mini" is a name that has been attached to making a hackintosh out of a Dell Mini 9 (or a Vostro A90... same machine really). When Hykel decided to fly out to Utah to [...]

Finding my Footing

Back in February I decided to make a change to this website. It had gone from being a professional showcase to a blog. Part of the change was inspired by my seeing blogs out [...]

WWDC Keynote reflections

First off: No, I was not actually present at the keynote this morning. I was watching updates flow in through the news feed while at work. I wish I had been because it was a [...]

The garage you’ve always wanted: TechShop Portland

A few years back I started to get more nerdy than I had ever been. By more nerdy, I mean that I began to take an interest in a wide variety of things that leaned on the [...]

(My) 2009 Birthday Wishlist

A month from tomorrow is my Birthday. Whenever it comes to a holiday or event that involves some gift receiving on my part, the question inevitably comes "What do you want for [...]