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Lazy Afternoons

ahh! it’s gorgeous out! I’m feeling better already! Now, yesterday I did my HOWTO on making a geeky Usb fan for your laptop and yes, it’s insanely ghetto, but creativity is up to you! Now because I’ll be having dinner of pretzels ala carte, I would appreciate a steak dinner, but this won’t happen. So I’ll discuss some links instead. Try these out for size:

[Matt] sends in this link to a redneck gentlemen who threw a full sized A/C unit into his pickup truck.

Harddrive stilts are the next big thing. We swear. [Amos]
Grapes in da hous-err, microwave. [je]
AWK webserver. Thats just not even funny. [barbobot]
if you don’t wanna shell out mad loot for das keyboard, build your own [jock]

Do you dare hack a magazine? Teehee.

So the next podcast will start to be in the works Im guessing next week. We love your ideas/rediculous suggestions so keep sending them in or leaving voicemails at 206-888-HACK. If you cant swing 60 seconds of talk time, then get a grip/cellphone.

Also, this summer my friend and I will be working on a Hackers-esque movie. Except with…more humor. So if you wanna echo 23 to see what’s up, lemme know. We’ll throw you in the movie.
OOOOH. And remember that flash-based wep cracking video? Eliot tried it out for himself and it worked….in an hour and 20 minutes. But nevertheless, give it a shot. This is obviously a great find if you’re poor as hell like me and need to leech some heroi-I mean wi-fi.

Now for your very-easy-to-do-hack for your lazy afternoon.

Matchstick Rockets sent in by [weirdguy0101]
Basically, get the following:
1. Matches.
2. Pins/Paper clips.
3. Foil.

Follow the instructions and have a ball. Friday I’ll probably be posting something with the illegal fireworks I picked up in Ohio. So that should be fun for people who have fireworks sold in their state!

Comments

  1. blackmage says:

    there all pretty funny links ones again, but that matchstick rocket stuff its so old its in an old comic i have.

  2. PosiCat says:

    The true-geek keyboard, the IBM Model M is already has this feature. You can simply pull the lable caps off the top of the keys, and it’s blank. Or arrange them in your own pattern.

  3. John F says:

    That magazine is hilarious but its a fake:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/30/funny_parents_magazi.html

  4. Chris says:

    Pfft, that lame Das Keyboard is no match for the awesome power that is the Happy Hacking Keyboard: http://store.yahoo.com/pfuca-store/hhkbblank.html

  5. I’m so glad my car has AC. That and the fact that I live a good deal North (and West) of North Carolina. :D

    So this guy says his original AC depended on his truck going forward? I can imagine this guy telling the cops when he gets pulled over for speeding, “I’m sorry officer, but I was getting REALLY HOT…”

  6. sam says:

    That guy has the same shoes as me… and suddenly I want hard drive stilts…

  7. chris says:

    I can think of better things to do with hardrvies then strap them to my feet…

  8. Redkrieg says:

    I had some fun with matchstick rockets a few years ago. Never bothered to update my website since then either! If you’re looking for some vids to see how to (or not to) launch a few, check http://www.redkrieg.com/rocket/

  9. superlevel says:

    i love that KB, my school should buy those for the freshman keyboarding classes, they just use nail polish. ^_^

  10. scott says:

    hehe you could combine the usb fan hack with the lockpick hack. have a usb lockpick on your laptop/desktop =)

  11. baja_01 says:

    That grape thing is amazing :D

    Now I just need more grapes

  12. Reagan says:

    A real hacker would have used duck tape, rather than packing tape to attach those hard drive stilts.

  13. thetick says:

    I tried the matchstick deal and I had badluck with it they launched about 30cm, I tried 6 of those regular matches and I tried doubling a few up I also tried woodmatches witch sucked..

  14. nullset says:

    It seems the A/C in pickup thread is no longer accessible. Anyone have a mirror?

    –buddy

  15. tiuk says:

    In reference to the Das Keyboard, I guess nobody has ever heard of Vinyl Dye. It literally dyes plastic, soaking into it and making it look like it came from the factory in whatever color you get (I like black best since it’s hard to screw up and looks good). It sprays on, dries fairly quickly, doesn’t chip like paint, looks good, requires almost no effort, can be found at Wal-Mart or any auto store, is nearly impossible to screw up, and you don’t need to start with a black keyboard like this guy did, you can dye any color black.

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