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MAKE:Blog has posted photos from their Make Faire at Euro OSCON. Have a look and you’ll see my co-conspirator Fabienne and regular commenter [Markie]. I know [led] was planning on attending. Did anyone else get a chance to go?

We were included in PC Mag’s Top 101 Web Sites under the category Computing – Experts. From the text it sounds like someone actually reads the site, which makes me even happier. [DigitalDame]

The Duxbury high school hacking contest entry deadline was the 14th. Have a look at some of the projects.

[Aleksandyr] wonders why anyone would settle for less than full cellphone SSH. You could even use J2MEVNC if you’re crazy enough.

VGA over Cat5 He says 800×600 works at over 50ft. [jubilantjeremy]

Google Random Number Generator [ravidgemole]

Beautiful mechanical clock that is accurate for 10k years

Palm pilot controlled tattoo machine [dANIEL]

[eric]‘s guide for destroying CDs using duct tape.

A roundup of all of the ways to add a Firefox download counter to your site

The tip line

Comments

  1. aemaeth says:

    someone stole the cvs cam trick and used it for school… is this good or bad? :/

  2. alex says:

    I vote good that he is getting into hacking, bad if he won off someone else work.

  3. ez says:

    Posted Oct 20, 2005, 7:13 PM ET by aemaeth

    someone stole the cvs cam trick and used it for school… is this good or bad? :/

    yeah, supposed to be original, wish my highschool would have something like this.

  4. chono says:

    i once destroyed a burned copy of radiohead’s ‘the bends’ i had lying around with an electric fly swatter. touching the cd to the swatter generated a spark, launching a tiny piece of hot foil stuff flying across the room to land in the carpet, where it was a bitch to vacuum out the next morning.

  5. flaunt_dzx says:

    I’m not exactly sure, but I think part of his hack was to glue leather to the faceplate of his camcorder.

    Whatever works I guess.

  6. led says:

    The make fair was pretty good. The hubby and I went down to the Dam at about 8. You can tell from the pictures that most of the projects have been featured on the make blog or in the magazine. Our fat mugs make an appearance in _at least_ one of the pictures on the site :)

    The coolest parts were 1) getting a free copy of make (great for reading on the metro), and 2) seeing the e-paper reader in ‘real life’. The latter was the highlight for me. Oh yeah, free booze.

  7. pmike says:

    The look on that poor girl’s face as the horrid machine has its way with her is priceless.

  8. bigtuna says:

    The link to MidpSSH is EXCELLENT. I installed that app on my Sanyo MM7400 and it works perfectly. SSHing from my phone into my servers. I couldn’t ask for any more. :)

  9. I like that clock. Granted, a clock that will outlive me and doesn’t appear to be movable doesn’t do much for me, but interesting idea.

  10. maddog says:

    What ever happened to lazey afternoons and lets get some better links.

  11. Ravidgemole says:

    Thank you for linking to my summer experiment: grng.

    Also, I have recently fixed the symlink issue in the tar file. A fresh new tarball should be uploaded so that people can use the code again. Thank you everyone that pointed out that issue.

  12. chalmers says:

    Of all the duxbury hacks, my favourite was definitely the person who fixed the dam. I know, not very tech, but it was incredible to see the major difference it had. Like they maligned in their flickr set, let’s just hope some smart-ass doesn’t come back with more boards to fill it in.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wicky1_projects/sets/990566/

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