My biquad how-to was up on Engadget yesterday; lots of good comments. I’d play with it some more, but it is getting way too cold outside.
The big news today was Anandtech disassembling their XBox 360. The things to take away from this: the hard drive and cdrom use SATA connectors and a “hacker-proof” screwless case means fewer screws to lose. I kinda wish I was still in NYC since Joystiq is unpacking their’s. I don’t have any SATA hardware, but I just found this USB to SATA adapter on DVGuru. Now where can I buy one?
The other big story this week is friend of Hack-A-Day Dan Kaminsky counting how many nameservers have witnessed the Sony rootkit calling home: 568,200.
[Greg Lipscomb] from D.I.Y. Live has posted a POV toy built using just EEProm instead of the usual microcontroller. He’s also got a nice post about his experiences on NASA’s KC-135 “Vomit Comet”, bonus low-gravity breakdancing video included.
The GP2x Linux handheld console was released recently and has a lot of potential. Joystiq pointed to GP2x News as a good source for development news.
Inhabitat got a chance to visit the folks at Cargotecture who are building housing out of shipping containers. I got interested in this idea a few years ago after reading that shipping containers were piling up on the west coast because it was cheaper to make new ones than ship them back empty. There wasn’t much in Google at the time, but things have changed. Check out fabprefab’s containerbay, a directory of shipping container based housing projects.
The i2Hub P2P network shutdown. It’s sad to think of all of that bandwidth going unused again.