Yes, I was able to get an Xbox 360 on launch day. No, it wasn’t actually hard for me to get one either so I’ll spare you my story. I’ll probably sell it for a Playstation 3 when that is released, but I felt it was necessary to buy one on the first day since I’ve been missing out on all of the PSP homebrew fun. I’ll be doing a separate Xbox 360 post (with crash pictures), but if you’ve got specific questions you’d like me to answer put them in the comments.
The Folding@HOME team is still plowing ahead. They recently completed 4 million points and will become a top 100 team in less than a week. Find out more at the team forum. If you are going to be back at your parents’ house for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to start their machine folding.
We’ve moved from #96 to #86 on the Feedster Top 500
I don’t know why everyone is getting excited about MacDevCenter figuring out
how to use a generic AV cable with an
iPod video. Hack-A-Day reader [Mark Question] figured out how to
use an iBook cable
and I mentioned how to
use a generic
cable weeks ago.
Bruce Schneier wonders why antivirus companies have been so
slow in response to the Sony DRM rootkit. I find it
especially odd since they responded quickly to the PSP
downgrader which doesn’t even affect PCs. The Microsoft Anti-Malware Engineering Team added the
rootkit signatures to Microsoft
AntiSpyware last Thursday.
[grayskies] was concerned about Digg ripping off stories from
us. It doesn’t bother me if you link to the
daily story since you saw the link here first. Digg is a great source of traffic (and hopefully new readers), but
if you’re taking the link and using our text for the description,
gamer31, that’s wrong.
[Wildoman]’s PSP speaker mod Was the power horn
[Walter Schreppers]’s MythTV LCD display
[Ben Jackson] built a PCI interface for a Xilinx CPLD
[Nick Lott]’s AVR Butterfly based MP3 player
[Jeffery Alan] has a good method for mounting a Christmas
[ad] has a quick list for how to keep
your pages from getting axed by content filters. He forgot “Don’t put the word ‘hack’ in your URL”. I’m sure a lot
of people that read my resume can’t reach Hack-A-Day.
[Andrew] has extensive notes on Perl, SQL, and Web Publishing
[Andrew]’s review of Microsoft BOB for those of
you who never encountered the fabled resource gobbling beast in person.
[Clinton Mann] builds a picture frame from a hard
[Isaac Huang] pointed out a utility for finding out
what’s eating up your
iPod disk space. Excluding videos I think KMFDM is taking up the largest chunk on mine.
Bug-A-Day Seems like bug every 5 seconds to me. [Gert]
An overkill method for keeping your router from
Javier Sanchez Merina’s transformable four-seat sculpture.
[edgar] says the BMW seats were cheap at the junkyard because of limited
[brady]’s homemade flamethrower uses argon to pressurize
the fuel supply.
[Brent Riley] put a full sized desktop in his Neon.
[Sam Krupa] has a guide for installing Linux on the iPod
Keyboard + skateboard = [DarkJimmy]’s Skeytboard
The Soft Robot uses a deformable body
to move [xev]
Using sound for an archery chronograph [Liam]
[Nick] stuffed his broken clamshell into an Altoid’s
tin. Freeweb’s ads won’t let me cache the page; goodbye bandwidth.
[krome]’s wide angle sector