I’ve been having some serious static build up in my office so dad suggested dragging a chain? nah, I’ll just turn up the humidifier. It has been really bad though; one lightning bolt from a mislaid finger forced me to reset my iPod. It got so bad that I actually bought a static strap before assembling my latest machine. Something I should have bought 10 years ago.
My PVR-500 dual TV tuner card came in the mail yesterday. The driver and MythTV install went pretty well and didn’t require too much forum crawling. They won’t tune anything above channel 59 for some reason. Hopefully I get that figured out soon.
Team Hack-A-Day continues to dominate; we completed 6 million pints this week. Saying [yehoshua] got off to a great start would be an understatement. At last count he had 104 active processors in a completely legitimate borg. [scottpdotnet] entered his thin client cluster into the fray as well.
Did you watch the Project Runway season 2
premier? I can’t find a torrent for it. I want to see it because
Diana Eng is one of the designers and
loves incorporating tech into here work. Her inflatable dress was featured on the cover of I.D. and can be seen at
WMMNA. She’s also developing a
SWITCH a fashion/tech vodcast.
How-to install the Google Safe
Browsing plugin if you don’t live in the US.
The Jackass! project released
Rockhopper! last week. It is a processor specific
Gentoo stage compiled using GCC 4.0. My Jackass install has been rock solid so far (I have been trying to use as many
stable packages as possible).
Mac Minis have appeared in cars since the first day they were sold. Now there is a company selling a
car Mini dock.
When the iPod Mini was first released people were pulling the 4GB CF cards and selling them for a markup on eBay.
That lasted for about two hours then everyone heard what was going on and the bottom fell out of the market. Well now
people are upgrading the internals to 8GB. [borre]
WeaKnees is offering $25,000 (and hopefully legal protection) to first person to
Most people saw The Million Dollar Homepage when it was first
getting started, but you should really look at it now… for searing eye pain. A lot of the ads are for sites offering
cheaper per pixel pricing. [via BlogCadre]
Graffiti Hackers I really wish these
alternative printers were documented better on the web.
Bleach Eating Freaks Office Bircolage 3 weapons from
[socketeer]‘s Si-Link FM Transmitter Mod [warning:
Geocities] Shouldn’t Yahoo have bandwidth to spare?
iTMS album art search currently broken, it was
Using IR modules from VCRs [h-tech]
[j4undone] has been using the cellphones at mall kiosks to send free picture and text messages, since they have
Mac on a USB stick using Mini vMac [h-tech]
From the people who brought you the Telecrapper 2000:
Record Every Waking Moment. I’m sure in the future we will be
recording every second of our daily lives, but it is going to depend entirely on our ability to manage that data once
storage becomes trivial.
[Jim]‘s guide to using
Skype as a remote listening device.
[nick carneiro] shows you how-to build a server using
Spanish guide for building the FisiRadio, an AM radio
How-to modify Netstumbler to
work with Wireless ZeroConfig [Israel Torres and Steve]
[brett]‘s cheap kitchen PC
Free software list [warning: Geocities]
[mycroes] had a bios flash fail, but was able to boot a different board swap the bios and then flash it using
[jason] made some skins for the CVS camera.
Finally, a note from [john rutherford]:
If you have Cablevision/OptimumOnline and have a new cable box (Scientific Atlanta, Explorer 4200) you can access
28 hidden information pages. Press the Diamond button in the middle of the arrow and then press the info button. Use
the right/left arrow keys to scroll through the pages. You can press the diamond key again so that you can watch TV and
look at the settings. Press EXIT to close it out.
*Also, you can Reset the box by press the Vol+/Vol- keys at the same time and pressing the INFO button
Keep sending us tips. If it’s really good and you don’t see it here, it
means I’m probably writing a feature on it.