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Everyone changing their profile picture is getting a hilarious lesson on compression algorithms. Some of the artifacts I’ve seen on this equal sign are hilariously terrible. Facebook should anticipate this trend of profile picture “copy of a copy of a…” I doubt anyone would care if it just replaced whatever jacked up version you found and tried to use with a hq original.

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I just donated to the Heart Walk. Do the Same!

Going to run in their 5k. Please donate to buy me blankets and hand-warmers after the run, j/k http://social.heart.org/iRk2GtR http://social.heart.org/wa7ketb

Arduino/Android 4 Zone Speaker Selector

Here’s my write-up of an Arduino project that will enable speaker zone switching across your home WiFi network from your Android smartphone. A networked 4-zone speaker setup using Android as a remote control. Here are the instructions and code you need to do it too! Watch the demo to see if it’ll do what you need […]

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

That White House petition to build a Death Star got a response… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/isnt-petition-response-youre-looking https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/isnt-petition-response-youre-looking

Android/Arduino RF Outlets Selector

Overview Here’s a great little project I implemented with Arduino and Android – switching outlets from my smart phone!     I started with off the shelf RF Wireless Outlets. At $6 per outlet, they are a complete steal. I got lucky and found all 4 channels of these wireless/RF outlets at a local Big […]

I can control an LED from my LAN now. No biggie. Next steps is to use this RF transmitter to send out on/off commands for these $6 Big Lots wireless outlets. And then… THE WORLD. I mean, an Android app. Anyone else have smart house technology?

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North Korean satellite ‘tumbling out of control,’ US officials say

Trying to understand where they found their science-hating ‘officials’ to quote in this article? http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/12/15866530-north-korean-satellite-tumbling-out-of-control-us-officials-say?lite “The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle, but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do.” http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/12/15866530-north-korean-satellite-tumbling-out-of-control-us-officials-say?lite

Song Reader

Beck’s new album… is… sheet music…? http://songreader.net/ http://songreader.net/

For About $20, Cardboard Bicycle Could ‘Change The World,’ Inventor Says : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/15/162949884/for-about-20-cardboard-bicycle-could-change-the-world-inventor-says The video at the bottom of the story is great, highly recommended. Hope he succeeds to mass produce it. I’d buy one! http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/15/162949884/for-about-20-cardboard-bicycle-could-change-the-world-inventor-says

Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

I saw quite a few election maps that used a distorted map (as in the thumbail) to show population density, but my favorite is the version in this article which uses bar graphs. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/ Which one do you like? http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/