Earlier this week, I stopped by Wizard’s place to pick up the wedding gifts that were left at the reception. I mentioned to Wizard and his wife that one of my groomsmen bought me a BlendTec.
His wife cocked her head.
He started laughing in an evil way.
Yeah… Wizard and I were geeking out [...]
Once the DoD requested the 3d printed gun files be removed from the internet, a couple things happened.
The Streisand Effect went into full force. The file was shared all over and can still be found easily. I suddenly realized that I was going to be printing a 3d printed gun and doing another [...]
Remember the Air Traffic Control post from earlier? Yeah, well, it turns out you can use the same cheap dongle to pick up APCO-25 transmissions.
APCO-25 is the protocol that most public safety radios use. Scanners that are cable of intercepting these transmissions have been around for over ten years, but they still cost over [...]
I have a WordPress Plugin called Limit Login Attempts that I’ve been running for a while. It basically gives a quick and easy way to limit brute force attempts on your WordPress site by blocking IPs that have invalid logins. It’s pretty configurable for as simple as it is, and one of the things it [...]
Late last year, I built up a home theater PC to replace one that had died. It’s got a very pretty case designed to fit in with audio equipment (protip: if you’ve got young kids or large dogs, don’t hook up the power button to the motherboard. Use the reset switch instead). I put a [...]
TDS Telecom has been trying desperately to get in to the Nashville market. They are directly and aggressively competing with Comcast (whose customer service practices come from depths of Hell) and AT&T (who still think a land line is required for anything).
My mother has TDS service and is quite pleased with it. Fiber Optic [...]
Little known fact: I got my private pilot license (VFR) about ten years ago. I’d always wanted to be a pilot, so when the opportunity presented itself I took it. Got 42 hours of instruction/flight time in 2 weeks for about $3,000.
I’ve flown twice since then, and my medical lapsed long ago. It’s a [...]
This is what’s known as “spinner” text. The spambot that attempted to leave this comment wasn’t properly configured, so instead of leaving me a semi-plausible quasi-english comment, I got the full text.
What I should have gotten was text from each set of curly braces. Phrases are separated by the pipe character “|”. Spinners [...]
WP 3.5, updated themes….
Now my header’s gone. Working on that, but lilwizard’s starting to wake up screaming so it may be a bit. ETA: Fixed
Anything else amiss?
Starting about 3 years ago, I started saying that we were very close (5 years or less) to having cell phones so powerful that they will be able to replace laptops and desktops.
The scenario would be that you’d sit down at your desk and plop your phone on a cradle. That cradle would be [...]