Reward Volunteers® — A volunteering app for iPhone and web

reward volunteersReward Volunteers® — A volunteering app for iPhone and web – An iphone app by Cabot Cooperative Creamery that lets volunteers keep track of their labor for the org.s they volunteer for, as well as letting […]

Graceful solution of the day

graceful solutionsSo today i was looking for a good-sized chunk of available disk space on one of my 5 hard drives.  I found a folder with random things and i could-not-for-the-life-of-me remember what […]

Endtimes?: Wireless, Lightup Product Packaging Is Here

The future of product packaging is just around the corner….  you may want to turn around and go back now.

Yep, these cereal boxes light up. They’re using a new branded-technology called eCoupling that provides electricity via induction, which means the shelves have a coil with AC power running through it. The “printed coils” […]

Backing up Gmail…..Just in Case

peace of mindIf you are one of the many who relies on Gmail as your base of operations then you are no doubt enjoying it’s many productivity-enhancing features (labels, filters, priority inbox, i’m talking to you).  But what if the unthinkable should happen? […]

PDX Community Fiber

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Ever the gimmicky city Portland, OR—at the behest of our fearless leader, Mayor Sam Adams—is going to try for the world record for the longest game of telephone in a move that Portlandians […]

Google DNS benchmarked. And it's s l o w .

It’s official, Google has taken over the internet.

If you missed the news, or just don’t care, Google announced the launch of their new DNS service.  In their own words, you could think of DNS as “the switchboard of the Internet”.  The move to offer this new service is a vertically integrated move for Google to […]

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I get real juiced up going to conferences and hackathons and such.  The energy of working side-by-side with gifted individuals, and the accelerated learning that goes on swells up my brains and fuels my ambition engine.  Plus camp is awesome!

In November I’ll be getting my fill for […]

The last musical instrument you will ever buy

alpha-bigFrom what i can gather, the Eigenharp is the future.  In all it’s Franken-instrument glory.

Not that i realistically expect to start seeing these things around Thom Yorke’s neck anytime soon, but this cutting-edge instrument is truly bridging the […]

OS haX: Undocumented, inaccessible, and incredibly useful

As enjoyable as Apple’s software is to use, they like to make us work.  Hidden below the surface of most Apple software are hundreds of undocumented little “switches” which can be turned on to enable new sooper-seekrit features.  By the same token, these switches can be disabled to remove […]

More than just colors: My bash settings

bash_promptIf the title suggests to you either a party, or violence, then perhaps this post isn’t for you. If instead you are imagining a blank window filled with text, read on. If you are confused right now, but also strangely curious, you may feel […]

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