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GPSDrive on OS X

After getting GPSd to compile on OS X, I set my sights on GPSDrive, an open source navigation and map viewing program. When I posted about GPS a couple years ago, I installed GPSDrive, using the version from Fink. However, the latest version of GPSDrive on Fink nowadays is 2.08pre12, while the latest stable release […]

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Sign your email like Randall Waterhouse

Neal Stephenson’s novel Cryptonomicon is a fascinating book; I’m re-reading it for the umpteenth time and loving it every bit as much as when I first read it in 7th grade. One thing that caught my attention on this reading (especially in light of my recent GPS post) is the way that one of the main […]

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GPSd under OS X (revisited)

It’s been almost 2 and half years since I originally posted about GPSd and OS X. That post got quite a bit of traffic for a while, but a whole lot has changed since then. If you’re interested in some in-depth background information, you should check out the old post; this post is mostly about […]

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Chrome + Grooveshark = Blank Page!?!

Recently I was having a pretty frustrating issue viewing Grooveshark in Chrome — it would only load a blank, white page. This had me tearing my hair out, and Google was no help at all; there seemed to be a handful of people posting about this problem, but their posts didn’t offer any solutions. I […]

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Web Laundry, Smart Cards, Python and OS X Smorgasbord

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes, the author shall not be held liable for any actions taken on the basis of the information presented. I do not condone fraud, theft, or other malfeasance. In September 2010, Hans Viksler posted an article about the insecurity of the stored-value smart card system used by Web Laundry (now […]

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RGB LED Sun with Rainbowduino

So my current project (outside of massive amounts of school work) is building a large, bright, RGB LED display for my college’s weekend-long end-of-year party. I’ve got three of these strips from DealExtreme, which have 30 RGB LEDs in separable strips of three LEDs. That makes for a total of 30 RGB dots, which is […]

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Submit an HTML form using the enter key, without JavaScript

I was delving into some simple PHP coding for the first time in a while, and was having trouble getting a form to submit when I pressed enter. Googling was ineffective, and only seemed to come up with javascript approaches, which I wanted to avoid. However, this StackOverflow question suggested the answer: add a hidefocus=”true” […]

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New Keyboard — Reviewed!

Have you ever had one of those days when you bought a keyboard for no good reason? Well I did the other day, and ended up with an “Irocks Chocolate Key Style Slim Keyboard for Pc with Elegant Body”. It felt like a steal — I got it $12.99 with free two day shipping. It […]

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Sexy Alphabet Image Generator

When my girlfriend came across this erotic alphabet, the first thing she wanted was to be able  to spell out various things with it. Add a pinch of python and php and the result is the Erotic Alphabet Image Generator. The source code of the script used to generate the images is available here.

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M-Set update

So, I know that I’ve been harping on this a bit, but I’ve re-written my M-Set renderer in C, so it’s faster, and I’ve added a few more command line flags to make it easier to use. Get the code here.

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