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Update: Migratory Internet Junk

I know it’s taken me a long time to post this, but I received my box of migratory junk on May 10! I got box INTJ-7 which had been shipped out by a nice guy from San Diego. I don’t have a lot to say now (and no pictures) but I’d like to share some […]

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Heads Up: Migratory Internet Junk

If you haven’t heard of TGIMBOEJ (The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk), you should definitely check it out. The basic idea is that a box of random electronic junk gets shipped between makers and tinkerers, each of whom take something and contribute something to the box, and document what they end up doing. […]

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Clever Stencil

I ran into this stencil on the side of a fire extinguisher box at Reed College and thought it was delightful.

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More Mandelbrot

I just recently revisited the M-Set code from my Perl Snippets post. The code I had was pretty ugly, so I decided to rewrite it in Python. The result is not only a lot cleaner and easier to understand, but it’s also a lot faster: $ time python mandel.py > \dev\null real 0m0.051s user 0m0.036s […]

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Conky Calendar with Date Highlight

Since I got a new desktop a month or so ago, I’ve been running Ubuntu as my main operating system, and am using Conky for a nice heads-up-display. There are a lot of articles on the web about both Ubuntu and Conky, but one thing I couldn’t find a good, accurate how-to on was getting […]

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iWork Autosave

So I had the wonderful experience this weekend of losing over 1,200 words of work on a paper because I forgot to save it regularly. I was really, really sad about that and really bummed that Pages, my word processor of choice (I love the formatting tools), doesn’t support either autosaving or document recovery. However, […]

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Perl Snippets

I’ve been getting into a mood lately that makes me fiddle around with fun Perl stuff, but sadly school’s picking up to the point that writing anything up isn’t going to happen. However, I have a couple short scripts that I’m just dying to share. Just Another Perl Hacker I figured that it was about […]

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Make a Money/Card Clip

So the other day I finally got tired with my (awesome) wallet and decided to make something new. I ended up choosing a money clip. Not only would it be a nice, high quality, metal object living in my pocket, instead of a crummy, dirty wallet, but a money clip is good looking, classy and […]

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GPSd under OS X

Update 7-13-11: I’ve posted an updated set of instructions on getting GPSd to compile on OS X here; this post will remain for archival purposes. For information on installing GPSDrive, see this post. So I recently picked up a cheap GPS module on Amazon. It was about $30 with shipping, and I got a neat […]

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Genetic Algorithms in Perl

Inspired by recent genetic algorithms floating around, I decided to try my hand at implementing one in perl. I’d thought for a long time that it would be quite difficult, but really it’s quite easy. My biggest hangup was dealing with data structures, but once I did that, it turns out that all you really […]

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