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IndieWeb, or how to avoid Digital Sharecropping

Thanks to the DorkbotPDX blog I found my way onto the website of this year’s IndieWebCamp, which took place in Portland June 25 & 26. Although I was saddened that I wasn’t in town for it, the projects that ended up being developed by the camp immediately grabbed my interest. Although I had never been […]

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Map Tiles with Python + GDAL

After getting GPSDrive running on OS X I started looking into different sources for maps. The GPSDrive wiki has a couple of interesting pages about this: one on creating maps and one on map sources. The second page pointed me to the LibreMap Project which has a complete collection of  USGS 1:24000 (large scale) topographic maps for the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Obama Buttons!

Guess what? MoveOn.Org is giving out FREE Obama buttons! We’re giving away new Obama buttons for free, as part of a massive national visibility campaign. Want one? Click here: http://pol.moveon.org/obamabuttons/?id=-6688660-5VxS1dx After you’ve gotten yours, forward this email on to everyone you know so that they can get free Obama buttons too. If hundreds of thousands […]

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Facebook Chat

So Facebook FINALLY rolled out Facebook Chat for my network. I’ve played with it for a while and made a few observations: It’s nice to have notifications and online friends down in the bottom bar of the window. It gets annoying having to wait for all of the information (scripts, etc) associated with chat to […]

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