Archive for date: January 23, 2005

Mini Surgery

January 23, 2005 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I remember hearing the following question: Q: An alien comes down in a spaceship and hands you a small oblong gizmo. He tells you that it will resolve all national conflicts, cure all known diseases, and grant immortality. Do you: Present it to the President of the United States? Present it to the President of […]

Gutenberg Gems: U.S. Copyright Renewals 1950 – 1977 by U.S. Copyright Office – Project Gutenberg

January 23, 2005 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

A nice resource for those of us who are interested in the public domain: U.S. Copyright Renewals 1950 – 1977 by U.S. Copyright Office courtesy of Project Gutenberg. A nice 31 megabyte file of things which are likely to not be in the public domain. Useful!

Brainwagon Radio: Small Webservers and Telescope Making

January 23, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your noble host apologizes for his infrequent podcasts, and goes on to describe why he thinks small devices are interesting as webservers, with some suggestions. Also, the history of his involvement in telescope making. My interest in these small webservers are for implementing an idea that I’ve been calling a digital homestead: a small, […]

Cheap Hardware Projects

January 23, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

If anyone has been following this blog for any period of time, you know I’m a bit of a gizmo freak. It’s not that I have the latest and greatest cell phone or PDA. Actually, I’m pretty much a cheapskate, and I don’t like tossing huge sums of money just following the latest trendy thing. […]

The Problem with Podcasting

January 23, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s been about a week since I last put out a podcast. I wanted to do one today. After all, I’d hate to think that some of my subscribers would be disappointed by the lack of my cheerful “Welcome to Brainwagon Radio!” appearing on their personal mobile listening device. But there is a problem with […]