Archive for date: April 16, 2005

Brainwagon Radio: Opening Day for the Athletics

April 16, 2005 | Baseball, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s been a couple of days since opening night for the Athletics, and it’s taken me a couple of days to stitch together the bits of audio I recorded into an Opening Day Podcast. While the A’s were smacked around, I did have a great time and you might find some of the sounds of […]

My Wife is Quite the Shopper…

April 16, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I thought I got a good deal on my wireless notebook, but I just found out that she managed to get a wireless notebook for only $1.69. Yeah, $1.69! Isn’t that freakin’ amazing? Check it out, I’m not sure if it is 802.11b compliant, I haven’t gotten it to work with my wireless router yet, […]

Wiper Motor Page

April 16, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve made no progress on my robot project, but the makeblog linked to Wiper Motor Page, which had a LOT of useful information about using wiper motors. Stashed for future reference.

‘Cool it, Linus’ – Bruce Perens

April 16, 2005 | Operating Systems, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over on the Register, there is an article on the ongoing row between Linus Torvalds, Andrew Tridgell, author of the Samba software you’ll find as part of many operating system distributions, and Larry McVoy, CEO of Bitkeeper software, the proprietary revision control software which is used to help maintain order in the Linux kernel source […]

Hacking to save lives…

April 16, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

From the MakeZine Blog, a report of an attempt to aid American troops in Iraq. Roadside bombs are jury rigged from FRS radios, and set to explode when particular code sequences are sent over the FRS. A 7 watt amplifier and a little Basic Stamp will send all potential detonating codes, and hopefully trigger the […]