Archive for date: October 30, 2009

Movie Review: This Is It (2009)

October 30, 2009 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tonight’s movie screening at work was Michael Jackson’s This is It, essentially a concert movie starring the recently deceased King of Pop, Michael Jackson as he prepared for his first tour in a decade. Unfortunately the preparations for this tour were for naught when he died (under somewhat mysterious circumstances) on June 25th, 2009. Jackson […]

Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font

October 30, 2009 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m mostly resistant to nostalgia when it comes to computing. Let’s face it, the iPhone has way more impressive capabilities than the desktop machines I was using just a few years ago. But occasionally I do want to take a step back and revisit those heady days of yesteryear, when I would sit in a […]

From the Brainwagon Archive: Silly Arduino Project #1: A Trivial Beacon

October 30, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

One year ago tody, I tinkered together a very simple program and keying circuit to use my Arduino to send out a simple Morse Code beacon message. brainwagon » Blog Archive » Silly Arduino Project #1: A Trivial Beacon It seems like complete overkill to me to use a $30 microcontroller to do this task […]

WSPR Organ – Computerless WSPR TX

October 30, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I mentioned G3ZJO’s “WSPR Organ” idea a couple of days ago: he has a much better write up of its success on his own blog. Check it out: WSPR Organ – Computerless WSPR TX – Radio – HF to Microwaves I think the idea of calling this “computerless” is a teensy bit misleading: he does […]