Archive for date: April 11, 2011

Cool Hack O’ Day: real pixel coding

April 11, 2011 | Computer Graphics, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

The problem with working some place with lots of intelligent people is that it is increasingly hard to maintain one’s sense of superiority. Today, I tip my hat to Inigo. He has a very cool demo here, where he creates a program by creating and editing a small image in photoshop, saving it as a […]

Sony drops lawsuit against Geohot, but not really…

April 11, 2011 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was directed to a posting about the lawsuit between Geohot and Sony by a twitter from @adafruit. Sony drops lawsuit against Geohot – a maker, hacker and innovator… « adafruit industries blog. I think the article’s title is rather misleading. Sony didn’t drop the lawsuit: the lawsuit was settled. While Geohot admitted to no […]

Announcing the “Soldering is Easy” Complete Comic Book!

April 11, 2011 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Like many mechanical skills, soldering may seem fairly daunting if you’ve never done it before, but it’s really not that hard. If you need a basic getting-started guide, you could try out the new Soldering is Easy comic book. I think the only thing it really could use is a better guide to buying a […]

Cool Link on Maze Generation, with Minecraft Application

April 11, 2011 | Games and Diversions, Puzzles | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh read my earlier article on maze generation, and forwarded me to this cool link via Twitter. It’s an article by Jamis Buck, and details all sorts of cool ways to generate mazes, with examples, applets, discussion… It’s simply great. It even includes an online maze generator for constructing random mazes suitable for construction in […]