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Jekyll Guidance

September 16, 2018 · File under Technical argle-bargle

We’ve got a deal, you and I, regarding this blog of mine: I don’t write it, and you (the internet)...
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September 30, 2012 · File under Fun and games

My kids have been heavy into mazes lately, and have been making me draw them mazes by hand, so I...
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"No One Knows" on ukulele

March 26, 2012 · File under Sheet music

"No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age (I've got my G tuned an octave down, so maybe this...
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Bigmouth Strikes Again for Ukulele

March 12, 2012 · File under Sheet music

Bigmouth Strikes Again on uke 2210 / 2010 / 2013 / 4035 2210 / 2010 / 3211 / 0003 break...
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No Church in the Wild tab

October 25, 2011 · File under Sheet music

Watch the Throne - No Church in the Wild The main riff is detuned a little: e ---------------------------------| B ---------------------------------|...
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DNS showdown

September 20, 2011 · File under Technical argle-bargle

I resolved the "top 1000 sites" via Google's Public DNS, and OpenDNS. Here are the results: $ curl http://www.google.com/adplanner/static/top1000/...
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Web-Hosting a Github Repo

August 30, 2011 · File under Technical argle-bargle

If you've got a project on github that you'd like to web-host at username.github.com/project (that is, it has an index.html...
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Minecraft Sign-Grinder Science

June 29, 2011 · File under Fun and games

TL;DR Design your sign-based grinder floors as 1-wide strips with 2 spaces between them. Or possibly a grid of 2x2...
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September 15, 2009 · File under Technical argle-bargle

I wanted to see something translated into everything, for some reason; the code below does it okay. You need a...
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GHWT & Rock Band MIDI Filter for Drums

September 5, 2009 · File under Electronics

Mildly unsatisfied with my earlier, more obvious solution for using an electronic drum kit to play Guitar Hero World Tour...
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Real(ish) Drums for Guitar Hero World Tour

January 5, 2009 · File under Fun and games

I jumped through a lot of hoops to try to use my Roland V-Drums in place of the Rock Band...
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Feeding Google Talk status into Twitter

November 9, 2008 · File under Technical argle-bargle

I don't really get Twitter, or rather I only sort of do. I never got MySpace. I feel like I...
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Beercan Volcano Kettle

September 28, 2008 · File under Adventure time

I've been playing with making alcohol-burning volcano-kettle-style cooksets out of aluminum drink cans. >
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~1oz Backpacking Cookset

August 9, 2008 · File under Adventure time

I made a solo backpacking cookset that weighs in at just over an ounce. Its the lightest one that I...
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Theoretical Limits of an Alcohol Stove

July 29, 2008 · File under Adventure time

I've been playing with different alcohol stoves (lightweight backpacking ones, that is). Building them, researching them, etc. My main goal...
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July 13, 2008 · File under Adventure time

I'm off to the Olympics tomorrow for a 3-day (2 night) trip, my first solo. My goal is for an...
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Drum part for Tomorrow Never Knows

April 3, 2008 · File under Sheet music

The drum part for Tomorrow Never Knows (the Beatles' song - not the imaginary James Bond movie of the same...
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Eee PC: Don't suspend when closing lid with power plugged in

February 3, 2008 · File under Technical argle-bargle

Edit /etc/acpi/lidbtn.sh (as root) to contain: #!/bin/sh LID_STATE=`cat /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state | awk '{print $2 }'` AC_STATE=`cat /proc/acpi/ac_adapter/AC0/state | awk '{print $2...
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January 10, 2008 · File under Technical argle-bargle

CookiePie is a Firefox extension that lets you give a browser tab its own set of cookies. This is cool...
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Talking to your Arduino, from Python, on Cygwin

December 3, 2007 · File under Electronics

It took me an hour or so of googling & trying stuff to figure this out (especially "/dev/ttyS2"), so I'll...
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Baby Key

August 25, 2007 · File under Kids

My son is like most baby boys (of all ages). His favorite things in the world are (in order): 1....
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The M. Falcon is Slow

August 8, 2007 · File under Technical argle-bargle

I'd assumed for a long time that the (real-life-chronologically) first 2 2/3 Star Wars movies didn't suck, and that made...
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March 27, 2007 · File under Kids

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Spying on people with cameras

March 12, 2007 · File under Electronics

If you're going to spy on your baby, this is great for audio, but this is crap for video. I...
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The Pizza Guy

February 8, 2007 · File under Things that suck

I swear to god, it only just now occurred to me: When the pizza guy brings your pizza, and he...
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Best Spam I Ever Got

February 6, 2007 · File under Found

From: jporn_g24@hotmail.com Date: Feb 5, 2007 11:53 PM Subject: Fwd: Thai Boxing
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Spying on Ultima VI

January 3, 2007 · File under Fun and games

Here's the world map from Ultima 6. (Firefox only! It's a XUL app.) Click either the minimap or the map...
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In Fine Form

October 20, 2006 · File under Things that suck

This just in via email: "i guess what really pisses me off is how [name of coworker] tells me all...
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October 3, 2006 · File under Fun and games

Here are some pigs running in circles.
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Barionia Udrone

September 13, 2006 · File under Generative art

Generate maps of somewhere like Barionia Udrone from Atlas Maior V/22. Hit refresh for a new one.
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Booking flights

March 28, 2006 · File under Unsolicited advice

Here's what I've settled on for air travel. Start with Expedia or Orbitz which work well and have all the...
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Miserable spam

March 28, 2006 · File under Found · File under Things that suck

From: aarnfq5hh@halifax.com Subject: pie Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 11:22:44 -0600 cold
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Hitchhiking in the Low Countries

February 20, 2006 · File under Adventure time

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His Reading Materials

February 20, 2006 · File under Unsolicited advice

I read a good article in the New Yorker about Philip Pullman wherein he disses CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien....
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Amazon sucks, sometimes

February 13, 2006 · File under Things that suck

I buy tons of stuff from Amazon, and here's a brief Amazonecdote. (And an Amazantidote.) Of late, Amazon has settled...
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Poetic spam

January 20, 2006 · File under Found

From: Laverne Lowe Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 19:24:15 0000 Subject: Laverne Good afternoon, Lowe Good Bye Lowe Lowe Lowe...
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