So I bought a 4-pack of StickNFind BLE stickers. I’m not quite sure why. My hope was I guess that you could use these things for very fine-grained local resolution. Like maybe you could stick them onto game tokens and […]
Some early reviews of the original Kindle were very dismissive, wondering why anyone would want to carry around a limited device with a goofy display. These tech-savvy reviewers predicted failure for Amazon, saying that people would prefer general purpose phones […]
“Rich”:www.tongfamily.com asked me what setup I am using — here is what I have so far * Zotac IONITX-S motherboard with Intel Atom D525 proc Nivida ION 512MB GPU. You can pick up at “Amazon”:http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-Dual-Core-Intel-Wi-Fi-Motherboard/dp/B004V3X9D2 if you want it fast […]
“Beam Me Up”:http://rasterweb.net/raster/2012/04/07/beam-me-up/ at Rasterweb. I don’t have much current need but great starting point here if you need to dig into these.
A few years ago when I was very active in Halloween decorating, I used the “Basic Stamp”:http://www.parallax.com/ for prop control. This is still a solid product and you can still buy a lot of stamp-based kits and products. I’m starting […]
“Ninjablocks”:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninja/ninja-blocks-connect-your-world-with-the-web — looking back at my article on “MSFT and the hardware ecosystem”:http://theludwigs.com/2012/02/msft-and-the-decline-of-the-pc-hardware-ecosystem/, this is the kind of innovation and brainpower MSFT needs around the PC platform.
In the late 80s, IBM attempted to reassert control over the PC hardware platform with the introduction of the PS/2 and its proprietary “MicroChannel”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Channel_architecture architecture. The cloners fought back, customers voted with their feet, the PS/2 initiative failed, and the […]
Some smart guys have noticed that “internally, the iPad looks more like a battery with a computer than a computer with a battery”:http://daringfireball.net/2010/04/the_ipad. This is a pretty fundamental point. I remember back in my first job, working on automotive electronics […]
Ok well the day arrived. I can’t quite figure out what the ipad is for. I still need to carry my iPhone for phone calls. I still need to carry my MacBook Pro for real software — Matlab, Mathematica, Aperture, […]
* Lifebook MH380. Japan only right now. For some reason this netbook just looks cool to me. * “Netgear 200mb powerline ethernet”:http://www.netgear.com/Products/PowerlineNetworking/PowerlineEthernetAdapters/xavb2501.aspx — I might actually need this, one spot in the house where I would really like a wired […]
Well of course I will buy one because I am a geek. That said I am unconvinced. * I still have to carry my iPhone around because I need to make calls. Actually the iPad could free me to switch […]
Time for our biennial system build exercise. We built two systems over the last two weeks. While I still use my MacBook Pro for 95% of my productivity work, the Mac game market is moribund, and there is some joy […]
Dr. Dobb’s | A First Look at the Larrabee New Instructions (LRBni) | April 1, 2009.
SanDisk to mass produce 64GB memory cards. I currently use a 64G USB for partial backup of my photo collection, it works great. I need a 128G (and soon 256G) tho to backup up everything. These things are going to […]
* Hardcore Computer — fully submerged computer. So you can reboot more quickly and reliably. * HighSpeedPC — on second thought, screw the case, who needs it. * Innovative snow shovels — might need again in another 20 years. * […]
CrunchGear » Archive » D-Link’s ethernet-to-coaxial adapter kit: useful but expensive — ha, you can buy old ethernet coax cards for pennies on various websites. of course they need ISA slots. I think my partners Jon and Rich may still […]
Beautiful day here yesterday but I spent part of it wrestling a new power supply into a desktop pc. The PC wouldn’t turn on this morning — didn’t respond at all to the power switch and there were no lights […]
* Toolmonger ? Blog Archive ? All Tied Up With Flat Twine — more useful than tape in a lot of cases * Nylon Pry Set — excellent idea * SATA to USB adapter — will save your bacon when […]
PC 99: Information and Much More from Answers.com — i always forget this
* Electronista | SanDisk TakeTV media player leaked — an end to DVD burning which has always sucked. * Bare SATA drive dock — OK not sure why I want this but I admire it