Roadside Geology? There's an App for That

If I lived in AZ, CQ, FL, NY, TX, or WA, I'd have this on my iPhone in two seconds.

Integrity Logic - Geology AZ .

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Wheel won't turn on car left 3 months: Rust or Brake Issue?

Apparently the person who we told to move the car every week didn't. The left rear wheel of my (front-wheel drive) car will not turn; the right turns fine. I jacked up the car and applied considerable leverage to the wheel, but it still won't turn. I took off the …

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Collection Agencies for Deadbeat Clients?

What do you do if a client stiffs you?

Twice in my career, clients have decided not to pay my invoices. Once, after delivering a component, a client seems to have made the simple decision that the amount of my final invoice was less than what it would cost me …

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Back in Hawai'i

The only thing nicer than vacationing in Hawai'i is getting on a plane and realizing that you're going back home... to Hawai'i.

Tina and I spent the Summer in Milwaukee, where her parents live. Unfortunately, the Summer for me was dominated by rotten work developments.

I had planned on doing …

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More photos from Machu Picchu

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="More images from Machu Picchu"]More images from Machu Picchu[/caption]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/84827625\@N00/sets/72157622397361314/

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Back from Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Selects (31 Photos)

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"Fritzing" Software Bridges Schematics, Prototypes, PCBs

One of the many things that I haven't had time to pursue this year is a determination to do some hardware hacking. One aspect that's been a challenge is moving between the joy of "stick a wire in a breadboard and see what happens" and schematics (I'm sure for the …

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I'll Meetchoo In Pichu

Well, the day has finally arrived. We're off to hike the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu. Extended forecast for Cuzco: rain, rain, thunderstorms, rain, rain, rain.

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Inglorious Basterds: The Celluloid Is Mightier Than The Wehrmacht

Saw the latest Quentin Tarentino movie last night. I actually quite liked "Death Proof" so I didn't see this as any kind of "comeback," as the critics seem to be labeling it.

For 7/8ths of the movie, I was queasy about the trivialization of the Holocaust: a movie about …

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Brilliance From Siggraph: Bokeh-Based Tiny Barcodes

"Bokeh" is a term used by photographers to praise the out-of-focus areas of a photograph.

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to exploit bokeh so that they can read 3mm barcodes with 2.5 micron elements at a distance of 4 meters with an off-the-shelf camera!

The "bokode" dot …

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