Archive for June 2008

Bare Bones Board Arduino programming via ICSP

As of version 0011 of the IDE, you can now allegedly program arduino boards like the modern device bare bones board via the ICSP pins. This is way cool. ) Now you can supposedly forego the FTDI cable and just get a programmer box like LadyAda’s USBTinyISP, AND get the benefit of being able to program other AVR chips and circuits if you get beyond the Arduino. I haven’t tried this out yet, but it’s exciting news! Here’s the link to the instructions for setup. And here is the forum topic where I got the confirmation. Technorati Tags: , , ,

arduino 0011 new function references

map() - similar to the processing.org function

analogReference()

interrupts() and noInterrupts()

degrees() and radians() (do not exist yet)

Support for uploading sketch using a programmer

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pure DATA random analog synth video

Along with Derek getting a mac, more good news is that I got pure data working, so … this movie cracks me up. Thanks D!

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Why I’m leaving register.com

  • They’re constantly trying to tell you how great their service is. That’s an instant warning sign that it’s not.
  • >3x industry rate for domain registrations
  • They charge you for basic services that the industry otherwise gives away for free.
  • You must talk to a human to get an “auth code” to move your domain.
  • 12+ minutes on-hold time to talk to a human.
  • I just got faked out where the phone rang and then went back to on-hold music. bastards!
  • Annoying as hell automated sales pitches while on hold. “need a website? talk to our rep about blah blah blah”
  • Smooth Jazz version of “that’s the way love goes” is the only song they play on hold. Over and over. 12+ minutes. That’s reason enough, in my opinion. Never attack your customers with an ear worm.
  • “Don’t leave!” sales tactics after being on hold. Recently I went through this process and got suckered into taking a cheaper rate and staying at register.com. Now that I have to renew other domains I’m seeing the errors of my ways.

Bye bye register.com!

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98 and raining


Ok that’s just weird for California.

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More thoughts on Twitter

> Twitter, what can I say? You’re a curiosity. I thought you were more
> than you are. Maybe I can still use you. Lots of other sites are all
> up in you now, so maybe I centralize my content authoring here and
> just send notifications to you and then you can go republish all my
> headlines out there in the world of social networks. Or at least the
> ones that won’t let me publish my feedburner feed directly. Maybe
> you’re just a destination for notifications of new posts. Twitter, I
> want you to be more, but maybe you’re just not that interesting. I
> don’t know what I was thinking. Fractioning my content across
> multiple social networks doesn’t do me any favors so… Time to take
> a step back.

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Back on the right track


After I self referentially declared that complaining about Twitter is the new “under construction” animated GIF file, I’m making a firm commitment to putting that twitter energy right back where it belongs: on my own site and without the 128 character limit. I discovered a great wordpress plugin that augments the post-by-email functionality to accept a photo attachment, thereby opening up a pretty good iPhone workflow. I tried the iphone “post photo to web gallery” feature and wasn’t 100% impressed, and I even tried the flickr photo by email and still feel like its not what I want either.

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030303


odometer on the Element having an acid flashback

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Jono and Max


Jono holding Max on my first fathers day. Jono’s shirt says “club sandwiches, not seals”. Max’s overalls say “always smile… At a crocodile”.

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Pew! Pew! Pew! font

Check out my new Creative Commons licensed font titled “pew! pew! pew!” at fontstruct. )

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interesting jobs

I’m watching NASA TV tonight since STS124 launched yesterday. the Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews are doing stuff that would be completely mundane back on earth… then it hit me:

Jobs are only interesting to watch relative to the number of people who get do them.

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