Archive for: April, 2009

Anti Laser Tech

Apr 29 2009 Published by under Ramblings

In my research for the Gumball 3000 I ran across a guy named “erickonphoenix”… turns out he made the news here in Houston:

You can see the rest of his videos here on Youtube.

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About my car for the Gumball 3000

Apr 28 2009 Published by under Ramblings

So many people have been asking about the car I’m taking to the Gumball 3000 that I figured I’d make a blog post about it.

Behold the Cadillac XLR-V I’m taking:

Some minor drive-train mods were done… including a cold air kit, a computer reprogramming, and an exhaust bypass switch… with those mods I should be pushing north of 500bhp and its much more fun to drive with the changes:

Blinder M25 laser jammers were installed in the front:

And in the rear:

Inside, I have a Valentine One radar detector, a Uniden BCD396XT radio scanner, a Midland 75-822 CB radio, and a Garmin nüvi 760 navigation unit with FM traffic and Trapster data loaded in it. (You’ll also see the cradles for the Blackberry’s on the dash as well.)

Oh, there’s also a small Linux computer recording the GPS info (lat, long, alt, speed, and heading) and a webcam taking shots every second of the road ahead – but I’ll write more about that later in another post…

Things that didn’t make it were the new sway bars and headers I ordered but ran out of time to install…

Finally it was picked up and transported to Santa Monica for the start…

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Cisco booty from Goodwill Computer Works

Apr 26 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Houston Goodwill computer store

Apr 26 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Seth Godin’s – This Is Broken

Apr 21 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Worth watching…


Seth Godin at Gel 2006 from Gel Conference on Vimeo.

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More redlight cams

Apr 21 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Car getting loaded on the truck to get delivered to the start of Gumball 3000

Apr 20 2009 Published by under Ramblings

There is a $3million ferrari race prototype in front of my car… I'm
pretty sure its in good hands. 🙂

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Car webcam installed for Gumball 3000

Apr 20 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I set up a little Linksys NLSU2 (aka, "slug") to take a snapshot of
the road ahead every second and tag it with GPS data.

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Super Mario Bros theme on a laser cutter

Apr 18 2009 Published by under Ramblings

If you have an extra $10k, you too could have it play the theme song… 🙂


lazzor music! from hypatia on Vimeo.

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Sima LED light with FlipHD

Apr 18 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Wife got me the FlipHD, Dirk got me the Sima light

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Fire truck panel

Apr 18 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Rice Business Plan Competition

Apr 17 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Evil data center fit for a James Bond Villian!

Apr 16 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Now this is a sweet datacenter!

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I’m on a boat at 300

Apr 14 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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I have a soft spot for steampunk – although I’m not obsessed about it

Apr 13 2009 Published by under Ramblings

This is a great 7min video covering what steampunk is…

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World’s Best Business Card

Apr 11 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I don’t know if I should take this guy seriously or not… 😀

Watch Your Business Card is Crap and more funny videos on CollegeHumor

A longer interview of Joel Bauer:

And another:

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Netgear digital entertainer elite has finally arrived!

Apr 10 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Google container data center tour

Apr 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

If these guys deployed this in 2005, they must’ve been working on it since 2003 – thats over five years ago… these guys show great technical leadership.

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Comcast back again to try to fix random cablemodem dropouts – good thing we have DSL backup

Apr 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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New sway bars and headers for Gumball 3000

Apr 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Gates vs. Jobs video

Apr 07 2009 Published by under Ramblings

This video is a bit long at 5mins, but the cameo of the C64 at the end is probably worth it! 😀

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Escort radar detector suction cups

Apr 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

The suction cups on my Escort 8500 X50 have been dying… every so often I’d come up to my truck and find that the radar detector had fallen of the windsheild. After some searching online, I learned that the cups that come from Escort are terrible – everyone complains about them… and new replacements from Escort aren’t any better and pretty expensive.

Then I learned that you can by generic suction cups from a craft store and use those instead… they are significantly less expensive at just a few bucks and work better than Escort’s:

Afams Mfg Corp – www.adamsmfg.com
UPC 037063004041

And the finished product:

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All about Flutter

Apr 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Twitter? That was sooo yesterday!

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Serious Ham Radio Shack

Apr 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

WA3USG has one SERIOUS radio shack… wow!

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Uniden Bearcat BCD396XT trunktracker IV scanner for Gumball 3000

Apr 02 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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