Archive for: November, 2009

New Intel G2 SSD arrived – TRIM support whoopie!

Nov 30 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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The amateur scientist

Nov 30 2009 Published by under Ramblings

If you’re going to use science, then please, really use the science… don’t act like something is science when its not…

The problem with being an amateur scientist is precisely the reason that marketers relish the opportunity to sell to us, the amateurs: we make stupid decisions, easily manipulated by those who might choose to do the manipulation (on their behalf or on ours).

The news here is not that people are irrational, giving too much credence to the dramatic and the local and the short-term (that’s not news), but that people have added a veneer of scientific rationality to their irrational decisions. Armed with Zagats or internet data or some rumor off Snopes, we act as though now we’re supremely rational choicemakers.

The amateur scientist (that’s us)

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New antenna for HDTV – its HUGE! 110″x130″ Hope it will fix my multi-path interference problem.

Nov 29 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Installed InvisiSheild on viper alarm remote

Nov 29 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Ham radios and Linux

Nov 26 2009 Published by under Ramblings

New issue of @linuxjournal is here – Ham radios and Linux

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Kink-Free Cord Wrapping

Nov 25 2009 Published by under Ramblings

The over-under is key…

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At MSR Houston for karting

Nov 23 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Four cablecards and four analog tuners on Win7 – booyah!

Nov 20 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Hack your vegetable peeler with a paring knife

Nov 20 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I don’t know what the long term economics of this is, but if you’re in a pinch and have a paring knife you don’t mind destroying, this may work for you….

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How to listen and decode digital ham radio without a receiver or decoder

Nov 18 2009 Published by under Ramblings

The demo of the multichannel PSK browser is particularly neat-o

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CES 2010 here I come!

Nov 17 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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If you ever need split-loom for wire – I’m your man :)

Nov 16 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Installing Viper 5901 alarm with remote start

Nov 15 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Cadillac test drive event

Nov 14 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Woah – 22mbps from Comcast at my house! yay!

Nov 12 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Somewhere along the line Comcast upgraded speeds in my area…

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Cablemodem signal level is bouncing all over the place

Nov 10 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I dunno what’s going on with Comcast but here’s a plot of the signal levels from my cablemodem… the downstream power level is bouncing all over the place… so far, it doesn’t seem to affect my connection but its a bit odd…

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Recycling is bunk!

Nov 10 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I love Penn & Teller… and this is one of my favorite episodes of their show… I still chuckle every time I think about all the different recycling bins that roll out… πŸ˜€

(This is a full 30min epsiode – so you may want to earmark it to watch the whole thing)

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W5ECO Monthly ham radio meeting

Nov 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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I made it on Hack-a-Day!

Nov 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I made it on Hack-A-Day today! cool!

[Richard] tipped us off about converting an iPod from a hard drive to a Compact Flash card. We actually did this a few years ago. Because we frequently buy broken electronics we had an old iPod 20GB with a broken HDD. Knowing we had seen one wire-porn type diy adapter and reported on another, a quick search produced a ready-made solution.

Roundup: simple hacks

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Water on water action in slo-mo

Nov 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Bouncing water – who knew?!

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New cablecards for Win7 media center

Nov 07 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Yay! Cablecard approved -HDTV here I come!

Nov 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Feeling Grumpy? – Make some decisions… QUICK!

Nov 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Note to self… next time I’m cranky, start making some major choices about important things!

In a bad mood? Don’t worry – according to research, it’s good for you.

An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.

Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’

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Jimmi’ Jammers installed on all 4 doors

Nov 05 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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The latest news on which cars are most reliable

Nov 05 2009 Published by under Ramblings

So sad for the American car makers…

Paying more for a new car doesn’t guarantee better reliability. As a group, inexpensive small cars and midsized family sedans are the most reliable. That’s one of the findings of our 2009 Annual Auto Survey, based on our subscribers’ experiences with 1.4 million vehicles.

New Cars

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