November, 2011

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Achievement unlocked: programmed an Arduino Nano board to detect and display (via…

Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Achievement unlocked: programmed an Arduino Nano board to detect and display (via blinking LED) my race car's tachometer signal and report it (via serial comms) as engine RPM.

Hurray, Curiosity is on its way to Mars while Phobos-Grunt remains stuck in orbit……

Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Hurray, Curiosity is on its way to Mars while Phobos-Grunt remains stuck in orbit… Now we can lord it over the Soviets Russians just like in the good ole' days!

NASA – Mars Science Laboratory, the Next Mars Rover
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Looks like +Janice Nimer and I chose the best "Black Friday" strategy:…

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Looks like +Janice Nimer and I chose the best "Black Friday" strategy: we stayed at home and "tested" the new HTPC all day.

On the bright side, maybe it's a sign the economy is improving?

Violence mars US retail bonanza
The US holiday shopping season gets off to an ugly start with several shootings and two pepper-sprayings as bargain-hunters stampede stores.

How much of a dent can 3 people and a cat possibly make in a 17-lb turkey and a mountain…

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
How much of a dent can 3 people and a cat possibly make in a 17-lb turkey and a mountain o' sides?

My sentiments exactly!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
My sentiments exactly!

Reshared post from +Matthew Inman

My thoughts on pie.

p.s. Happy Thanksgiving

Hahah, headline typo on TechBargains.com reads, " New Bad Beth & Beyond…

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Hahah, headline typo on TechBargains.com reads, " New Bad Beth & Beyond Offer ". I think that's a different kind of store…

Just watched this mini movie

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Reshared post from +Larry Page

Just watched this mini movie. It's poetic and charming so wanted to share it –StreetView meets Toy Story. Incredibly heartwarming to see the magical way people around the world are inspired by Google products.

An article on how it was made:
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2011/11/address-is-approximate/248928/

I wonder if there's some permutation of the "fingers" that triggers…

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
I wonder if there's some permutation of the "fingers" that triggers an easter (Thanksgiving?) egg?

Google Thanksgiving Doodle
Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy this custom-made #turkeydoodle.

+Randall Munroe outdoes himself

Monday, November 21st, 2011
+Randall Munroe outdoes himself… again. Brilliant. I may have to buy the poster simply so I can see the whole thing in its entirety. #xkcd

xkcd: Money
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Just saw the Kohl's Black Friday ad featuring a parody of Rebecca Black's…

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Just saw the Kohl's Black Friday ad featuring a parody of Rebecca Black's "Friday". Still undecided whether to react with bemusement, or rage…