Friday, August 26, 2011

NASA MMO on KickStarter

Was browsing through kickstarter this morning and found this project and decided I wanted to post a note about it. Astronaut Moon Mars and Beyond NASA MMO seems like a great project and if it gets full funding (which it should) I will have to try it out and maybe play it some.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mobile Text Alerts

Just tested out a text messaging system for keeping a group connected by Text Messages.
http://mobile-text-alerts.com/

Their system is easy to use to signup a group of people who want to get alerts by sms text message. Their pricing was very reasonable for providing group text messaging support.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gencon Indy 2010

Gencon Indy 2010 was very very cool.  The dealer room had enough in it to occupy a full days worth of browsing.  Played some Dominion, Ticket to Ride and pathfinder while there and will be getting a 4 day pass for next year instead of the Saturday only pass like I did this year.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Penguicon

Was at Penguicon this weekend and enjoyed it greatly!

Got to listen to a couple of book readings by authors and I'm going to have to read more by "Karl Schroeder" and his VIRGA stories.

Also will have to pick up Dominion the card game. That is an addictive game!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Blogger Transition

Blogger announced that they are no longer supporting ftp hosted blogs, and you have to switch to a blogger hosted. I'm now using the custom domain option and have my blog as a subdomain http://blog.yazug.com/ but now I'm wondering how to update my feedburner feed since I set that up before pointing to my ftp deployed blog and there is still an atom.xml on my other site...

Finally got it by recreating my feedburner page as well as resetting up my layout for the blog.

Monday, August 25, 2008

LED Firefly Idea

I'm currently digging to find out how to make a cool little PIC micro controlled LED Firefly. Which can detect if it's light or dark and blink when it's dark only.

This came from an Instructables link for LED Fireflies Prototype. They are the natural extension of the "LED throwies" which are always on and are cool.

So starting out I've been digging for where to start and though I should keep track of the thing's I've found so far on here.

PIC Micro:
Found a cool development kit for only $36 which should provide a decent starting point for playing around with PIC Micros.
microchip.com the PIC12F683 or it's little brother PIC12F675
After a bit of digging I'll be ordering the PICkit 1 starter kit for $36 probably along with a couple of additional PIC12F683/PIC12F675 chips.

Next part of this experiment is to figure out how you can use an LED as both input and output. A quick Google search provided parts of the answer but to figure out how I'm going to do this will probably require some tinkering.

* Make blog: LED touch sensor
* Bi-directional LEDs

More later

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Beautiful Red

I am hooked and waiting on new episodes for Beautiful Red podcast by Darusha Wehm, hosted at podiobooks. I started listening and before I knew it I had listened to all 6 episodes which have been released so far, and am anxiously waiting for more episodes to be released. The story is set in a near future Technical Utopia, where technology has made crime mostly irrelevant. But then you start to be immersed in this technological utopia, and start to see some of the cracks where everything is not so nice and utopian.

Great science fiction podcast!