A very Monday Tuesday

By , April 29, 2008 10:21 pm

Haven’t gotten much at all accomplished today, except fixing lunch and spending way too much time staring at the computer screen. Not sure if what I am going through (and Cat has had) is allergies or if we have had a bug, or both. Today has been achy joints and sore/hurting muscles with a sore throat and headache. Not pleasant and very hard to concentrate on the things I need to be doing, so I more or less took the day off. Hoping tomorrow will work out better. Till then…

A very Monday Tuesday

By , April 29, 2008 10:21 pm

Haven’t gotten much at all accomplished today, except fixing lunch and spending way too much time staring at the computer screen. Not sure if what I am going through (and Cat has had) is allergies or if we have had a bug, or both. Today has been achy joints and sore/hurting muscles with a sore throat and headache. Not pleasant and very hard to concentrate on the things I need to be doing, so I more or less took the day off. Hoping tomorrow will work out better. Till then…

Filter Google Results by Date with a URL Trick

By , April 29, 2008 9:59 pm

Google School: Filter Google Results by Date with a URL Trick

Google can reorder search and news results from the last day, week, a few months, or entire year by adding a small string to the end of the search URL. Just add this string – &as_qdr=d – to the address bar and hit enter. You’ll get a custom drop-down box that lets you re-order results based on date.

Cool trick! And most useful too.

Found through Global Nerdy.

Filter Google Results by Date with a URL Trick

By , April 29, 2008 9:58 pm

Google School: Filter Google Results by Date with a URL Trick

Google can reorder search and news results from the last day, week, a few months, or entire year by adding a small string to the end of the search URL. Just add this string – &as_qdr=d – to the address bar and hit enter. You’ll get a custom drop-down box that lets you re-order results based on date.

Cool trick! And most useful too.

Found through Global Nerdy.

Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor, RIP

By , April 29, 2008 9:46 pm

Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor, RIP – Boing Boing

Albert Hofmann, who first synthesized Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), has passed away. He was 102 years-old.

Thanks for everything dude! RIP Albert…

Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor, RIP

By , April 29, 2008 9:45 pm

Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor, RIP – Boing Boing

Albert Hofmann, who first synthesized Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), has passed away. He was 102 years-old.

Thanks for everything dude! RIP Albert…

Sierra Leone: Bio Diesel

By , April 29, 2008 9:39 pm

Sierra Leone: Bio Diesel

Well it seemed all too easy in the end as we drove off with the Binkolo vehicle literally into the sunset, intoxicated with the sweet success of motoring under the power of palm nut oil. Actually the first noticeable difference was the surprising fried fish exhaust smell. Certainly no difference in power and engine noise and the town could still hear the whooping and hollering from the happy band of bio-dieselers being transported on a lap of honour. We had won the “Stanley Cup”.

Interesting article on making Bio Diesel out of palm nuts using very primitive equipment that they made or scrounged. Good stuff!

Sierra Leone: Bio Diesel

By , April 29, 2008 9:39 pm

Sierra Leone: Bio Diesel

Well it seemed all too easy in the end as we drove off with the Binkolo vehicle literally into the sunset, intoxicated with the sweet success of motoring under the power of palm nut oil. Actually the first noticeable difference was the surprising fried fish exhaust smell. Certainly no difference in power and engine noise and the town could still hear the whooping and hollering from the happy band of bio-dieselers being transported on a lap of honour. We had won the “Stanley Cup”.

Interesting article on making Bio Diesel out of palm nuts using very primitive equipment that they made or scrounged. Good stuff!

Computer languages and facial hair – take two

By , April 29, 2008 9:19 pm

Computer languages and facial hair – take two – Just code – Tamir Khason

Very cool article. And love the comments about Lisp. Emacs forever… πŸ˜‰

Computer languages and facial hair – take two

By , April 29, 2008 9:17 pm

Computer languages and facial hair – take two – Just code – Tamir Khason

Very cool article. And love the comments about Lisp. Emacs forever… πŸ˜‰

A radial drill press made from spare parts

By , April 29, 2008 12:36 pm

A radial drill press made from spare parts – Instructables – DIY, How To, craft, tech

My radial drill press cost about the same in materials as small, cheap ones you can buy, and it isn’t much bigger or stiffer than those, but it has more freedom of motion than some more expensive machines. It’s made from some parts I found and other parts I made. It ended up so the maximum extension is about 73cm – I guess this makes the swing 57″ – and the head has about 28cm vertical travel, and it can swivel, rotate, and pivot 360Β°; it has a 3/8″ chuck, the quill travel is up to 8cm, and with the temporary “Hi-Power” gearmotor runs at something like 1000rpm with no load.

Neat! Gives me some ideas for sure. Got a floor standing model in the field that needs a new motor and bunch of other stuff, and an old cheap china made one with a bad motor. Think I will look at combining the two so the china one is the radial feed on the floor model post. Much more in my head right now than I can get on the computer in words. Having a bad day with words for some reason. Must be the histamine reaction from the pollen. Or something. More as I get it figured out and done.

A radial drill press made from spare parts

By , April 29, 2008 12:35 pm

A radial drill press made from spare parts – Instructables – DIY, How To, craft, tech

My radial drill press cost about the same in materials as small, cheap ones you can buy, and it isn’t much bigger or stiffer than those, but it has more freedom of motion than some more expensive machines. It’s made from some parts I found and other parts I made. It ended up so the maximum extension is about 73cm – I guess this makes the swing 57″ – and the head has about 28cm vertical travel, and it can swivel, rotate, and pivot 360Β°; it has a 3/8″ chuck, the quill travel is up to 8cm, and with the temporary “Hi-Power” gearmotor runs at something like 1000rpm with no load.

Neat! Gives me some ideas for sure. Got a floor standing model in the field that needs a new motor and bunch of other stuff, and an old cheap china made one with a bad motor. Think I will look at combining the two so the china one is the radial feed on the floor model post. Much more in my head right now than I can get on the computer in words. Having a bad day with words for some reason. Must be the histamine reaction from the pollen. Or something. More as I get it figured out and done.

The Photographer’s Right

By , April 29, 2008 10:20 am

Bert P. Krages Attorney at Law Photographer’s Rights Page

The Photographer’s Right
A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography

The Photographer’s Right is a downloadable guide that is loosely based on the Bust Card and the Know Your Rights pamphlet that used to be available on the ACLU website. It may be downloaded and printed out using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may make copies and carry them your wallet, pocket, or camera bag to give you quick access to your rights and obligations concerning confrontations over photography. You may distribute the guide to others, provided that such distribution is not done for commercial gain and credit is given to the author.

If you take pictures in todays world, might be a good idea to get, print out, and carry a copy of this page. The author also has a book on the subject that is available for sale from the page.

The Photographer’s Right

By , April 29, 2008 10:20 am

Bert P. Krages Attorney at Law Photographer’s Rights Page

The Photographer’s Right
A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography

The Photographer’s Right is a downloadable guide that is loosely based on the Bust Card and the Know Your Rights pamphlet that used to be available on the ACLU website. It may be downloaded and printed out using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may make copies and carry them your wallet, pocket, or camera bag to give you quick access to your rights and obligations concerning confrontations over photography. You may distribute the guide to others, provided that such distribution is not done for commercial gain and credit is given to the author.

If you take pictures in todays world, might be a good idea to get, print out, and carry a copy of this page. The author also has a book on the subject that is available for sale from the page.

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists

By , April 29, 2008 9:45 am

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists – Boing Boing

The insanity spreads.

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists

By , April 29, 2008 9:41 am

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists – Boing Boing

The insanity spreads.

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