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Week Notes 1825 - First week at MIT

Week Notes 1825 - First week at MIT

I’m reviving a practice of writing weekly summaries called Weeknotes, inspired by Berg’s weeknotes. Afriend sends out daily messages he calls “wilts” (short for “what I learned today”); he uses those posts to share what’s on his…

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Expressive Technology

From an email I just sent out: I’m building a robotic marionette (see http://www.delamaquina.com). The couple times I’ve shown it off in public, it is fascinating to watch reactions — first, people notice this creepy puppet…

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Manchester Airport Has Free, Public Wireless

It’s not really on the way to or from anything, but FYI: Manchester, NH airport has free, public wireless (not open – one nag/term page to click through). About 6 weeks ago, I found that I could grab wireless…

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Spam and Email System

I think I have finally nailed down a reasonable email handling / spam fighting strategy after about a year of tweaking. I’m going to slowly describe my system over a series of posts.  It’s pretty good, if I do…

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Converting from Mephisto to WordPress

Finished pulling in old entries to wordpress. adjust controllers/feed_controller so that the article limit is greater than number of articles clear cached feed in settings in CLI, execute curl http://yoururl.com/feed/ > feed.xml (atom) use…

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Maker Faire Report

Landed at SFO yesterday morning and went directly to the san mateo fairgrounds. I’m here to learn, observe, and help any way I’m needed in anticipation of Maker Faire Austin in the fall (October 21). I’ve done…

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