Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.
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Road signs warn of zombies
Yep that's what the road sign said.... Really - see for yourself ( Road signs warn of zombies ) Hackers got into a construction road sign and changed the display to show a "custom" message. I bet the sign's manufacturer is wishing they'd used a more secure protocol and mutual authentication...
30 Jan 2009
One day into Maker Faire and we have existential dilemmas
Well one day at Maker Faire is passed, and it was a long day, we arrived for setup around 8am he event opened at 10am and ran through until 10pm! It was a long day but the attendees are a whole lot of fun loving creative people that keep things entertaining! Towards the end of our setup on Friday, John...
19 Oct 2008
Am I in whosville?
So, there I was getting things ready at the Microsoft booth for Maker Faire, which has a reputation for some rather unique and quirky stuff. But I wasn't expecting to be transported to a Dr. Seuss story when this instrument rolled on by....
18 Oct 2008
How many trips to the electronics store does it take to make a Jack O' lantern?
How many trips to the electronic store does it take to make a Jack O' Lantern? Well it turns out a lot more than we thought! John Leier (Technical Product Manager for the .NET MF) and I took on the task of making up some Jack O' Lantern for the Microsoft booth at Maker Faire in Austin this weekend. We...
14 Oct 2008
Electric guitar that tunes itself!
Technorati Tags: Humor , Embedded , .NET Micro Framework This is a really cool example of how small embedded devices are changing the way we do just about everything. Embedded.com - Under the Hood: Robot Guitar embeds autotuning No, unfortunately, this guitar isn't using the .NET Micro Framework...
28 Apr 2008
To heck with the dogs, beware the ducks!
No <bleep>, there I was thought I was gonna die... (all good skydiver stories start with that phrase so I had to throw it in) Microsoft is designed with a campus style architecture, lot's of individual buildings with open areas and well maintained landscaping in between to encourage creative...
23 Apr 2008
Preparing for the MVP Summit
On occasion Microsoft invites all of the word Wide MVPs to come to a summit on campus at the company headquarters in Redmond. The MVPs for the 2008 summit began arriving over the weekend. I'm a bit sad I'm not joining them at all the events and sessions they are attending. I have always looked forward...
15 Apr 2008
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