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Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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