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Raspberry Pi purchase and setup guide for developers

Raspberry Pi purchase and setup guide for developers

The following are the steps I took to get my raspberry pi set up for development. I like to keep wires to a minimum, so by the end of this you should be able to plug your rPi into an outlet somewhere and connect to it remotely via ssh. (more…)

iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

Apple has added push notification-support for Government alerts (“AMBER Alerts” and “Emergency Alerts”) in iOS 6, according to CNET. As you can see in the above image, two new toggles – one for “AMBER Alerts,” and another for “Emergency Alerts” – have appeared in the “Notifications” section of the built-in Settings app [...]

Steve Buscemi + Ryan Gosling = Macaulay Culkin

Steve Buscemi + Ryan Gosling = Macaulay Culkin

This is uncanny. What would the love child of Steve Buscemi and Ryan Gosling look like? The answer is Macaulay Culkin. Here's a side-by-side comparison image I made to illustrate the point.

ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location

ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location

ICanStalkU is a twitterbot Twitter-analyzing servicethat seeks out Twitter users who transmit their location in the photos they tweet and generates responses like "ICanStalkU was able to stalk @XXXXXXXX at http://maps.google.com/?q=35.5371666667,139.510166667," with the stated purpose of "Raising awareness about inadvertent information [...]

Ads visible from space

Ads visible from space

Fifty years of weather have worn it down, but this image depicts the first advertisement visible from space, the Readymix logo. KFC tried to claim in 2006 that their one square mile Colonel Sanders portrait in Nevada was the “world’s first brand visible from outer space”, but the bloggers at Google Sightseeing dispelled that myth. NPR has a [...]

How not to design a CAPTCHA

How not to design a CAPTCHA

Unfortunately Sony missed the entire point of a CAPTCHA. Instead of using an obfuscated image which is difficult for computers to recognize the characters, they include the CAPTCHA's unobfuscated characters in HTML and use CSS and JavaScript to make the characters appear slightly distorted. While taking a Digital Image and Video Processing [...]

The True Size of Africa

The True Size of Africa

I'm no cartographer, so I can't comment on its accuracy... but this alternative visualization of the size of the African continent compared to various world nations is thought-provoking. No, Africa's not a country, but it's interesting to compare the land mass to countries perceived as more powerful. (more…)