Wax Eloquently

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Entries Tagged as 'science'

On Twitter and Blogging

November 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I can count on two hands how many times I’ve been asked what the “point” was of Twitter.  Why is it useful?  What purpose does it serve?  And normally I’ve had to answer extemporaneously; sometimes more effectively, and sometimes less. This will be one of those effective times, I can feel it.  Let’s begin.

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Tags: life · science

Knobs and Tones

October 18th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I’m building a 16-step tone sequencer using the Arduino Diecimila prototyping platform! I’ve reached the first milestone: potentiometers for Volume, Tone, and Duration are all responding as expected (after correcting a few mistakes).  Here’s a movie showing how it all currently works!

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Tags: science · toys

On Being a Shut-In

March 31st, 2006 · No Comments

I have been under a self-imposed pseudo-quarantine (plus hyphenation-fest) for the last three days as I fight tooth and nail to get over this cold. Not once have I stepped foot out of my apartment.  Not even into the hallway. Fortunately I remembered to grab my laptop before I left work on Monday, and have [...]

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Tags: health · science · work