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Entries Tagged as 'toys'

Neat Quantum Physics (Many-Worlds) Super Mario Video

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I really really like this: Super Mario World vs. the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics The visualization of all of the permutations is significantly more interesting than a simple (and clean) tool-assisted run. This reminds me of the terrible Nicholas Cage movie “Next” wherein Cage’s character can see two minutes into the future. There’s a [...]

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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

The Second Most Fun Thing in the World

August 9th, 2007 · No Comments

As part of a pre-marriage Manly Dinner celebration, me and my groomsmen went out chow last night. Some food was eaten, beverages were imbibed, and conversation flowed like a proficient rapper. As the dinner wound to a close, Sean told us that some of his friends had recommended visiting the Whirlyball place that was (sorta) [...]

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What Is The World Coming To?

March 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

[NOTE: Oops! Forgot to publish this a few weeks ago!] On the plane trip down I saw three laptops open (including my own), and all three were Macs. Times: are they a-changin’? I spent the weekend in beautiful Palo Alto, California attending Startup School hosted by Y-Combinator and Stanford BASES. It was great! We (all [...]

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Tags: apple · toys · travel

I Had My Butler Turn The Lights Down Low

December 14th, 2006 · No Comments

It sure is dark around here! [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] For those of you for whom this doesn’t work, try this. NOTE: I actually wrote and recorded this last night right after the power went out. I got the video uploaded via an [...]

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Tags: life · toys · videoblogging

On Penpals

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Hi there! Here we go again. [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] Let me know if you sign up — I would love to hear about where you get cards from. (For those of your for whom this method doesn’t work, try this link)

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Tags: life · toys · videoblogging

Preparing For Launch

April 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Now that the word is out about my leaving (and word spreads fast), it seems that my amount of work has doubled. It is not an uncommon occurance for me to be in the office later than 7:30 anymore. If I wasn’t already quitting, I would probably be thinking hard about it right now. In [...]

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Tags: toys · work

And It Was Good

March 20th, 2006 · No Comments

My new toycomputer arrived on Friday, and I decided to take some photos of some of the action. Without further uhdew…

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Tags: apple · toys

Welcome… to the… final… coundown!

March 18th, 2006 · No Comments

This is it folks; all of the packages are “OUT FOR DELIVERY”.  Now I just need to remember to grab some additional cables on the way home. So exciting!  Woo!

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Tags: apple · shopping · toys

Another Update

March 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Package 2 (the Mac mini) has landed in Seattle! It is the first to make it here, and thus gets 10 points added to its score. Package 1 better hope to make it up in delivery time bonus, else they are out of the game!

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Tags: apple · shopping · toys