Category: Writing

  • Rant: Technologically Inept Education Systems

    Rant: Technologically Inept Education Systems

    Warning: may contain sweeping generalizations and other emotionally triggered arguments I’ve been helping a client get a laptop set up for taking college classes. This client is not well-versed in the use of computers, and had difficulty getting things set up on their own. My client is taking college classes online. They log into their […]

  • Anime Intellect Game… Answers too!

    Anime Intellect Game… Answers too!

    I did this anime game guessing thingy and it was fun. If you’re interested, check out all the anime I’ve watched here: http://myanimelist.net/animelist/tehinsanity @uberscientist did a quiz too! Take uberscientist’s quiz. ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW! ALERT! Questions: 1. Vampire girl who doesn’t suck blood.2. Future Japan where everyone has an android companion. One special android was tossed into the […]

  • LMAO!

    LMAO!

    A gem found in my dropbox:

  • Chris’s Counter-Strike Sound Pack

    Here’s a copyright-free Counter-Strike sound pack. I’m using this in my open source github project, CS-Radio. CS-Radio is a raspberry pi powered device which connects to two FRS radios (walkie-talkies) and plays sound files over the air. It’s for airsoft games. Because I wanted to distribute the files, I needed something copyright free, so I created […]

  • Fire extinguisher style refillable butane lighter

    Want one? They’re $6.50 with free shipping in the US. They are shipped empty without butane. Pick one up from eBay!

  • Bovines in Linux Impart a Token of Wisdom

    Bovines in Linux Impart a Token of Wisdom

    Want a magical cow to tell you your fortune? (Instead of that boring old fish?) Install cowsay  and fortune ! sudo apt-get -y install cowsay fortune Use command substitution on fortune  and have cowsay display it: cowsay $(fortune) Do this whole blog post in one step! sudo apt-get -y install cowsay fortune && cowsay $(fortune) && echo […]

  • Connecting Raspberry Pi running Rasbian to a WPA2 network using a Netgear WG111v2

    I got my Netgear wifi dongle working with my raspberry pi model A. Here’s how I did it. Plug in the Netgear WG111 The RPi should see it right away (verify usinglsusb ) and you’ll see something like wlan0 using ifconfig Edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file and add the desired SSID and passphrase you want to connect to: […]

  • Motherboard PS/2 Jack Pinout

    I’m connecting a (declawed) PS/2 cuecat to an arduino. I needed a female PS/2 jack so I salvaged one from a dead computer motherboard. I couldn’t find pinouts for the jack so I used my multimeter and figured it out. Here are my findings:

  • Arch on ASUS eeePC 701 + Wardriving

    Arch on ASUS eeePC 701 + Wardriving

    I want to try out wardriving so I’m setting up my old eeePC for the task. Puppee linux was on my eee and that just didn’t seem right for wardriving. When talking about distros on my youtube vlog, my friend uberscientist recommended I try Arch linux. I thought it’d be no problem installing because there’s […]

  • Animated Propeller

    Animated Propeller

    Here’s an animated propeller hat I threw together in GIMP. Click the thumbnails to see the animation. propeller-hat.xcf <- source file (Public Domain)

  • Cat in box

    Cat in box

    Here’s a picture of a cat in a box that I used in INSANE-O-VLOG 094 for the logo of my fictional computer brand, “Cat-in-box PC Computers”. I modified this original image by flickr user thetejon. I removed the corporate logos and barcodes from the box, and removed the background. The background is transparent now.  The license is […]