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GaSiProMo

Clever idea. I have an Arduino and a set of Pinocchio devices that I’ve barely done more than pull out of the box. I’d love to spend more time with them….but…. there’s always mountain biking or skiing!

» Posted By Eliot On October 31, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

online IDEs

Looks pretty neat!

» Posted By Eliot On February 15, 2015 @ 12:15 am

Bearable wearable

I’m thiiiiis close to getting a Fitbit, but want to see the Apple Watch first. I’ve used my iPhone for sleep cycle alarms and it’s pretty cool, but I don’t like having my phone laying on my bed with me (which current apps require to monitor bed vibrations). I used it for a few weeks last year and enjoyed the more natural wake times. Hopefully someone will do the same with the Apple Watch and I can leave my phone docked on my nightstand and achieve the same result.

» Posted By Eliot On January 21, 2015 @ 11:54 pm

Sparked interests and water analogs

D’oh, can’t edit comment. “It really helps electricity make sense.” Even if my Engrish doesn’t.

» Posted By Eliot On February 9, 2014 @ 2:49 am

Nice. I’m pretty fascinated by signals too. Becoming a cycling instructor has been a really educational process about traffic flow and patterns. Cyclists can take advantage of huge gaps in traffic by waiting after a “pack” of cars to go; often waiting for a green light to turn on to a major road can allow minutes of quiet time, even during peak traffic on major roads.

Also, I’ve started getting interested in how the signals influence behavior… for instance, in many suburban areas the signals are very long so the incentive to run the red light is much higher. In the urban core, blocks are shorter and so the signal time is shorter (can’t let the queue get too large), less people illegally run the lights.

When a student instructor at LU made the water analogy, that was the first time that voltage and current “clicked” for me. Brilliant analogy and so easily remembered. It really gives electricity make sense.

» Posted By Eliot On February 9, 2014 @ 2:47 am

Automagically create annual month folders

Or, you could have created a blank set of them and then copied that folder for every year. 🙂

» Posted By Eliot On May 26, 2012 @ 7:17 am

Mom and books

I haven’t thought about it in awhile, but my mom definitely passed this love on to me as well. What a great tradition you have carried on!

» Posted By Eliot On May 13, 2012 @ 8:49 am

Baby Lund

Sweet! January 6 is my birthday. Good day!

» Posted By Eliot On June 27, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

Star Wars according to Sarah

I think that’s about all I know about the movies too. Nice animation. 🙂

» Posted By Eliot On January 18, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

the Proairetic Code

Glad you’ve gotten hooked on the best weekly thing out there. TAL is completely addicting. I have gone back in the archives and started listening from the beginning. What strikes me most is that Ira Glass has been good at this for a long time. Some of his early show are poignant, beautiful, and entertaining. (A few are boring, but I guess they were able to become more selective over time.)

(I also made it to the live broadcast… really enjoying evening! I can’t wait to see the full episode with the “Ask an Iraqi!”.)

Of course, if you haven’t yet… also find out about Radio Lab from WNYC. It’s like TAL mixed with Malcolm Gladwell. Highly addictive. I listened to all their downloadable episodes within 2 weeks.

P.S. The archived TAL shows are streamed via a custom flash player, not Real Player.

» Posted By Eliot On June 22, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

Trailer Roundup (vol. 10): Trailer, the Sequel

I just got some spam/forward from someone today about the Golden Compass being athiest propaganda. Be ware they say! Don’t let your fragile Christian mind be fooled! Oh geeze. Wish you could hear the sarcasm in my voice.

» Posted By Eliot On November 2, 2007 @ 10:05 am

Arcade Fire concert

Woah! I’m so jealous!! I didn’t think Arcade Fire was big enough to play at Red Rocks. That must have been really quite amazing.

» Posted By Eliot On November 8, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

More Craigslist scam baiting

Clay – You’ve obviously not looked to see how transactions work on Craigslist. They get no money from any transaction. They are NOT like PayPal or eBay at all. It’s more like just a classified ad in your newspaper–and it is designed specifically for local transactions that are cash based.

» Posted By Eliot On November 2, 2007 @ 9:22 am

The blogging blues

I’m a huge GTD fan.

I have been using some of 37signals products to help me get junk out of my head. I use backpackit.com for personal and random work-related items (like “log time tomorrow”) and then I use basecamphq.com extensively for projects at work. Getting things that need to be done out of your brain is like taking a vacation!

Other than that…. maybe try some tweaks like I did on my blog. I now post ahead for the week with photos. If I feel like filling inbetween, then I do. I am more interested in it now because I’m showing off photos and getting comments (you don’t seem to have a problem with that).

» Posted By Eliot On May 28, 2007 @ 7:12 am

Buon giorno, Principessa!

I want to go! Too bad your trip was so short. But next time you can go with Sarah and have a really good time.

I would love a Smart car.

Yay for quattro!!

Good to meet you yesterday. My photos from the weekend are up on flickr now. I’m putting together a couple of panoramic photos right now…

» Posted By Eliot On December 4, 2006 @ 8:21 am

Happy Halloween!

Nice job! I had some fun with costumes and pumpkin carving too. (See my flickr.) Royal looks quite awesome as an angel dog!

» Posted By Eliot On November 2, 2006 @ 8:36 am

Wedding gifts, part 1

I think loot is the proper word.

Do you have an awesome blender? I have my eye on the Krups KB720. Modern marvel–this thing is designed! But, my current Wal-Mart blender just won’t die!

» Posted By Eliot On November 7, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

the Dark Knight returns

Wow, so cool! Wish I had found those before I found the boring stock Wells Fargo ones.

» Posted By Eliot On October 23, 2006 @ 11:23 am

Theme change

Looks great, Rob! I like the little shadow.

» Posted By Eliot On September 15, 2006 @ 11:13 am

Shed project, Part 1

Nice! I downloaded this the other day and have been wondering what I could do with it. Nice job on the virtual shed, hopefully the real one will look good too.

» Posted By Eliot On June 21, 2006 @ 8:02 am

Sarob

CONGRATS!!!!

Wow! There’s hope for the single D4 guy yet…just got to keep blogging, right??

» Posted By Eliot On May 9, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

iLanders

But in the same way, time shifting shows allows for more meaningful and better planned get-togethers. As a good example, this last weekend I spent way too much time watching the entire second season of NBC’s The Office with some guys from the floor. No commercials…projected on to the wall wherever we wanted… who could ask for a better way to watch a funny show? I’ve certainly grown to dislike watching comedy by myself. Any show is so much better when laughing with friends.

» Posted By Eliot On March 28, 2006 @ 10:15 am

thoughts on Brokeback

Quite a lot of discussion you’ve got from a simple blog post, Rob! Impressive!

I haven’t seen the film yet, so I will refrain from any discussion of the content. I will be seeing it before it leaves the theaters, because I would like to have an informed base to discuss the film, and because I like to see quality films.

Comments like “Brokeback is the ultimate attack on traditional family values” are totally ridiculous and cliche. No one is saying families are bad. I heard a really well done commentary on “This American Life” on NPR about how much of the gay community finds the “attack on family values” really funny. No one in the gay community is saying “don’t love your family” or “don’t have a great relationship with your wife.” So even I am quite confused on the use of the word “attack”.

Being familiar with culture and understanding what is important in pop culture and art is so important to having an intelligent conversation with anyone outside of the church. The value of being able to critique and analyze high and low art cannot be understated. Besides being able to engage our peers through art–whether it be music, movies, paintings, or sculpture–taking a critical look at art allows us to see where culture will be going in the near future. Francis Schaeffer illustrates this concept very well in “The God Who Is There” by showing how easily Christians could have stopped existentialism from influencing American Theology if only someone had been paying attention to an art show in New York in the early 1900s.

What might we miss by refusing to see cultural landmarks in art?

» Posted By Eliot On January 31, 2006 @ 3:07 pm

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