GoDaddy domain privacy fee?

2 years ago my wife got me a few domains from GoDaddy as a gift. She is a sucker for deals and accepted the “make your domain private” for free deal. Well, it is now time to renew and the “private domain” deal isn’t free now. But how do you tell them you don’t even…

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XM Radio: This is WAR!

This week has thrown me into war mode against corporate greed, fraud, and well stupidity. Let’s start with the evil XM Radio corporation that is flailing like dying dog after the merger with Sirius and the realization that satellite radio’s days are numbered thanks to the iPod and iTunes. I purchased an XM radio for…

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Memristor: The Path to True AI?

So I’ve been reading anything I can get my hands on about the newly invented memristor. You can read more about the history and general concept over here. The basic idea is this, the memristor is the fourth basic circuit element (the resistor, capacitor, and inductor are the other three) that has been speculated to…

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CInO

The need for a Chief Innovation Officer. Someone who goes across all departments and looks not only at the best way to integrating technology but also the process and policies, organization structure, etc that is needed to be a lean and innovative (thus profitable) company. In this age what you offer has to be “mashable”,…

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Proof the World is Flat

So today, I found more proof the world is flat. I had some free microchips shipped from Thailand to the Philippines to Alaska to Indiana to Tennessee to me. That was for free, no shipping and handling even. But the real proof is that I knew it was delivered to my home while at the…

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Computer Chronicles

Looking to get a nostalgic fix on the personal computer, click here to watch Computer Chronicles. I had never seen this even though it ran until 2002.

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Review: X10 Home Automation with Arduino

Thanks for making this article a success, we we re recognized on MAKE Magazine’s website!  UPDATE 12/2010:  If you are curious on how to receive X10 commands with Arduino, check out this update.  Recommend reading and understanding this article first then jumping over to the update.My current project revolves around using the Arduino and the…

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Review: SparkFun DAC Breakout Board Tutorial

I’ve been tinkering with SparkFun’s MCP4725 I2C Digital to Analog converter or DAC. Buy yours here. I have been reading about the I2C or Two-Wire protocol but this is the first time I’ve used it. I did not see a useful tutorial out there for this breakout board (aka BoB) so I decided to throw…

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The World Is Flat

I am in the middle of reading a terrific book called by Thomas Friedman called “The World is Flat”. Back in college I had to read another book of his called the “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” for a political science course. I should clarify at this point, I am actually listening to the…

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