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Why every CEO should know who adafruit industries is.

I can only think of a few times in my life that I’ve had such an experience with a company that I felt driven to tell others about it. I don’t think I’m alone here, the internet is full of… Continue Reading →

ATTiny13A Powered Jack-O-Lantern

So I was waiting for this time of year when I first built my “Fake-fire LED” boards last year and now it’s finally here! I’ve been running this jack-o-lantern for about 20 days now (this board is running off 3xAA… Continue Reading →

My FreeNAS Build (Part 3 of 3)

So after a few months of using FreeNAS I’ve decided I can’t live with the insanely slow transfer speeds. Unfortunately FreeNAS is built on FreeBSD and has a terrible port of SAMBA service. It’s so slow it’s painful! I’m not… Continue Reading →

IKEA Lampan RGB LED Light

A few months ago, I saw this blog and video. The gentlemen had hacked a Lampan light from IKEA with LEDs, I was immediately enamored with the idea of building it and giving a few of them to my young… Continue Reading →

Nursery Room Temperature Monitor

Let me start by saying I found out a few weeks ago that I’m going to be a father. This is my first child and as you can imagine I’m filled with excitement and nervous energy. Both my wife and I both agreed that we wouldn’t start actual preparations for the coming baby until the 12th week to ensure all was well (1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage). I just couldn’t sit still and wait, I started reading about what to expect, how to care for a newborn, and so forth.

It was while I was reading about SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) that I saw a few articles discussing the proper temperature for a nursery to help prevent the SIDS. The articles all agreed that cooler was better, ideally between 64 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tasty Home Medicine

Today, I decided I would try my hand at a simple Irish home medicine that turned into a popular soft drink. GINGER ALE! Ginger ale was used some time ago to treat anything that ailed you but now thanks to John McLaughlin, it’s more commonly associated with a refreshing soft drink.

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