nerds rule, geeks are hip

above all, smart is sexy!

crypto     passwords     surfing quietly     eve is always among us     security on a flash drive     #OccupyYourCamera     #OccupyYourPhone
gta4     cod-ww     cod-4     konami code     barcodes     barcode tattoos     code 128     upc     code 39     plu codes     qr
pink noise     white noise     brown noise     buddha machine     time     clocks     days of the month     leap year     online date conversion
capn crunch whistle     dtmf     geocache     dead drops     graph paper     grid paper     fifo     lifo     pi     prime numbers     fibonacci numbers
anagram     hamburgevons     palindrome     pangram     spelling alphabets     coffee     fortune cookies     cannabutter     jell-o     cosmic latte
dropbox     wuala     reusing old computers     making websites     metadata     seo     aldus     camera hacks     balloon photography     legos
librarians     nerd love     outer space     periodic table     radiometers     the dead     faq    

This is the only page on this site with the navigation links at the top. Why? Because I want to believe there’s so much nerdy stuff you might as well jump in. Consider this page an index of what’s inside.

I’m kinda nerdy. OK, full on geek. That’s me holding my first commputer, a Timex-Sinclair, and Capn Crunch whistle. Hey, you might be a nerd too!

Software over hardware. Mashups, DIY, homebrew, ghettolicious hacks kinda stuff. I’ve modded innocent webcams into gheettolicious outdoor art, done all manner of things with Altoids tins from Tibetan prayer wheels to dead drops to nano-BBQ grills, taught Tor & politcal computing at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire & ToorCamp, and had The Visit from No Such Agency in order to get an export permit for crypto software years ago.

Several years ago, I ran a web cam of a lava lamp that made the local news and from there the wire services. The real joke? I ran it so I could check on the status of my server room. If the lava was bubbling the web cam image was live and the power hadn’t gone out. We started out with a blinking LED but that got boring pretty quick.

I love dropbox for all the shit it can do for you. Imagine your own little cloud without the admin hassles. And speaking of computers, lemme guess, you’ve got one or more old machines lying around you don’t know what to do with. Too good to throw out, too useless to use. I have some ideas...

My cooking is with an eye on the chemistry as well as the culinary. I use a low-methoxyl pectin to make jams & jelly because unlike regular pectin it uses calcium to gel not sugar. One thing lead to another and I went from infused vodka to bitters. My latest interest is CBD, cannabidiol, the cannabinoid that puts the medical in MMJ. Better living through chemistry.


Stop. Go back to the top and follow the links.