Wreck of the Pinthis

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I am always up for the deep, cold, long challenging dives. So when an opportunity came along to dive the wreck of the Pinthis, I jumped on it. The wreck is nearly 100 feet of deep freezing waters (barely hitting high 40s), a rough (flat seas) and long (40 minutes) trip from the (rich and… Read more »

Night Watch, a foreign affair

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Yesterday, I started reading Night Watch, a Russian science fiction novell from which the eponymous movie Night Watch, was adapted. So far it’s pretty good and as foreign as can be (as the movie is). But of course Russian & English literature are technically foreign to me 🙂 I started watching the movie a few… Read more »

Blackberry versus iPhone in an enterprise context

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My friend Matt Kojalo sent me the following URL recently as the battle for enterprise capable mobile devices rages on. My knee-jerk reaction was “that guy…lost me at ‘However, with the release of the $199 iPhone, which syncs with Microsoft Outlook on a PC’, … The guy doesn???t know what he???s talking about…” Then someone… Read more »

Making things talk

Posted by & filed under Arduino, Electronics, Open-source, Personal.

The Arduino Starter Pack from Adafruit is really pretty cool. It provides a really nice starting point for open source hardware hacking. In addition to the main Arduino Diecimila board, the starter pack includes a few components to play with (resistors, push buttons, LEDs, …) as well as a protoshield to start prototyping with the… Read more »

Arduino – the beginnings

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I am not much for DIY, home projects. I am still struggling with putting curtains up in my TV room. However, while casually browsing different sites (including Make) I discovered the Arduino board, an easy to use electronic kit based on a powerful Microcontroller that spawned a family of companion products. This ecosystem makes it… Read more »