Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Useful Stuff - 11/30/2011

ASCIIFI Picture to ASCII Converter -
USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station -
Raspberry Pi, An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25 -
Microsoft DreamSpark (Microsoft professional tools free for students) -

Monday, November 14, 2011

Some Useful Quotes, etc.

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin #quotes
When you're wrestling a gorilla, you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is. #quotes
There is nothing more ugly than the code you wrote last year. #lessonsivelearned
Posting anonymously almost never works when you sign your name in the post content. #lessonsivelearned

Today's Useful Stuff

So twitter is lame about tracking/searching historical tweets.  That means I'll be posting future useful stuff here.  Here is the list of twitter links that are not yet here to catch up:

10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science - 
Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior - 
Keep sensitive info out of your chat logs & email - 
Hands-on with GarageBand for iPhone: 8-track studio in your pocket - 
The power of big free data - 
Over 21,000 sign petition seeking "vapid response," cookies - 
Troy Hunt: Aye, pirates be the reason IE6 just won't die - 
BASIC Computer Games (also recoded for Small Basic) - 
Don't Call Yourself A Programmer - 
Microsoft's vision of everyday future tech (video) 
When passwords attack: the problem with aggressive password policies - 
Life in a Day crowdsourced documentary hits YouTube - 
European wars, famine, and plagues driven by changing climate - 
When did the giant impact that formed the Moon take place? - 
Massive 15-year study finds no link between cell phones, cancer - 
"Living fossil" has been populating the coast of Africa - 
Mad -- or Just Angry? - Inside Higher Ed: 
22 miles straight up in 90 seconds - 
Why Do Some People Learn Faster? - 
Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Move on the Web; Here's How to Stop It - 
Unwatchable: dial R for rape. How much does your handset really cost? - 
Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter - 
Do users change their settings? - 
Trying Linux for Windows Users – A visual tutorial - 
Tricky Programming Concepts Aren't - (contains inappropriate language, beware) 
Tinkering - Inside Higher Ed - 
The Art of Automation (using a Lego robot) - 
Orbit the Earth in One Minute Via Fascinating ISS Time-Lapse Video - 
Thoughts on 'Pinched' - Inside Higher Ed - 
Announcing increased moderation of trolls in discussion threads - 
Pulaski Academy scores 29 points before opponent touches football - Scorecasting - - 
Web service aims for farm-fresh produce at big-box prices - 
Is Windows vulnerable to attack by stolen digital certificates? 
Easy Facebook Scripting in Python - 
Can't resist that marshmallow? Self-control doesn't get easier with age - 
Why Time Goes Faster as You Get Older | Psychology Today - 
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time - 
Finding Sleep - 
Status Anxiety - Inside Higher Ed: 
The Frequency of War - 
When computers talk to each other, conversationally - 
Selfish Tech - 
Academic Earth: Online courses from the world's top scholars - 
Can you tell a real Facebook e-mail from a phishing attempt? - 
Raspberry Pi: A $25 ultra-low-cost computer that can run Quake 3 - 
HP TouchPad: Everything you want to know - 
Password Policies are Getting Out of Control - 
We Didn't Have Zeros (Dilbert) - 
Mindset List, Class of 1915 - 
The Mindset List, Class of 2015 - 
Bats navigate with visual map, additional unknown cues - 
Mother Nature as Engineer: 9 Design Tricks Borrowed From Biology - 
How To Remove Yourself from People Search Websites - 
Can we believe our eyes? (Unicode character hacking) - 
Scripting Languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby - a side-by-side reference sheet - 
How to put your logo in a QR code - 
On the front line of the riots with the police - Telegraph - 
'The Edupunks Guide' Offers DIY Path to a Credential - 
One day in the robot house - 
Password Strength (xkcd) - 
Am I Under a Shady RAT Attack? - 
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (TED Video) - 
Confessions of an Edu-Traitor - 
Basic Animatronics Tutorial: PIC Based Servo Eyebrows - 
How to Make a Wi Fi Booster Using Only a Beer Can - 
Build your own gadget with Microsoft's Lego for adults - 
Top 20 Highly Useful Google APIs For Developers And Designers - 
Programmable, Wrist Watch / Computer - Aug 04, 2011 
Your New Campus Guide: A Small Patterned Square That Talks to Your Smartphone - 
10 habits of highly organized people - 
Black Hat: 10 can't-miss hacks and presentations - 
Dead British gamer's father warns of blood clot risks - 
Tablets are for people who hate computers - 
'War texting' lets hackers unlock car doors via SMS - 
10 Apps for Web Developers on an iPad | Think Vitamin - 
The 10 Best Investments in the Event of U.S. Default or Downgrade - 
How to build your own quadcopter, step by step - 
Apps vs the Web » Matt Legend Gemmell - 
Expert hacks car system, says problems reach to SCADA systems - 
If I Could Get Away With It... - (Empirical evidence v. folk wisdom) 
Best USB microphones for high-quality Skype audio - 
The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony (The Oatmeal) - 
YouTube film 'Life in a Day' coming to theaters - 
The @-symbol, part 1 of 2 - 
Time Travel Impossible, Say Scientists - 
The Principles of Good Programming - 
20 Database Design Best Practices - 
How to survive an iPhone liquid submersion (hint: it's not rice) - 
All About Accelerometers - 
Unleash the Power of Open Source R, the World's Most Sophisticated Data Analysis Software - 
I hate computers, but I love what you can do with them - 
Dunning-Kruger effect (how people tend to incorrectly assess their own competence) - 
Dual-boot your Nook Color with Android using a micro-SD card, $35 - 
Does Not Compute: 10 PC Myths from Movies and Television - 
More Coffee, Less MRSA Risk... But Why? 
The Singularity is Far: A Neuroscientist's View - Boing Boing - 
First Demonstration of Time Cloaking - 
What Ails Us (Baumol's cost disease) - 
Ask the Administrator: How to Spot Bloat? - Inside Higher Ed: 
Why McAfee is still at the top of my Not Recommended list - 
HackNotifier (check to see if your email is included in recent hacktivity) 
How to find out if your personal info has been leaked in a security breach - 
Spammers' new favorite delivery model: Your compromised email account - 
Web proxy add-on Cocoon goes free - 
View all your tweets on one page with All My Tweets - 
Turn your iPad into a laptop with the KeyCase iPad Folio Deluxe - 
CoPilot Live launches next generation iOS clients with launch special pricing -  
DHS: Imported Consumer Tech Contains Hidden Hacker Attack Tools - 
How to Build Your Own Pulsed Laser Pistol - 
Let me google that for you - 
Letter Frequencies and Keyboard Layouts - 
Why Google+ Business Profiles Will Trump Facebook Pages - 
Stay safe online: 5 secrets every PC (and Mac) owner should know 
Kevin Mitnick shows how easy it is to hack a phone - 
User Testing in the Wild: Joe's First Computer Encounter - 
Archive your tweets with Twapper Keeper - 
My Summer at an Indian Call Center (fascinating) - 
Royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable licenses - 
Maintain Security / Anonymity on the Internet - 
Researchers cast doubt on cell phone cancer risk 
Email Charter - 
Time (programming, not the magazine) - 
Physicist: Programs run the universe 
10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets - RSS, python scripts) 
Is there anyway to extract our tweets? - 
Back Up your Twitterings! - 
Using Google Spreadsheets to extract Twitter data - 
Tech Organizational Charts - 
Developers: just a few lines of JavaScript connects your site to Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive 
Peek inside a hand-cranked Civil War submarine - 
Google's Swiffy makes Flash files HTML5 friendly - 
The First World Problems Rap - 
Tor (prevent internet surveillance) - 
Another freelance website - 
How to Check If LulzSec Leaked Your Password One Last Time - 
LulzSec disbands: Final cache includes AT&T internal data and 750,000 user accounts 
Toddlers get difference between faulty hardware, operator error 
City dwellers more sensitive to social stress than country folk - 
How Hitler Could Have Won - 
The Sun Is the Best Optometrist - 
Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs? - 
Why humans (and other primates) lend a helping hand - 
Passpack Blog » Why Masked Passwords Are a Serious Security Hole - 
Google releases Chrome-based Web security scrutinizer - 
IBM and the Holocaust - 
Man politely robs bank for $1, lands free healthcare in prison 
Supercomputers Challenge Human Brain - 
10 Ways To Access Blocked WebSites - 
Virtual currency: Bits and bob For gadget buyers, timing is everything - 
LulzSec Email Check (Gizmodo) - 
LulzSec Leaked Email Widget - 
LulzSec leaks 62,000 emails and passwords, also targets CIA 
Make money online, part 1: Introduction to Google AdSense 
5 Tips About Time Management - 
GPU Password Cracking – Bruteforceing a Windows Password Using a Graphic Card: 
'You Look Great' and Other Lies -  
Is the cryptocurrency Bitcoin a good idea? - 
Lulz Security (LulzSec) Releases - 
Asciiflow - Ascii Flow Diagram Tool -  
xkcd: Security - #Comics 
Digging Into Data, Day 2: Making Tools and Using Them - 
How to become a proficient Python programmer - 
Free WebMatrix e-book -  
Console2 - A Better Windows Command Prompt - 
Nook Touch Rooting Directions Posted -  
Risk, probability, and how our brains are easily misled - 
TKP Tips: Making a SmallBasic runnable flash drive - 
Java tutorial for beginners - Introduction - 
So You Want To Teach Your Kids To Program? - 
Free for All: National Academies Press Puts All 4,000 Books Online at No Charge - 
Microsoft ships free malware cleaner that boots from CD or USB -  
Raising Graduation Rates, and Questions - 
Killer tips for mastering Google Chrome - 
Test IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, and IE10 in Windows 7 - 
Beyond simple rooting: Turning the Nook Color into a complete tablet - 
How to hack the $250 Nook Color into a full Android tablet - 
Resign Patterns - (the 'Simpleton' says it all) 
Amazon Mechanical Turk -  
Hands-Off Training: Google's Self-Driving Car Holds Tantalizing Promise, but Major Roadblocks Remain - 
A Thorough Examination of "Disabling the Back Button.", Part 2 - (see javascript method) 
Virgin Mobile offers $20/month for 500 MB of data, or 1 GB if you refill at Walmart - 
Macrium Reflect (disk imaging s/w) - 
CloneZilla (disk imaging s/w) - 
The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment - 
The Myth of the Three Laws of Robotics – Why We Can't Control Intelligence - 
Tiny $25 Computer for Kids Who Want to Learn Real Computing - 
$99 CMU robot is computer science learning tool - 
Self-assembling rafts: how fire ants survive floods - 
Telnet - SMTP Commands (sending mail using telnet) -