I went up on the roof with Sterling to fly my Walkera Lama3 RC helicopter, which has custom carbon fiber skids and GoPro HD Hero camera mount (made by my good friend, Don Kehoe). It was my first outdoor flight with the rig — scary, because the ‘copter is front heavy now, which means that it really wants to go forward, and because there was quite a bit of wind. (read more »)
Little Snitch, a Mac utility that monitors and control network access from a computer, is on sale for 50% off for 47 (more) hours. I find Little Snitch to be absolutely indispensable, and feel naked using a computer without it. I rely on Little Snitch to tell me which apps are requesting connections to the internet, and approve/deny access appropriately (you can set permissions for the session, or for all time).
It’s useful as a monitoring app, but I’ve actually found it to be the most useful when I’m traveling and using low-bandwidth internet connections. In these cases, I tell Little Snitch to block ALL internet access and open specific pipes for whatever I am using at the moment (usually, email, twitter, and web). This prevents your computer from going online and, for example, downloading OS and application updates.
3 displays attached to a mid-2010 Mac Pro / ATI Radeon 5870
Last week, I sold my MacBook Pro, which means that I am finally back to running on a single machine (plus a MacBook Air for work)[^1]. I used to run the MBP on a 30″ monitor, using teleport to share a mouse and keyboard across machines, but when I sold the notebook, I decided that I’d like to connect all 3 of my monitors to my Mac Pro. This has proven to be more difficult than I thought it would be. (read more »)
This is the second email like this I’ve gotten from a friend’s compromised email account. People, please don’t fall for stuff like this!
This had to come in a hurry and it has left me in a devastating state. I am in some terrible situation and I’m really going to need your urgent help. Yesterday, unannounced, I came down to London for an urgent situation. Well we actually got robbed and they made away with my wallet (which included my cash, diaries and credit cards). My cell phones were not brought along since I did not get to roam them before coming over. The phone cables have been burnt including internet connection cables and the Hotel’s database has been compromised as well. So all I can do now is pay cash and get out of here quickly.
I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively,I will appreciate if you can lend me the sum of $2450 to sort-out my bills and to get the next available flight home, I’ll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help. Please be rest assured that I’d have your money reimbursed to you immediately I get home. I hope to read from you as soon as possible. Please keep this to yourself only! i will explain better to you when i get back home.
It’s a common scam, and I’m putting it here on the web to add yet another page for Google to find and index in the hopes that people will find it.
Jake Baum at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues used transmission electron microscopy and 3D immuno-fluorescence microscopy to record a series of still images during the 30-second-long invasion, and combined them into a movie.
My buddy Don Kehoe built new landing skids and a GoPro HD Hero camera mount for my Lama3 RC helicopter. I popped it off of the ground briefly to see whether the new rig is balanced, and it is! Can’t wait to take it somewhere to take some aerials.
One issue to deal with: the GoPro is vibrating harmonically. I think we may need a larger mount with more foam to dampen it.
A post I wrote in April 2010 called How to properly set up Gmail on your iPad has gotten nearly 50,000 page views since it went live. Users of Gmail are used to its archive-instead-of-delete model, but by default, Apple devices prior to iOS 4 were deleting trashed messages when integrated with Gmail. iPads running the original OS and iPhones running iPhone OS 1.1.2 -> 3.x needed special instructions to set up Gmail accounts properly, which is detailed in the post I linked to above. (read more »)
As I was running out of the house on Thursday for CES in Las Vegas, I opened up my small messenger bag, removed my MacBook Air, and replaced it with my iPad. My reasoning was simple — I’d be running around the show floor at CES, and using a notebook computer would be impractical compared to whipping out a tablet and showing pictures or looking something up on the web (I use my iPad with a Verizon MiFi, so I still had network access — AT&T users were out of luck). I was also originally scheduled only to be away for the day.
When I arrived at the airport, a series of events led to a decision to stay in Las Vegas for 3 days. Suddenly, I was worried. I didn’t have a charger with me and had never tried to be productive on the iPad for such a long period of time. (read more »)
When I walked by the Polaroid booth yesterday, I thought to myself, “Hmm. I should go by their booth to see why they still exist.” Instead, I walked to the Canon booth (next door) and started looking at the prints in one of their displays. About half an hour later, Lady Gaga appeared at the Polaroid booth to unveil a few new products: a portable printer, some sort of camera, and glasses with an embedded camera (the first, they claim, but they were beaten by the Liquid Image Goggles long ago). She took a picture of the audience with her Blackberry, yelled “You’re fucking famous!” and printed the photo out on the portable printer.
Apparently, Lady Gaga is the new Creative Director at Polaroid. I find this to be totally bizarre — and, distracting. I’m not even a fan of her music, but I was so distracted by her presence and the huge crowd around her that I still have no idea what the new Polaroid camera is or does.
A timelapse video of the intersection in front of the Kyoto Tower Hotel taken from a room at the Hotel Granvia Kyoto. Shot with Canon EOS 7D. Individual frames processed / exported in Lightroom and lens-blurred with alpha channel depth map in Photoshop. Timelapse video created in Quicktime 7 Pro. Shot and processed to emulate tilt-shift miniaturization videos.