Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. San Francisco artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques. This is heavy stuff, literally and figuratively. Meighan over at My Love for You just stopped by Catherine Clark Gallery where he’s showing some of his latest work, and captured some awesome shots. The show runs through May 28. Raspberry Pi wifi Smokeping Network Monitoring I finally deployed my wireless raspberry pi at the edge of our wireless network. I installed smokeping on a raspberry pi with wheezy via apt-get. I already had a smokeping server setup, so I ran smokeping on the raspberry pi in client mode. This allows the raspberry pi to pull the config from the smokeping server in order to know what tests to run. I setup some fping, DNS, and tcpping tests. This is a great way to test the client’s wireless experience (latency) on the other side of campus.
HTML5 Studio ⧉ Info Drag n Drop Photos Drag files in from your machine, get an instant preview HTML5 Drag 'n Drop FileReader API Your browser appears to support these features. This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.
OsmoSDR OsmoSDR is a 100% Free Software based small form-factor inexpensive SDR (Software Defined Radio) project. If you are familiar with existing SDR receivers, then OsmoSDR can be thought of something in between a FunCube Dongle (only 96kHz bandwidth) and a USRP (much more expensive). For a very cheap SDR (with limited dynamic range), you can use the DVB-T USB stick using the RTL2832U chip, as documented in rtl-sdr. It consists of a USB-attached Hardware, associated Firmware as well as GrOsmoSDR gnuradio integration on the PC. The first generation hardware (1.2 MS/s) is available to interested developers from We are currently doing a re-design for the second-generation hardware, featuring higher sample rate and other goodies.