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The First 45 Years Of Star Trek I feel almost childishly uneducated when it comes to Star Trek, and the culture that surrounds this quite amazing series of movies and TV shows. There is no doubt Star Trek has had a huge impact on society, and I think the cast members should feel proud that they have been a part of a world-changing concept that will only grow stronger with time. There are gadgets, technologies and styles all derived from Star Trek, and I am sure no one could disagree with me when I say that Star Trek has had as much of an impact on the world as Star Wars, if not more. It’s with fascination that I begin to read and look through this information packed Star Trek infographic which replays 45 years of pure sci-fi history.

GISHWHES | The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen! G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen! GISHWHES is a global community of individuals (95 countries and growing!) On this front, we’re proud to announce this year’s teams filmed hundreds of videos of global Random Acts of Kindness (in partnership with our non-profit Random Acts ( and inspired over 100,000 people to pledge to do a Random Act of Kindness in over 120 countries. Oh yeah, we also broke two world records this year. Gishwhes believes that “normalcy” is overrated and true “living” can be found hidden under the rocks of community artistic creation and acts of artistic sublime public performances.

Heroku | Cloud Application Platform LONE STAR 92.5 - LONE STAR 92.5 Click here for a map of traffic conditions around DFW. Traffic is brought to you by: Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example book and screencasts by Michael Hartl Michael Hartl Contents Foreword My former company (CD Baby) was one of the first to loudly switch to Ruby on Rails, and then even more loudly switch back to PHP (Google me to read about the drama). This book by Michael Hartl came so highly recommended that I had to try it, and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial is what I used to switch back to Rails again. Though I’ve worked my way through many Rails books, this is the one that finally made me “get” it. The linear narrative is such a great format. Enjoy! Derek Sivers ( Founder, CD Baby Acknowledgments The Ruby on Rails Tutorial owes a lot to my previous Rails book, RailsSpace, and hence to my coauthor Aurelius Prochazka. I’d like to acknowledge a long list of Rubyists who have taught and inspired me over the years: David Heinemeier Hansson, Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche, Jeremy Kemper, Xavier Noria, Ryan Bates, Geoffrey Grosenbach, Peter Cooper, Matt Aimonetti, Gregg Pollack, Wayne E. About the author Copyright and license 1.1 Introduction

Random Acts - Non-profit dedicated to acts of kindness worldwide Ruby Kickstart Infographic Creation Made Easy with Create Today marks an important milestone for the release of our tools for automatic infographic creation. Our team has made hundreds of infographics, so we know how hard it can be to find the data, do the necessary research, and make sure you are following the principles of good data visualization, while still coming up with a design that people will want to hang on their wall and spread through the interwebs. That’s why we’ve built data feeds into a number of infographic designs, created for you by our team of expert designers. Making an infographic, based on your own data, couldn’t be easier. Simply connect and click to produce a professional-looking infographic. If you don’t like the first design you try, click though the themes until you find one that you do like. We are social creatures, so we thought it only natural to start with Twitter and Facebook. Another reason was our launch at the SXSW Festival, a place where many new stories are being told.

ClipX ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. License Copyright 2004-2008 Francis Gastellu. Download ClipX Latest stable version: ClipX for x86 (Nov. 30th, 2005) Latest beta version: ClipX beta 7 x86 (Jul. 6th, 2008) ClipX beta 7 x64 (Jul. 6th, 2008) Note that beta versions are work in progress. Download Plugins ClipX Stickies Plugin 1.9Stickies Plugin 1.9 for ClipX x64 Keeps a list of permanent entries at the bottom of your history. ClipX Auto Update Plugin 1.6Auto Update Plugin 1.6 for ClipX x64 Automatically checks for and downloads the latest version of ClipX (RSA authenticated). ClipX Limits Plugin 1.2Limits Plugin 1.2 for ClipX x64 Lets you ignore some clipboards based on size in memory. ClipX "Save Image As" Plugin 0.1 Lets you save image clipboards as PNG or JPG (Requires GDI+), by Miguel Garrido. ClipX DiskLog Plugin 1.2DiskLog Plugin 1.2 for ClipX x64 Records your clipboard lifetime history to disk (text entries only). Donate Thanks Contact

Fireflies in a Jar This is a simple project that uses NE-2 neon bulbs in a group of 'relaxation oscillators.' In essence, an RC circuit charges a capacitor at a rate determined by a resistor and discharges the cap though a neon bulb to start the process over. The effect is a blinking lamp. I made this project using junk parts and so I don't have part numbers or retail sources to offer. You will need: 10 1uf capacitors 150v 10 1 meg ohm resistors 1/4 watt 10 NE-2 neon lamps 2 Diodes (300v) Solder Wire Shrink Tubing (1/8 in) Power cord and male wall plug Tools: Wire cutters Soldering Iron Hot Glue Gun (Epoxy OK too) Rotary Tool (optional) Thinking Cap* * You will be dealing with AC line voltages, so think before you touch anything.

Setup a DIY Network ‘DropBox’ (aka PirateBox) PirateBox allows you to quickly setup a mobile wireless file sharing network. Basically, it’s a P2P file-sharing device that can turn any space into a temporary, but secure wireless file sharing network. Multiple users within range of the device can connect to the network without any log-in and immediately start downloading or uploading files via their computers or mobile devices. As it is not connected to the internet, the system is secure from outside attacks. The PirateBox is made up of a wireless router and light-weight Linux server connected to a USB hard drive. Popular File Server Projects: Comments are closed. s “Internet of Things” Camera March 13, 2012 AT 12:11 am Here’s our Arduino based “Internet of Things” camera. It’s a simple remote monitoring using the Eye-Fi wireless SD card and Adafruit Data Logging Shield for Arduino. The Eye-Fi card is a tiny wireless memory card. What makes this combination way cooler than just a normal SD card or a USB cable to a computer is all the infrastructure provided by the Eye-Fi service — not just transferring images to your computer, but pushing them to your smartphone, photo-sharing sites like Flickr, issuing email or Twitter notifications, etc. Read more… & code is on GitHub. Related Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

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