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Minecraft to 3D Printer

May 23, 2013 Leave a comment

With all the talk about 3D printing and creating STL files, I thought this was a fun link.  Draw things in Minecraft and then print them into real objects!

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/06/13/converting-your-minecraft-creation-into-an-stl/

High Tech Jobs Migrating?

May 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Win $800,000 Writing Software for S4

May 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Low Cost Android TV Box

May 20, 2013 1 comment

Android for your TV in an affordable package; the Mini XPlus!  Looks like you could use it for all sorts of things, too.  Wifi, an A10 processor, HDMI, USB; all for $69.99.  The Miniand site has a few other hackable platforms that also look interesting.

GCC Competitor: LLVM

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve used GCC for the better part of my career.  It’s worked fairly uniformly across many platforms:  x86, MIPS, PPC, ARM, AVR8, and AVR32.  Honestly, it is near and dear to my heart.

When I got wind of the Embedded.com article titled “Does GCC still have a future?“, I felt a little blind-sided.  After reading the article, however, my conclusion is that competition is often a good thing.

Check it out.  Maybe your next project can leverage LLVM for quicker build and execution times?

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Secure Email Made Easy

May 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Security Schmurity

Never send anything confidential via email without using encryption.  Exchanging tax documents with your accountant?  Working with an online Mortgage company?  DO NOT use email to transport this type of information in clear-text.

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Who’s Tracking You Online?

May 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Check out the Collusion plugin for Mozilla/Firefox.  You can get it for Chrome also.  It allows you to watch who’s tracking you and control access to that data.  You may be surprised.  Take your privacy seriously.