Sunday, June 29, 2008

TDC Stereo Project-or-view

TDC Stereo Project-or-view
Originally uploaded by _buttercup

I fell for the design the minute I saw it, and couldn't stop myself from salvaging it from recycling center. I'm still thinking about its future. Meta frame/controller for digital photo frame? If I could make one front dial scan through the photos like Cover Flow and another zoom in and out, I'd die happy. Or maybe it should hold the monitor for my home server. And/or run it off my old iPod Nano, maybe with iPodLinux. Or my NSLU2.

The screen is 7 7/8" x 8 7/8". Here are the internal schematics.

My goals for it are low power consumption and the ability to turn on the whole unit with a single switch, to reduce fuss, and so i can run it off a timer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jesus loves destructive, proselytizing renters

(The small text says "Go Vegetarian!")

My renter left this on the fridge in his apartment when he moved out. I'm not sure what I'm most annoyed by:
  1. Being proselytized to about Jesus
  2. Being proselytized to about vegetarianism
  3. Peta, for freak's sake. I'm an animal researcher! There've been a lot of attacks on animal researchers regionally. I've killed fewer mice than most homeowners, and more humanely, but there isn't necessarily much safety in that: so far, researchers have been targeted apparently randomly.
  4. Leaving a strongly-adhered sticker on a brand new fridge. You can see the marks where I started to try to peel it off.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Dreaming about the day I'm not a graduate student anymore. (Desk from boingboing).