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Check out MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop!
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
I just received an email from Sherry Huss, who is Maker-in-Chief over at Make Magazine and Maker Faire.
What's the best (and worst) name for a politician?
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4/24/2012   28 comments
My mind is currently spinning along thinking up good names for politicians, like...
Adobe Photoshop CS6
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4/23/2012   6 comments
I got a preview of the latest version of Photoshop the other day and I have to say I am impressed, but this blog will be controversial...
Protect and share your data – SafeSync for Home or Business
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4/18/2012   7 comments
I recently saw a live (over-the-web) demonstration of SafeSync, and I have to say that I was very impressed
These are the jokes the Muppet Show refused!
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4/16/2012   25 comments
In which we find some of the best (or worst, depending on your point of view) puns I’ve seen recently.
The “Well-Endowed” Array
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4/11/2012   6 comments
The National Science Foundation needs a name for its new radio astronomy center…
Get ready for a sight you’ll never see again…
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4/9/2012   9 comments
The next transit of Venus occurs on 5/6 June 2012. If you miss this one you’ll have to wait until December 2117!
My new moniker is “Tracker Trucker Max Esquire”
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4/4/2012   11 comments
I am now in possession of my upgraded truck, which is so tasty that I think it may be appropriate to add the “Esquire” honorific to my moniker…
Rentable avatars that can attend conferences in your place
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4/3/2012   15 comments
Well, rarely does a day go by that I don’t get to see or hear something that makes me say “Wow, what an interesting idea…”
Preparing for the forthcoming Zombie Apocalypse
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4/2/2012   17 comments
Out of all the horror genres I was *not* interested in, zombies were right at the top of the list, until…
"It's not fair!" said Tom darkly
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4/1/2012   5 comments
Several prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited "Tom Swift" as an inspiration…
Well, just call me “Mr. Silly”
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4/1/2012   6 comments
I’m feeling a bit like Mr. Silly at the moment, because I just read this week’s email newsletter from This is True...


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Max Maxfield

Analog Faceplate Design Decisions: Art or Science?
Max Maxfield
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My degree is in Control Engineering -- a core of math with "surrounding subjects" of electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluidics. The only official programming I did as part of ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

latest comment kfield Some good recommendations here!
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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...