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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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Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.