Riding the Mastodon

Posted on Sun 26 November 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with mastodon, open source, personal, social media, twitter • 7 min read

Reader, I did it again. I joined another social network.

I know, I know. I should know better, right? But this time feels different. There’s something special about this one. Maybe it’s simply the contrast from Facebook and Twitter that makes it so appealing, but I can’t …

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MikroKopter - HexaKopter

Posted on Sat 13 February 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with diy, gps, hardware, open source • 1 min read

Love this demo video of the MikroKopter. The GPS integration in the device is slick, and I love that it’s an open source, DIY device. The parts aren’t even all that expensive considering what they are, but as a project it’s still a little too pricey and …

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The Go Programming Language

Posted on Sat 14 November 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, go language, google, open source, programming • 1 min read

Google has released their own programming language, appropriately named Go.

I haven’t had time to dig deeply into this yet, but I’m seeing some interesting stuff that I like such as fast compilation, garbage collection, easy to read syntax, built in support for multicore machines and of course …

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Mmm… Open Source Beer

Posted on Mon 18 July 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with beer, news, open source • 1 min read

Seriously, a group of young gentlemen have developed a recipie for beer incorporating guarana which counters the drowsiness you feel when you drink beer. They have released the recipie under the Creative Commons license as an experiment to discover what happens when you use the open-source model on a real-world …

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