Pipe Lamp v1.0

So I just completed my first pipe lamp. I have always wanted to make one of these and I finally just started buying all the random parts I thought I would need until I was able to eventually build this. The pictures don’t do the Edison bulb justice, but I think you get the gist of it from the pictures. …

Auto-Magic Reposter

This page is a workaround for my work’s firewall. If you don’t have activity every 30min it will disabled your internet connect and require you to re-auth. So this page will refresh automatically (using javascript) every 5 minutes keeping your connection alive… the same as if you actually clicked something on a webpage. ** It uses an iFrame so you …

Arduino Controlled by a Cell Phone

This was a quick proof of concept for me for a larger project. What I have done here is extend the tutorial here, which explains how to attach an Arduino to the file system of its host computer. I then managed the file by a php script, which is then exposed via Apache. What all this means, is that I …

Arduino Uno … Up and Running

So this post has no other point to mark the period in time when I got started with this Arduino stuff. I got an Arduino Uno over the holidays and after about 10 minutes of installing everything (drivers, software, etc). I’m all up and running with the “Blink Example.” I’m pumped.

OwnCloud – Just Not Ready

So I have been getting questions about my ownCloud installation. All sorts of stuff, and all very legit questions. Unfortunately it seems like with each update there are still so many issues with this project. Therefore I wanted to make a general post for anyone interested in ownCloud. Its a great project and I think think it has some real …

Setting up Compiz using Linux Mint

I read this at (here) and wanted to pass it along.  There is some things you have to do to get Compiz work. Install the packet “compizconfig-settings-manager”. In a terminal window write “compiz –replace” (When you want Compiz start automatic you can open Control Center -> Startup Applications, and add a new post “Compiz” keeping the same command “compiz –replace”. …

Firewall Timeout Workaround – Auto Reload Page

So I’ll be the first to admit this isn’t the most ground breaking thing in the world, but it sure saves me a headache at work. The issue I was having is that the firewall would server my internet connection if there was more than 15 minutes of inactivity. So any of my periodic sync’ing programs would fail when they …

Live CSS – WordPress Plugin

Live CSS is a WordPress Plugin that allows designers to alter the CSS on the literal page the CSS effects. So put a much simpler way, it is sort of like the firebug CSS editor feature with a save button. When you use the Live CSS plugin to edit your CSS, after making your changes and clicking the “Save” button, …