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Vacuum Coffee Maker

We’ve been messing with a vacuum coffee maker recently. It’s an interesting contraption. It consists of two glass globes connected by a glass tube. First you fill the lower globe with water and get...

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Rapture Bus Breakdown

The talk of the office today was this bus which broke down out front. As you may have heard, the Rapture happens tomorrow. These guys were driving around in a bus with a big...

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Another Teapot

The teapot picture I posted the other day has been bothering me because of the various glitches (like normals on top). It’s been hard to get time on the dev machine because Peter’s been...

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$3.9M for a Cindy Sherman?

There was an article in the news the other day about a Cindy Sherman photo selling for 3.9 million dollars. That seemed so nuts that I really couldn’t think of anything sensible to say....

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ADK

The other cool thing at Google I/O this week was the Android Open Accessory Development Kit. It’s a standard, supported way to write Android apps which talk to an Arduino device. This opens the...

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AVA

One of the things I’ve found interesting messing with my Xoom is how much fun it is to be able to access all of the different sensors. Now imagine what it would be like...

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Renderscript Teapot

Newell’s teapot is sort of the hello world of graphics weenies. I don’t really feel comfortable with a graphics library until I can draw the teapot with it. Here’s my first whack at it...

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Enough

in honor of Raj Rajartnam‘s conviction today, I’d like to mention a book I really enjoyed recently. Enough is by John C Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. He has a lot of opinions about...