Ladies and gentlemen, the bacon lampshade: Better with bacon. Peep the full production set from Kris Kelley on Flickr and his DIY post at Color Bars.
The latest version of Ubuntu, “Intrepid Ibix,” was released on Thursday. It includes the latest version of the usual components (Gnome, X.org, etc.) with improved networking (WiFi) and portability. Recent Ubuntu releases have focused on laptops, and “Ibix” moves another step forward (peep the screenshot!). The usual sites are abuzz with this latest release. Here’s [...]
We needed some tools for managing Active Directory, specifically something to give us total number of accounts, and another to find inactive computers. Joeware.net has tools to accomplish both these tasks: AdFind and OldCmp (awesome reporting features!), and a couple dozen other command line tools for managing Active Directory, all simple to use and robust [...]
How to make time-tracking fun and tangible: 1. Buy a box of Legos. 2. Assign a color to every project. 3. Lay a Lego board by your desk. 4. For every chunk of time spent on a project, stack a Lego piece of the corresponding color on the board. 5. End of week: Admire and [...]
The image of a MacBook Air inside a manila envelope is famous. Of course you would never carry your Air in an actual envelope, but if you want to fool passers-by into thinking you do then AirMail is for you. AirMail by Manila Mac is a fleece-lined vinyl sleeve made to look like a traditional [...]
Yesterday afternoon we all rode up to Cornman Farms in Dexter to have Mark show us around. We spent a couple hours touring, harvesting, and tasting. We had a lot of fun and Mark was an excellent host – and a terrific cook, too! After our visit to the farm we all went to the [...]
1) DoPDF for Windows | There are lots of PDF writers/printers available for Windows – CutePDF, PrimoPDF are some I’ve used before. This week LifeHacker mentioned doPDF and I quickly adopted. The installation is quick and the interface is very simple. Mac users have easily been able to print to PDF for a while and [...]
Bent plywood is a staple in modern (affordable) design. It’s functional and practical, but, really, it’s nearing a saturation point. Take for example this bent ply MacBook (Pro) case. Designer Brian Kelly created the case as, “an exploration into the process of bending plywood…The laptop case is formed from two bent panels of plywood which [...]
Wow, Dell has come out with a small desktop computer that looks pretty decent! It’s called the Dell Studio Hybrid, though I’m not sure what it is a hybrid of, it’s still got some respectable features. I should say that we’ve been using the Apple Mac Mini in our Deli offices, where space it extremely [...]
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