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The Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl is coming up — one of the best and most legitimately Vancouver events of the year, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in it. Seriously. Walk around Strathcona, check out the insane ant-nest that is 1000 Parker, or if you’re on the agoraphobic side, stick to the periphery. […]

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I ranted back here about how awful the 8-track cartridge was. I’m happy to report that I’ve finally found a good use for it as a mortal insult to tape as a data storage medium. I’ve always hated tape backup. My first experience with it was a Reveal brand device that piggy-backed somehow onto the […]

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At least one person was interested in converting an existing SPI-based Linux framebuffer driver to stereoscopic after I posted the View-Master Video Player. Here’s a quick write-up on how it works.

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I needed to take a little break from the endless tracing of point-to-point wiring and replacement of sticky lumps of toxic goo for modern capacitors, so I picked up a project I’d left half-finished and spent the whole weekend engrossed in it. This is an idea I had rattling around in my head for a […]

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Ingo (a friend) and I have been batting around ideas for Freudian crosswords. The original idea was this… …but the story of the 1996 American Presidential election crossword stuck in my mind. This led me to a second formulation of the Freudian crossword puzzle. It’s admittedly nowhere near as clever as the New York Times, […]

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I’ve continued to tinker with automatic song generation since I posted Nickelmatic as I had a nagging sense that it was shooting fish in a barrel. The project I was intending to follow it suddenly started behaving frighteningly like Scott Walker when I was expecting Gordon Lightfoot — hey, you never know what direction these […]