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Tentacle now has terrifying flashing lights

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

I switched from micropython to regular Arduino code as the garbage collection isn’t quite ready for prime time. I also added a ring of WS2812 LEDs controlled via the Neopixel library.

A Small Interruption to the Swimming Season

Thursday, June 20th, 2013



‘Tis the Spring Duck

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Sadly this means I cannot uncover, scrape, power wash, repair, chemically treat and maintain the pool this year for fear of arousing the Ire of the Duck.


Got My Hexbright!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

hey, remember this? After only 18 months my Kickstarter-funded flashlight has arrived. It’s called the Hexbright. As you might think, it’s very bright, but cooler than that is that it has a programmable microcontroller and an accelerometer so you can use gestures or taps to make it do things.



I’ve never been in a Walmart before

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

and I hope not to again.


What Shape is Your Holiday?

Sunday, November 11th, 2012


The hurricane is over

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

… and we just have a snowstorm to contend with.


Luckily we have this little guy to help us


Waiting in line

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

5 days without power and the infrastructure is slowly returning. Getting gas for the generator.


Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Our new best friend Sandy releases from the bonds of electricity until the weekend at the very least

Presumably not *this* squirrel

Saturday, October 20th, 2012