I have been making google map mashups since 2007. In that time I’ve seen the Google Maps API change for the better. I have a few projects that are using version 2 of the API. I knew Google was deprecating support for this older API and it was time to upgrade. Most of my maps … [Read more…]
Yesterday at work I needed to install Nagios on an Ubuntu 10.10 server. It was pretty simple but I ran into a few hiccups that I wanted to document for myself the next time I needed to do this. I followed the regular Nagios Ubuntu quickstart quide except I used sudo on all my commands. … [Read more…]
John Murphy gave us a quick Workout Of the Day for our cruise. We really liked this one so I wanted to share it. Tabata: 20 seconds on 10 seconds off. 8 rounds Situps Kettle Bell Swings Lunges (weighted) or weighted squats Pushups Russian Twists
Craig and I did the Hidden Lake hike a few summers ago. Hidden Lake is right inside the Anchorage Bowl. We accessed this section of the Chugach via the Glen Alps parking lot, you can get here from O’Malley off the New Seward Highway. (Head East on O’malley and folllw signs for the Glen Alps … [Read more…]
I hate get getting this error. Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ You get a new mac, install mac ports, install your Rails environment and you get this. I’ve solved this problem before, but I always forget what I did. So this time, I’m documenting it. The first easy fix is this, … [Read more…]
This week I completed my Tweet a Watt. What is a tweet a watt you ask? Lady Ada of Ada Fruit Industries made a cool DIY kit to hack a Kill-A-Watt device. A Kill-A-Watt is something you buy from Home Depot that plugs into an electrical outlet in your wall. On the front of it … [Read more…]
I am a big fan of LED blinky lights. I’m an even bigger fan of full color LED blinky lights. I found some great color changing LEDs and wired them up to my Arduino Uno. The Arduino is a great platform for playing with electronics. It’s open source hardware and it has a great community … [Read more…]
I just installed new copy or Rails on my work computer running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. During installation I ran into this sqlite3 error. After spending 2 days on it I thought I would share the solution to help others out with the same issue. I downloaded the newest sqlite precompiled windows binaries which resulted … [Read more…]
I just found this video on an IEEE email. It’s almost like 3D pong with two bots.
Last night I finished my board!