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Eyeo 2016 – Sarah Hendren on Vimeo
"Design for Know-Nothings, Dilettantes, and Melancholy Interlopers – Translators, impresarios, believers, and the heartbroken—this is a talk about design outside of authorship and ownership, IP or copyright, and even outside of research and collaboration. When and where do ideas come to life? What counts as design? Sara talks about some of her own "not a real designer" work, but mostly she talks about the creative work of others: in marine biology, architecture, politics, education. Lots of nerdy history, folks."
sarahendren  eyeo2016  2016  eyeo  dilettantes  interlopers  translation  ownership  copyright  collaboration  education  marinebiology  architecture  design  research  learning  howwelearn  authorship  socialengagement  criticaldesign  thehow  thewhy  traction  meaning  place  placefulness  interconnectedness  cause  purpose  jacquescousteau  invention  dabbling  amateurs  amateurism  exploration  thinking  filmmaking  toolmaking  conviviality  convivialtools  ivanillich  impresarios  titles  names  naming  language  edges  liminalspaces  outsiders  insiders  dabblers  janeaddams  technology  interdependence  community  hullhouse  generalists  radicalgeneralists  audrelorde  vaclavhavel  expertise  pointofview  disability  adaptability  caseygollan  caitrinlynch  ingenuity  hacks  alinceshepherd  inclinedplanes  dance  pedagogy  liminality  toolsforconviviality  disabilities  interconnected  interconnectivity 
august 2016 by robertogreco
The Reddit Eddit - The News, by Reddit
"Reddit isn't just about cats. Ok, it's often about cats. But it's also an extraordinary source of news, and what people are interested in, right now. The Reddit Edit pulls the three most popular links from six different Subreddits using the Reddit API. That's it really.

It's also an attempt to make Reddit pretty.

Designed & coded by Benji Lanyado"
theredditedit  redditedit  hacks  news  reddit  benjilanyado  from delicious
september 2012 by robertogreco warrant canary
" will also make available, weekly, a "warrant canary" in the form of a cryptographically signed message containing the following:

- a declaration that, up to that point, no warrants have been served, nor have any searches or seizures taken place

- a cut and paste headline from a major news source, establishing date

Special note should be taken if these messages ever cease being updated, or are removed from this page."
privacy  law  compliance  security  hacks  canary  rsync  via:TomC 
august 2012 by robertogreco
"Incredible structures have been created within Minecraft. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? This is our attempt to create a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D Printers."
minecraft  3d  printing  diy  prototyping  manufacturing  3dprinting  hacks  edg  srg  from delicious
october 2011 by robertogreco
"Building a generation of webmakers… Hackasaurus spreads skills, attitudes and ethics that help youth thrive in a remixable digital world. By making it easy for youth to tinker and mess around with the building blocks that make up the web, Hackasaurus helps tweens move from digital consumers to active producers, seeing the web as something they can actively shape, remix and make better.

Through a set of easy-to-use tools…Hackasaurus tools make it easy for kids to remix, create and share on the web. The X-Ray Goggles allow learners to see what the web is made of, remix and change their favorite web pages, and share their creations with friends. WebPad makes it easy to take the next step, creating your own web pages in a matter of seconds. And the Hackbook provides bits of code for easy copying and pasting, making it easy to play with the web like lego.

…and at "hack jam" events around the world."
onlinetoolkit  hacking  html  hackasaurus  hackdays  classideas  srg  edg  glvo  mozilla  youth  coding  programming  web  webdev  hacks  web2.0  tools  tinkering  remixing  remixculture  hackjams  unconferences  bookmarklets  bookmarklet  webdesign 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Printing at Home [] - $26.00
"Xavier Antin makes wonderful projects about home printing. This book is a guide to several hacks of ink jet printers. The hacks are meant to disturb or disrupt the printing process. The book is presented as "an overly didactic printing manual." A favorite of ours is the hack that includes potato stamp printing added on top of what ever runs through the printer! Really amazing idea."
books  xavierantin  printers  make  making  diy  hacks  hacking  howto  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
Junkyard Jumbotron
"The Junkyard Jumbotron lets you take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together into a large, virtual display, simply by taking a photograph of them. It works with laptops, smartphones, tablets --- anything that runs a web browser. It also highlights a new way of connecting a large number of heterogenous devices to each other in the field, on an ad-hoc basis."
display  media  video  diy  junkyardjumbotron  olpc  hacks  mit  make  classideas  edg  srg  glvo  installations  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Masquerading as Mobile Safari to Get Websites to Serve HTML5 Video to Safari on Mac OS X
"whenever you run into a video player that claims to require Flash Player, invoke the Develop → User Agent → Mobile Safari 3.2.2 — iPad command. This reloads the current page, but with Safari claiming to be Mobile Safari running on the iPad. It does not change the way that Safari renders the page — i.e., it doesn’t make the desktop Safari render pages with zooming or layout differences to mimic the way Mobile Safari renders pages on the iPad. All it does is tell Safari to identify itself as Mobile Safari to the server. The result is that if the server does any sort of user-agent detection to figure out whether to serve video using Flash or HTML5, you’ll get the HTML5 version.

This trick makes video work in Safari on Mac OS X — with no Flash — from Flickr, Vimeo embeds, TED, MSNBC, and probably any other site that offers video that works on the iPad. This doesn’t work for all video, but it should work for any video that works on the iPad."
macosx  osx  safari  howto  html5  video  mac  browsers  flash  hacks  daringfireball  browser  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Chimeric Thinking in the Trough of Disillusionment « Snarkmarket
"We obvi­ously love hybrids and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary think­ing here at Snark­mar­ket. But you know, I think we might love chimeras even more.
snarkmarket  robinsloan  chimeras  chimericthinking  recombinant  interdisciplinary  mashups  hybrids  hacking  patterns  patternrecognition  hacks  theadjacentpossible  recombinantgizmos  classideas  mattjones  mattwebb  berg  berglondon 
july 2010 by robertogreco
sevensixfive: But Today We Collect Gizmos
"The application of a heuristic gizmo is an act of pattern recognition - the intuition that some set of undifferentiated circumstances is isomorphic to some other set that was previously encountered, even if the context was wildly different. ... It has been said that things hardly "exist" before the fine artist has made use of them, they are simply part of the unclassified background material against which we pass our lives. The application of gizmo metaheuristics requires a certain kind of approach to interdisciplinary work and expertise: try it first, then read the manual. Like a western tourist using chopsticks, there is an attitude of being cheerfully out of one's depth, but willing to learn, and eager to add this new technique to the repertoire and impress the folks back home."

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fredscharmen  architecture  cities  collecting  patterns  urbanism  patternrecognition  tcsnmy  classideas  art  science  interdisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  recombinantgizmos  gadgets  gizmos  theadjacentpossible  hacking  hacks  glvo  mashups  frankenstein  robertsmithson  reynerbanham  vernacular  collections  objects  folkart  closed-loop  ecosystems 
july 2010 by robertogreco
a m l - want to look ahead? look around instead.
"when new high-tech & high-priced gizmos like kindle & its much hipper cousin ipad came out, the blogosphere was very excited. nevermind that hacker websites from russia to south america have been scanning & posting pdfs for consumption of rest of the world that does not have a library around the corner nor easy access to jstor et al. the ipad is not the revolution, digital text is. it is less important how you read it, than the possibility of being able to read it at all! ingenuity finds uses for technology other than those originally intended, & this often happens because of need. think of cell phones used as micro loan mechanisms in india. think of the development of the bus rapid transit system in curitiba, transforming the bus into a dedicated line system resulting in an affordable mass transportation system that has been replicated in several cities in south america. christopher hawtorne thinks we should look at medellin… he is, of course, a bit late, but hey, we’ll take it."
thestreetwillfindause  medellin  colombia  india  streetuse  technology  ipad  kindle  libraries  text  digitaltext  anamaríaleón  cities  suburbia  travel  jetset  sustainability  green  latinamerica  southamerica  jaimelerner  pdf  learning  information  hacks  hacking  microloans  rapidtransit  christopherhawthorne  architecture  urban  urbanism  planning  future  decline  invention  thefutureishere  medellín 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Fab@Home - Make Anything | Fab@Home
"Fab@Home will change the way we live. It is a platform of printers and programs which can produce functional 3D objects. It is designed to fit on your desktop and within your budget. Fab@Home is supported by a global, open-source community of professionals and hobbyists, innovating tomorrow, today. Join us, and Make Anything."
fabbing  make  making  3dprinter  fabrication  diy  manufacturing  opensource  print  free  printing  prototyping  hacks  howto 
april 2010 by robertogreco
KrazyDad » Mayor of the North Pole
"I’ve been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week. I didn’t mean to start the week this way. Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.

Last Sunday, while checking into the Hill Street Cafe in Burbank using the foursquare iPhone app, I idly wondered, “Can I become the mayor of the North Pole?” So I tried checking into a nearby 7-Eleven. It worked. I tried the Griffith Observatory about 5 miles away. It worked. I tried Disneyland, which is about an hour away. It didn’t work, but I now had an afternoon hacking project.

When I got home, I looked to see if foursquare had an api. They did. So I found a venue that was close to the North Pole, the “Top of the World” hotel in Barrow Alaska, and checked myself into it."
foursquare  geolocation  social  via:migurski  hacks  hacking  api  play  scripts  fake  twitter 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]
"Once upon a time, Apple made the machines that made me who I am. I became who I am by tinkering. Now it seems they’re doing everything in their power to stop my kids from finding that sense of wonder. Apple has declared war on the tinkerers of the world. With every software update, the previous generation of “jailbreaks” stop working, and people have to find new ways to break into their own computers. There won’t ever be a MacsBug for the iPad. There won’t be a ResEdit, or a Copy ][+ sector editor, or an iPad Peeks & Pokes Chart. And that’s a real loss. Maybe not to you, but to somebody who doesn’t even know it yet."
ipad  apple  iphone  closed  tinkering  programming  coding  learning  children  computers  development  computer  drm  hacking  hacks  hardware  handheld  freedom  future  software  hackers  appleii  hack  computing  trends  2010  teaching 
january 2010 by robertogreco
CSS Techniques I Wish I Knew When I Started Designing Websites - Noupe
"CSS is the best thing to happen to the web since Tim Berners-Lee. It’s simple, powerful, and easy to use. But even with all its simplicity, it hides some important capabilities. Ask any designer, and they’ll tell you that the majority of their code headaches are caused and ultimately solved by CSS.
design  internet  webdev  coding  css  css3  tutorials  hacks  tips  webdesign 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Nook Torn Open, Hacked, Rooted | Gadget Lab |
"The Nook is now a computer running a full Android operating system, with a built-in, free cellular connection to the internet. It also has a battery that lasts days, not hours. Now are you getting excited? This could turn into the Roomba of e-readers, only it won’t suck." [more here:]
nook  books  mobile  diy  computers  hardware  hacks  hacking  ebooks 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Vodafone | receiver » Blog Archive » Tinkering to the future
"Tinkering offers a way of engaging with today's needs while also keeping an eye on the future consequences of our choices...Today we tinker with things; tomorrow, we will tinker with the world...tinkering might look at first like traditional engineering, but it is very different. Both are about designing & making things; but engineering tends to be top-down, linear, structured, abstract and rules-based...meant [for]...large organizations. Tinkering, in contrast, is bottom-up, iterative, experimental, practical and improvisational: informal and disorganized, accessible to anyone who is willing to learn (and fail) and it doesn't follow any plan too closely...But tinkering also taps into human an amazingly powerful way to learn...not about mastering dry, arcane bodies of knowledge...about learning how to use your hands, materials & tools, scrounging stuff & ideas, learning from others & your own mistakes. Educational theorists call this active learning & they love it."
tinkering  diy  alexsoojung-kimpang  learning  future  tcsnmy  make  innovation  hacks  engineering  stewartbrand  wholeearthcatalog  problemsolving  autodidacts  experience 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Lowtech Sensors and Actuators
"This report describes the results of a collaborative research project to develop a suite of low-tech sensors and actuators that might be useful for artists and architects working with interactive environments. With this project we hoped to consolidate a number of different approaches we had found ourselves taking in our own work and develop both a "kit-of-parts" and a more conceptual framework for producing such works."
edg  make  art  howto  diy  electronics  toys  hardware  tutorial  robotics  sensors  hacking  arduino  physicalcomputing  computing  hacks  technology  opensource  programming  interface  lowtech  usmanhaque  low-tech 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Make: Online : Children's Arduino Workshop
"I absolutely love this video posted by Jessica Wolpert. It's (3) eleven-year-old girls working on an Arduino project. It looks like the final project is a "mouse alert system" that blinks the eyes of the cat when the mouse gets too close. I am so happy to see kids experimenting with electronics and micro-controllers. Are you working with kids on any electronics projects? If so, please post them in the comments so we can write about it! Thanks!"
arduino  kids  hacks  make  diy  hacking  learning  education  microcontrollers 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Low-cost Heart Rate Monitor for XO-1 | One Laptop per Child
"Tom Boonsiri has been working with OLPC Goldenstate and OLPC Health for some time now. Lately, he’s released a new revision of his low-cost heart rate monitor hardware."

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education  olpc  opensource  medicine  sensors  healthcare  hardware  hacks 
april 2009 by robertogreco iPhone Hacks: Pushing the iPhone and iPod touch Beyond Their Limits: David Jurick, Adam Stolarz, Damien Stolarz: Books
"With iPhone Hacks, you can make your iPhone do all you'd expect of a smartphone -- and more. Learn tips and techniques to unleash little-known features, find and create innovative applications for both the iPhone and iPod touch, and unshackle these devices to run everything from network utilities to video game emulators. This book will teach you how"
iphone  books  hacks  hacking  howto 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Electric-assist Cargotrikes and Pedicabs--Frankentrikes!
"I build electric-assist front loading cargotrikes and rickshaws. I can build one for you."
bikes  trikes  seattle  handmade  hacks  diy  transportation  cargo 
april 2009 by robertogreco
FrontLine SMS on OLPC XO: Revolution You Can Run With - OLPC News
"By attaching a computer (Linux, Mac, or Windows) to a cell phone with a data cable and installing his (free, open source) software, Frontline SMS, that computer is turned into a messaging hub; sending and receiving text messages via the cell phone to hundreds of contacts."
olpc  xo  hacks  linux  applications  mac  osx  windows  sms  messaging  mobile  phones  server  data  opensource  texting 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Bre Pettis | I Make Things - My Talk at 25c3 - Rapid Prototype Your Life
Around the 39:00 mark, when discussing hacker collectives Pettis says that he thinks "school is basically dead. What can replace school is this idea of communities that care enough about learning that they're willing to figure stuff things out and then share what they've learned and document it. I don't know exactly what this is called, but I really like it better than schools." via: video at:
brepettis  education  autodidactism  autodidacts  machineproject  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  hacking  make  making  diy  community  hacks  grassroots  techlabs  collective  hackercollective  technology  prototyping  fabbing  rapidprototyping  sharing  creativity  culture  future  autodidacticism 
january 2009 by robertogreco
GOOD » The Return of Amateur Science
"The Internet inspires and speeds along amateur scientific research by making it possible to share reports, videos, blueprints, data, and discussions. Interestingly, amateur scientists are using the Internet exactly as the architects of the Internet years ago envisioned it 40 years ago—as a scientific research facilitator, replacing snail mail, print versions of peer review papers, and conferences. It’s brought far flung researchers together in a shared space where communication is instant and ideas flow fast."
education  science  amateur  diy  zeitgeist  hacking  hacks  make  learning  internet  web  online  tinkering  markfrauenfelder 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Scientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing Nations
"A new MacGyver-esque cellphone hack could bring cheap, on-the-spot disease detection to even the most remote villages on the planet. Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses.
hacks  mobile  phones  blood  medicine  biology  innovation  biotech  disease 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Modded Pianos Delight Indie Audiences, Classical Buffs | Listening Post from
"Ten-year-old Volker Bertelman couldn't afford a synthesizer, so he modified the family piano to sound like a harpsichord by pressing metal tacks into its hammers. Mom was not amused, but she couldn't have known that her little boy would soon make a living doing more or less the same thing.

Bertelman has become an accomplished player of the "prepared" piano -- a piano that has been modified by any number of hardware additions -- under the name Hauschka. For a typical piece, he makes more than 20 adjustments to the innards of a grand or upright piano using duct tape, felt, cellophane, bottle caps, leather wedges, aluminum foil, sheets of paper and E-bows (normally used to sustain notes on an electric guitar), as well as materials donated by his fans."
music  hacks  hacking  piano 
december 2008 by robertogreco » How to find the original Flickr Photo URL and User from a Static Flickr Image URL/Permalink (My priceless Flickr Tip)
"Got a link like and want to find out which user posted it, more images by that user, see the full-size version, etc? Seek no longer, the answer is very simple!

The image we found

From the URL you’ve got take extract the image name (2177060015_258bcfaff9_m.jpg) and split it on the underscore. The first part is the photoID, the second part is the hash/salt and (if there) the third part the size (Full format: photoId_hash_size.jpg).

Now append that photoId to and *MAGIC* there you have it, the Original Flickr Photo URL (and the user) :) The example above would be transformed to "
flickr  attribution  hacks  api  howto  photography 
november 2008 by robertogreco
DIY Drones
"This is a site for all things about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): How-to's, videos, discussion and more."
drones  diy  electronics  arduino  hardware  hacks  robots  aviation  airplanes  robotics  opensource  aircraft 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The Hacktory
"The Hacktory promotes the use of technology in the arts through: * Classes * Community Events * Shared Facilities and Equipment * Artist in residence program * Art and Technology promotion * Materials Exchange The Hacktory is incubated as a project of the Nonprofit Technology Resources."
lcproject  hacking  make  machineproject  philadelphia  nonprofit  technology  art  electronics  learning  arduino  physicalcomputing  howto  diy  hacks  geek  classes  interaction  nonprofits 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Mother 3 fan translation available this week - DS Fanboy
"After almost two years of hard slog,'s Mother 3 fan translation patch has finally been completed, and will be released at the end of this week ... a whole month ahead of schedule! That's according to the latest blog entry on the project's site, in which team member Mato records that, "Testing's pretty much over now. Some bugs did turn up over the last few days, but they were all minor and quickly remedied. Some really hard-to-spot typos were also found and fixed."

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nintendo  nintendods  ds  games  mother3  homebrew  translation  hacks  earthbound 
october 2008 by robertogreco
YouTube - iphone processing
"A port of Processing based on javascript, Processing.js and a custom built canvas-object running on the iPhone." see also:;action=display;num=1212232494
iphone  processing  javascript  programming  hacks  interface 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Machine Collective reveals modular prototyping platform - Engadget
"Machine Collective has just launched a website to showcase its modular prototyping platform, which essentially consists of a number of interchangeable I/O modules "designed to work with development platforms such as Arduino and Wiring.""
arduino  electronics  microcontrollers  hardware  prototyping  hacks  diy  make 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Parenting tips that work | Parent Hacks
"Parent Hacks is a collaborative website that collects and publishes parents’ tips, recommendations, workarounds, and bits of wisdom – their hacks – in a single pot so we can all partake."
parenting  blogs  hacks  education  learning  children 
july 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC News Forum: Changing the little xo guy
"So I want to know if I can change the little xo guy. Not the color, I know how to do that, I want to change him entirely."
olpc  hacks  edg 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Bangai-o Spirits: Bangai-O Spirits Circumvents DS Codes, Blows Minds
"You can save the levels you make as sound files, just like the way old data cassettes used to do...Anyone who downloads the sound file simply plays it into their DS microphone, and voilà - your friend now has the level you made."
nintendo  nintendods  games  gaming  sound  audio  sharing  transfer  japan  hacks  ds  via:migurski 
june 2008 by robertogreco
destegging tutorial
"Computer files (in this case images) contain unused or insignificant areas of data. Steganography takes advantage of these areas, replacing them with hidden files. Steganography can also be used to create digital watermarks like imbedded trademarks, but
diy  hacks  howto  steganography  security  arg  reference 
june 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone Hacks [iPhone Hacks]
"Members of this community site can make comments, participate in the forums, and help author the book by submitting their own hacks."
iphone  jailbreak  hacking  hacks  howto  hardware  mac  oreilly  collaboration  wiki 
june 2008 by robertogreco
O'Reilly Media | iPhone Hacks
"With iPhone Hacks, you'll learn tips and techniques to unleash little-known features, find (and create!) great web-based applications for it, and unshackle the iPhone or iPod Touch to run everything from network utilities to video game emulators."
iphone  jailbreak  hacking  hacks  howto  books  oreilly 
june 2008 by robertogreco
BBtv: iPhone Hacks with Xeni. - Boing Boing
"demonstration of how to unlock and jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch. The authors promise to teach you how to coax more out of these devices: little-known features, performance tweaks, and tips on great web-based apps to install -- video game emulators
iphone  jailbreak  hacking  hacks  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco [making the OS from Cory Doctorow's Little Brother a reality]
"When those words were written, ParanoidLinux was just a fiction. It is our goal to make this a reality. The project officially started on May 14th, and has been growing ever since. We welcome your ideas, contributions, designs, or code. You can find us o
linux  privacy  security  opensource  littlebrother  paranoia  activism  corydoctorow  hacking  hacks  software  development  arg 
june 2008 by robertogreco
ikea hacker
"WANTED: your ikea hacks. whatever they may be - a funked up klippan sofa, an ingenious idea for your pax wardrobe, a creative twist on your kitchen countertop, or even advice on how to finally stop forby stools from wobbling, i'd love to see your ikea ha
hacks  furniture  ikea  homes  make  diy  design 
june 2008 by robertogreco
injenuity » Junk Yard Classroom
"Can you imagine how much learning would occur, if you started with an empty space, took the kids to thrift shops and junk yards, and filled it with stuff they wanted to explore? Give them some goals and let them solve the problems."
edupunk  make  making  hacking  hacks  learning  education  alternative  experimentation  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  change  reform 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Hack a Nintendo DS to Make an Awesome Digital Sketchbook - Wired How-To Wiki
"It's simple and compact, pressure-sensitive, easier to view in daylight than a laptop and inconspicuous. And, when coupled with the paint application Colors, it's a powerful little device that's fun and practical for all skill levels. All you need is a N
ds  nintendo  nintendods  hacks  homebrew  painting  drawing  howto  videogames 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Tips For Dealing With Information Overload
"I sent a couple of people the following question: “What are your top tips for dealing with information overflow?” Here are some of their answers"
information  productivity  overload  attention  informationmanagement  hacks  multitasking  infooverload  GTD  lifehacks 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Edit Mac OS X's custom spelling dictionary - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
"Mac OS X's built-in spell checking abilities are fantastic, but what if you need to edit the custom list of words you've been building, or you want to nail a few birds with one stone by adding a collection of words in one fell swoop?"
mac  osx  spelling  dictionary  hacks  tips  howto  dictionaries 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Edit Firefox’s Spelling Dictionary ·
"Firefox allows you to easily add words to dictionary, but lacks a user interface for removing words...problem since “Add to dictionary” button is directly under corrected words, providing easy access for adding misspelled words to dictionary."
firefox  spelling  dictionary  software  hacks  howto  tips  dictionaries 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Ned Batchelder: CSS Homer, animated
"Here's Román Cortés' Homer, animated to show the structure. I haven't done anything to Román's amazing work other than to annotate the divs with ids and add a bit of jQuery to show them in sequence so that you can see the characters being added one at
css  animation  design  code  webdesign  hacks  typography  thesimpsons  webdev 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm
"SuperMemo is the result of his research. It predicts the future state of a person's memory and schedules information reviews at the optimal time. The effect is striking. Users can seal huge quantities of vocabulary into their brains."
biology  brain  memory  learning  psychology  education  supermemo  software  howto  neuroscience  memorization  intelligence  flashcards  computing  cognitive  cognition  recall  languages  hacks 
april 2008 by robertogreco
How-To: 4 Camera Hacks You Can Do Today | Gadget Lab from
"The modern digicam does almost everything for you, from auto-exposure to face detection to firing your photos straight off to the internet. But where's the fun in letting the camera make all the decisions? Take back some control with these four rainy-day
diy  hacks  photography  tips  cameras  howto 
april 2008 by robertogreco
The Wall Street Journal's Web site is already (secretly) free - Machinist -
"The system works like this: If you click on a subscriber-only WSJ link from an ordinary Web site -- say, a link that I post here, or a link from within the Journal's own site -- you'll be sent to a limited version of the article, and you'll be asked to l
wsj  googlenews  firefox  paywall  news  media  howto  hacks 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Five Methodologies to Deal with Email Overload - ReadWriteWeb
"There are numerous methodologies, best practices, tips, and tutorials available, but are any of them really effective? We'll explore that question as we delve into the top five email management methodologies."
email  gtd  hacks  howto 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Official Gmail Blog: 2 hidden ways to get more from your Gmail address
"1. Append a plus ("+") sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address 2. Insert one or several dots (".") anywhere in your email address."
email  gmail  tips  productivity  hacks 
march 2008 by robertogreco
GMail Plus - A Smart Trick to Find & Block the Source of Email Spam - Digital Inspiration
"When you share your email with some non familiar service, like a newsletter, you can supply your existing email with a plus sign. If you ever receive spam addressed to that email alias, you know the exact source that's sending the spam and can easily blo
gmail  google  hacks  howto  spam  email  tips  via:preoccupations 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Botanicalls Twitter DIY
"answers the question: What's up with your plant? It offers a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates that reach you anywhere in the world. When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know, and send its thanks when you show
arduino  diy  electronics  hacking  gardening  plants  make  spimes  blogjects  howto  hacks  hardware  interface  software  webdev  twitter  projects  automation  webdesign 
february 2008 by robertogreco
TUAW Responds: iPhone LoJack - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
"It's a command-line program that returns the location of the cell phone tower nearest to your iPhone. When run, it tells you the tower id, plus its latitude and longitude courtesy of Google Maps."
iphone  security  applications  twitter  geocoding  geolocation  gps  webapps  location  hacking  hacks  lojack  ios 
february 2008 by robertogreco
After China Ships Out iPhones, Smugglers Make It a Return Trip - New York Times
"Some analysts say abandoning the locked phone system and allowing buyers to sign up with any carrier they choose, in any country, could spur sales. “The model is threatened,” Mr. Wolf, the analyst, said. But “if they sold the phone unlocked with no
iphone  mobile  phones  china  import  export  unlocking  apple  business  trends  hacks  hacking 
february 2008 by robertogreco
"technology and design consultancy that helps artists, designers and brands make the best use of digital technologies. Our manufacturing expertise, which includes the Arduino project, allows us to work with designers on all aspects of a project, from init
arduino  art  artists  electronics  hacks  technology  homebrew  howto  tutorials  usability  workshops  processing  programming  sensors  prototyping  interaction  interactive  hacking  diy  opensource 
february 2008 by robertogreco
NPR: The Night the Toys Came to Life
"unsure about what to do with old and unwanted toys? consider toy hacking. Massimo Banzi of tell us how, with a few simple tools & instructions, you can break into brains of electronic toys & make them do things manufacturers never imagined."
hacking  hacks  electronics  toys  play  learning 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Hack Attack : Install Leopard On your PC in Just One Step | dailyApps
"Here is a complete guide to install Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1 (9B18) on your PC, in just one step that is as easy as it could possibly get. Just pop in the DVD and you are good to go, running Leopard in no time, with all the 300+ features at your fingertips
hackintosh  windows  mac  osx  osx86  pc  software  tutorials  howto  hacks 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Johnny Chung Lee - Projects - Wii
"NOTE: For most of these projects, you don't need the Nintendo Wii console. You only need the Wii controller and a bluetooth connection."
wii  johnnychunglee  bluetooth  whiteboards  visualization  videogames  tutorial  motion  multitouch  inventions  hardware  hacks  homebrew  electronics  diy  make  interface 
january 2008 by robertogreco
How To Set an Apple Touch Icon for Any Site — All in the head
"most sites don’t specify an icon. Whilst the thumbnail screenshot is a pretty neat trick...Wouldn’t it be great if you could specify the icon you wanted to use when adding a site to your home screen? So here’s how."
iphone  icons  bookmarklets  tutorials  howto  hacks  favicons 
january 2008 by robertogreco Record more than 45 seconds of audio or video on the XO laptop
"If you go into the Record activity on the XO laptop, you'll find that you can only record a maximum of 45 seconds of video and audio. But since almost everything in this little green wonder is written in Python, it's very easy to fix this."
olpc  hacks  python  technology  audio  recording  video 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Feature: Hacking the XO laptop |
"After hacking for about three hours we needed to get back to the real world, but I definitely had a new appreciation for the power of a $200 laptop–and linux and unix admins."
olpc  hacks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
benoit mandelbrot (3 January, 2008, Interconnected)
"I have an ongoing problem with presence - sometimes unable to feel fully in the world for days at a time - and I value highly the moments of coming to or surfacing this device would provoke."
presence  reality  place  perception  attention  psychology  computers  computing  hacks  mattwebb  2008 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Cell phone camera lens add-ons
"For the poor man's way of getting a wide-angle lens, take a trip to the hardware store; a ten-dollar front door peephole is the perfect diameter to hold over the tiny lens of most digicams."
cameras  mobile  phones  diy  hacks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Dominic Wilcox: Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device
"These rust and scratch stickers are designed to make your beautiful bike/car look rusted and scratched so that passing thieves assume it's not worth stealing due to its apparent shabbyness."
bikes  theft  security  hacks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
YouTube - videos from Johnny Lee
including Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote, Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote, Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote
wii  hacks  whiteboards  display  input  wiimote 
december 2007 by robertogreco
The Year's 10 Craziest Ways to Hack the Earth
"This year saw the most radical geo-engineering ideas yet: man-made volcanoes, orbiting mirror fleets and ocean re-engineering to cool the planet and absorb carbon dioxide."
geoengineering  earth  nature  hacks  design  architecture  engineering 
december 2007 by robertogreco - Hack Day London 2007 Winner
"Shifd between your computer and MOBILE seamlessly (and back again)"
mobile  phones  rfid  rss  mobility  hacking  hacks  hardware  nytimes  ux  interface  interaction  software  applications  shifd  iphone  maps  arduino  nfc  ios 
december 2007 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] Ladies and gentlemen : filtr
"I grabbed a copy of the creating a Lomo filter with Image Magick script that's been floating around forever and used it as a template to try and teach the camera on the Nokia 6630 to sing. There was no science in my effort, only art and experimentation a
flickr  photoshop  photography  filtr  programming  hacking  lomo  lomography  mobile  phones  cameras  mac  software  hacks  images 
december 2007 by robertogreco
UnterGunther - Restoration of the Pantheon clock
"Swiss-French urban explorers team whose activity is to restore the invisible parts of the heritage in total clandestinity. In November 2005, the UnterGunther infiltrated the Pantheon of Paris and, with the help of their professional clockmaker Jean-Bapti
activism  untergunther  conservation  underground  law  security  psychogeography  hacking  hacks  clocks  art  anarchy  urban  france  paris  culture  craft  ingenuity  graffiti  anarchism 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Les Untergunther
"Les Untergunther sont un groupe d'explorateur-urbains basés à Paris dont l'activité consiste à restaurer clandestinement les parties non-visibles du patrimoine."
activism  untergunther  conservation  underground  law  security  psychogeography  hacking  hacks  clocks  art  anarchy  urban  france  paris  culture  craft  ingenuity  graffiti  anarchism 
november 2007 by robertogreco
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