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2013-Aug-21, Wednesday 09:01 pm
chebe: (Purple - DanceLikeNooneisWatching)
On Monday I got written approval to participate in the open-source project that is Dreamwidth.

On Tuesday, I danced. With joy.

On Wednesday the lovely [personal profile] sophie helped me get my git forks sorted out in preparation for my Dreamhack reset. And in irc [personal profile] kaberett offered mentorship. It's also the day I decided everyone here is so lovely that I'm never leaving. And the day isn't over yet.

Shiny stuff

2012-Jan-05, Thursday 02:56 pm
chebe: (Candles)
There have been a fair few really cool things crossing my path lately that I wish I had time to play with. Here are some of my favourites;

  • Conductive paint that's safe for use on skin. I mean, how cool?! Check it out henna'd here. Also works on paper, fabric, walls, anything you can paint; some tutorials.

  • Man builds wearable tv, then has trouble getting through an airport (he didn't make it as far as the metal detector). That's 14,400 RGB LEDs. He's a legend to me. Story here.

  • Have I mentioned conductive fibres before? Makes me want to start making my own fabrics!

  • How about electric cotton? That's with gold nanoparticles and conductive polymers at the strand level, instead of plating with silver. Ever get the feeling you're living in the future?

  • *edit* And least you think this is all rather fanciful, Stretchable Circuits is a company that exists to fuse electronics with fashion. Some nice pics, vids, and links to labels selling this stuff :) */edit*

  • If you do, and it bothers you, how about CV Dazzle? It's a project based on finding ways of obscuring your identity from face-detection technologies using hairstyles, make-up and other seemingly high-fashion techniques. Pretty interesting, and visually striking!

  • If this future thing appeals to you how about an electric sheep? It's a gadget that plugs into your Android phone and then acts like an Arduino, letting you build circuits and gadgets to use with your phone.

  • The complete Narnia series is available free to download as audio books; details here.

  • Finally if you didn't catch it at 28c3 there is the powerful talk of how anonymising software can save, or cost, lives. "How governments tried to block Tor". You can find the rest of the talks here.


In other news; I tried to get in touch with the winners of my little giveaway, but only one has responded to me. Could [personal profile] mollydot and [identity profile] oh-that-karl [launchpad.net] please get in touch with me? You've won :) I'd like to arrange postage. You can email me chebe at dreamwidth.org. I'll give you a week, but if I can't reach by then I'll have to pick someone else :/ *edit2* Thanks! Will try and get them out soon. */edit2*

Giveaway!

2011-Dec-08, Thursday 10:55 am
chebe: (Cyberish eyes)
Something curious has happened, I've reached 100 non-spammy followers on twitter ([twitter.com profile] chebegeek), and well, 'tis the season, so I thought I'd share some of the fun! I've three small kits to help you get started with electro-textiles. Each kit contains two 2016 coin-cell batteries, ~30ft of conductive thread wrapped around a bobbin that doubles as a Lilypad protoboard, and 25 slow auto-changing RGB LEDs.



You mightn't get them until the new year, but it could be something to look forward to. To enter, simply leave a comment below (before Sunday at midnight GMT, comments are screened) and I'll select three at random. Sound like fun?

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

2011-May-29, Sunday 02:59 pm
chebe: (Default)
This is just a quick note to let you know that I'm learning some groovy CSS and S2 skills at the Style Making class, and will probably be trying things out around here. I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

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2010-Aug-19, Thursday 12:56 pm
chebe: (StepIntoTheLight)
I have invite codes! Let me know if you want one.
chebe: (Purple - DanceLikeNooneisWatching)
I've received a random, anonymous donation/gift. One month's subscription. Paid features for free, time to check out what this place really has to offer.

Oh, and just in case it wasn't so random (and even if it was), thank you mysterious benefactor.

P.S. Have I mentioned how great this place is? I got an account by having my OpenID account randomly awarded a code. Now, I have random free paid time? Time for me to check out the credit card processing soon methinks.
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