I recently bought a 15.6″ Samsung Series 7 Laptop (NP700Z5B-S01U) from BestBuy for $999. While I generally loathe BestBuy, they are very convenient, and I tend to go shopping at strange hours, like 11pm at night. It was their good fortune, as well, that I decided to buy this laptop during Passover, as my normal go […]Read more "Tuning Ubuntu on Samsung Series 7 Laptop"
Make your own and learn how to read this here: https://github.com/n8fr8/qranime/ /** HOW TO READ **/ 1) Install the Android Barcode Scanner app https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android&hl=en 2) Enable the “Bulk Mode” scanning under Menu->Settings 3) Activate and point the scanner at the animated code for awhile. 4) Press the Menu->History option to read the collected lines of textRead more "QRAnime aka Blipverts aka Snowcrash"
Thanks to amazing work by Tibetan font experts Tom Meyer and Chris Fynn, as well as the Barnes and Noble Nook eInk reader device hackers at NookDevs.com, I have modified my $199 Nook ($149 if you get the wifi only model!) to support proper rendering of Tibetan characters. This is dynamic rendering of Unicode text, […]Read more "The “Took”: Tibetan-enabled Nook eReader"
Some of you may know that I work part-time in the NY Senate CIO team helping improve transparency of our state government through the use of open technology standards. In addition, I am working on a number of mobile applications to provide broader “get it when you need it” access to pending legislation, committee meeting […]Read more "Building tactile iPad apps using Open Standards"
I’d like to make this post without much fanfare. Just looking to share information on the work I’ve been doing with the fantastically radical team over at the Tor Project, as part of my work on the Guardian Project. We have successfully ported the native C Tor app to Android and built an Android application […]Read more "Orbot: An Anonymous Proxy for Android using Tor"