Category Archives: Business

Be A Book Or Magazine Mogul


I’ve been looking into ways to get my thoughts, commentary, and how-tos out to the mass market. A couple of companies are making the book and magazine publishing process super easy.  And, pretty inexpensive. For books, take a look at … Continue reading

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The Western – A Truly American Invention


The American Western…a great Hollywood invention. How does it relate to DIY? Take the case of Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite actors. Mr. Eastwood hails from the Carmel, California area.  He’s lived there a long time and has had … Continue reading

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DIY Idea Sites


Sometimes do-it-yourselfers need a little inspiration.  Here are several techno-geeky sites that I like to visit, “to get my DIY mind right”. Hacked Gadgets Hack-A-Day GizMag Slashdot Geek.com Make Magazine All of these sites have pretty high traffic numbers and … Continue reading

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Let’s Experiment With Pachube


Pachube.com is a site used to ship real-world data around the Web.  You can upload sensor data from various sensors around your house or business (home weather station, building control system, alarm system, etc.) or use feeds from around the … Continue reading

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DIY Requires Selling


Do it yourselfers are always being tested. Family, friends, business associates, and strangers are always predictably uncomfortable buying into tackling some new, unknown, and untested DIY home improvement project or repairing something that you’ve never taken apart before.  How many … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing In Higher Education: Art And Engineering


I’ve been working with the Arduino microcontroller, Xbee digital radios, Linux Netbooks, and small servers.  It’s neat because I can use off-the-shelf parts, a little bit of Open Source software, and come up with prototypes, very quickly.  Anywhere from a … Continue reading

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America, Still Good


America is still one of the few places on Earth, where citizens have freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms, a civilized society, and the opportunity to raise their standard of living. People from all over the … Continue reading

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