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thumbnail: ir-throwies-1.jpg
track: True
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
Thanks to the inestimable efforts of [Valentin Huen](http://colorsaregood.com/index.php), we pulled together a whopping [500 IR Throwies](/projects/ir-led/throwies/) for the Media Lab's latest 99 Friday dance-party _cum_ project-showcase. I use "we" rather loosely: I was racing against a conference paper deadline, so Valentin heroically recruited a small army of people to scale up the [IR Throwies](/projects/ir-led-throwies/) project. It came off pretty well.
{% endmark %}
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{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40358770@N00/8070863365/" title="IR Throwies by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8070863365_2225c127b7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IR Throwies"></a>', "The final lot, brought up to the party and triggered by the music.") }}
Not a bad showing, all in all. And cheap -- though it starts to add up in quantity.
{% endblock %}
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- website
track: True
---
{% block post %}
_In which my adventures in migrating some small-websites over to Amazon's vaunted services are discussed._
## To those who have much, yet more.
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{{ macros.render_footnote("X40", "2", "At any rate, after realizing that it would be a royal pain-in-the-ass to have mod_wsgi compiled against python3, while having some virtualenvs that were still using Django 1.3 & Python 2.6 and so on...absolute misery.")}}
{{ macros.render_footnote("option", "3", "There are surely some clever ways around this, perhaps using RewriteRule and permanent redirects. A quick scan shows that this is indeed the case, the [[P] flag](http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/rewrite/flags.html#flag_p) passes requests through to mod_proxy.") }}
{% endspaceless %}
{% endblock %}
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date: 2012-08-24 14:10:22
track: True
---
{% block post %}
_This is a post about me & my computer. Get excited._
## Arch Linux & Thinkpad X40: A love story
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**NOTE:** Yes, yes, I know I can use an external editor with Arduino, but I don't like doing that for some reason. I end up being confused about where I should be editing.
{% endblock %}
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date: 2012-08-31 10:33:23
track: True
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
My circuit board order came in -- it's always astonishing how tiny the things are, these boards are about the size of two postage stamps, side-by-side. The "barebones" option from Advanced Circuits is a pretty good deal too. These cost $8.90 apiece, which is pretty reasonable. I know that [APC Circuits](http://apccircuits.com) has really quick turn-around for boards with solder mask and such, but I didn't need it. I'm mostly proud for remembering not to pour a groundplane, as it makes it a pain to solder.
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/7900310464/" title="DSC_0359 by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7900310464_b9102dd273.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="DSC_0359"></a>',"Nice & pretty like.") }}
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I soldered on the toothless alligator clips today (what gems! [[Newark](http://www.newark.com/silvertronic/502008/toothless-steel-alligator-clip/dp/82R5349)]) and drew up an aquatic sketch to have some examples to show folks for the workshop I'll be doing.
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/7929989432/" title="DSC_0426 by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/7929989432_54a77a2a56.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="DSC_0426"></a>', "Under the sea.") }}
{% endblock %}
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date: 2013-10-17 23:25:44
thumbnail: old-internet.png
---
{% block post %}
{{ macros.render_figure('<img src="/media/img/old-internet.png"/>', "What hath man wrought!?") }}
{% mark excerpt %}
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Got others? Drop me a note: sam@shackmanpress.com
{{ macros.render_footnote("cerf-1", "†", "OK, not his. But still amazing.") }}
{% endblock %}
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- SenseClip
track: True
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
In preparation for a workshop last weekend--I populated the ten bare-bones boards I'd picked up from Advanced Circuits (see my last [post](/posts/2012/8/31/building-boards/)). I've done a bit of this now, but with [Brian's](http://bdm.cc) ever-essential help, I got really cruising. The ten boards probably took about an hour with a few hiccups.
{% endmark %}
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<figcaption>A small army</figcaption>
</figure>
Hey, not a bad team.
{% endblock %}
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track: True
exclude: True
---
{% block post %}
*This is about fish, shrimps, and plants.*
As I've discussed [(req.aquaria.misc)](/posts/2013/1/10/rec-aquaria-misc/), I've been an "aquarist" since I was a sweatshirt-wearing lad. In elementary school, I remember packing some antiquated copy of a "Guide to Tropical Fishes" in my blue Jansport for bus-ride perusing. I don't remember bringing much else. Those years were formative. I seemed precociously brilliant, then, pouring myself into eccentric, monkish activities--but I was on the eve of being swept away by the generic interests of adolescence--video games, skateboards, girls. My undoing.{{ macros.render_footnote("tooth", "1") }}
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Returning to aquariums in my quasi-adulthood
, with all the accompanying resources, has been gratifying, and I've put together a much more graceful aquarium than I've ever had. I don't quite know where the aquarium habit began or maybe I do, my grandfather had a tank, I know that. And my father, now, for years has had a small, suntank perched on his windowsill, but I don't think that I was ever prodded into aquatic-ownership.
--!>
{% endblock %}
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track: True
keywords: gerber, eagle, file formats
---
{% block post %}
Lest anyone be misled, **this is a post about making circuit boards.** Thrilling stuff.
{% mark excerpt %}
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- **.sts** / bottom solder mask
- **.gpi** / screw this one. General board info. Not needed.
{% endblock %}
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thumbnail: glass-1.jpg
track: True
---
{% block post %}
A venture-some crew headed down to the [MIT Glass Lab](http://web.mit.edu/glasslab/) last week for a demonstration of [caneworking](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caneworking).
{% mark excerpt %}
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The finished cane came out pretty cool too, though I think, more subtle than we had hoped. This is part of the end, that they let me take home after it had annealed. The finished cane--even, pencil-long sticks--will be used in blowing a larger, finished piece.
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/8252044655/" title="High-Low Tech visits the MIT Glass Lab by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8252044655_5e42c65c15.jpg" width="500" height="172" alt="High-Low Tech visits the MIT Glass Lab"></a>', "Ooooo.")}}
{% endblock %}
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summary: In which I greet you, gentle reader.
track: True
---
{% block post %}
With some consternation, I've overhauled my website.
Much is due to the fine work of [Steve Losh](http://stevelosh.com), whose work I've assiduously cribbed, both in web design, `.vim` configs, and much else.
This site is powered by [Hyde](http://hyde.github.com/), which is complex enough to make me feel smart, and simple enough to be actually useful. The [Golden Grid System](http://goldengridsystem.com) gave me all of the nifty "Responsive Web" tricks for free. Fun fact: I helped put Ethan Marcotte's [e-book](http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsive-web-design) together for [A Book Apart](http://abookapart.com) back when I worked for Threepress.
The code for this website is hosted on [GitHub](https://github.com/samjacoby/samjacoby.com). Not much to see, but knock yourself out if you're so inclined.
{% endblock %}
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- SenseClip
thumbnail: hidden-layers-1.jpg
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
_The journey continues. This is part of my work as a research assistant in the [High-Low Tech](http://hlt.media.mit.edu) group at the MIT Media Lab._
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At any rate, lesson learned. Don't switch off views and think you've solved any problems. You haven't.
{{ macros.render_footnote("airwires", "1", "Airwires are just a wire that you're supposed to solder on later, so it's displayed as a single line in Eagle. That's all well and good and sometimes a well-placed airwire can take care of a number of problems--but they're difficult and tedious to solder, and really, if you're having a custom-board made, you should take care not to have any.")}}
{% endblock %}
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date: 2014-12-05 18:54:40
thumbnail: gm_lrt.jpg
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
A group of my friends periodically comes together in (increasingly) far-flung parts of the world to remind each other of our mutual affection. The most recent round took us to Newfoundland, a ragged slash of land off the Eastern coast of Canada. The ostensible object was the Long Range Traverse, a trail across the mountains that run the length of Newfoundland's [Gros Morne National Park](http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx). This was as unlikely a mission as any for this particular crew. I wouldn't say that we're wholly unathletic, but it's not what springs to mind. That said, we're all reasonably competent at various things—from television trivia to expounding conservative ideology—so with a bit of prep (see below), it worked out. It was pretty, too.
{% endmark %}
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{{ macros.render_figure('<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/15693875339/player/" width="800" height="604" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>', "We started at the top. Not quite N-S, by the way...") }}
Download our Gros Morne LRT waypoints: [[.gpx]](http://samjacoby.com/media/files/gros_morne_lrt.gpx), [[.kml]](http://samjacoby.com/media/files/gros_morne_lrt.kml)
{% endblock %}
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track: True
keywords: maker faire, conductive ink, nyc
---
{% block post %}
### Open Source Hardware Summit
{% mark excerpt %}
Recuperating this week from a grand time in New York City. We converged on its gray shores last week to stop by the [Open Source Hardware Summit](http://summit.oshwa.org/), where people vaguely gesticulated in the direction of "open source" and show-cased their projects. The good men (and they are that) of [Industry City Distillery](http://drinkicd.com) were there, handing out thimbles of vodka.
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</figure>
[1]:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdfNByi-rrO4&ei=vzpsUJ-kCOLs0gGU44A4&usg=AFQjCNFuKfDJmQer68cq6NDkMcaGRU8JOA&sig2=plpSOvME2xkO7-n3zvTUOw
{% endblock %}
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- SenseClip
track: True
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
I've been working on the software for TapClip--which is rolling along, in preparation for a workshop next week. So far, it's working pretty well, though the `minim` library is causing me some grief. There appears to be a noticeable lag-time when using `loadSample` to queue a `.wav` file in memory.
{% endmark %}
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<div class="gallery">
<img src="{{media_url('img/scaled_paperclip-processing.jpg')}}"/>
</div>
{% endblock %}
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date: 2013-01-10 09:16:43
track: True
---
{% block post %}
I've been returning to aquariums with a force, lately, rigging-up a new set-up with a couple of neon tetras and a dozen-odd cherry chrimp that I picked up from Ebay.{{ macros.render_footnote("shrimps-1", "1")}} I got started with aquariums years ago, in elementary school--I don't recall why, exactly--but perhaps it had something to do with growing up by [Allan's Aquarium][allan], one of the finest fish stores around.
At any rate, with aquariums on the mind, I dredged up my very first forays onto the _Internet_. These are gems from the `rec.aquaria` usenet, now archived on Google Groups. I remember posting these, sitting on my dad's lap on the dial-up that we had from UCLA.
@@ -50,3 +51,4 @@
[5]: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.aquaria.misc/CaYx1yE6-e4/XrIiAwaTupYJ
[6]: https://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants/h6JJXePrZgo/discussion
[7]: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.aquaria.misc/BFA8Cz-d-GM/i5uN5yqADKcJ
{% endblock %}
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date: 2013-04-02 12:19:50
thumbnail: sparkfun-synth.jpg
---
{% block post %}
*This is a compendium of resources assembled for a workshop over the weekend of April 6 and 7 at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado.*
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{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/8632169749/" title="Drawing the Electric Synth by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8632169749_690ba4c5d1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Drawing the Electric Synth"></a>',"") }}
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/8633278348/" title="Drawing the Electric Synth by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8545/8633278348_eb150f37ff.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Drawing the Electric Synth"></a>',"") }}
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/8633275918/" title="Drawing the Electric Synth by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8633275918_19d004bbd0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Drawing the Electric Synth"></a>',"") }}
{% endblock %}
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keywords: DIY, paper speakers, conductive ink
thumbnail: speaker-1.jpg
---
{% block post %}
{{ macros.render_figure('<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjacoby/8617159372/" title="speaker-drawings-11 by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8617159372_74544320c3.jpg" width="500" height="284" alt="speaker-drawings-11"></a>', '') }}
{% mark excerpt %}
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<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/62743852" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe></p>
{{ macros.render_footnote("impedance", "1", "Most headphone jacks are actually looking for a higher-impedance load--something like 16Ω--but I've never had a problem with lower values (as long as they're not too low).") }}
{% endblock %}
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thumbnail: tapclip-first-1.jpg
track: True
---
{% block post %}
### Parts:
- Atmega32u4
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I decided to scrap all that, and make a version that uses an Atmega 168--like an Arduino--as that's the version that I'm most familiar with. Here's the board layout I scrapped together. Works ok, though I ultimately ended up milling one with a resonator.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40358770@N00/7851854616/" title="TapClip v.1 by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7851854616_89997de2df.jpg" width="500" height="389" alt="TapClip v.1"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40358770@N00/7854691568/" title="TapClip v.1 in action, by s_jacoby, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7854691568_7b0a4e936b.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="DSC_0328"></a>
{% endblock %}
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summary: Because nothing happens all at once.
date: 2013-01-31 14:56:39
---
{% block post %}
{% mark excerpt %}
Inspired by [@jsvine's](https://twitter.com/jsvine) experiments in version-control at [drafts.jsvine.com](http://drafts.jsvine.com), I thought I'd expose some of the bones that tick beneath my [site](http://samjacoby.com/posts/2012/8/21/hello-world/). I run these pages through the [Hyde](http://hyde.github.com) static-site generator--[Jekyll's](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll) underloved Pythonic-cousin--which despite being a little complex for the job, I like.
{% endmark %}
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The plug-in, itself, is [here](https://github.com/samjacoby/hyde/commit/a92073bb46775499e1d510c2c71009ddd8101218) in a not-very-palatable form. Pretty minimal, but you get the idea. The syntax-highlighting is a smidgen of jQuery.
{{ macros.render_footnote("github-1", "†", "My sister pointed out that _git_ looks suspiciously-like a typo for _get_. It is not. Git is a popular piece of software that allows you to keep track of all of the edits you make on text files and easily collaborate and share your changes with others. While originally intended for software development, it's finding uses in a number of projects.")}}
{% endblock %}
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date: 2012-11-21 21:49:03
track: True
---
{% block post %}
{% set words = [
'abscissa',
'agonist',
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{% for w in words %}
- [{{ w }}](http://ninjawords.com/?q={{ w }})
{% endfor %}
{% endblock %}

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