FreedomPop – Free 4G Internet

Yesterday, my Freedom Spot – Photon arrived in the mail, and I just thought I’d post a quick review. FreedomPop is a new-ish service focused on providing free (as in beer) internet access anywhere in their coverage areas. No more hunting down coffeeshops or McDonalds – just bring your hotspot, and you’re good to go! […]

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Out with the old

I received an e-mail the other day about a Konfabulator project that I hadn’t even thought about since 2007: over five years ago! The widget in question was one developed for a “4k contest,” one in which coders try to make something interesting with a minimal amount of code. One of my submissions was a […]

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Getting started with vim

I decided it’s finally time that I learn to properly use a terminal-based editor other than nano, since nano is rather limited when it comes to editing source code. vim seemed like a good choice, but I was so daunted by it. Then I discovered vimtutor – it’s a tutorial that takes place entirely in […]

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PogoPlug as a Siri Proxy

UPDATE 2012-02-03: I realized I forgot about installing the certificate on the non-4S device. Fixed! UPDATE 2012-02-04: amanpatel pointed out on the ArchLinuxArm forums that you need to make sure base-devel is installed. I’ve updated the prerequisites section to include this. My wife got an iPhone 4S recently, which of course features Siri, the virtual […]

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I’ve been working on restoring old arcade machines as a hobby since 2010, and to document my work better I started a blog called 1up Arcade. Since it doesn’t really fit with the types of things I post over here, I won’t be cross-posting, but if you’re interested in that sort of thing, you might want to check out I take lots of pictures and I don’t speak in code! 😉