Category: hacking

Arduino Uno

Arduino Uno | Best Holiday Gifts of 2014

Here’s a holiday review of the Arduino Uno, and a basic guide to buying and using one. Building things is satisfying. It just feels great to turn on a device you’ve designed and assembled yourself, and watch it work. If you’re looking to give someone that type of satisfaction as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider getting your special someone an Arduino...


Rachel Pi in Uganda

Saving Lives and Spreading Knowledge with Pi

It’s $30, the size of a credit card, and it’s bringing educational resources to remote villages around the world. Today I’d like to tell you the story of the Rachel-Pi. The Rachel Pi is an educational server based off of the $30 Raspberry Pi computer. It runs on an SD card, and carries an open-source collection of more than 3,000 books, 6,000 wikipedia articles,...


Hulu - get rid of ads

Here’s How To Avoid Ads on Hulu (for now)

I understand the need to advertise to make money, but after watching two individual four-minute ad blocks on Hulu, waiting for my show to resume, I knew that Hulu was just greedy. Still, I didn’t want to sacrifice the convenience of watching things on Hulu. Luckily, today I came across a legal, easy solution – or at least a temporary solution to Hulu’s greed....


verizon wireless very helpful chat support

We Broke Verizon’s Store!

This morning/last night, we released two coupon codes from Verizon, offering free lightning cables, and free shipping. It was a great deal for the 800+ fans of ours who took advantage, but a terrible deal for them. It turns out that our little leak caused them to shut down their entire coupon system, for all of Verizon Wireless! I can’t keep from laughing at their misfortunate – schadenfreude....