New FSM layouts

While working on a penguin-gram this morning I spent some time and put together a new layout for the Flying Spaghetti Monster hologram.

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7th International Symposium on Display Holography

The Seventh International Symposium on Display Holography is coming up in Wales on July 10-14 and the second call for papers has been made.

This promises to be another great event, I just wish I could make it out there.

http://www.isdh.org.uk/home.php?page_id=2

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Sony BMG must never get another dime of your money

They certainly will not get any of mine for a long time.

I’m sick and tired of the media companies treating us like criminals. Putting software on our machines that makes them more vulnerable is not a good way to treat your customers.

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The ridiculousness of e-book pricing

From Mobipocket.com

A Million Little Pieces $9.95 – Amazon paperback $9.24

 

The DaVinci code $14.95 – Amazon hardcover $14.50

And Then There Were None $5.99 – Amazon paperback $6.26

The Rule of Four $6.99 – Amazon paperback $7.99

Night Fall $16.95 – Amazon paperback $7.99

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Palm TX user review

A little over a week ago wifey and I broke down and bought two Palm TX’s as anniversary presents for ourselves to replace our aging Sony Clie T615’s. You know you’ve turned into an old married couple when you buy gadgets for your 16th anniversary. On the other hand I took her out on a day long date on the actual day so there’s still romance there :-).

I know that Palm spells the name of this new device Palm T|X but I and wifey much prefer just "Palm TX". It’s the Texas Palm. Unfortunately it’s not nearly as big feature-wise.

In general we both like them. There are some things we really like (built-in wifi, larger screen) and some we don’t. They’re all detailed below.

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Extending developer life with press-n-seal

If you’re like me and you only have time for a hologram or two in the morning and maybe another few in the evening (if you’re lucky), you can extend the mixed life of your two-part developers with press-n-seal

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Playing with NVGs

I was able to borrow some night vision goggles from work and had fun playing in the lab and out in the yard

It’s really tempting to get a pair of these for use in the lab. I could reduce my safelight levels to practically zero

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Update on BatteryGeek

This is a follow-up to my last review of BatteryGeek.

On September 15th Sean from BatteryGeek contacted me about a review of his battery pack I’d posted on Amazon. He was "painfully disappointed" about it and wasn’t sure where the ball was dropped but suspected that their relocation from Texas to Oregon was the source of the customer service problems I’d experienced.

He asked if I would "kindly consider removing your negative amazon.com feedback and whatever other negative comments you have left for my company and products anywhere else on the web."

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You’re selling what??

Ok, last week after work I went off to get some various Margarita fixin’s down the road.

I also stopped nearby to get some gas.

At the top of the receipt where the name of the establishment would normally be there was a quite unexpected title.

Note, the following isn’t entirely work safe and if you’re easily offended, don’t even look

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