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Sunday, September 25, 2011 by darco

ARISSAT-1 SSTV Image (Filtered)

Hey look! It's Earth! I think...

This is the first SSTV image I've ever captured. It was sent from ARISSat-1 at 2011-09-25T18:47:11Z and recorded on my computer using a Yaesu VX-8DR and a homebrew j-pole I recently constructed. Yeah, it looks like crap, but... well... IT'S FROM SPACE!

The reason it craps out at the end was because of doppler shift, and the fact that I'm not dynamically tuning my radio to account for it. I guess I need to get a computer-controlled radio next... And a good yagi.

The Days of Miracles and Wonder

Saturday, February 6, 2010 by darco

Just wanted to share this post by Greg Knauss. It's good to put things into perspective on occasion.

via Daring Fireball

I’m Sorry...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by darco

...but I like the original name for the Sci Fi Channel. Syfy sounds and looks retarded.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by darco

Changing the world is a pain in the ass.

Powerbook G4 DVI

Sunday, July 9, 2006 by darco

eBayPowerbook/DSC01149 I am selling my old 800MHz Powerbook G4 DVI notebook on eBay, item number 250006289825 250011752446. Starting bid is $50, no reserve.

This machine has served me well, and I have written a lot of code on it. This machine also happens to be the first Macintosh I've ever owned. Read on if you are interested.

Update: Sold for $456! The guy didn't follow thru! Relisting...

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New Server

Saturday, May 13, 2006 by darco

After many months of frustration, I finally made it clear to my hosting service that I could no longer tolerate the server that was hosting So now it's on a new server. If you are reading this post, it means your DNS has been updated and you should be swell. Hopefully this machine will actually behave. Sheesh.

If you sent an email to me in the past 24 hours, then you may want to send it again. My mail is going to be a little patchy for the next few hours.

Looking for an Accountant

Monday, March 6, 2006 by darco

If you happen to know of a good accountant in the San Francisco Bay area (preferably near Palo Alto), please drop me a line or comment on this post.

Steamboat and a Photo Booth

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 by darco

Today I arrived in Steamboat, Colorado. I'll be here until Sunday, and be back to work on Monday. w00t!

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