May 20, 2023

NinjaPenguin 17 (2023)

On Saturday May 20th, 2023 the 17th Ninja Penguin event kicked off with a night of art, dancing, and celebration all themed around cyberpunk penguins. This year featured artwork by Pinguino, David Shorey, Random, and myself as well as music by Keith Myers, James Ford, Mass Accelerator, Ninjula, Headshot, GRAPHIXX.X, PBOB, Bubbles, and Michael Walker. The past couple of years, I've done some projection mapping in the space which I curate throughout the night. ... Read more »

July 1, 2022

Today I Learned: GNOME Thumbnailers

While tooling around the web I stumbled across a tidbit with regards to one of the minor workings of Nautilus... which is really to say what appears as a core component of the GNOME desktop environment. Dave Jansen wrote up an interesting note on enabling webp image thumbnails in Nautilus. TL; DR, there's an RPM which it seams the team working on the Workstation flavor neglected to install - webp-pixbuf-loader. Install that and restart Nautilus (nautilus -q) and you're off to the races. ... Read more »

December 18, 2020

The Trouble with Gerbers

I tend to dally here and there in electronics. As I'm not a "professional" (but absolutely in "hacker" category) there are often conventions that end up being completely foreign to me. The most recent of these was the handling of Gerber files by Texas Instruments. A little history G-code is a generic term for the text based command language used by CNC devices. Most dialects originate from a standard published by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) in the early 1960s referred to as "RS-274". ... Read more »

December 16, 2019

Blanque Cheque

It's code drop time! Both in the sense of new things in the world but also deprecation of old nastiness. I'm happy to let folks know that has been "Blanque Cheque" rebuilt. Blanque Check stemmed from shitty corporate payroll companies who insisted on having sending them a check to setup payroll. In 2009 this chapped my hide a bit so I began looking into this. Fortunately, the memory of the Internet is long. ... Read more »

January 13, 2018

Site Rebuild

This has been a long time coming. I've been "meaning to get around" to fixing up this site for quite some time. Looks like I finally got to it. There's still work to be done with making it look the way that it used to, but once again I have a platform for running my mouth. At some point in a hot second, I'll make it pretty and get my various hosted tools back into place. ... Read more »

January 1, 0001

[FETCO Catalog][1] CBS / TBS Coffee Brewing System Tea Brewing System XBS-ZYW-VV X = Beverage Type (Coffee or Tea) Z = Y = Number of brewing stations (1 or 2) W = Model (Handle Operated / Automatic) Every FETCO device works in pretty much the same way: Here's a basic block diagram of the CBS-51H WIRING DIAGRAM CBS-51H At the same time, cross referencing the wiring diagram with the CBS-51H Manual can be useful, especially the "Principals of Operation" section: ... Read more »