Fresh Pi in the mail

Newly arrived in the mail today! I received my first Raspberry Pi as I feel immediate guilt over the Tindie PIC boards I have waiting to be populated and explored. I look forward to loading up the OS and finding some to plug this into for video… my TV isn’t very practical for hacking away…

50 uses for that Mylar sheet you carry around

50 uses for an Emergency Blanket you carry around in your emergency stuff-sack… http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.com/50-uses-for-an-emergency-blanket/ A clever little article found on Seattle Backpacker Magazine’s site. 22. Improvised survival lingerie – be creative. 23. Use with a rubber band to improvise a condom. … I’m going to have to field test #22 with my wife next time I…

Barometric pressure

I was reading an elektor article and ran across the “BaroStick” Article. ( http://www.elektor.com/magazines/2013/may/barostick.2457910.lynkx ) — I have a Raspberry Pi on my birthday wishlist which I’m fairly certain I provided adequate hinting that it was the “to buy” present. It was the CanaKit that comes with all the typical goodies. I’ve been a long…

US Forest Service Website Down.. maybe they ran out of money?

The Us Forest Service website was down this morning. Perhaps a bill went unpaid, or someone accidentally deleted index.html? I guess we’ll see if they come out with an explaination or not. For now it looks like I’m SOL on road conditions in the Northern Cascades unless I want to drive up and talk to…