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Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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TI’s BeagleBoard is a great little Linux system. It consumes less than 2 watts and can connect to all sorts of things; it has an HDMI port that carries DVI-D video, a USB port that lets you connect USB peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and network adapters, an RS-232 serial... Read more »

Passing through the Smithsonian American Art Museum‘s Lincoln Gallery last night, I was drawn to this incredible column of light and text created by artist Jenny Holzer. The Reynolds Center calendar has this to say about the work, titled “For SAAM”: The sculpture, which is approximately 28 feet tall and... Read more »

Every time I plug my G1 phone into my Mac to download photos, iPhoto shows me only the videos that are on the phone, and I have to manually drag the photos from the Finder to iPhoto. It’s only a minor annoyance,but fortunately the fix is very simple. If you... Read more »

MAKE contributor Bill Bumgarner posted this gorgeous lighting hack that uses some IKEA stainless-steel cutlery caddies to solve a home lighting problem: When we lived in New York City, we had these awesome cable lights with hand blown glass pendants and, in the middle in the picture left, an awesome... Read more »

The holiday break is a good time for 30/40/50/etc.-somethings to take trips down memory lane and dig up games from their childhood. For those of us who either don’t have old systems in their attics/basements or who have grown bored with their contents, there are always emulators. The hassle with... Read more »

The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, has been out for a couple of months now, and it’s turned out to be a nicely hackable phone. Google has opened things up a bit more by making a read-only development branch, “cupcake”, available for public perusal. If you’re wondering when we’ll... Read more »

Greater City: Providence has a post on some recent LED lighting news (good stuff+links in the blog and the comments), including links to a couple of articles on LED streetlights in NYC, Ann Arbor, and others: Since LEDs use less power than existing halogen, incandescent, or even fluorescent bulbs, it... Read more »

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