I met a pile of incredible people. Bought some amazing toys (for science), some i’ve even got working. Saw some talks and demos. Talked to some of my heroes and listened to even more. I saw Ladar Levison talk about epoxying your ports and adding thermite to your hard drives. I played with the ECU of a fake car! now i just have finish building the DarkNet Badge! enjoy my pictures. The hat data is still being analyzed. I’ll try to build something out of it eventually.
The purpose of the scan today was investigating back pain, nothing serious. In keeping with my tradition of publishing too much information, enjoy this animation of a flight through my spine.
The experience was actually much easier then I anticipated. The machine did not move me as much as they show on medical television shows. Not as loud either. 30 minutes in the tube was a bit much, by the end, i was ready to get out.
Close ups of my much coveted badge. Some hardware and base stations of the wifi village. Both Information Society and Berlin played on Saturday night! Shot a video of an amazing demo from the Car Hacking Village. A car modified to play games instead of driving. Also, the best of my flight home. Some great pictures of Hoover dam and some of the solar farms and mesas as we few home.
A recent mouthpiece fitting exposed me to the latest in dental impressions. I filmed it, the tech was quite impressive. A camera takes pictures of my teeth and software stitches it into a 3D model. I only wish i could take home the model files. sure beat the molding clay in my mouth. (though it did take a little bit longer)
I hope that you are doing something with circles to celebrate. I am enjoying the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Festivities start at 1pm.
Solar Freaking Roadways! This is even better that the smart roads i have been reading about for years! LED roadways make so much sense. Not just to warn drivers of obstacles ahead, or to change parking lot configurations. It can even change lane configurations based on traffic patterns. Like the golden gate, our roads could shift the number of east vs west bound lanes to account for traffic. The only down side is the cost, i’ve seen estimates all over the map. How much did our present roadways cost if you added it all up? I bet that has been plenty expensive as well. What about the Railroads? These things are expensive, but infrastructure is worth it. When we spend money like this we are paying ourselves to build a better tomorrow.
Check out this amazing tour of the International Space Station: