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MacSaber Beta4: iBook and PowerBook Test

24 May

Thank you to those who have provided their feedback. I have released MacSaber 1.0 with support for iBook and PowerBook machines. Please read here for more information.

I sure wish I had a PowerBook and an iBook right now. In lieu of that, I am calling on you to test for me.

Beta4 of MacSaber is available below. Please read this whole post before downloading. This is a limited test release that *should* work on iBook and PowerBook model laptops.

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MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

20 May

UPDATE: Version 1.1 is now available.

Now that you’ve spent entirely too much money on your fancy sudden motion sensor equipped Mac laptop, I predict you’ll soon be swinging it around like a loon.

Introducing MacSaber. Using your Mac’s sudden motion sensor, this software turns your computer into a Jedi weapon almost worthy of taking on the real thing by making authentic lightsaber sound effects. It senses speed for the lightsaber movement sounds and acceleration for different levels of striking sounds.

This beta is not yet compatible with the motion sensors in older Mac laptops, but I understand you can move the window arond to get the idea.

Update: Thanks go to Sak from Lot23 for the fancy icon!

Download the latest version of MacSaber

Don't Click My Ads (Dot Com)

29 Apr

After last month’s Google AdWords Policy Reminder, I’ve decided to make it perfectly clear that you are by no means authorized to click my ads. You should avoid them at all costs, even to your own peril.

In case this isn’t clear, I have repurposed my magnetic words script to serve as entertainment on a new site dedicated to reminding you that you should not click my ads. Check it out:

http://dontclickmyads.com

AdBrite vs AdSense

7 Apr

If you’re a website owner, you might be wondering how to make the biggest buck for your bang online. Selling text ads is a proven technique of making money from a site. Two of the most popular ad-serving services are AdBrite and Google’s AdSense.

I still get quite a bit of traffic to the Gmail spooler, so I decided to split test the two ad services. Each was randomly displayed with the a 50% chance of showing up. I reformatted both services to look similar. Here are my results (click for un-squished version): Continue reading

The Megapus

2 Apr


I worked at a company that made accessories for telecommunications equipment. Most of the telco equipment still uses deprecated RS-232 serial ports, and so all of their products do too.

At one point, I was tasked with making a device that could send an identical serial port data stream to several devices at once. Shortly thereafter, the Megapus was born. Continue reading

Protect Your Bandwidth From Leeches

26 Mar

For those with concerns about limited bandwidth and images that others might frequently link to, you will benefit from my anti-leech script generator.

This easy to use page will quickly generate a mod_rewrite script that you store in an .htaccess file in the root of your website or the directory you wish to protect. I’ve added images.google.com to the allowed domains by default so you don’t block innocent searchers.

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