August 2014

How to run a PiPresents show when you don't have a Raspberry Pi

PiPresents is some pretty cool software that will run a PowerPoint-like presentation. But with lots more flexibility. It was originally written for the Raspberry Pi.

However.... perhaps someone else has your Pi. Perhaps you don't even have one. It is possible to run a PiPresents show on  your good ol' desktop computer (Windows, Linux, or Mac). Here's how.

Queso Fundido in 4 ingredients (vegetarian)

Here's a pretty simple thing I threw together with leftover bits, but it would be worthy of actually planning for it. The ones you see in restaraunts usually have chorizo in them, but a) I don't currently have any leftover chorizo, and b) who wants to mess around with cooking for a midnight snack?

Bat House

I started this bat house project in 2006. I finally got it mounted yesterday.

Traffic Question 20: Which car has right of way?


Both cars want to go in the direction of the pink arrow. Which one has right of way and should go first?

Traffic Question 19: Where should you stop for a stop light or stop sign


Where should you stop for a stop light or stop sign?

  1. One ore more car lengths away from the stop line
  2. At the stop line
  3. At the crosswalk
  4. At the curb
  5. Any of the above

Traffic Question 18: What's wrong with this picture?


The pink is the new and improved entrance to Walmart. What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. Nothing, this is the best design possible.
  2. Oh, man! How am I going to hold on to my phone around all those curves?
  3. It needs to wrap around the car dealership more, maybe even a full loop
  4. Everything