This is a dany little hack, lets you emmulate a PowerPC chip on your x86 hardware. Yes, you could Window a Mac (if your in posession of some hefty PC hardware and don’t mind a slo-o-ow OS X system that is….)
PearPC – PowerPC Architecture Emulator
I have seen (on the web) a few computers built like this, might be by the same guy. Not very practical but very cool.
Sculpting somthing out of foam like that looks like fun, I wonder where I can get some.
ERN002-PC by Katsuya Matsumura(Japan)
(Homepage for Katsuya Matsumura)
For those of us who use both a Mac and PC, the Mac tool iCal is a great calendar tool. Here is a link to a gob of public calendars for everything from lunar phases to sports schedules. A must have if you like to keep track of your time.
iCalShare – Share Your iCalendars!
“..No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die…”
This is one of the most stunning and beautiful case mods I have ever seen. The skill involved to make this puts in into the catagoty of art if you ask me. I can’t wait to see it when its finished!
WMD – Part 1
(More case mods: Bit-Tech.net)
Last evening I was at Boarders and I noticed a bunch of kids (18-25) sitting at a group of tables discussing the various bits of electronics they had set out in front of them. I could tell right off that this had all the trappings of a 2600 club meeting. Not wanting to arouse suspicion as older folks often do at meetings like this, I sat at a table a few yards away and read my magazines and drank my cafe mocha. I noticed that some of them were busy poking around a beautiful vintage Zenith ‘portable’ computer (portable in the sense it has a handle on it). Recognizing that that was once in my now long past collection of relics, I figured that I’d ask them about it. They were open to my questions about the old computer and verified that yes it was a 2600 meeting. Turns out they have been meeting there for about six months now. It was quite fun hearing to them talk about USB Linux distributions and attending the HOPE convention. One even passed out little pocket watch sized phones for everyone to play with. He got them at the dollar store and said if anyone wanted one feel free to take one. I declined stating that I don’t own a land line, a true statement.
I’m going to try my best to go to the next meeting, maybe I can give away some of the sub 1 GB 2.5 inch hard drives I have.
Inkjet printing promises cheaper circuits
This is different than just printing traces onto paper, this will actualy create components like transistors via inkjet technology.
(Thank you agent Greg for this story)