'PhoneSat' made from Samsung Nexus S calls Earth from space
ASA’s newest tiny, cheap “PhoneSat” — a super cheap satellite made out of off-the-shelf Android hardware — has dialed home from orbit, meaning all systems are go.
The 2.2-pound satellite was built using a heavily-modified Samsung Nexus S and uses a two-way S-band radio so that engineers can command it remotely. It’s part of NASA’s effort to explore cheaper satellite technology.
Oculus Rift Goes from Virtual to Augmented Reality - Hackaday
This is absolutely amazing. If the body tracking was done with simple gyros instead of a camera based system it would be quite a bit simpler but I assume the tracking is part of his research so it has to be done that way. For completeness you would still need a data point for your chest since the head and hands are covered.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel- Amazon
I just finished this book. It’s an awesome read. I actually listened to it on audiobook this weekend. It is only around 8 hours long so it was the perfect length for my trip this weekend to see one of my friends.
It has an interesting story about ancient books, type faces, google, and a strange book store. I highly recommend it.
A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
The jig is up, we’ve been caught. #vsco
Rum is For Drinking, Not For Burning (Acoustic)- Senses Fail
3d printing the night away. #vsco #android
Com Truise - “Brokendate”