booq Mamba Courier Messenger Style Bag for Macbook Pro (and other 15″ Laptops)

booq Mamba Courier Messenger Style Bag for Macbook Pro (and other 15″ Laptops)

a Quest!

deciding that my new 2012 Macbook Pro deserved a nice home, i went in search of the perfect messenger bag… well, as perfect as my price range would allow!

at the last minute, i decided to take a risk and order the booq Mamba Courier 15 in black. i had previously never heard of booq, …

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2012 Macbook Pro 15 Custom Skin (printed at DecalGirl.com)

2012 Macbook Pro 15 Custom Skin (printed at DecalGirl.com)

i created the abstract design above in Photoshop for a custom skin to put on my new Macbook Pro and had it printed through DecalGirl.com.

never been a fan of the bulkier “shell” style cases, though they do offer more protection. hopefully this will at least keep it scratch-free. i’ll update this post with how it …

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BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

i grabbed a new BeagleBoard-XM Rev C from eBay and thought i would document the first steps towards getting a project running with it…

WTF is a BeagleBoard-XM?

the BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-XM, and BeagleBone are a family of small (3.5″), inexpensive, singe-board computers based on the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. unlike MCU’s such as the Arduino, PIC, NetDuino, these …

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devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

i did a quick re-style of my consulting site (http://devbutton.com) yesterday.

it’s just a simple “business card” site. funny how making something for yourself never seems to be a priority. one-day i’ll update it with a project case study or something relevant. fortunately 99% of my consulting work comes from referrals, so the site serves only …

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customized 1/16 Losi Mini-SCT (short course truck)

customized 1/16 Losi Mini-SCT (short course truck)

i did this last year, but haven’t updated the blog in a while…

Aimee got me a Losi Mini-SCT R/C truck last year for my birthday. i had been wanting to get back into R/C (i sold all my old nitro and some electric stuff several years ago).

here’s the SCT stock after a couple runs:

i never …

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