I know, I know.. if you’re reading this and you’re from Alaska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Saskatchewan etc… you’re going to say “that’s NOT cold…”
But it is. It got down to 21F last night, and it’s still 28 now .. at 1:50pm. In AUSTIN. TX. You know .. the South bit of the United States where it’s not usually quite this cold .. or for this long.
According to the weather.com site:
43.. my rear-end. According to the thermometer on my window it’s a solid 28F. OOOOF.
#bobcatinabox : Day 3
http://bobcatinabox.com is back for round number three. It’s ANOTHER little padded envelope from China.
Here’s Thing #3:
It’s a little metal keychain in the shape of a motorcycle! Solid metal, really heavy, and real chrome too. It was sent on 12/29 and arrived on 1/6, not bad for China Post shipping. Hmmm .. can’t figure out what the “theme” the bobcatinabox is going for… but I really love getting these things!
I wonder what’s next?
#bobcatinabox : Day 2
http://bobcatinabox.com is back for a second round. This time it’s a little padded envelope from China.
Here’s Thing #2: A really unique iPhone case. It’s clear plastic, with a working water-filled hourglass on the back. It’s filled with itty-bitty golden “sand” that flows down smoothly. Very cute!
As a Chanukah gift to myself, I bought a one-month subscription to http://www.bobcatinabox.com. It’s a website that put into reality something that Randall Munroe of XKCD came up with.
The premise is pretty simple: Based on a semi-random keyword, or on a keyword you provide it, the bot scans eBay and looks for items that it can bid on for $1, with free shipping. When it wins an item, it ships it to you. That’s it.
As you can imagine, people who subscribe to Bobcatinabox, get some interesting and zany things. I’ve been posting some of them on FaceBook, and so I’ll share them here too.
#bobcatinabox : Day 1
So, I signed up on http://bobcatinabox.com .. it’s inspired by an XKCD comic, and it sends me one thing every day randomly bought for $1 with free shipping.
Here’s thing #1: A postcard from 1940!
I just may have been a bit remiss in posting to my blog in a while.
Well, can’t blame me… life has been busy. I’ve got a 4-year-old kiddo running around the house, the hackerspace continues to grow, I still commute between Austin and San Francisco, and stuff.. and things!
There’s no “New Year’s” resolution to post once a day or anything, but now that WordPress is a lot simpler to use on my phone, I’ll try to remember to crosspost some things from Facebook, Twitter, and such here.
Last month, I bought a new house in Austin. Thus begins a new adventure! It’s on 1.3 acres of land, with a huge pool, near a creek.
Plus, as a bonus, it’s RIGHT on the fiber internet corridor where Google Fiber will be rolled out.
Since the last post I’ve:
* Bought a house
* Increased the size of the hackerspace to 8000 square feet
* Created a company to make ARM motherboards
* Upgraded the ArduPilot board to use an ARM processor
There’s a lot going on! Maybe I should, you know, blog about it or something.
I made some awesome gnocci the other day (Paprika/Oregano).
Last night five people joined the hackerspace.
I have over 3500 followers in Google+.
Amazing things are happening in my life.
Sometimes, and more than just occassionally:
Life. Is. Good.
Oh lovey Zatarans, how I love thee … with shrimp. The house smells like shrimp boil, and I’m huuuungry.
Today’s words are: