• Candy Cam, Part II: Audio & Video

    18 Dec | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    If you haven't seen it already, check out Part I about Seven's Candy Cam Since the original idea was just a bell and a camera to watch Seven, I decided to get one of those indoor/outdoor "security" cameras with the IR emitters. That way at night with the lights off Seven would still be visible. The security cameras output an NTSC composite video feed which doesn't hook directly to a computer. Fortunately I had a KWorld USB thingamabob around which, besides having an...

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  • Seven's Candy Cam: How it works

    16 Dec | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • in Electronics • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I'll be posting this in multiple parts because there's so much going on. If you haven't seen it, check out Seven's Candy Cam This all started out because I was ordering some electronic stuff and decided to order a couple of Arduino boards to see how they worked and what they could do. After I got them I was amazed with how simple they were to setup and started doing some searches of things other people had done with them. I stumbled onto a site where a guy had used a servo to...

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  • Wishzilla.com: Letter to Santa mode

    18 Nov | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Letter to Santa mode (aka Wedding Registry mode) is now working. What does this mean? You can sign up on Wishzilla.com and let anyone see and lock your wishlist, without adding them to your family. All you need to do is login, edit your profile and change it to public, then click My Home Page. Up in the address bar will be a URL to your wishlist. Just copy&paste it and email it out, or link it from a web site. Here's an example: Seven's wish list

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  • Goodbye Gift Box Server... Hello Wishzilla.com!

    16 Nov | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I'm sure most of you probably already saw the email that we sent out to announce it, but for everyone else: The Gift Box Server has finally got a facelift! The new site is at Wishzilla.com . For those of you who may be new to this thing (or just in need of a refresher), here's how it works: you and your family members each set up an account, and then start making wishes for what YOU want. Whenever you think of something, you can simply add it to your Wishlist. If you see it online, you...

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  • Roman numerals and back again

    12 Mar | 08
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Remember way way way way back in the days of the Apple ][, one of the magazines used to have a contest to write one and two line programs in Applesoft BASIC that did neat things? I think it was Nibble, but I'm not positive. Well anyways, here's a program that I wrote that I should have entered, but never did. The reason I wrote it was because at the time, one of the Apple ][ magazines had included a sample program listing that would convert decimal numbers to roman numerals, as well do...

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