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A NASA Mission Control Desk

tcr! · Feb 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Dad Creates a Homework Desk For His Son That Conceals an Ellaborate NASA Mission Control Console

Dad Creates a Homework Desk For His Son That Conceals an Ellaborate NASA Mission Control Console

Jeff Highsmith of MAKE recently created an elaborate mission control desk, inspired by the NASA Apollo Program, for his son. The desk is topped by a plain surface for homework—when it’s play time, the desk opens to reveal dozens of illuminated push buttons, dials, and digital readouts. Highsmith painstakingly wired the desk so that the buttons trigger sounds, lights, and other actions. Be sure to watch his video to all the way to the end to see it in action.

I want this for my work desk.

#meanwhile #awesomeness

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

very cool

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Apple’s SSL/TLS bug caused by lack of Curly Braces

tcr! · Feb 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

ImperialViolet - Apple’s SSL/TLS bug

Note the two goto fail lines in a row. The first one is correctly bound to the if statement but the second, despite the indentation, isn’t conditional at all. The code will always jump to the end from that second goto, err will contain a successful value because the SHA1 update operation was successful and so the signature verification will never fail.

Emphasis mine. Always use curly braces. Always.

I put this in the development docs at work:

What’s the main goal of writing code besides generating output?

READABILITY and the deep understanding that another human being will eventually need to read, use, and debug your code.

Don’t be a lazy rockstar –– think about your fellow developers before you commit.

Sidenote: the codebase that runs this site also powers a handful of work projects.

See also This kind of code drives me nuts.

#apple #devhell

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Feb 24th, 2014 at 9:07:23 pm

tcr! · Feb 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I got nothing other than this..

naked bat chick

And this..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_theory

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

what else do you need?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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tism tism · Feb 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I'm not even gonna pretend to know anything here. Looks like I have some serious reading to do.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm

yikes-o-rama! i thought you knew that stuff. i just found the links on the page you posted!

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Feb 24th, 2014 at 3:09:27 pm

tcr! · Feb 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm

crescent wrench

Ladies and gents, I just made a bunch of under-the-hood changes. Nothing you’ll notice hopefully but if you see anything wonky happening, just give a shout.

#tcr

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Feb 23rd, 2014 at 8:44:34 pm

tcr! · Feb 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors, specifically ones of the vanilla bean variety.

I got screwed over with the Vanilla Bean granola and the Dry Vanilla Bean Soda. Both were better off in the trash.

One cannot simply toss a few beans in the mixer, slap a sticker on the package and expect savory magic.

#random #foodies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 24, 2014 at 12:01 am

roger that.

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Sweet Home Chicago

tcr! · Feb 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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Nothing like a little candy history at the Gail Borden Public Library.

#photos #foodies

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Feb 22nd, 2014 at 8:18:46 pm

tcr! · Feb 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Maggie: I want a dog. They have dogs in Minecraft for crying out loud.

#maggie #minecraft

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Feb 22nd, 2014 at 12:18:09 am

tcr! · Feb 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

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If you haven’t seen Monuments Men, go see it. ART IS IMPORTANT.

#movies #arts

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm

can you dig it?

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Drunk me always had it under control

tcr! · Feb 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

What 16 Normal Things Look Like When You're Drunk

What 16 Normal Things Look Like When You’re Drunk

Everything should be pizza. Why isn’t everything pizza?

:-)

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