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Greg Stein
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PSA: Redbud Custom Homes
Most of my recent posts have been technology-related, but for this ... I'm throwing back to something a bit more personal. This is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to provide my opinion (and my wife's) on the Austin-area builder named Redbud Custom Homes...

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This is really good. No matter what side you sit upon, this is a great article about stopping and thinking about the situation.

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To every Gail, George, Gertrude, and Gary out there ... please stop using my email address :-P

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Value of ASF Projects
Matt Asay wrote an interesting piece last week, that took a rough stab at the "worth" of Open Source code under the care of the Linux Foundation. All the right caveats are there, of course: this isn't really the "worth" of the code, but an approximate cost ...

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GPASM object files
As part of the work on my home automation system, I've been doing a lot of assembly programming for the PIC16F688. That is my chosen microcontroller for all the various embedded systems around the house. One of the particular issues that I've run into, is t...

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My Google Code projects have moved
Back in March, Google announced that the project hosting service on Google Code was shutting down . I wrote a post about why/how we started the service . ... But that closure time has arrived. There are four projects on Google Code that I work on. Here is t...

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Sigh. Google Code project hosting closing down
Google has just let us know that Google Code's project hosting will be shutting down . On a story over on Ars Technica, there were a lot of misconceptions about why Google chose to provide project hosting. I posted a long comment there, but want to repeat t...

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Disappointing
I've been reading Ars Technica for years . The bulk of what they do: I find awesome. A recent article used the phrase "Climate Denial" in its title. To me, in terms of the scientific method, there is no such thing as "denial", but simply "critical" or "ques...

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Raspberry Pi and (lack of) I2C Repeated Starts
Just spent several hours digging into a communication bug between my Raspberry Pi and a  SparkFun MPR121 breakout board . I found two core problems: the MPR121 requiring Repeated Starts in its I2C communication, and the RPi's BCM2835 not implementing them. ...
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