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For a quick New Year's Day project, I did my first ROM hacks: I modded Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man to create Pac-Woman and Mr. Pac-Woman. Mr. Pac-Woman wears a top hat and bowtie to let you know that he's male.

Video, screenshots, ROM patches, and how-to at the link. Enjoy!
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I made my son this set of geek-themed, laser-engraved alphabet blocks for his first birthday.
Shortly before my son was born I decided to make a set of alphabet blocks decorated with things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him. I started work, and then he was born. Now, coming up on his first birthday, I've finally finished. (Apparently, shop time is hard to ...
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It's a lot less electronic than my usual projects, but I lasered these geeky alphabet blocks for my son's first birthday. Most are pop-cultural, but there are a few engineering ones: O for oscilloscope, R for resistor, S for soldering iron, and, of course, A for Ada Lovelace. The blog post has links to the full list, and to a Flickr set with pictures of every block.
Shortly before my son was born I decided to make a set of alphabet blocks decorated with things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him. I started work, and then he was born. Now, coming up on his first birthday, I've finally finished. (Apparently, shop time is hard to ...
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Inspired by the talking alphabet blocks owl that won an international contest with Element14 a couple years back? Great idea all the same! 
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Thanks, Limor!
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My latest project (and first commercial product) is the Pianocade, a synthesizer that sounds (and feels!) like vintage arcade games. Come hear how it works, play with it, eat tasty food, and maybe even preorder one, this coming Wednesday the 15th!

http://bentomiso.com/blog/79/23-07-2012/An-evening-with-the-amazing-Pianocade

For more information, visit http://www.pianocade.com
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Donating blood! You should too. It's the easiest way to save a life. If you go every 8 weeks, it amortizes to less than 30 seconds a day of your time.

(I know it might seem like this is all I ever talk about on Google+, but, frankly, it's one of the only things I do regularly that I think is worth telling everyone about.)
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Absolutely! It's like voting. If you can, gotta do it.
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I made a quick little hack where I modified the original Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man ROMs to switch them to Pac-Woman and Mr. Pac-Woman, complete with a little top-hat and bowtie to let you know that Mr. Pac-Woman is male. Enjoy!
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Topless Robot has a really nice post up about my alphabet blocks!
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Hi! Is what you will market your alphabet blocks? They are awesome! (Sorry for my english, I'm french...)
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It's been a long time since I've posted on Goole+, but it's also been a long time since I've had a finished project. I started making these shortly before my son was born, and I've finally had time to complete them just in time for his first birthday.
Shortly before my son was born I decided to make a set of alphabet blocks decorated with things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him. I started work, and then he was born. Now, coming up on his first birthday, I've finally finished. (Apparently, shop time is hard to ...
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The penis is evil!
These blocks are not.
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Pianocade launch party is tonight! There are only a handful of (free) tickets left, so if you're planning on coming be sure to grab one!
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This little project has been a long time coming, but I've finally got it written up: I used plastic 3D prints to make molds, which were in turn used to do lost-wax casting in sterling silver.
I've made another round of digital-to-silver jewellery: a pair of Super Mario Bros. cufflinks and a pendant for my crowbar-loving wife. For my last jewellery project I had Shapeways manufacture cu...
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I understand, because jewellery is all about utility.
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Scooby-Doo was my favourite cartoon growing up. I think it'd be fair to say I was obsessed with it. Thanks to this article, I can now be retroactively justified in that obsession.

The key points: in Scooby-Doo, that bad guys aren't monsters, they're liars. Liars who prey on people's superstitions. Adult liars, who are ultimately exposed by clever children (and a dog) who don't fight them, but rather expose them as frauds using their intelligence and the powers of reason.
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That was a really well written answer!
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