CardIAC Summer Of Code

CardIAC Summer Of Code

June 1 2017 – August 21 2017

Make new code, redo/update the manuals (translations, updates), custom mods, added modules….all this and more. Make it Post It Share It.

Post ideas and submission up here. Spread the word to other CARDIAC enthusiasts. 

The Dicebag Project for the Circuit Playground Express

The Dicebag Dice Rolling Projects running on a working emulator of the soon to be released Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.
Select Switch + Left Button d100 (0-99) Right Button d20 (1-20)
Select Switch – Left Button d12 (1-12) Right Button d06 (1-6)

Red=Tens Place (0-9)
Blue=Ones Place (0-9)
Green=Tens and Ones are the same (00,11,22,33,44,55,66,77,88,99)

18 Years And Still Making Noise

From April 1999

"Then there are servers like that of Tom Higgins, a 34-year-old systems analyst, who sends out digital versions of old science-fiction radio shows from the 1950s, clips of William Gibson readings and other bizarre aural arcana on a tiny station he’s tagged WSMF. Explains Higgins, “My whole idea is spoken word — the spoken word has an innate power that so much of the media we have today lacks. I’m trying to bring back stuff that has an oral nature that allows people to use their brain and fill in the gaps with their imagination.”

Shoutcast and MP3 let a thousand Web radio stations bloom. There’s only one problem: The law.

Our Show of Shows Podcast

Our Show of Shows Podcast

For years I have been setting up podcasts of Old Time Radio shows. Thanks to +Dan H there is now a Podcast about those shows, where to listen to them, what they mean to us, and in general Dan and I going on about the subject. And go it does.
You can find the RSS link, all the info about the shows, and the plans for future episode up at ourshowofshows.com . 

Our Show of Shows Episode 000 Show#: 000 Recording Date: 04/20/17 Podcast Date: 04/21/17 (We recorded this partly to check our equipment and partly to introduce ourselves. We didn’t really stick closely to our show notes, so we ran a bit longer than I anticipated.) Segments: How we both got into …

All The Napiers

All The Napiers

I have a set of Napier Bones and they are amazingly cool for teaching and putzing with math. What I did not know were the other devices Napier came up with for the task of doing maths. This one site gives you all you need to start your journey using Bones, Promptuary and Local Arithmetic. Dive in and enjoy.

"Napier Maths
This site is dedicated to the Mathematical Calculation Tools Developed by John Napier."
http://www.s-v-w.com/napiermaths/index.html


Be Your Own Best Fact Checker

Be Your Own Best Fact Checker

We are living on a ocean of bits. Using them rather than being used by them is key. Archive.org offers up the tools and the bits to help with that. 

by Katie Dahl. The experimental Trump Archive, which we launched in January, is a collection of President Donald Trump’s appearances on TV news shows, including interviews, speeches, and press conferences dating back to 2009. Now largely hand-curated, the Trump Archive is a prototype of the …

Kids In Handcuffs

Kids In Handcuffs

For a kid on the autism spectrum being hauled off from school in cuffs for autistic behaviors is not ever the right thing for school systems to do. I say this as a dad who has had to deal with the aftermath of this action. 

A joint project by the NBC News Investigative Unit and the NBC Owned Stations shows school discipline is tougher for blacks, kids with disabilities.

Resist Now And Then

Resist Now And Then

“Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanised state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right – or rather, your moral duty – to eliminate this system?”— 3rd leaflet of the White Rose

With The Right Kind If Eyes…..

With The Right Kind If Eyes…..

"There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . .

And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Hunter S Thompson