Monthly Archives: February 2011

Migration to self-hosting

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RSI or “how far has my mouse moved?”

RSI (in this context) is a program that will actually measure how far you’ve moved your mouse in a day, week, or however long you’ve been running it.  It will also measure how much you’ve used each button.  Not something … Continue reading

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Glade Sense and Spray Teardown

In a recent article, I went over how to use the Glade automatic air freshener for your own purposes – triggering a camera in this case.  Per some of the comments on this site and elsewhere, there is some interest … Continue reading

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More Stop Motion Animation – Crush Stuff!

Here’s another experiment with stop motion animation: Jason Underwood of Broken Bulb Comedy did most of the acting for this project, although I stepped in for one scene.  The process is explained pretty well in this post (plus there’s some … Continue reading

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Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts

Per an earlier post, Glade was nice enough to provide a very hackable set of components in their “automatic spray” air freshener.  Once I had the components in hand, an obvious use was for a remote camera trigger.  After some … Continue reading

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Hacking a Glade Automatic Spray air Freshener

According to my Youtube statistics, about 90% of my audience is male.  My mom is a big fan of this site, so if you’re not her there’s a good chance that you’re a guy.  Given this, you may not have … Continue reading

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