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Vaughn Hannon

I Build Computer

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It's been a long time coming but I finally built a machine a little more modern than my aged laptop. You can watch me do it in 18 seconds:

I was as surprised as anybody when it booted up on the first try. It's now happily running Ubuntu and Windows. This is the parts list for the curious among you: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wFkNcY

 

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If any overly-sensitive NRA members want to unload their YETI coolers I'll gladly take them off your hands. You shouldn't be reminded of their impropriety every time you reach for a cool beverage.

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Time to delete?

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All of us, that is, users of Facebook and its properties (Instagram, Whatsapp, etc...) should be carefully watching how Facebook handles the Cambridge Analytica debacle. Me? My finger is hovering over the delete button while we learn the full extent of the situation.

In the mean time here's some info from the EFF on locking down your data sharing to third parties and another from Boing Boing on how to really, truly delete your Facebook account. Thanks to the EU and GDPR they actually have to delete it...and some other resources to help you get caught up.

News about the whole thing:

 

  

 

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Open Studio - Migrations

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Friends! As some of you know I've been collaborating with Cynthia Minet on her new installation that will soon be opening at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas. If you're in Los Angeles this Sunday, March 4th from 2p - 5p you can get a sneak peak of the work at Cynthia's studio here at the Brewery.

Migrations and Cynthia

I worked with Cynthia on the lighting/audio system design and programming. Each sculpture has about 49 RGB LEDs in it controlled with a Trinket microcontroller. The audio is triggered by motion and powered from a Trinket Pro. If you have questions, you'll have to come to the studio :)

There is more info on the open studio at the Facebook event page. We hope to see you there.

 

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Still waiting for the good guy with the gun.

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Wow. Just wow. @spacex

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Wishing @spacex the best of luck for a spectacular and historic launch today!

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I seem to have missed Trump's tweet taking credit for the biggest drop in Dow history. I mean, it's the BIGGEST.

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Nerd nostalgia! Oh BeOS. I still miss you. http://birdhouse.org/beos/byte/