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Pebble Steel: DIY (some assembly required)

By , April 1, 2014 8:38 am

Pebble Steel: DIY

Pebble Steel is a new flagship smartwatch of a widely successful kickstarter Pebble. It’s the latest craze and everybody wants one. Unfortunately the demand far outweighs the supply – it’s a well known problem. Pebble can’t manufacture enough new Steels in time, there’re many backorders, missed deadlines, a lot of frustrated, complaining customers.

But Pebble is not called genius for nothing. They found a brilliant solution, one they borrowed directly from the Apple, when the company was at its very humble beginning and was struggling as well. If you recall – original Apple 1 computer was sold as an electronic kit, that users had to put together themselves. This approach solved many problems for Apple back then and it will be very helpful for Pebble today.

Enter “Pebble Steel: Do it yourself” kit. The new Steel will ship as a collection of parts with detailed instructions on how to put them together. Since Pebble Steel doesn’t have to come fully assembled – that will seriously cut down manufacturing time and the product will ship to users much sooner. Cost saved on assembly labor will also be passed directly to customers – expect to see cheaper Steels soon. And since majority of Pebble users are computer/electronics geeks anyway, crowd that loves tinkering with their gadgets – assembling your very own Pebble Steel will come as an interesting and a welcome challenge and will make a proud owner even more proud.

Droid Moon

By , December 28, 2012 5:26 pm

Got Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope for Xmas.

La Luna

This pic was taken with Droid 3 phone.

GW BASIC in your browser!

By , May 1, 2012 1:33 pm

Classic comes alive

Now this just bring a nostalgic tear to your eye. Cory Smith of AddressOf implemented Classic DOS GW BASIC entirely in Silverlight. It’s beautiful, give it a go!

Infragistics supports good old traditional values

By , April 1, 2011 2:11 pm

Good news everybody, according to Infragistics product Roadmap, upcoming NetAdvantage 2011 Release will support Windows 3.0/3.1

Infragistics on Windows 3.1

Finally cries of countless developers who code on Intel 386 machines with 16Mb of RAM have been answered. There’s no more need to look with envy at those fancy 32bit OS-es – things like charts, gauges and grids (pictured below is a Windows 3.1 implementation of WebDataGrid with running totals and custom slider control) are available to everybody.

Infragistics WebDataGrid on Windows 3.1

Infragistics is known for innovations and being on the cutting edge. Kudos for not forgetting what got us there.

Running older games under Windows 7/Vista

By , November 27, 2009 12:46 pm

If you have Windows 7 (or, God forbid, Vista) and trying to run games designed for older Windows version, you may experience 2 issues – game crashes on start and game starts, but displays weird colors. Classic example is “Worms Armageddon”.

Worms Armageddon
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‘Tis the season. Soon.

By , November 18, 2009 11:02 pm

This tree now stands on the roof of parking lot at 700 Plaza Drive in Secaucus.

Hopefully there will be a parking spot big enough for the sleigh.

Free HD movies online. For real.

By , November 3, 2009 1:27 pm

Epix HD offers a variety of movies, both classics and new releases in beautiful 720p HD. You can watch movies online for free and unlike similar services – no trailers or clips – full length movies. And you don’t need a T3 bandwidth either to get great picture and sound.

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Take a friv break

By , July 14, 2009 8:57 pm

Tired of all that coding? Take a well deserved break with this fine site, filled with 250+ Flash games combined into unusual one-screen interface:
So go ahead, visit, but heed this warning: many of the games require non-trivial thinking (not to mention they’re highgly addictive).

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