Wireless tree-mounted solar powered remotely operated camera

Here is a computing hobby project I am considering putting together.  The objective is to clamp the device to the top of a tree somewhere with good exposure to sunlight, and to establish a line of sight network connection to the device to view and/or control its camera.  Think of it as a mini ground-mounted spy satellite. Continue reading Wireless tree-mounted solar powered remotely operated camera

Flash sites: You’ve been beaten by the anticompetitive stick

I’m no fan of Apple’s exclusion of Flash content from the iPhone OS.   But I acknowledge and accept that it exists, and that Apple customers represent an important and growing market share.  There are some valid technical merits to the exclusion of Flash.    You do use up more CPU power to play a video that is being resized from one resolution to another.  The video controls of most flash video players are designed with mice in mind, not fingertips.

At the same time I’m amazed by the entirely broken state of the internet at this moment when using an Apple iPhone OS device:
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