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Raspberry Jolt, My Mini Nerf Gun Robot

( misc andoriginals )

Meet Raspberry Jolt, my mini nerf-dart-shooting robot with WIFI control and remote video recording. It’s powered by the first gen Romo by Romotive and a raspberry pi. Parts list (linked to sources): Jolt gun by Nerf First-gen Romo by Romotive Raspberry Pi¬†(Currently backordered but available on ebay) 16 GB SD Card with Raspbian Adafruit 16-Channel […]

New Custom Morgan Freeman Voicemail Greeting

If you call me and I don’t answer, you will now be greeted by Morgan Freeman (Click to Play): Morgan Freeman Greeting Yes, that’s really him! He generously donated his voice for the Autism Speaks “Sound Off” charity campaign. With my Tim Robbins Jamming and Crazy Shawshank Redemption Tree posts, I think my Shawshank blogging […]

Time as an energy field

( misc andoriginals andscience )

I was just falling asleep when I had this idea. What if time is an energy field that we feel passing through our fourth dimensional bodies? And this energy field is a ripple from an explosion or expansion from one point in fourth dimensional space? Physicists have argued that space and time are connected, and […]

Go Home: One-Click directions for iPhone hack

( Apple andiPhone andmisc andoriginals andThe Web andvideo )

Here is a hack that allows you to click a button on your home screen and get directions home or anywhere else from your current location. Instructions To begin, open Safari and go to this address: http://jordanbalagot.com/gohome.php Next, enter your full address into the address field: Then, add the next page to your home screen […]

?autoplay=false

( diy andmisc andThe Web )

I added this simple code to turn off autoplay when loading my site: [object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”300″ height=”153″ data=”http://jordanbalagot.com/xspf_player.swf?playlist_url=http://jordanbalagot.com/jbplaylist.xml&autoplay=&autoresume=0&volume_level=50″>

Quicksilver Or Steam Automatic App Switcher

( Apple andmisc andoriginals )

I’ve written another app similar to my keep mainstage running app — Quicksilver Or Steam. What this app does is quits Quicksilver when you’re playing games in Steam, and launches Quicksilver when Steam has quit. I know I’m not the only one with this problem – you’re playing Left 4 Dead 2 and suddenly you […]

In Memory of Edd Balagot

( misc )

My Father, Edd Balagot, passed away on May 20 2010 after a long battle with cancer. We are having a memorial for him this Sunday, June 20, at 1 PM, please contact me for details. Dad has always been supportive of everything I do and was an inspiration to me as a human being. I’ve […]

A Quick Note on Time Travel and Universal Coordinates

( bad ideas andMath andmisc andscience )

Edit: This comic posted from Max below shows the same idea: Science Fiction constantly imagines scenarios where a character time-travels on earth using a time machine. In most cases, the concept seems simple–a character uses a time machine and ends up in the same place on earth at a different time. The difficulty of time […]

145+ Brief iPhone Application Reviews

( Apple andiPhone andmisc )

Evidently I feel the need to review these iPhone apps before I delete them. iPod – I keep this on my home page of the iPhone because I don’t need constant access to it. As of OS 2.1 I can hit the home button to quickly get to the home page, and use double click […]

Free Goofy iPhone Ringtone

( audio andhumor andmisc andoriginals andringtones )

Here is a free goofy iPhone ringtone written by yours truly, from the Peeling it Off Theme. jordanbalagot_ring1 It’s so cheerful that people will look at you like you’re crazy, but hopefully it will cheer you up too. To install, right click and save, then drag the file to iTunes. Then connect your iPhone, and […]