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Month: April 2011

Bonsai!

I think its about time for me to try my hand at the art of Bonsai. Every time I trim the plants or trees in my yard I feel the need to work on something indoors that is similar and can be rewarding, my mind keeps going to bonsai. Today it occurred to me while I was cutting my Pomegranate tree that I should grab some soil and a clipping and see what I can do. The worst that will happen is that I’ll kill a defenseless tree, the best would be to pick up a hobby that I can do in my spare time. It also seems to be something that will get my mind off of all the things running through my head, a sort of meditation. And who couldn’t use more of that? Plus I’ll probably be able to keep the plants indoors, I don’t have any indoor plants and they should help with keeping the air fresh.

Image taken from: http://www.alloutdoorpatiofurniture.com/…

Android tablets

So many new android based tablets are hitting thematket. A lot of them are overpriced, like the Motorola Xoom, others will be dirt cheap, like the Asus Transformer.  But there are also hidden tablets, waiting to be unleashed. I recently bought a Barnes & Noble Nook Color for $200 on sale. With a little effort I now have vanilla android running on it. I can still read my books, my daughter and I can play angry birds on it, and I can type a blog post. This is by far the coolest thing and it makes me love and appreciate technology and innovation so much. There is a community of hard working volunteers that has put this together, which is just awesome. Props to everyone in the android hacking space.

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