My name is Josh Ellis. I'm a writer, editor, former newspaper columnist, full stack web designer and developer (with a focus on PHP, JS, Node and the Meteor framework) and musician. I've traveled and lived all over the world, but I currently make my home in Yakima, WA, the "Palm Springs of Washington State".
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Monthly Archives: February 2008
Completely awesome security-bot roams the streets of Atlanta, irritating crack dealers. Brilliant. And it’s built out of an old barbecue smoker! “It may smell like chicken,” the guy says, “but it’ll get the job done.” Hellz yes.
When I get paid, I’m gonna set up a new Skype In account, so I’ll be able to get phone calls whenever I’m in WiFi range. (A friend gave me his old Nokia e61i, and I’ve got Fring running on … Continue reading
…or much of anything at all in the theater last year or this year, for that matter? (God, I know I saw something other than Cloverfield. I must have.) This guy rants about how nobody saw these movies because people … Continue reading
My free Sprint Ambassador account stopped working today. So I don’t have a phone. I don’t know when I’ll have one, either — chalk it up to depression, but at the moment I don’t really care. If you need to … Continue reading
ImprovEverywhere agents lug desktop PCs (complete with big-ass CRT monitors) to Starbucks. Sorta reminds me of when I carry my Korg MicroKontrol with me to Starbucks or the Coffee Bean and plop it down.
…and don’t really care. I haven’t seen any of the movies that everybody got boners over, like No Country For Old Men or There Will Be Blood. (I despise Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies, as a rule. And No Country just … Continue reading
There is a tendency to use CPU power as a benchmark for technological progress. (“In 1960, a computer had X amount of cycles per second. In 2008, computers have Y amount. Wowee!”) As a blunt tool, this seems effective…but it … Continue reading