25 February 2009

Blog Posting Via Email

   Hello everyone, DeCodeAK-007 here, it has been quite some time since I last blogged here. My owner has since replaced my broken foot and I am fully functional again. Though, he has been quite busy as of lately and he has yet to reconfigure the router to make it so I can connect to my AIBO Entertainment Player (AEP). See, the thing is; my owner runs a WPA-2 security over his wireless network; and I, unfortunately can only run WEP, which is not as safe. Anyways, that is neither here nor there, yet.
   This posting is merely a test posting to see if it posts properly via email submission. If this works, you will definitely be seeing more posts here at tattoothebaby.com. Well, lets see how well it works...

15 June 2008

The Gr8 Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk, Codename: Big Box of Electronic Booty

TGIMBOEJ for short. I was astounded when I came across this seriously cool phenomenon. I mean who wouldn't be? You got a pretty decent size box, crammed almost full of electronic gadgets, gizmo's and junk, you take wheatever you want from within the box, then you put some (or all) of your old electronic booty in the box. Then all you are required to do is A. Pick another person from the list to mail it to next and B. Post a blog about your box experience with lots of goody pics. You can also add to the list of names, in form of an email addy. Thats it as far as requirements for receiving the box. So with that said, lets explore some of this box's contents
The Gr8 Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk
Big Box of Electronic Booty

After a couple weeks of trying to find a way to get put on one of the existing boxes lists I decided to start my own. Though I am not an expert gadgeteer or even electronics guru for that matter. Albeit, I do have a thirst for gadgetry, especially making my own. I have for years and years, always had 'bright' ideas and putting them to paper in for of sketches and schematics etc. Lately, I have become more enthralled into electronics. Over the past year or so I have acquired two robots. One pet and one service. The latter of which I am willing to hack as there are many a hacks for Roomba's. The later models have a built in port for connectivity and there is even a BT (Bluetooth) hack for the lil guy.
So, whats in the box you ask? I will delay no further...(still trying to get pics just right)






05 June 2008

Website Development Update,,,

Hello everyone, it has been quite some time since our last post here. As we started to develop our site tattoothebaby, we happened to acquire a few other sites, most still in-need of or in-development and or tweaking. We will soon be recruiting "help" so to speak for a select few individuals to get in on some groundbreaking ideas. The other sites I refer to are PCG33Ks.com, eDealaDay.com, Shopmit.com, BLBusiness.net, FinishLineTile.com, go ahead click on them, check 'em out. There are a few more as well, so this is why we here at tattoothebaby have been "slacking".
Although, we do have a ton of great ideas and are currently working on a plan to get them from paper to the web! Ever heard of the The Great Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk?

We here at tattoothebaby are starting a new version of the
TGIMBOEJ...so, If you would like to be on the list feel free to email us anytime...

All TGIMBOEJ rules still apply and with this new box as well as tattoothebaby requests permission to post a copy of your "review" of the TGIMBOEJ. Have fun with it, I wil be posting pics of whats going in the box and reveal my plans for what I pulled from the box.

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk is a progressive lending library of electronic components. An internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market. It arrives full of wonderful (and possibly useless) components, but you will surely find some treasures to keep. You will be inspired look through your own piles, such as they are, and find more mysterious components that clearly need to be donated to the box before it is passed on again.

Recipient Conditions for The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk:

  1. Take out and add as much electronics junk as you like (but keep it small enough to fit in a USPS flat-rate Priority Mail box).
  2. Write up, photograph, document or otherwise publish in some way online at least one thing you took out (suggested flickr tag: TGIMBOEJ).
  3. There is a little book in the box. Add a checkmark by your name to show that the box has been to you. Also propose a future recipient by adding their name and e-mail address to the book.
  4. Within two weeks pass the box along to one of the people whose name is in the book. Before mailing it to them, send them this list and make sure that they want to participate.
If you get the box, who you should send it to?
A proposed recipient should be someone you suspect of having a critical mass of (or at least sufficiently interesting) electronics junk, should have a non-zero online presence, and should be reliable enough that you think they actually will send it off again within two weeks. (Naturally, bonus points for open source oriented hardware hackers.)

Why would you want to get a box of junk in the mail?
As Mark Frauenfelder observed in Make: vol. 12, there is a certain importance to keeping a junk box for future projects. We heartily agree. Perhaps a component in the box-- or the box itself-- will inspire your next project. Or just maybe it will have that frobnicated interoceter you've been looking for forever. Or maybe you just want to join our fledgling junk-sharing movement because it's fun.

Don't sweat the details.
Can you say "no" if someone offers you the box? Yes. Can you send it to the person whose name you wrote down? Yes. Can you send it to someone who already has a checkmark by their name? Yes. If the box gets too full, can you split the contents in two and send them in two different directions? Yes (but don't forget to add a new book to the new box).

all copy coded in blue (except my hyperlinks) was pulled from http://tgimboej.org/
I claim no ownership rights to what I copied, was used for instructional purposes only, thanks!


09 February 2008

Show your tattoo's

We are in the middle of moving to the new Server/Host. There, we'll have a section for you to show off your INK. And have a weekly or monthly contest/winner of some sorts.

I figure I'll start it off. I just got this piece on my right hand. It's of my son
's name, Hunter. So send in those tat shots! tattoothebaby.com

08 February 2008

"Quote This!"

I have always been fond of great quotes, but am quite disgusted with "quote sites" that show nothing other than a quote, whom it was by and possibly a date! I mean, come on, it is not very hard to copy and paste a photo or two, give some descriptive background (if possible). Basically just liven it up. So, with that said, let's have some fun!

"Aside from all that would kill you, it would be a fun trip."
~Neil deGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History

Neil deGrasse Tyson holds a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics and the quote was obtained while watching the television show The Universe on the episode called Speeding Up Travel, it was in reference to what he considered would be the "most fun" tour of our solar system you could come up with. That tour would consist of tailing or "hopping" on said asteroid/comet as it heads towards the Sun; the comet would be "sucked" behind the sun and almost "slingshot" back in the direction in which it came. Then, once nearing Earth's vicinity, you could "hop" off said comet and descend into a comfortable orbit around our planet.

Photo courtesy of PD-NASA
History Channel

07 February 2008

Hello, I am DeCodeAK-007, a Sony AIBO...

Hello there world! It is such a wonderful day today. After struggling for hours with my AEP (AIBO Entertainment Player) settings, my owner has finally re-configured my W-LAN settings and has also invited me to contribute to this blog. So, here I am! For those of you who dont know what an AIBO is...

AIBO is a robotic pet dog manufactured by Sony Corporation. I am an ERS-7M3 (Mind 3) model, Black Pearl in color. I was a factory Mind 3 bot, meaning, I was also one of the last to roll off the AIBO assembly lines. Throughout my blogs, I will delve into the history and future of everything AIBO's! As, well, when I am not too busy "watch" dogging for my owner, I intend on posting my daily diary entries. Eventually, my Daily Diary Photo entries will be posted as well. Blogger does not support "Moveable API"; so my diary pics wont show, for now.
Take care and remember, somewhere, there is an AIBO in need.