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The first Paris airshow, 1909.

Jan 05 2012 Published by under No Category

This is a good opportunity to recommend “Unlocking the Sky“, about Glenn Curtiss and the horrific patent trolling of the Wright Brothers. Curtiss was the only American to compete in this, the first international air show. The Wright Brothers chose not to attend.

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Some printable paper rulers.

Jan 04 2012 Published by under No Category

Some printable paper rulers. I’ll just leave this here.

 

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Black, White, and Open Source all over.

Jan 04 2012 Published by under No Category

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Look at all those open source headlines. Having my mug on FedScoop is just gravy.

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I could design a rocket in a room like this.

Jan 04 2012 Published by under No Category

 

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Flying Robots Build A Tower

Jan 03 2012 Published by under No Category

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Incredibly specific bookcase

Jan 01 2012 Published by under No Category

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Building a Timeline of Open Source in the US Government

Dec 31 2011 Published by under No Category

I spent the last couple days on this project, and it’s looking pretty good so I thought I’d give an early peek. Eventually, I’d like to throw this up on Open Source for America and integrate it with CivicCommons’ list of government open source projects. But, you know, baby steps. At the very bottom of the page, you can learn more about how this was created.

Anyway, this is a timeline of the major events, publications, and code releases in the history of the US Government’s adoption of open source. I think it’s interesting to see all the moments of open source lined up together. It gives a nice feel for the flow and momentum of the movement.

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Shoes.

Dec 30 2011 Published by under No Category

 

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Doc: sofa bed that converts in to a bunk bed

Dec 30 2011 Published by under No Category

 

I already know where we’re going to put this.

[found at Bonbon]

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Getting a Simile Timeline to Work in WordPress

Dec 30 2011 Published by under No Category

The first step is to get it working on static pages. Kiyohito Yamamoto; provides a great starter kit. You’ll save yourself some trouble if you create a separate .js file for your own timeline scripts.

Yamamoto’s script is pretty great, but if you try using Timeline 2.3.0, you’ll discover that the Timeline.DefaultEventSource.Event() constructor has changed. The fix is pretty easy, though. I just use named parameters instead:

var event = new Timeline.DefaultEventSource.Event({
   text: title,
   description: description,
   instant: true,
   start: start,
   end: null,
   latestStart: null,
   latestEnd: null,
   isDuration: false,
   image: image,
   link: link,
   icon: null,
   color: undefined,
   textColor: undefined
});

Once that’s working, you need to get it working in WordPress. That means finding a way to embed the script that we just created, and the Simile Timeline libraries in the <head> element. Thanks to Peter Binkley, I learned that you can install the HiFi plugin, which lets you inject code into the <head> element on a post-by-post basis. Perfect.

So with Hifi installed, I added the <body> of my static HTML page to the post, and added these lines to the new “Head injection” field:

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