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Turn your roomba into a walking google bot
When my latest son was born I got a little worried since he didn't look at all like me. I decided I needed a discrete device to spy on my wife while I was at work. I started hacking my roomba and made a GåågleBot (pronounced /google-bot/). G...
Mar 1, 2010
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AJAX Remote Controlled Lego Robot
This article shows how to remote control a real world lego robot using AJAX technology.
Jul 13, 2006
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Cryptex Dissection
My toddler twin boys got hold of the cryptex today. Not a good thing. They were pulling and fighting over it. Anyhows, during their "energy dissipation routine" they had accidentally revealed some stuff about the cryptex that I didn't really care about...
May 16, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day
Yeah! I got a cryptex in the mail today! No email yet from google or sony. The code to the cryptex was printed on the box and was "grail". Inside was a note saying Congratulations, you have proven worth of the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google, visit www...
May 15, 2006
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The Eurostar Da Vinci Code Quest
Another Da Vinci Code quest, this time by Eurostar. Couldn't resist playing this one too, very addicting. Access the eurostar page here
May 13, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 24 of 24
Last day! The 10,000 first submitters win a cryptex, so it was only natural things were stressful! I found and entered all the answers very quickly. Ironically, Google's ANTI-DOS system kicked in while registering and I had to verify I was human with a...
May 10, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 23 of 24
After finishing the jigsaw puzzle the answer to the question "Surley you recognize this city of light. After all, it’s home to the most famous painting in the world. What is the name of the city?" is Paris I actually recognized the Eiffel tour and Tui...
May 9, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 22 of 24
"The leading member of the Priory of Sion is called" The Nautionnier "Which of these men was not rumored to be a Priory of Sion member?" Nicolas Poussin "What is the name of the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility?" Isis
May 8, 2006
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Javascript Atbash Decrypter/Encrypter
Simply type the text you want to decrypt or encrypt in the text box below. The decrypted/encrypted text will appear as you type. function atbash(str) { var ret = ''; for (i=0;i You must have a browser that supports javascript , or javascript is...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 21 of 24
Another hang-the-pictures on the wall thing. The following question "According to Vol. XXIII of the Eclectic Review, it is not galleries that make an artist, but what?" Answer: pictures. How appropriate! Although you’re not confronted with the same q...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 20 of 24
Today was also a little trickier than before sand on-the-painting-puzz...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 19 of 24
Today, the suduko puzzle is a 6x6 board and not as trivial as before and actually quite challenging. After finishing the puzzle you've to answer a question (different each time). Mine was "In his Italian Journeys, what type of tower with a great bu...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 19 of 24
Today the suduko puzzle is a 6x6 board and not as trivial as before. After finishing the puzzle you've to answer the a question (different each time). Mine was "In his Italian Journeys, what type of tower with a great bulging cornice, does William ...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 18 of 24
After finishing the puzzle the following question appears. "Leonardo's reverse-handwriting manuscript on perpetual motion wheels can be found in this city. What is its name? (For another clue, Hyde in the north.)" I tried one wrong answer after gue...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 17 of 24
Last week the observation challenge was quite challenging, this week it was even easier than the first time. To find the video, do a google video search "Speaking of fascination characters, there's only one letter in the entire video that is clearly w...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 16 of 24
Check mate in 3 moves. White wins using a double check in order to mate. "Who designed the Louvre's famous pyramid?" I.M. Pei "Which French King built the Louvre?" Phillip II Augustus "Who never set foot in Notre Dame?" Pope Leo IX
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 15 of 24
Another easy hang the pictures on the wall puzzle. The following question is another translation question to which I again used http://babelfish.alt...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 14 of 24
Another simple restoration. The following question left me clueless. "Translate ilhv from Atbash". Answer: rose First I thought Atbash was some obscure Jewish language but soon found out that it's really a Jewish substitution cipher. At least the Jewi...
May 7, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 13 of 24
Today the sudoko puzzle was not as trivial and I had to spend some time thinking about each move more carefully. Sill fairly easy though. After the puzzle you're again presented with a question. This time it's a translation question from another lang...
May 4, 2006
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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Day 12 of 24
After the puzzle is done, you're confronted with the following question. "By adding some PIZAZZ to A NOVEL IDEA and rearranging the letters, you'll get the location of a museum in this eternal city. What is the name of the city?" Obviously PIZAZZANO...
May 3, 2006

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