Friday, April 28, 2006

Hacked CueCat

I recently aquired a CueCat (don't ask me what I was thinking). I'm not going to go into detail on what they are; see here for more info. For fun, and because it's not good for much else, I decided to hack it to output normal, unencrypted data. My model was a later version, a "single board"model because it only had one PCB, where as the others had t PCBs: one for scanning, and the other for handling what came out of the sensor. I decided that for this, it would be better to use video to describe the process. Below is the video: Let me know what you think, and if you would like me to do something like this again, in the comments.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Regarding The Microsoft Mouse...

Upon close inspection (as in my mouse fell on the floor and I went to pick it up), Microsoft's Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 seems to have an image. This is in rebuttal to the Post on Digg about Apple's Mighty Mouse having an image of a mouse. I got this mouse sometime in 2004, long before Apple's Mighty Mouse. It looks something like a Face. If anyone else can confirm this (it's late and maybe I'm just seeing things), or can see this on another mouse, let me know in the comments. Below is a picture. It may not be visable in the picture, I 'll see how it turns out (My camera is old, so the pictures aren't that great).

New Google Layout

Check out google's new design of the more page! This is probobly leading up to the eventual complete site redesign.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Funny 404 Error Message

I was stumbling around the Internet (as I often do) and found this little Gem. If you have scripting turned off, it helps and adds to the enjoyment if you turn it on, although the text will appear. UPDATE: For some reason, The Script isn't working in Blogger. If it's working for you, let me know in the comments. The Webiste where I found this is at

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Best Firefox Ad ever!!

This is possibly the best firefox Ad ever. It's that simple.

Google Calendar is live!!!

Google Calendar is live!!! While I'm unable to give a full review due to time constraints (I'll do it eventually), Google Calendar is live and these are my first impressions:

  • It features Day, Week, Month, an Agenda View, and a Custom View that defaults to Next 4 Days
  • It looks Very Web 2.0
  • It has the ability to create Public Calendars
  • It (obviously) has search
  • It allows multiple Calendars
  • Reminders are present
  • phone Notification is a Feature
  • Calendar Importation is a feature
I will get around to reviewing this soon, but with the Holidays and everything, it probably won't be until next week.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Official News Bulletin

Good news: You can now link to us using these brand new buttons! Currently, I only have one available, but I will add more eventualy.

dan|keenanFor Button #1: Copy and paste the following code: <a href=""><img src="" alt="dan|keenan" title="The blog of dan keenan"></a>

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Google Talk Logo

If you haven't noticed, Google has changed their logo for Google Talk. It now resembles the gMail Logo, in that it has a gradient. This new logo accompanies the New Version of Google Talk.