20 November 2006, 02:59 by mark hoekstra

a new project and then some...

First of all, I just put a new project online:

DIY Media Center extender

click to go the projectpage

This has been something I wanted to do for a long time, but it was only recent I got my hands on a second IR-receiver + remote (and you guys know me, I only buy stuff when it’s cheap *^_^* )... sooo… read all about it on the DIY projectpage

Then, it seems my cufflinks made it into a Top 10-list! *^_^*

PC Magazine’s Top 10 Strangest DIY Projects-list that is…

click to go PC Mag’s Top 10

Travel to the extreme side of DIY projects to build your very own Ethernet Cable Cuff Links, an iPod Dock made from cardboard, an NES Cell-Phone Mod, and more.

and then, if you really have some time to read up on things… start with comment #10 in this thread... Really, normally I miss out on the trolls because I’m way to busy and such, but this comment popped-up on my iBook when I was sitting on my couch this weekend and I couldn’t resist reacting…

Now I’m not sure what this guy’s thinking, but he sends mails like this to others:

Mr Ka Nai’a sir,

It is important to bring to your attention that the person who stole your idea for taking a Fuji digital camera and making it a IR camera also stol your blue LED mice idea.

I tell you this cause you have a copyright notice on your page and I don’t want you to be victim to copyright infringement.

Your Pal,

I mean, WTF? Well, luckily Ka Nai’a is a nice fellow and calls this his My WTF E-Mail for today


...and if you now somehow get interested in ‘this case’ I will explain it very shortly… for more info, read all the threads on this page, HAD or whereever… (and mind you, this is stuff of more than a year ago…)

Ka Nai’a made this IR-camera out of a Fuji. A while later, I did too. Ka Nai’as camera got blogged on HAD and two months later mine got too...

Now I will be the first person to admit that these projects are very much alike… Only thing is, I hadn’t seen Ka Nai’as page before I did my project. My project already was up on HAD when I saw Ka Nai’as project (and yes, I fell out of my chair when I did…)

The Fuji was my first digital camera and I’m now on my second (a Sony). If I had seen it before, I’m not sure if I’d done my project and if I did, I would’ve credited the guy, I mean, that’s what I always do. We both saw an IR-webcam-project and we both happened to have the same idea to do this to a digital camera and both happened to have these old Fuji’s laying around. There’s nothing more to this story, really, there isn’t.

But, you can guess this of course, there’s always people, like this Bah-guy, who draw their own conclusions to this.

Well, for people like Bah, let’s make this a challenge, there’s just a fresh project online, go look around if I copycatted someone this time! *^_^*

For the rest of you, you all know me better than that, so like always, enjoy!

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