Posted on July 25th, 2014 8 comments
Dick Smith Electronics (known colloquially as Tricky Dicks here in Australia), a once (in)famous electronics components retailer, but long since been just a consumer electronics store, have released some excellent videos highlighting three local Sydney makers as part of their Unleash Your Smith advertising campaign shown on Australian TV and media.
One can’t help but wonder why they didn’t call it the Unleash Your Dick campaign?
It’s rather perplexing why Tricky Dicks would be promoting makers when they don’t sell anything the least bit Maker related any more?
But hey, any company spending money to promote Makers is all good and awesome!
Anyway, I was asked to help organise this at the last minute, and they have shot three excellent local makers, two of which you may have seen on the blog before.
The videos are well produced, enjoy:
Posted on July 3rd, 2014 6 comments
I answered some questions for Hackaday
Here is the video response:
Posted on July 1st, 2014 12 comments
Written and composed by MC E-Loc
Posted on June 17th, 2014 22 comments
I’m sick of the old WordPress comment system. It’s hopeless, and there is now way too much spam.
So I have just installed the Disqus plugin that will hopefully be much better. You’ll be able to log into the comment using any existing social media account you have, and it should keep the spam away.
No previous WordPress comments will be lost, and they will be imported over.
But this will take some time, maybe a day or two. So don’t panic about seeing it say there are 20 comments, but no comments. They should come through eventually.
So you shouldn’t see too much of a difference, except that you should now have extra features in the comment system here on the blog site, and be able to follow threads and get notifications etc, attach images, and vote comments up and down etc. Huge improvement over wordpress.
Posted on May 21st, 2014 35 comments
As the title says, available from my new shop HERE.
FYI, there are no plans to sell it through distributors like last time.