Customized Suzuki Intruder in French village
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Lego MindStorms digital clock

I can't wait until my kid will be old enough to play with Lego (OK, so that may be slightly premature, considering we're due in april). Maybe I shouldn't look for excuses and just get some. This stuff is so cool. Incidentally, the numbers are black on white. Believe it or not, I took a few seconds to realize that.

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David Sedaris on Sinterklaas

Just "één nachtje slapen" (sleep one night) and we Dutch celebrate the birthday of Saint Nicolas, aka "Sinterklaas" (ring any bells?). Many families will somehow plot to get a large sack of presents at their front door and have someone - which we will tell our kids was "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete, Sinterklaas's trusty helper), but is more likely to be a friendly neighbour - bang on the door. Anyway, don't let me explain all the intricacies of this typical Dutch holiday, David Sedaris is much better at it.

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Cult of Mac: Latest Version of Camera+ Turns iPhone Volume Button Into Shutter Trigger

The version that did this right out in the open was just rejected from the App Store, but there's a trick that will enable it in the current version. Just point your iPhone's browser at camplus://enablevolumesnap and be done. Turning it off is done the same way: camplus://disablevolumesnap. (You'll need to have Camera+ installed first, obviously).

Goodbye GeekBrief, hello GeekBeat?

Ever since I got my Apple TV, I have been watching video podcasts on it (and is now the sole reason I haven't switched to Plex completely), and the one that's been in my iTunes subscription list since the very beginning is GeekBrief.tv. Imagine my surprise when I saw the show notes for episode 780, and then watched the episode itself. The last episode? Well, sort of. Immediately after going to CaliLewis.me, I found out Cali is continuing, but under a different name - GeekBeat - and now with Revision3 (of Diggnation fame, GeekBrief used to be with Mevio). No idea what has been going on,...