Author: benjamenjohnson

9) I Made Penny Batteries #NewThingEveryDay

9) I Made Penny Batteries #NewThingEveryDay

I was watching the King Of Random's channel again last night and I found his video on how to make a three penny battery. I'm an electrical engineer, ...
8) I Built My Very First Android App #NewThingEveryDay

8) I Built My Very First Android App #NewThingEveryDay

Today I set out to build my first Android app. I have a future project that involves using a phone, so I wanted to start learning the platform. I' ...
7) I joined Pinterest to Organize My Project Ideas #NewThingEveryDay

7) I joined Pinterest to Organize My Project Ideas #NewThingEveryDay

Like most creative people I collect pictures of neat looking things for inspiration. For instance when I see a cool LEGO build somebody has create ...
3) Have Son Teach Me How to Play Minecraft #NewThingEveryDay

3) Have Son Teach Me How to Play Minecraft #NewThingEveryDay

I tried Minecraft once when you could download the free edition for tablets. I never could understand the appeal. But, my son eats, lives, and bre ...

Not Just Hype: Antec Earthwatts Power Supply

My the overload protection in my power supply started randomly shutting down my computer, so I figured I'd replace it with an 80 Plus rated power supp ...

Batch Downloading Numbered Files

    The following script will download a sequence of numbered files.#! /bin/bashfor x in `seq -w 60 181`do    wget "http ...

ffmpeg: Batch Converting

    I was getting tired of converting each individual flash video to mpg by hand, so I wrote a script to convert every .flv file in a d ...

Snapfish/Costco Quick Upload in Firefox 2.0

    After upgrading my wife to Firefox 2.0, she complained to me that the Costco quick upload feature was no longer working.  She ...

ffmpeg: Converting Flash Video

    I had some flash videos I wanted play on my MythTV box.  I had tried just about every method of converting and playing the vid ...

Moving to WordPress

    I am in the process of moving from GoDaddy's Quick Blog to wordpress.  http://blog.electronsmith.com now points to the Wor ...