I’ve been invited as a guest on NPR Science Friday this week! This is really exciting. The show is a high caliber nation radio program about all things science.
The topic of discussion will be summer science projects for kids. I’ve got a few really top-notch projects that have been my favorites over the years so I hope you’ll tune in to hear about them. You can find programming information for your local National Public Radio station here. My segment should start at about 2:15pm Central time.
The doorbell just rang and I saw FedEx standing there and thought “Who set me something”? He was holding a red box in his hand and delight washed over me as I realized it was my shipment from SparkFun. I was one of the lucky bastards who got a $100 credit on free day.
This is my first order from SparkFun and I love the way they package their products. I’ve been surprised in the past by the amound of packaging that comes in an order from Mouser. SparkFun doesn’t go with the one-component-model-per-bag, but instead uses up all of the space in each bag by heat sealing the plastic between each collection of parts.
I won’t fill you in on a complete list of items, but I am excited about the Arduino Duemilanove that I ordered. I’ve written about Arduino over at Hackaday so much that the commenters accuse me of being in love with it. I find it ironic because I’ve been purely AVR up to this point but I guess we’ll see what happens. Off now to blink some LEDs.
Thank you SparkFun! By the way, I want to work there.
I have a copy of wordpress running on my home server as well as on wordpress.com. At home my ISP blocks several common ports (Port 80, Port 21, etc). Because of this I have to use port forwarding with my router in order to serve webpages.
I use www.dyndns.com to give my dynamic IP address a more easy to remember name (ie: yourmadeupword.homelinux.org). This works well except that I have to add the non-standard port at the end: http://yourmadeupword.homelinux.org:3333
This is all fine and good except when it comes to wordpress. After installation I could not figure out why I wasn’t getting to my blog from outside the house. When I try I keep getting redirected to the url without the port number at the end.
Well, after much searching, I found you need to make sure you have wordpress set up for that specific port.
Log in as administrator, go to settings and click general. Change both urls listed there to include the port number you will be using.