Hex Machina
Solid projects, crappy visuals
With this hardware setup and the associated software loaded onto an Arduino, you can fire a modified Nerf Stampede with a simple thought. The possibilities are wide open.
This drives the Arduino in the MindBullets project which serves as the interface between a NeuroSky EEG brainwave reader and a modified Nerf Stampede gun. Using this software, you can quite literally fire a Nerf gun (or activate anything else) just by thinking about it.
A how-to on rigging up a Nerf Stampede for remote firing control using a microcontroller, plus adding the option for an external power supply.
This was a project that served the dual purpose of learning how to hack a Kinect (on OS X) and how to incorporate the OpenCV API into Processing. It's nothing fancy, but it is kind of fun.
I wrote a Perl script to turn our underused OS X server into a media conversion workhorse. Even with an underpowered server, the convenience of a networked drag 'n' drop media compressor can make a workplace more productive.
I've had occasion to spend quite a bit of time managing Macs in a lab environment (that is to say, lots of Macs used by nobody-knows-how-many users), and updating the OS efficiently across several machines has always been a problem. Here's how it got solved.
Here we have a site which has beautiful production elements. It's a pleasure to look at and listen to, and at first glance it gives a professional impression of the company. But as soon as the mouse moves, it's clear that not all is well in this graphical paradise.
Leopard's new Time Machine, while not a full-featured backup solution, provides a largely self-managed solution that involves relatively little administrator overhead. The users can connect to the "backup" server (we'll leave that in euphemism quotes for now), navigate through and restore their own items, and all I have to do is make sure the terabytes of space don't run dry.

Well, hm, about that....
A little less than a year ago I pointed to the atrocity of the FUNiGIRLS website's menu and its exasperating refusal to perform the one main function of a menu: providing a clear, easy way to navigate through the rest of the site. It turns out Vincent Flanders of Web Pages that Suck beat me to it by a year with an equally stunning example of horrible menu design.
This is a first project using Processing. It was designed to help identify what worked best with the Hex Machina logo by allowing various parameters to be adjusted in real-time.