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Journal: Geek Remote Control Tracking

Journal by crlove
Has anyone come up with a better (read: "geekier") way to keep track of remote controls (for DVD, TV, PS2, etc.) than those stupid "beepers"? GPS, RFID, anything?
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Journal: Starting in electronics

Journal by crlove

I want to get started with a hobby in electronics. I have an MS in CS, so I wouldn't mind learning a little microprocessor programming as well...

Anyway, a few questions.
What sort of tools will I need?
I know I'll need a soldering iron and multimeter. Suggestions on these that work well at a decent (or cheap) price?
Any good resources (websites or books) for a beginner like me?
Anything else I should know?

Thanks!
Chris

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Journal: Home wiring - planning ahead 2

Journal by crlove
I'll be building a house soon. After I'm moved in, I'd like the ability to run new wiring throughout the house easily when I'd like to, without there being ugly panels in the walls. Any suggestions?

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