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Journal Journal: Our baby boy: 3

7lbs 3oz, born 12:36pm EST Monday September 25th.

He is the most amazing thing I have ever seen.

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Journal Journal: Preggers! 5

The wife is preggers! Gonna have a little mini-llamalicious running around the house pretty soon.
This is our first one, and I'm pretty damned excited!

That's all, just wanted to share :P

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Journal Journal: Rejected: HOW-TO: build an RF homing beacon, ala RFID

I submitted this a while ago for ask slashdot, so I figured I'd post it here, in case anyone who reads my journal might be an electronics geek/guru:

I'm a budding electronics geek, trying to build what amounts to an RFID tag and scanner system to act as a homing beacon, but without the unique ID data. I'm looking to have the tag/transmitter be powered by magnetic field generated in an antenna on the device, with the scanner/tracker sending out the signal. An optimal design would include a return frequency differing from the input, very tiny size/mass and a range of up to 50 feet. So far I've been stumped trying to find good information on the internet about how to build my own, so I'm asking all you /. electronics geeks: What are some good resources to check (online, books, schematics)?

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Journal Journal: Credit theft 2

Yay! I'm a statistic. Mark me down on the list of people who've had their MasterCard info stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases.

$2,566.07 in Google Adwords purchases no less.
All while in the midst of trying to purchase a home with my wife. Awesome timing. Well, you know all those tips and tricks for avoiding credit and identity theft? Read them all, use 'em.

Going to take weeks to sort this out, I can kiss my finances goodbye.

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