[lug] You're not a geek until you ...

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Tue Jan 16 20:24:12 MST 2007

Steve Webb wrote:
> I saw a post on digg.com today about a guy who allowed people to submit
> web form input to an LCD screen, then he'd take a webcam pic of it and
> post it on the same page (digital -> analog -> digital).  I wondered how
> long it would take me to put it all together.  I had all of the parts,
> so it took me about 45 minutes of misc effort to throw together.  Check
> it out:
> http://badcheese.com/lcd/
> Web form -> mysql -> poll, then dump to beta-brite LCD screen -> webcam
> -> scp pic to host -> update mysql -> page refreshes
> I don't check for flooding and the string can only be about 10
> characters, but I was impressed that I could actually pull it off with a
> very minimum amount of effort.
> - Steve

Well, now it's official. You're a geek ;)

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