So as you may (or may not) have read in my July 2016 Hacks post, I’m starting the process of building my own 3D printer (the D-Bot CoreXY). This is my first progress report. There will be more posts that follow this, of course. Hopefully, they won’t have a long gap in them like the Cyclocross Frame Build project currently has.
Oh Fuck Police State
Five Drones That Are, Like, Billion-Dollar Ideas…Maybe
1. A drone that changes litterboxes. 2. A drone that takes out the fucking trash and mows the lawn and does all the other annoying man work around the house.[ref]HOLY SHIT. When did I get so gender normative on things like chores? That’s fucking weird.[/ref] 3. A drone that will herd children to bed at … Read more
I Disagree, Vehemently
What were the Obama campaigns? Flat-out optimism. Those worked quite nicely.
OTOH, different medium, different results? I think that there are things to be optimistic about, but optimism requires charisma and oratory skills, while pessism is more of an Eeyore game. Hollywood doesn’t have authentic charisma/voice to pull off optimism.
It’s Sunday night, and rather than break this all down day by day like I do with my normal weekend recap post, I’m going to drop this one by subject. The Fam The kids were a mix of fun and trying this weekend. On Saturday, while Kate was at work, we hung out and played … Read more
Sniffing Out ANT+ Device IDs with Arduino
I’ve previously mentioned the shitstorm I’ve been dealing with in getting my Garmin Edge 705 and my Powertap SL+ to get back on speaking terms with one another. In my research, I found out that I could manually enter device IDs into the Edge 705 to pair them to one another. But how to get … Read more
Solving Police Violence
With the Michael Brown case having brought the issue of militarized police to the forefront here in the U.S., it’s important that we start discussing the issues that are at-hand, but we seriously need to think about solutions. First of all, we need to deter violence as the immediate solution by police. To that end, … Read more
Five Companies I’d Buy If I Were Apple
1. Hewlett-Packard. No joke. I’d buy them largely to get ahold of their memristor technology (and patents) and use it to put everyone else up against the wall. Good luck matching an iPhone with 100TB of data storage when the most you can muster is 256GB. 2. Nintendo. This would be a play strictly for … Read more
Five Apple Products I Want But Cannot Afford*
1. A new Mac Mini to replace my 6-year old, dying one. 2. A iPad Mini Retina (64GB, WiFi, black) to replace my dying 1st-gen iPad. 3. A Macbook Air (13″, 256GB flash drive). 4. A new Airport Extreme Base Station to replace my 10-year old(!), dying one. 5. 2GB iPod Shuffle**, for those super-long … Read more
Joined RUM (Ruby Users of Minnesota) today, and made a visit to their monthly get-together this evening. For those that know me, you’ll know I have a love/hate relationship with Ruby on Rails. I love what it stands for, I love the concept of it. The biggest problem has been getting from n00b status to … Read more