Recent Blog Posts

Make: A Bust!

I’m sure this happens to everyone. You are sitting alone, thinking thoughts or you are still in bed and your mind wanders and your mind says, “Hey! You know what you need? You need a life-sized bust of your head! That’s what you need. I will now harass you with […]

Make: Thor Statue!

It turns out my brother is a big fan of Thor. Did not know this. But, that’s cool! It gave me an idea to do something unique for him for his birthday this year. So, I decided I was going to find and print and paint a nice Thor statue […]

Make: Fake Folks and Fortunes

The weather is getting nasty around here, so the opportunity for outside projects decreases in inverse proportion to the increasing rain. This means it’s time to start on some other projects for a while. As it turns out, I’d been noodling on the idea of fake people. Specifically, based on […]


Once upon a time, in the Before Times (call it the 1990s), software engineers would add to an otherwise boring login by displaying additional things like time, date or weather. Another was to display a random fortune. Some are movie quotes, some are literary quotes and some are just fortunes. Some are profane and some are a little profound. This bit of code accesses an online API to generate a fortune and display it.

Credit to HelloACM, which provides and hosts the API for this and many other cool things.

Staff Spotlight

This is our Staff Spotlight where we focus on some of the folks who help make us who we are!

Dewey Knapp

Communications Ambassador

Quote: "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein.
Home Town: Yonkers, NY.

Jaime Curtis

Social Media Sith Lord

Quote: "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa.
Home Town: Knoxville, TN.

Evangelina Pate

Happiness Advocate

Quote: "A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." - Elbert Hubbard.
Home Town: Detroit, MI.

Reva Wheeler

Part-Time Czar

Quote: "You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in." - Heraclitus.
Home Town: Beloit, WI.

Credit to HelloACM for the random identity generator, for the AI generated headshots and Pixabay for the random backgrounds and for the quotes api.

Random Colors of the Day

Find some inspiration to brighten your colorspace! The three options below are based on trying to assign names to colors as they are represented on a computer screen, typically via a hex value like this: "#546789". Each pair represents the strength of the Red, Green and Blue value. Back in the day, the X11 Consortium declared that colors would be stored in a file called "rgb.txt" and many had names associated with them. Additionally, I found a list of colors and names based on Resene colors. The third one is what happens if you pick a random value and call it a random name. Very useful and highly scientific.

Navajo white


From the classic X11 file rgb.txt



From the set of Resene colors.



A unique color and name, created just for you!


This is a place where I keep my stuff on the web. The contents and appearance change with time, but tend to reflect my interests. Those interests include: writing, technology, computers, software (both as a user and a developer), 3D printing, crafting, role playing games, computer games, music, art and woodworking to name a few. I do a variety of things that change often and sometimes without warning and typically reflect things I'm curious about.

Darrin Mossor

Human In Training

“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another."

"Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary"