Make: Crate and Barrel!

I’ve had a 3d printer for a while now and, for the most part, I’ve been printing other people’s designs and models.  I’ve learned a bit about how to print a model (it’s still a bit of a roll of the dice, frankly) and I’ve printed some things to use Read more…

Make: Ancient Obelisks!

I was perusing images on Google looking for something that I might make which wasn’t too large.  The idea is it should be something I might use when next I GM our role playing group.  I wanted something that you might put on a table, might advance/enhance a story, might Read more…

New Coat of Paint!

So, that was a year, wasn’t it? I’m not going to make any excuses, but 2017 was quite a year on many fronts.  Folks far more able to describe it clearly talked about how everything going on with our country and our politics and in the world made it nigh Read more…

Make: Lamps!

  Some time ago, roughly four months ago, I was watching a show called The Librarians.  I enjoy it because it’s silly and escapist and it’s filmed in Portland.  In the past they have used many familiar landmarks including the sub at OMSI (and OMSI) and their secret lair is Read more…

Make: 3D Printer!

grew up on Star Trek. It was an escape for my imagination and it was a place where technology, albeit fictional technology, usually played a part in saving the day. Scotty, the ship’s chief engineer on the Enterprise, would often complain about the impossibility of a request, but always managed Read more…

Looking at Apple’s SWIFT

pple recently made some press with their release of the Swift language. That release provides me an opportunity to do a couple of things: Catch up on what’s going on with the latest Xcode Play with and learn a new language My first language, roughly a millennia ago, was BASIC Read more…

Project: Brisket!

This last weekend I decided to take the plunge and attempt that most manly of pursuits: Making a Brisket. (This for certain values of “manly”) The results were a mixed bag and I have lots to learn and to try and do better/differently the next time I try this. I Read more…

Mortality and Immortality

As I get older I’m being forced to acknowledge that my physical body is not accepting my mental premise that I’m pretty much the same as I was when I was 18 years old. I’m forced to rationalize more things to myself. I tell myself I’m wiser though strangely slower Read more…