Recent Blog Posts

Make: Nerf Pistol Repaint

A few months ago I came upon a group of folks on the Internet who enjoyed painting Nerf pistols to make them more realistic or interesting. There is also a whole subset who are focused on increasing the power and just basically improving their performance, but this is just about […]

Learn: Blender!

For years I’ve been interested in 3d modeling and animation. Pixar is an example of a company that has made real art from ones and zeroes and I’ve always loved their aesthetic and dedication to story telling. Years ago I used to play with a piece of software called Animation […]

Christmas Crafts

This year I had the pleasure of having the time to make many of the gifts I gave to family for Christmas. Some of these projects started a while ago and some were last minute, but what they all had in common was that I made them. Custom Outlet for […]

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.

Gray50

#7F7F7F

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

zircon

#F4F8FF

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

Enclitically

#a93dd3

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

About

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

I made this stuff!