Recent Blog Posts

Make: Eddie Bot

Some months ago, I ran across a robot that I thought looked cool that would be fun to paint. The name of the artist is Paul Braddock. Initially I found him here. But, it’s a resin model that isn’t available and costs $170 for the model, which was more than […]

Make: Muppet 911!

This story, like many good stories, starts with an unexpected find. Christina texted me one day back at the end of May: If your awesome partner ever asks if you need a hand puppet in your life and it’s a gosh danged Muppet, the answer is yes! She found this […]

Make: DLM Sign!

In The Beginning… I recently decided I wanted to make my own LED sign. But, that only make sense with some background. During my senior year of college, I was placed on a senior project team. We worked with a mentor to complete a project in our final semester. Pretty […]

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.



From the classic X11 file rgb.txt



From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

Decimal fraction


From the classic X11 file rgb.txt


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


I made this stuff!