I have been very distracted lately. There’s a lot going on with personal and client projects, and I’ve had to be very flexible with my scheduling. Because of this, I find myself task-switching more often than I like, which means reloading my brain with another context and skill set. Jumping between writing code, doing design [...]
My buddy Alen, who has been the grandmaster of the venerable Japanese toy robot site ToyboxDX for nearly as long as I’ve known him, has been slowly building an army of original character toys. His latest: a licensed Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in a diminutive 2G USB Flash Drive package
This is NOT a review, but it IS a very long unabashed rundown of my two-week experience playing Star Trek Online, a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game from Cryptic Entertainment. And yes, I did actually gain some useful insights from it.
Yeah, I should be saving money, but I came across a 2007 review of Ergotron LCD monitor arms on Coding Horror. Digging around on Amazon, I saw that Ergotron, the company that sells these arms, had a dual arm laptop + monitor kit for about $200. In that moment, I saw that this was the [...]
Charged up from our on-site experience at the San Jose Tech Innovation Museum, I had this funny idea about a museum that would house everything that I thought was cool. I realized that a lot of the things I like have some kind of transformative power, and that a lot of these artifacts were actually [...]
Last Christmas, a good friend of mine surprised me an indoor electric grill. I was surprised in that Why, I never considered getting one of these way, where you’re actually not sure what you’re going to do with the gift. I like grilling outside and burning stuff, and the idea of doing this in my [...]
It’s that time of year again for all good builders, geeks, and DIYers in the Manchester, New Hampshire area to gather for BarCamp Manchester (USA). It’s coming up this very Saturday, July 28th, at the Amoskeag Business Incubator on S. Commercial St. It’s the second barcamp ever, and I’m looking forward to remeeting the friends [...]