Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous postings. Not entirely random.

3D Printing at the UPS Store

Here are my first tests using the 3D printing services now offered at the local UPS store: These objects are connectors for combining Legos and Lincoln Logs.  Many more similar type connectors are available for download as part of the … Continue reading

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3D Printing Links: #3

Links Aluminum-powder 3D-printed part Perspective on 3D printers from a mechanical designer MAKE: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing (book… i have it if you want to borrow) What the Maker Revolution Will *Really* Look Like 3D Printers vs. The Sewing … Continue reading

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Java vs .NET, I am no longer ambivalent

I’m not one to take part in flame wars. Luckily very few read this blog, because I feel compelled to go on record with the following statement: “No developer that is proficient in both modern Java and Microsoft .NET, would … Continue reading

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TED Talk Roundup: #1

A summary of some of my favorite TED talks (and a couple of interesting related links) that I’ve watched. I’m fairly certain any one of these will be more interesting than whatever is on TV. Excellent The Puzzle of Motivation … Continue reading

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“Why we get fat” by Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes is the author of Why We Get Fat.  I recently read this book out-of-curiosity, and I found it to be really interesting.  It provides science based theories that can explain much of the anecdotal evidence that I have observed personally when … Continue reading

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3D Printing Links: #2

Interesting links related to 3D printing that I’ve come across over the past few months. Miscellaneous Printing parts for IronMan 3D Printing & Art 9 Objects from, and 9 Facts about, 3D Printing Upcoming 3D Printers that Don’t Suck – Wired … Continue reading

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3D Printing Links: #1

Overviews What is 3D Printing? Wikipedia’s article on 3D Printing The 3rd Industrial Revolution An interview with Bre Pettis, CEO of makerbot 3D printer costs continue to lower The world’s first chocolate 3d printer Popular Lower Cost Makers MakerBot BotMill … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes: #1

Collected over the past 15 years. —————————————————- Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought. — Lin Yutang —————————————————- Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how … Continue reading

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Peak Design’s “Capture” Product & Kickstarter

I received my “Capture System” this weekend.  It’s a camera attachment accessory making it easy to attach and carry a camera on a belt, shoulder bag strap, etc. I think it is an excellent product, both in design and construction. … Continue reading

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Technical People vs. Entreprenuers

“To paraphrase author Michael Gerber, the technical person (read, web designer / developer / SEO expert) looks inward at his skills and asks, ‘How can I sell this?’ But the Entrepreneur looks out at the needs of the market and … Continue reading

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Relevant

“To speak of certain government and establishment institutions as “the system” is to speak correctly. … They are sustained by structural relationships even when they have lost all other meaning and purpose. People arrive at a factory and perform a … Continue reading

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Interesting SR-71 Facts

From 2011 April issue of AOPA Pilot magazine: What was the code name for the secret program that evolved into the SR-71 Blackbird? The project known as “Arch Angel” created the A-1 through A-12 aircraft that preceded the Blackbird. Why … Continue reading

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Think About the Puppets

Watch: Puppet Suicide It’s not funny. It’s an epidemic. …congrats to Peter Gilroy at Chapman University for winning the 2011 National College Comedy Funny Film Competition.

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Goodbye to an Old Friend

I took kt004 to the electronics recycling plant over the weekend.  This was a high-end laptop bought while working at IconMedialab in St. Louis. It built the Wear-Dated RFID kiosk, held Prada docs, weathered a few electric shorts due to … Continue reading

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Design Idea #206

Jill thought it wasn’t serious enough.

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Regarding Facebook

Pondering Companies worth less than Facebook Assange vs. Zuckerberg Technical How Facebook Ships Code Building Facebook Apps for Clients Advertising Facebook is a like Ponzi Scheme 3rd Biggest Advertiser is (Allegedly) Bing Affiliate Scam – (more)

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