Sun: Feb 19, 2017

» Tips Video // Collaboration with Darbin Orvar and Laura Kampf. I like that "always clean your workbench, don't start a new project with the ghost of the old still around".     #


Sat: Feb 18, 2017

» Video calls for Signal now in public beta. Great news, hoping I can get people off Whatsapp (and away from Facebook...)     #


» George Carlin Dubbing Thomas the Tank Engine. That's pretty genius.     #


Fri: Feb 10, 2017

» Legal Briefing for People Considering Non-Violent Civil Disobedience. Prepare yourself.     #


» Surveillance Self-Defense (from the EFF) and 14 ways to Trump-proof your life. So relevant these days...     #


» Stalker's bolt. Every time I watch one of his videos I learn something new. I knew you could make a bolt in a lathe (I've done it) and just mill the head of the bolt, but I love how he reverses it and makes the bolt in the mill then uses the lathe to cut the head. I especially like the format of this videos, I can learn without having to hear him speak (and considering I don't speak Russian it's better this way...)     #


» I've been thinking about resurrecting my old physical Franklin Planner but I don't want to deal with refill packs that give me things I don't actually want like address book pages. I'm also not a fan of the color schemes they are using on the pages, so I've been looking into printing my own. There's a surprising number of DIY templates you can download and print on your own, as well as some places offering Word files so you can actually edit them. I'm going to end up making my own (I have it in my mind how I want them to look) but these are a couple great starting places: Personal Planner - Free Printables, D*I*Y Planner Kits, D*I*Y Templates (user contributed), and D*I*Y Planner 3.0     #


Wed: Feb 08, 2017

» Tool Storage Cabinet. I love how the "wings" swing out and it's double-sided peg-board...     #


» Mozilla adds working HTML5 Video autoplay blocking to Firefox. This actually happened a year and a half ago but not everyone is aware that you can edit your about:config to force the setting (it's media.autoplay.enabled and you need to set it to "false").     #


» Razberry Z-Wave, turns your Raspberry Pi into a z-wave hub.     #


» . Open-source management software (you run a server and it connects to the clients you have installed on other devices).     #


» Portable Mini Timelapse Camera. Tech is getting super cheap and super capable, this is pretty interesting.     #


» This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’. My current track is to have my router run an OpenVPN server and then deny my cameras and other IOT devices access to the Internet via firewall. That way I can VPN into my house and access everything but nothing speaks outbound without my permission.     #


Tue: Feb 07, 2017

» How to Meditate. I've been using the Headspace app (only very recently started) but there's also Guided Meditation for Beginners (for free) from QuietKit.     #


» How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed. It's not my newsfeed that's the problem right now, it's the daily depressing news itself...     #


Mon: Feb 06, 2017

» Why Trump is Great! True!     #


Fri: Feb 03, 2017

» These 16 new trails are coming to Colorado thanks to the Colorado the Beautiful Project. Always happy to have more places to hike!     #


Thu: Feb 02, 2017

» Wemos ESP8266 Mini Shields. Nifty, and the Wemos D1 Mini is cheap at AliExpress. I may pick up a few just to play with...     #


Wed: Feb 01, 2017

» (Terramoto de 1755) Perfect Storms: Gods Wrath, Lisbon. I heard a bit about the earthquake on my recent visit and while this drags the whole episode out to 45 minutes (they could have done it in half the time) it's still worth a watch. The city was basically destroyed, it's amazing they were able to come back at all.     #


» Foldable Dymaxion Globe. That is awesome, I need to get one of those laser cutters...     #


Tue: Jan 31, 2017

» Climbing Gear Comparison. That's impressive - measures the differences between manufacturers and product lines of gear. I guess with this you could figure out how to create the lightest rack possible.     #


» How to read music - Tim Hansen. That was actually pretty handy, I had no idea that's how it worked.     #


» Cheap, Fun, and Fast: You’re Going to Want a Cyclekart. They aren't kidding, I totally want one.     #


» WS2812B LED Clones: Work Better Than Originals! Sometimes you get lucky and a cheap knock-off will be better in some way.     #


» Should Outdoor Retailer leave Salt Lake? Yes, why would you continue to support a state that clearly has so little regard for the things you claim to value?     #


» Garmin Connect Privacy Policy. This is kind of amazing, I'm so cynical about privacy policies grabbing every kind of data they possibly can that I'm stunned to find one that actually seems reasonable (and appears to be written for non-lawyers). I especially like they list what the mobile app permissions are actually for instead of just saying "we need these".     #


» Rogue One, my Holiday Hackintosh. And it's tiny, roughly the size of a Mac Mini for a fraction of the price (and with more power!)     #


» Pleasant View Electronics in Golden. Good place for components, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, etc, etc. The only downside is their hours make it tough to have a normal job and still get out there.     #


» 2014 Coyote Symposium. This is pretty interesting to me, I've been encountering the local coyotes for a few years, I see them somewhat frequently walking the dog.     #


» Hangboard Training 101. Interesting, I'll have to try that.     #


» Lathe – Getting Started. Excellent guide on getting started with machine tools. My favorite quote is right near the top: "Lots of things in the shop can be a bit dangerous, but machine tools are unique in that they are actively trying to murder you at all times". No kidding.     #


» Brand Infographic, who owns what. That is just depressing to see.     #


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