Practical Observations of 3D Printing a Mechanical Component
In the post following this one, I’ll start talking about the specifics I’m taking in modeling the initial part of the Enigma machine I’m pursuing: the three rotors. Currently, I’m done (I think) modeling all the rotor components and am a little over halfway printing the parts out. The only things I’m really at a […]
What’s On Your Wifi
One of my last posts was a 6 year ago review of what’s on my wifi. Back then there were apparently just 11 IP addressable things in our house. Today, there’s about 48. And that doesn’t include the home automation gear that doesn’t talk IP. How times change.
One post per year…
Just noticed that I’ve now posted one entry in all of 2011 and all of 2010. Maybe 2012 will be better?
What’s on your wifi?
Things typically running on our home wifi: Xbox 360 Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player Nest Learning Thermostat My Phone (Samsung Focus) Diann’s Phone (Samsung Focus) Windows Home Server (HP MediaSmart LX195) Printer (Canon Pixma MX870) My work laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) Diann’s work laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) My home laptop (Macbook Pro – yes, it runs […]
Tap tap tap… is this thing on?
Have to post now so I don’t have a one-year lapse on posts here. Just have had nothing significant to post here since I got the old Twitter feed setup there on the right. Is anyone actually reading this?
This weekend I was pleased to have been invited with a few other people to go spend a night at the Manastash Ridge Observatory in eastern Washington. It’s about a 120 mile drive away from my house, and we headed out from the Seattle area around 11am on Saturday. After arriving, we were treated to […]
My Geek Chart
Crazy old videos
So while I was visiting the family in Norway this past Christmas, I was shown something outstanding… My uncle had acquired my grandparent’s old Super 8mm video camera. This is the camera they had brought when they came to visit us in the States for the first time, when I was probably 8 or 9 […]
A roller coaster of a week
This has been a week of ups and downs. The week started off in a downhill slide. As many of you know, Microsoft laid off around 3,000 of my coworkers this week. Fortunately, I wasn’t one of them, but I have a great deal of good friends who were affected by this second round of […]
Seattle Central Library Photostroll
Today the Seattle area was greeted with good weather. Of course, the local Flickr meetup group had pre-planned a photostroll that, of course, was inside. 🙂 We wandered about the downtown Seattle library for approximately 2 hours, taking pictures of the awesome architecture and colors of the building. My photos are here. Also, got the […]