Technology

Project of the Week: Mini robot

I got my new 3D printer up and running recently. After some tuning, some improving, and some printing of backup parts (an ongoing process, I decided I was [...]

The 2013 Portland Mini MakerFaire

Last year (you may have read), I participated in the Portland Mini MakerFaire. It was great. I absolutely loved sharing and teaching people. This year, I [...]

10 minutes with Cory Doctorow

This past Wednesday, I had the opportunity to go see Cory Doctorow (arguably my favorite author) on the local stop of his tour for his new book Homeland. He [...]

It’s a Trap!

For the past few years, my brother and I have been pranking each other a bit when it comes to gifts. It took on a rather peculiar theme a couple of years ago [...]

My Perfect Phone

I got my first cell phone in 2005. It was a Nokia candybar identified by some 4 digit number. At the time I carried it along with a Handspring Edge Palm [...]

Me at the Portland MakerFaire

This past Saturday (Sept 15) I got to participate in Portland's first annual MakerFaire. I've written about MakerFaires before, but this is the first one where [...]

My Mac is not giving up yet.

About a week ago, I had a horrible thing happen. My Mac gave up the ghost. Well, sort of anyway. It didn't really die, but it seemed like it had. I was buzzing [...]

Well now what? (My new laptop)

We have a handful of computers in our house. My Desktop, my wife's Desktop, our media/backup server, and a netbook. The netbook's job was relatively simple. It [...]

Back on the 3D-Printed Horse

Several months ago, I finally got my hands on a mostly-working 3d printer. A maker bot. After irritated months of tinkering, I had trouble getting it to print [...]

Blurring the Lines in Digital Content Shifting

I ran into a dilemma today that I never expected to run into and it has to do with fairness when it comes to digital property. I'm an advocate of [...]