Part of cutting back on Facebook use is the realization there’s an awful lot of stuff that’s ended up over there that should have been over here. I built a Lego Saturn V. I created a bunch of stuff on the 3D printer. I wrote things. I argued about stuff. I took photos. There’s been a […]

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News broke last week of a massive breach at Equifax, one of the big-three credit ratings agencies. Much of the commentary has focused on the company’s handling of the incident and the scale of the breach, an estimated 143 million people. You’re likely one of those 143 million affected, and the information breached is as […]

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As promised… First, the background and hardware. The home network is pretty complicated, but the important components for this are: The NASNAS stands for Network Attached Storage. It’s a standalone box of hard drives, with over 8 TB of total storage for all the various things. It gets used for computer backups and so on, […]

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I wrote this as part of my costume for Con this year.   I frowned impatiently at the spinning compass. Sailing the trade routes of the South Pacific was boring work, rarely providing anything like the adventures I had always secretly craved, and I didn’t like the possibilities a broken compass was likely to offer. […]

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I recently gave in to the temptation to purchase a 3D printer kit, and settled on the Maker’s Tool Works MendelMax 3 as the best combination of final build quality, upgrade capacity, and potential for fun building it. Not included in that list? High quality build documentation. Which, I suppose, could be considered part of the […]

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I recently gave in to the temptation to purchase a 3D printer kit, and settled on the Maker’s Tool Works MendelMax 3 as the best combination of final build quality, upgrade capacity, and potential for fun building it. Not included in that list? High quality build documentation. Which, I suppose, could be considered part of the […]

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As mentioned in my last blog post, I just finished a long-running project… This project took a lot of time to complete, but that was mostly because I did a lot of thinking and researching and testing – imperfectly, I might add – in an attempt to preserve the look of my one-of-a-kind shell. And […]

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