After the initial failure described in yesterday’s blog post about the RatRacer, I thought I would scale down the problem a bit. I figured it would be easier to iterate through design tweaks when big parts took 20 minutes to print versus 120 minutes per part. If I ended up with a sound design for the mousetrap car, then I could scale it up … Continue reading Son of RatRacer: Mouse Car
Yesterday, I was doing some shopping that was large enough as to require the car. I parked, top down, in the Fred Mayer parking lot and proceeded to shop. Upon returning, I found this note handwritten on the back of a business card, sitting on the driver’s seat: I should add, at this point, that my license plate (RM … Continue reading Thx. (1138)
When my main machine was the 17″ laptop, I had a great system for pulling pictures directly from my camera, almost immediately after taking them, then pushing them to Flickr with FlickrExport for Aperture. The new (well, not terribly new now) MacBook Air does not meet the system requirements for Aperture (I got the low end one), … Continue reading Photo dump: mystery switch, window perch, bathroom, sun
I forgot to mention in my last post that during part of the drive up, we were around and behind Ganesha The Car. I also forgot to mention (or maybe had mentally blocked out) That Fourteen Year Old. For a little while, as I worked alone, she was outside the booth, looking in at me with a weird … Continue reading Two More Things
vpisteve: sadtrombone.com has now been banned from the office BrianEnigma: @vpisteve I decompiled the Flash and loaded the MP3 into my iPhone for instant sadtrombone action! also: rimshot vpisteve: @BrianEnigma you are my hero Last week, I discovered a flaw in this particular plan. Let me paint you a picture to illustrate. It is nearing the end of a bright … Continue reading In which we learn the perils of a rimshot
As you probably don’t know, I’m working on a car mount for my iPhone. I saw an instructable on how to make one that seemed nice, but I’m not keen on the velcro and I’m not sure I kept the plastic packing piece it requires. I also spied a mounting solution from ProClip that seemed really nice. They sell mounts … Continue reading iPhone car mount, status update 1
The car has a new clutch! Well, not technically the clutch, but the master and slave clutch cylinders. The clutch is now very firm with a completely different friction point than before. The change is so drastic that I feel like I’m 16 and have never driven a stick shift before. I haven’t stalled it yet, but I’ve over-revved it … Continue reading These are the people in your neighborhood, in your neigh-bor-hood...
This isn’t a meme or anything, but three things you didn’t know about my car (or maybe you did): In the fall and winter, it always smells like wet dog inside. Virtually all year ’round (except for a month or two in the summer), moss grows on the outside. Mainly this is on the rubber gasket where … Continue reading Car Un-meme
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/01/As this video shows, people in Portland don’t know how to drive in the snow. And as Josh says, it’s even funnier … Continue reading Chains, people, chains.
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/12/When it is below freezing, luxuries like leather seats (from before the era of electric seat warmers) are called into question. [Posted … Continue reading Brrrrrrr