2013 in review

It’s the end of one year, the begin­ning of another, the time of Christmas cards and fam­ily newslet­ters. I haven’t typ­i­cally been into either of those, but this has been a spe­cial year — in both good and bad ways. If, some­how, you arrived at a print copy of this blog post, you can find a bet­ter copy online, … Continue read­ing 2013 in review

Netninja: looking back on 2011

Happy 2012 2011 was the year of 3D.  No, not movies, silly glasses, and headaches.  It was the year of MakerBot, Blender, OpenSCAD, and Thingiverse.  In fact, it was the year I had to con­vert the term “maker­bot” from a tag to a full-fledged cat­e­gory here on the blog.  3D print­ing was a cen­tral con­cept, but orbit­ing it were the … Continue read­ing Netninja: look­ing back on 2011

One week with the iPad

Please bear with me as I type this review directly on the iPad — on Pages to be copied into WordPress — while reclin­ing on the sofa. Although I have used it in a num­ber of other ways, my intent right now is to get a good feel for using it in this par­tic­u­lar real-life sce­nario. (The result of … Continue read­ing One week with the iPad

The year in review / the year ahead

I was prompted by a meme in The Bruce’s recent post (which was, in turn, inspired by another post, and so on, as memes are apt to do) to dig through my mail and find the old­est mes­sage. On my cur­rent machine (a MacBook Air whose home direc­tory had pre­vi­ously been a MacBook Pro, nee PowerBook G4, … Continue read­ing The year in review / the year ahead