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It’s Okay to Abandon Things

In this blog post, I’ll share with you my methods for dealing with abandoning books, movies, and personal projects. You see, I have a bit of a perfectionist/completionist streak. That’s worked against me in these areas. I’m able to keep it in check in my work life. When writing code on a deadline, it’s good … Continue reading It’s Okay to Abandon Things

A Laser-Cut Drawer Organizer

The ADU (the “cottage,” as the guest house has gotten to be known) has a giant kitchen silverware drawer. And it has a big mess in the corner that’s just a clump of binder clips (“chip clips” and the like), rubber bands, and twist-ties. It’s just a big ol’ mess. If you need a clip … Continue reading A Laser-Cut Drawer Organizer

(Re-)Making a Tarot Journal

I have been absolutely inundated with ads for at least one (and I think multiple) Tarot-Journal Kickstarter projects. The central theme behind all of these ads is thus: you back the kickstarter and, if successful, they send you a tarot deck, a set of small rubber stamps, an ink pad, and a special daily journal … Continue reading (Re-)Making a Tarot Journal

Drink Tally: Micro Edition

My previous blog post was about a Drink Tally that affixes to the front-face of my home bar. That’s great, but very specific to my setup. I reworked it into a second design that fits in a small space on a countertop. The concept is the same: using two coins, two people can track their … Continue reading Drink Tally: Micro Edition

The Drink Tally

Many days I’ll have a drink or two between dinner and bed. My go-to drink — some variation on a whiskey and soda — is one I tend to make at half-strength, so I might have more of those. But some nights, I’ll get engrossed in binging a TV show or watching a great movie … Continue reading The Drink Tally

Mason Jar Size Cheat Sheet

Much like the Hex Math Cheat Sheet, this is more of a “note to self” post. I use a lot of mason jars. Storage, projects, drinking glasses. I have various custom lids, and a few I’ve glass-etched. They’re all wide-mouth, but I can hardly remember which is which size. So I made a quick cheat-sheet … Continue reading Mason Jar Size Cheat Sheet

Quick Build: Pill Bottle Organizer

One of the cats now takes pills twice a day. Some need to be quartered and some need to be halved. I end up making four days of pills at once and stash them in one of those pill box organizers you’d expect an old man to be using. (Well, technically, he’s getting to be … Continue reading Quick Build: Pill Bottle Organizer