Getting an ESP8266 or ESP32 working with AWS IoT isn’t difficult, but also isn’t straightforward or well documented. This lays out the necessary infrastructure and code.
I played a game of telephone, pitting AI image-captioning against AI image-rendering.
My first big sewing project wasn’t just cosplay. It was cosplay for my cats. Making a Stray backpack.
I thought it would be fun to translate the signs in Obi-Wan Kenobi, looking for Easter Eggs.
“Is that a VGA cable plugged into your phone??” Designing and printing a fake VGA charge cable.
Most tattoos out there are purely aesthetic. They’re art for the sake of art, adorning the body. I’m aware of a few more utilitarian tattoos out there in the world. Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) has a ruler tattooed on his arm (inches and centimeters). Someone else has a protractor (degrees and radians). Some people have … Continue reading Wear Your TODO List on Your Sleeve
You’re probably familiar with the concept of a scavenger hunt. You might even know of the style of progressive scavenger/puzzle hunt, where one clue leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on. Folks that do puzzle events such as Puzzled Pint, Puzzle Boat, or the MIT Mystery Hunt are familiar with … Continue reading An Easter Egg Hunt With a Meta Puzzle
For the past several months, I’ve been celebrating what I call Dark Night every Thursday, starting at dusk. I enjoyed it so much that I published a how-to website describing the framework I use for creating the night. My hope is that you can also have a night free from the distractions of the world. … Continue reading Dark Night: A Weekly Break From Distractions
So. We’re returning to “normal life” now. Or at least, we’re trudging ahead, seeking out the new normal. By now, most of the US has dropped mask mandates (excluding public transit and hospitals). Everybody who is not a conspiracy theorist has been vaccinated and boosted. We can get a small ration of free at-home test … Continue reading Wear Your Result on Your Sleeve, errr, Chest
We live in a world where Russia invaded Ukraine. We’re on the verge of a new kind of world war. There are various financial and political things you can do as an individual. With enough people writing their politicians or donating to charities, there might be enough of a sea change to make things happen. … Continue reading Ukraine Heart Vinyl Sticker