I hit the App Store “release” button for ARG Tools v2.1, which means it should be showing up in your iTunes and on your devices shortly. This version adds a couple of new features as well as a few reference sheets, but the important news is that this may be the final version of ARG … Continue reading ARG Tools v2.1
About a year ago I designed and printed a 1/4 cup measuring cup. You see, I needed a good way to measure cat food. I only needed the one size, so buying a whole set of measuring cups seemed like a waste. With a MakerBot in the other room, I figured it was best to make just the one size of measuring cup.
Inspired by the book “Gödel, Escher, Bach,” I designed a 3D-printable monogram cube that you can customize with your own initials.
Unicode character support in fonts beyond the standard “western” letters and punctuation is a wild and largely unexplored territory. Font designers can be a little more free and have a little more fun because those characters are so rarely used. After all, how often do you “type in” a letter that’s not on your keyboard? … Continue reading Use the best available braille
ARG Tools, the iPhone app that gives you puzzle-solving tools and reference in your pocket just got a dictionary. You may already know of ARG Tools, but in case you haven’t, it’s an iPhone app that provides a set of tools, reference material, and links for anyone who plays Alternate Reality Games, participates in transmedia storytelling, … Continue reading ARG Tools 2.0, now with more dictionary
Windows Natural Scrolling and Synergy A little over a year ago, I wrote about setting up “natural scolling” on Windows. I tried it for a week or so and never quite got used to it. One of the biggest setbacks was the software I use to connect my Windows and Linux boxes together as one … Continue reading Windows Natural Scrolling and Synergy
Controlled Damage: Artistic De-generation About five months ago, I was upset at Bookface for whatever reason. Again. I decided I wanted to post a messed up version of my user icon. Back in the MySpace days, my user icon was the little document-with-a-red-X icon that Internet Explorer throws in as a placeholder to indicate a … Continue reading Controlled Damage: Artistic De-generation
I have been writing C and C++ code for many a decade. I sometimes run across new things, typically in the form of additions to the language. These include things like new libraries like Boost, the addition/standardization of STL, and most recently C++11 with its cool stuff like auto pointers. It is a very rare … Continue reading On pointers and references
Google+ as a website and service is quickly maturing. It started invite-only and has since listened to users and expanded its service based on that feedback † . More recently, it opened itself up to the world—invites no longer required. Since it is still a fairly new service and not everyone has yet migrated to it, I … Continue reading Google Plus vanity URLs
Trunk Notes Overview One of the most useful apps I have discovered for the iPhone is called Trunk Notes. Effectively, it is a “wiki” or series of interlinked notes, that you can carry around in your pocket. I actually don’t use it so much for the interlinking — tagging and search are plenty enough for … Continue reading Trunk Notes lookups from the desktop