Wear Your TODO List on Your Sleeve

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

Wear Your Result on Your Sleeve, errr, Chest

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

Ukraine Heart Vinyl Sticker

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

Turning a bucket of MP3s into a podcast

I wrote a Python script, s3cast, to convert an Amazon S3 bucket of MP3 files into a podcast feed. You see, there is a satellite radio show that I really enjoy called The Saturday Night Safety Dance with DJ Bueller. It’s one of the few shows on Sirius XM that they don’t allow you to … Continue reading Turning a bucket of MP3s into a podcast

Botanical Plaques, Mark 2 & 3

In my last post, I talked about designing a botanical plaque to label trees in the yard. The design had some flaws. It was two pieces epoxied together and most of them broke apart after 6–12 months. I suspect water got in the gap, froze, and helped separate the pieces from the dried epoxy. This … Continue reading Botanical Plaques, Mark 2 & 3

Botanical Plaques, Mark 1

I have a bunch of cool-looking and weird trees at the house. In a notebook somewhere, and elsewhere in a text file, I have a list of their names. And if I’m honest, that’s fine for the one time every couple of years where I want to look up what’s what. If you’ve been to … Continue reading Botanical Plaques, Mark 1

On the iPhone Gonzo Divination

In the past few weeks, partly out of silliness and partly out of artistic creativity, I’ve been posting a #GonzoDivination image to The Socials each morning. Pre-hashtag, it started with taking a semi-traditional tarot spread, but using a combination of divination and inspirational cards, instead of using all cards from a single deck. Over time, … Continue reading On the iPhone Gonzo Divination

A Cat Food Calendar

In these pandemic days of time losing meaning, with days sliding into one another, and difficulty keeping schedules, Christine and I ran into a few snags in the chores. We feed the cats twice a day, a can each time, two cans a day. When you start with a flat of 24 cans, that’s a … Continue reading A Cat Food Calendar