Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Background I have talked about my relationship with the Hipster PDA for years.  It is a sort of love/hate thing.  I find that the basics are invaluable.  I really love all the beautiful little templates and forms that people have made for the 3″ x 5″ form factor.  Alas, I find that most — if … Continue reading Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Ignite Portland 5 Speakers Announced

If you have not already heard, mark your calendars for Ignite Portland 5. It will be on February 19th at the Bagdad and they have just released the list of speakers: Bram Pitoyo – The Secret History of Fonts You May Not Know Before Jim Ayala – The Universe Story Aaron Hockley – Reading the … Continue reading Ignite Portland 5 Speakers Announced

TechShop Portland

I went to the open house for TechShop Portland the other night. For those that have not heard of TechShop (I hadn’t until just last weekend), it is a sort of co-op machine shop. They described it something like “start out with a gym, then remove the useless stuff like exercise equipment, then bring in … Continue reading TechShop Portland

Ignite Portland 4

The list of talks for Ignite Portland 4 has been published. Mark your calendars for Thursday November 13! What is Ignite? – Josh Bancroft Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes – Jeff Hardison A Short Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology – Amber Case Spirituality in Community: It’s not just for religion anymore … Continue reading Ignite Portland 4

It’s a trap!

Okay, so I knew Portland can be a little nerdy. We have things like the largest independent bookstore in town, which causes something like the highest percentage of leisure readers in the country. We have things like Free Geek. There’s the Geek Prom. I could go on and on. Heck, I even know someone who … Continue reading It’s a trap!

Recap of the past month

Dear blogosphere: I have not been reading your blogs much in the past few weeks. Dear twitterverse: I have not been keeping up with your tweets much, if at all, in the past few weeks. Work has been pretty busy the past few weeks. We have an end-of-the-month deadline that, fortunately, is not one of … Continue reading Recap of the past month

$500K south of the volcano

Every once in a while, it occurs to me that I live about a mile south of a volcano. Or, as a neighbor says, at least half-a-million-dollars south of the volcano. Housing prices up there can get crazy because Mt. Tabor is a rather nice park. Fortunately for housing prices and my own personal safety, … Continue reading $500K south of the volcano

The geometry of butter

BrianEnigma: Oregon has crappy butter geometry. I tweeted that earlier tonight and expect some amount of confusion. Sticks of butter across the country all have the same volume. You go to the store, you buy 16oz of butter, and you get four sticks of 4oz. In the rest of the country, the sticks are long … Continue reading The geometry of butter