Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Making Of Skull Face 2013

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Every Year, I Draw A Skull On My Face With Eyeliner Pencil (2013)

2013: 2012: 2010: 2009: 2008: 2007: 2006:

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Vote With Your Wallet

Whether you mean to or not. Los Angeles, California, 2011.

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Inevitability and Proximity

I keep hearing “It will happen” or “It’s gonna happen”, referring to inevitability in a social context. ¬†These predictions are likely to be correct, if only because things are set up badly – in a negligent way, even – and … Continue reading

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Recently Hauled A Bit Of Foam

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Sewing Kit

I made a sewing kit for Dana, who is on the road with JT. It’s a 3D printed, laser cut box with a wide assortment of garment repair and management stuff jammed inside. Here, it is pictured with the lid … Continue reading

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Egress Axe

I was impressed to see the glow-in-the-dark grab handle, and doubly impressed to see a handy fire-axe available for chopping out of a locked freezer cabinet. So impressed, in fact, that I was apparently unable to take a focused photograph. … Continue reading

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Weller D550PK, Badly Made in USA

I recently bought a Weller soldering gun, with the intention of using it to cut nylon webbing. Out of the box, the two small lamps on the front did not illuminate. Although I don’t need them, it chafed me to … Continue reading

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Not Robot Compatible

USPS, Glendale, CA. With proliferation, the increasing confusion around this important property – robots becoming more human in their capabilities. Normals become more aware of robots. The point on the graph where those two curves meet, embodied in this homely … Continue reading

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Bright Lights

Outdoor lumber yard, Eugene, OR. The net was installed to inhibit pigeon infestation- but made a home for spiders and a beacon for insects. The unintended tendency of “free” power and services to enable and ensconce predators. The statistical distribution … Continue reading

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Point Of Sale Adaptations

At Jerry’s in Eugene, OR: ceiling mounted lumber racks,¬† to hold lumber for POS scanning. Interesting compromise between material length and human height. Also some implicit assumptions about cart usage. Also, note the “lane free” arrangement.

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Spring Clamp Door Stop

Clever re-use of a spring clamp in Eugene, OR. Lever action compensates for uneven cement. Rubber ends provide grip.

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