A few thoughts on a paean to manual labor, craft, and hard-won expertise.
Learning something new about structuring web applications.
My first FOIA request, d3.js, and Iowa DOT’s sassy highway signs.
Useful things in Computer.
In which modest men conquer modest mountains
And they don’t give a damn.
A workshop at SparkFun Electronics.
In which audiophiles blanche.
Because nothing happens all at once.
A first foray onto the internet.
Succumbing to the siren song of the cloud.
High-Low Tech goes on a field trip. Hi-jinks ensue.
So that I could know them and remember them in my heart.
In which I am screwed by layers in Eagle.
Tales from MakerFaire NYC & OSHW.
The little guys hit the big time.
Onwards and upwards. Building a gang of touch-sensitive boards.
Whipping together some quick prototype circuit boards.
Designing a touch-sensitive sensor + sound-sample recording software.
Making sense—mostly—of the alphabet soup of circuit board layout files.
Free’d from the kind tyranny of the Arduino IDE.
Playing with capacitive sensing in a tiny way.
In which I greet you, gentle reader.
In which I discover what everyone else already knew
Journalistic sojourns in Central America
Conductive ink as an expressive medium for narrative storytelling and interaction design.
Sketching more complex interface elements using soft graphite.
In which lasers are used wrong.
A capacitive-sensing board for creating ad-hoc computer interfaces from conductive inks.
Use an ordinary remote control to blink LED throwies on and off.
Experiments in conductive ink: strain gauges & accelerometers.
How well do you know your classic humanist typefaces?
A home-brewed desk for desk-related purposes.
The great scientist’s bad day.
A modern treatment of Delmore Schwartz’s classic 1935 short story.
A short collection of Paul Celan’s poetry in German & English.
A new translation of Chekhov shorts with accompanying engravings.
A small collection of difficult words.
A Type Specimen
An essay on the trials and trevails of learning the language.
A type specimen printed from Klingspor originals.
A learner’s guide to the German Language