Dad's birthday is coming up. He's ham radio operator, and likes to build/repair older equipment with tubes. He designed his own "radio" a while back, so I've created a blue-print style illustration of it to be printed on a (blue) sweatshirt for him.

If you had told ten year old me that in the year 2018 all the Radio Shacks would be gone but you could meet people designing and creating electronics all over the world no matter who you were or where you were I'd have been baffled but mostly okay with the basic idea.

we are living in the #cyberpunk future where you could disable all the #iPhone s in an office if you let enough helium into the ventilation system

Overheard little girl convo: “I like a few boys, but I only like boys that are NICE, not ones that chase you or whatever”

If you take beautiful purple wax green beans and steam them, they turn green. It's both impressive and really disappointing.

I know it's purely cosmetic, but I really like custom USB cables that match the thingie with which it came.

The Sonos TruePlay tuning procedure really feels like some sort of voodoo.

They instruct you to walk around your room silently while slowly waving your upside down phone around.

Trying out Mast for iOS by @JPEG there are 𝔱𝔢𝔵𝔱 𝔰𝔱𝔶𝔩𝔢𝔰 and lots of nice features in a thoughtful UI. 👌🏼

The Key Principles of the IndieWeb.

— Own your data, content, metadata and your identity.
— Publish data for humans first, machines second.
— Scratch Your Own Itches. Make tools, templates, etc. for yourself first.
— Use what you make!
— Document your stuff.
— Open source your stuff!
— UX and design is more important than protocols, formats, and data models.
— Build platform agnostic platforms.
— Longevity. Build for the long web.
— Plurality.
— Have fun.

One thing I've noticed about living with an academic: I've started to use "complicate" as a positive connotation adjective.

"Don't worry, we can complicate this spreadsheet later" I just said.

I’m very proud of my wife for being awarded Georgia sociologist of the year. To celebrate, a nice dinner out and these flowers.
And now you get some flowers for your timeline as well.

If you make video and it can be CC-licensed and especially if it's about making or electronics or art or creativity, wants to help you host your videos. DM for account creation.

Feeling grateful that mom taught me how to sew when I was young. Tonight I’m mending my wife’s dress and hemming some new jeans.

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