Sometimes my hobbies cross over into each other. This year I attended WordCamp US in Nashville and had an idea. Why not download and make a bow tie with a WordPress logo on it? First I went to Thingiverse and I quickly found this one. I already had the WordPress logo from converting the SVG… Read more 3D Printed WordPress Bow Ties
Your WordPress site (or any web site you put on the Internet) has value. Take care of it, it is your front yard and what the neighbors see. It’s your front office where you invite people to talk or do business with. Own it and take responsibility for it. Recently on the WordPress support forums,… Read more WordPress Is About Responsibility
I had a broken dial. I also have a 3D printer, so rather than epoxy the heck out of the old one, I designed and printed a replacement. One finished 3D printed part was produced with just a few hours of work. My pool has a salt cell that uses electrolysis to convert salt in… Read more A 3D Printed Dial
Yesterday I went to work at a data center in NJ. I don't often go as the round trip is more than 5 hours on the road. I had to do some heavy lifting and I wasn't sure if I had access to the last place I needed. So my pal walked me to the… Read more Next time can it yell “Danger Will Robinson!” instead?
My daughter and a lot of her friends have begun to follow different K-pop bands. Putting aside that none of them understand Korean, they like the visuals and the beat of the music. And some of it is sung in English. My daughter is crafty and I don’t just mean her attitude. Today she’s attending… Read more I think she gets it from her Mom
My 3D printer only supports having one filament loaded at a time and that generally means the objects I print is one color. I wanted the WordPress logo (naturally) and two colors would be cool. I can print pieces in different plastics and assemble them but sometimes you want one piece. Good news! My printer’s… Read more 3D Printing the WordPress logo in two colors
Of course I did this with a Pi Zero W. 😉 One of the reasons I like the Raspberry Pi is that it lets you take hardware and turn it into a dedicated purpose based appliance. Cheaply! And one of those uses is to make a retro game system. I've used the Raspberry Pi Zero… Read more Pi Zero W makes for a compact Retropie box
For Christmas one of my brothers purchased for my family (read that as “for Jan”) a Monoprice Maker Select v2 3D printer. This is a re-branded Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2.1 device. I had been looking at 3D printers for months (of course I was!) and Ed’s gift caused me to give him a big well… Read more I am a creature of distractions (3D Printers are AWESOME)
Sometimes I do overthink things. I wrote a plugin to protect Gravatar image URLs.
One of my recent hobbies (aside from breaking my WordPress site) is anything related to the Raspberry Pi. I use it as a network media player in my living room, USB computer on a stick and as a retrogaming console. Nintendo recently released the NES Classic Edition which comes with 30 built in games. This holiday… Read more So! You like retro game systems?