Yosemite USB Drive Oct24

Yosemite USB Drive

I’ve been running Apple’s newest operating system Yosemite ever since the public beta was announced. It’s a brave proposition to have a beta operating system on my main machine, but it’s worked out so far. Now that that final version is released, many more will be...

Onion Pi Oct15

Onion Pi

Privacy has been in the news for a while now.  As Carnegie Mellon’s Norman Sadeh, professor of computer science, mentions, “privacy breaches, whether through poor design or as the result of attacks, have become a staple of the daily news.”  Protecting personal privacy...

Percy’s Hoodie Oct01

Percy’s Hoodie

Perseus just got his first package since joining our family.  He ordered the custom fitted hoodie from a very talented artisan out in California.  The colors are wonderful and most importantly, it will keep his small frame nice and warm this winter.  Baxter even got a little jealous after the...

Maker Faire 2014 Sep21

Maker Faire 2014

So my new job has kept me busy, but not so much so that I couldn’t head down to NYC for the Maker Faire events this weekend.  This was my second Maker Faire and it was even better than the first.  I saw everything from carousel horse go karts to a 93-year-old WWII veteran tanker...

Percy’s Table

A few years ago, I made a table for Baxter shown here.  Unfortunately, he didn’t use it much… because he’s a dog. Our new addition to the family, Perseus the dachshund, is more appreciative of my handywork so I modified Baxter’s old table to fit Percy’s height....

Yosemite Jul25

Yosemite

Apple recently released the public beta of its newest operating system, codenamed Yosemite.  The experience with the unfinished OS has been pretty good so far, with no major interruptions to my regular workflow.  In its announcement earlier this year, Apple revealed that the interface would...

All Systems Go! Part...

We recently made a big move up north and though moving can be stressful, I love setting up a new space for the tools.  This is by far the largest space I’ve had for a woodshop and I plan to make the most of it.  The first mini project for the shop was the clamp rack you see against the...

Word Crimes Jul16

Word Crimes

Among Weird Al’s myriad talents is his ability to stay extremely relevent with his parody videos. This is my favorite so far.

Stepstool Combo

I have a little friend who was in dire need of a stool and bench combo.  After a long day of eating mashed peas and carrots, sometimes he just needs to take a break.  I saw this design a few months ago and thought that it would look great in walnut.  I had a nice wide piece that I was setting...

USMA Graduation May29

USMA Graduation

This week I had the pleasure of seeing my youngest brother graduate from the United States Military Academy.  In addition to seeing him fulfill his promise of hugging the president once he got this diploma, I also got to administer his commissioning oath.  Like me, my brother was on the West...

Boshears’ Skyfest Apr27

Boshears’ Skyf...

This weekend a local airport played host to a weekend air and car show.  The Boshear’s Skyfest has been an annual spring event for 21 years in this region.  It was a very nice collection of beautifully restored aircraft and classic cars, with many additional historical displays like the...

Cantennas Apr14

Cantennas

Antennas come in all shapes and size.  Sometime they’re very advanced, but often they can be made with just about anything.  Aside from housing delicious cookies, Pirouline cans make for great homemade directional waveguide antennas called cantennas.  The materials needed are a female N...