Filter Holder Mar28

Filter Holder

She wanted it, so I built it.  No more coffee filters strewn about – we’ve got them all in check.  Woods are walnut and maple from the scrap bin.  Finished with a shellac...

El Capitan on ESXi Mar21

El Capitan on ESXi

Installing new operating systems on ESXi is usually very straightforward, but there are a few extras steps to take when installing the latest version of Mac OS X.  For this installation, you’ll need the following: ESXi 6.0 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan A Mac Unlocker...

Walnut Nightstands Mar21

Walnut Nightstands

Not satisfied with in-store or online options for nightstands, I made a trip out to a local wood supply store this weekend to find a nice piece of lumber suitable for bedroom furniture.  The design is simple: just a mitered box sitting on some hairpin legs.  It was all about execution and...

Iconic Memories

Computer hard disk drives are amazing feats of engineering.  Encased in a metal box, several perfectly flat platters spin at 5400 or 7200 revolutions per minute thanks to a powerful spindle motor.  When these drives fail – and they always do – I love taking them apart to get a...

#MarchIsForMakers Mar05

#MarchIsForMakers

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Scott Hanselman, podcaster, speaker, teacher and programmer at Microsoft.  In an interview for his show, Hanselminutes, I speak to Scott about my current job in the military and my personal passions in teaching, making and hacking.  Thanks so much...

Make: IoT Security Mar04

Make: IoT Security

In case you haven’t gotten your copy, be sure to pick up the latest Make Magazine and check out my article on page 32.  Entitled “IoT [Internet of Things] Security”, I discuss simple ways you can protect yourself and your data as you connect your projects to the net....