Jane and I moved into a new place. The previous owners left some furniture that we're slowly cleaning and refinishing. It's fantastic stuff that's been neglected for a few decades.
I started off with the dining table turned garage table and now returned to a dining table.
There were stains that went all the way through the veneer in some places. Judicious sanding and a nice dark finish hid most of them really well.
The hardware and slides are absolutely fantastic. I didn't realize it was veneer until I had...sanded all the way through the veneer in one spot ...
I was working for a startup about four years ago. By necessity and interest I got recruited into technical and product marketing.
I was working hard to distill complicated technical topics regarding our product to a non-technical audience.
I sent a "whitepaper" out to a technical reviewer. If you’re not familiar, a whitepaper is a form of technical writing only non-technical people read. Actual technical work gets called a “paper”. It may or may not be published in a technical journal (e.g. “The Raft paper”)
Anyway, I had hoped for a technical review. I had hoped that I ...
About 6 months ago Gabe asked if I wanted to give a talk at the Adventure Design Group. I was honored, humbled, and a little reluctant, because I didn't exactly know what I had to give this audience. Eventually I settled on the guts of a topic. I had a ton of fun preparing for and giving this talk, and I think I'd like to give it again a few more times; there's so much I left out. If you're interested in doing big creative things...I've got some stuff to say. If you watch it let me know ...
Through an incredibly lucky set of circumstances I was bouncing around Milan after a gig. Friends and I stopped by a Da Vinci museum, which rebuilt many of his never-built sketches. There was a sketch of a study of an octagon rotated around a central radius. I didn't get a picture, and I wanted to remember it, and I couldn't find it in a couple of quick google image searches so I tried to re-study it from memory. Here goes nothing.
I'm not particularly proud of the end result, but here's to publishing instead of sitting waiting on perfection
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. Currently I'm a member of the technical staff at Captricity working on core infrastructure. I freelance and run a web management platform with my brother Kasey at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.