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This is a post about fire safety with practical advice for making constant improvements.
We’re burying friends. That sucks. Grit your teeth and make some commitments so this happens less often.
Tragic situations often arise out of indifference toward dangerous situations.
We have to do better and this is a team effort.
I want you to internalize some things about safety. Some of this stuff ought to be as normal as knowing how to find a bathroom when you need to pee. Do you know ...
Today I made a sidewalk chalk stand out of a set of old shelves and a dowel rod. Several of these are screenshots from the stream that I'm trying out. The quality isn't great on those, partially because my lighting setup is no good for streaming. Hopefully it gets better over the next few.
I like the idea of encouraging people to make sidewalk chalk sketches and notes. I love sidewalk chalk games and things that make the urban environment a little more playful. I put a layer of chalkboard paint on this, but I didn't want ...
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 It may or may not be published in a technical journal (e.g. “The Raft paper”)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 ...
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.