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A few months ago, I was drawing in Adobe Illustrator for an animation we were producing, and I was having trouble with my laptop bogging down and becoming completely unresponsive when Illustrator threw up its hands at copying or pasting the hundreds of tiny switches and buttons I had drawn on a retro-style computer bank. […]

I’m testing out django CMS for a small personal site, bobtiki.me, and installing it on my WebFaction hosted server. I’m writing down the steps, so you don’t have to! (And by “you,” I mean “future Mark who has forgotten these steps.”) I’ve had a great experience with WebFaction — they’re both inexpensive and reliable. If […]

I’ve moved this article to my new “maker” blog at Vixen Labs. Go read it there! My goal is to have made at least one tiki mug for my home tiki bar, by the end of the year. I’ve been poring over Tiki Central’s forums to learn more about the process. I have also picked […]

I’ve moved this article to my new “maker” blog at Vixen Labs. Go read this article there, or the whole series! I’m controlling everything in this project with a Raspberry Pi 2, a system on a chip. Essentially it’s a really tiny Linux computer that you can use for most anything you could use a […]

I’ve moved this article to my new “maker” blog at Vixen Labs. Go read this article there, or the whole volcano series! I’m gonna build a volcano. Movies are a huge passion in my life, so of course I have a screening room (which most other people would probably call a “home theater”) in my […]

Since I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, my shrink suggested that I go to bed earlier, get up earlier, and have a regular morning routine. He recommended a few things, like meditating and eating a good breakfast with plenty of protein, but I thought I’d dig a little deeper, and see what the “top ten”-style […]

Found these photos, I think they’re from the Washington (DC) Car Show in 1990 or so. They had a couple of the “future” cars from Back to the Future: Part II, and I stood in line for half an hour to sit in the Delorean. Fun times!