As always, nothing I gave up on, nothing that's still in progress, just the books I finished.... Read More
When I had to do an unplanned dissection of an overheating laptop, I was pleasantly surprised that I already had the perfect tool for cracking the case in a watchmakers' tool kit. (It's the yellow tool in the photo, though that's not the actual set I have, which seems to be unavailable.) I hoped it had a cool evocative name, but it just seems to be a "watch case opener" or a "push-type opener". Instead of anxiously pulling on the plastic, trying to find the right balance between pulling the connectors free and snapping them right off, you can just run it along the crack and pop the parts free. Whoever invented this deserves a medal.... Read More
I knew I needed seven LEDs for Vriska's vision eightfold glasses. Now I needed to figure out how best to wire them up.... Read More
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Do what you will, there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your patient's soul. The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbours whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know. The malice thus becomes wholly real and the benevolence largely imaginary.
After a hundred days in a row of Duolingo, I'm wondering whether I established a good habit — studying a foreign language every day — or a bad one — wasting time acquiring meaningless points every day.... Read More
I'd toyed for a while with the idea of building Vriska Serket's vision eightfold – excuse me, "vision 8-fold" — glasses and lighting them up with LEDs. Now that I've done it, I'm posting the instructions — and I'm also going to explain how I designed them in the first place. You don't have to use these pages to build glasses just like mine; they also work as a starting point for your own LED project.... Read More