Monthly Archives: February 2012

Work Outside!

All you cyber professionals and technomads out there, you realize you can work outside, don’t you? Sure, there’s some screen glare and the occasional (and sometimes welcome) distraction, but it’s so damn beautiful this time of year in Austin working … Continue reading

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Open Source – Industrial Technology for the Masses

Think you can’t use major industrial tools in your own homebrew and Maker activities? Think again.

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The Trials

Right now I’m experiencing an extra-high volume of Bullshit involving This Old House. On the list currently: The second furnace (my house has two complete central HVAC systems — more to break!) that controls heat for my roommates during our … Continue reading

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All you need to know about Zen, reprised from Aurthur De Vany

Megan had asked about this, so I’m posting it for general consumption: I *really* like the outlook this has about how our choices take us closer to our goals, but direct causation never happens. There’s something that feels very right … Continue reading

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Austin RV Expo and the MetroRV Project

My brain has been buzzing since I decided to make my Metro into an RV. Today my Dad and I hit the Austin RV Expo, which had about 100 of various kinds of campers, pop-ups, trailers, and motorhomes. I wanted … Continue reading

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One Step Forward CRRRAAAACCCKKKKKKLECLELCLE!

So I’m replacing the highly proprietary and totally un-re-orderable porch doorknob. I’m drilling the second hole for the new knob, which, unlike the old one, is actually a *real* doorknob, with a *real* offset. As I’m drilling through the aluminum … Continue reading

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It’s Official

I’ve been musing for quite some time about how best to achieve my dream of being house-mobile and spending healthy amounts of time in Portland, San Francisco, Atlanta, and other places. I knew it would be something RV-related, but was … Continue reading

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