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This year’s culture crawl was a rousing success! Thanks to everyone who came, not least the food, alcohol, and film crews. But more about that in another post to come shortly. I procrastinate terribly, which is why most of these projects exist — by working on these I’m usually avoiding something else. The last sprint […]

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The Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl is coming up — one of the best and most legitimately Vancouver events of the year, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in it. Seriously. Walk around Strathcona, check out the insane ant-nest that is 1000 Parker, or if you’re on the agoraphobic side, stick to the periphery. […]

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The PCsr is presented here as a rare specimen of a 1980s-era home computer. Yeah, yeah, so it never existed until now. This one started as an 8mm film editor spotted in a junk shop. It cried out for a screen replacement and computer installation. The fiddliest part of the whole thing was clearly going […]

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I’m deep in preparation for the East Side Culture Crawl, an annual weekend festival in which studios scattered throughout the east side of Vancouver hold open houses. The art can be very good, and even if it isn’t, you get the chance to wander inside parts of Vancouver that most people only pass by. It […]

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With apologies in advance: this was way too much effort for a bad pun. A footrest is also called an ottoman. An Empire is a fancy brand of record player. Thus a footrest with a record player built into it would be an Ottoman Empire. Hur hur hur.

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I ranted back here about how awful the 8-track cartridge was. I’m happy to report that I’ve finally found a good use for it as a mortal insult to tape as a data storage medium. I’ve always hated tape backup. My first experience with it was a Reveal brand device that piggy-backed somehow onto the […]

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I needed to take a little break from the endless tracing of point-to-point wiring and replacement of sticky lumps of toxic goo for modern capacitors, so I picked up a project I’d left half-finished and spent the whole weekend engrossed in it. This is an idea I had rattling around in my head for a […]