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One last project for 2015: I’m not religious and always felt a little weird about putting the star on the tree, but traditions are valuable and Luciana, now 3, is old enough to start absorbing them. This is also my first Christmas of separated parenting, so I have the freedom to follow my instincts. Immediately […]

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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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I made an angry box as a gift for a friend. This is very similar to 2.7-5.5V FUCK. Source code available on github.com. Make your own!

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Another project, hot on the heels of the PCsr — and this one might actually be practical. Stereos were a huge part of my youth. I bought them in garage sales and at thrift stores, the cheaper the better — department-store brands with commodity modules glued into toxic particle board. 8-track, cassette, AM/FM radio, and […]

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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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A final detail on the Lo8 8-track tape backup: custom labels. These will hopefully recall floppy disks or zip disks for those who suffered with them. (Sorry, Imation.) Note the 8-track-style labels for each track’s contents.

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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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We have +, -, and * — and now, finally, an รท (obelus) screwdriver.