There’s a lesson, embedded in memes and contained in ancient holy books, and I think it merits exploring for the average person. It goes something like this: there is a secret power in being capable and prepared to say or do something extreme, but not doing it. For the unaware, the phrase “hide your power […]

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This is the next installment in my series on 3D Printing. This time we’ll talk about how to do practical 3D printing. You know, the useful DIY kind. I think everyone should own a 3D printer. If you’re considering getting one, read that. If you’re interested in getting a 3D printer of your own or […]

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I’ve followed Reddit investing drama and memes for a while now, and I think it’s time I articulate my understanding. This has the potential to change the course of the economy, and will continue to influence the rise and fall of stocks going forwards if more are adopting it. I will state the “not financial […]

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So you’re taking the plunge into the strange new world of 3D Printing. You got a new Ender series, or a Prusa, or an Ultimaker, or maybe Makerbot. Now what? Maybe you got an Ender 3 Pro like me and it’s a bunch of parts that look like they were stolen from a NASA lab, […]

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As a computer scientist, I get pretty annoyed with the constant cultural usage of the term algorithm. There seems to be an unwritten rule that whenever a technical concept is brought into the mainstream cultural discussion, it will be bastardized into the void away from its original meaning. Nowadays it’s used to denote “that internet […]

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Peace, be still. Listen. Hush. Shush. Breathe. Be quiet. There’s a lot of us online who spend way too much time speaking or spectating. Don’t be one of them all the time. You don’t have to reply to every post or even acknowledge every reply to you. Sometimes the hardest path and one less traveled […]

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If you aren’t familiar with the trending game Among Us, I think it’s worth finding out more about, because I think its viral-ity comes at this particular time (summer 2020) for specific reasons in the collective unconscious. It is an indie game made by a small creator, not a big gaming company. It has been […]

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Everyone I talk to seems interested in 3D printing but hasn’t pulled the trigger on buying one yet. Why? They’re getting stupidly cheap. Every decade or so a new technology comes along that changes the way society functions. This has been true for almost a century. One of the problems I’m noticing in recent years […]

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I’m still stuck on a problem with my React Native code handling events, so for now let’s…talk about something else. Design. One of the skills everyone who has modern dreams of making things needs to have is design. Unfortunately, too many artistic people get so wrapped up in their own aesthetic they make things horrifically […]

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I want to mention of one of my favorite mental exercises: thinking in higher dimensions. I find it’s useful to expand your ability to visualize difficult things. (I should do a list of brain workouts!) These nerd kings will take you on a journey, and I want to go over the 4D part. (You might […]

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