#melange

#melange

No particular organizing theme for this gallery, just a 🍕 of life:    

Mapping Your Life

Mapping Your Life

As you may know, your smartphone can track your location over time.   I’ve had location tracking enabled continuously since 2012, because I think it’s…

The Chilopod

The Chilopod

So I went to Burning Man for the first time.   It was strange and wonderful and difficult and beautiful, often at the same time.   I…

Gallery: Joshua Tree National Park

Gallery: Joshua Tree National Park

We went backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park over memorial day weekend.   The weather was perfect, the last weekend of the year where you could…

I made a thing with TouchDesigner

I made a thing with TouchDesigner

TouchDesigner is a visual programming interface to make interactive video art, I guess?   I’ve been doing some work with it lately, for a larger-scale project…

Summer, France

Summer, France

Photos from our visit to Saint-Malo, France with my family and some time in Paris with friends, ending at Delphine’s parents’ house in the north…

Parklet Design Assignment

Parklet Design Assignment

Another project I did for my Arch 134 class.  The assignment was: Design a parklet! Concept I started with the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco where…

Rolleicord Shutter Repair

Rolleicord Shutter Repair

Thanks for nothing, Vivian Maier: So this starts with a trip to Chicago.  While we were there, we visited the Chicago History Museum and it…

Winding Sticks!  So Useful!

Winding Sticks! So Useful!

  I’ve been doing some woodworking stuff, and I’ve been finding that the thing I’m really enjoying is making the tools I need.  Thus, the…

Poetics in Architecture Collage Assignment

Poetics in Architecture Collage Assignment

So I’ve been taking a class at CCSF, History and Theory of Modern Architecture.  I didn’t major in architecture, and actually I’ve been kind of making this…

My Conduit Bending Machine

My Conduit Bending Machine

Oh hey there.  As part of the theater show I’m working on I’ve been making these industrial gooseneck type things for the bar lighting.  As…

Pinhole Camera – Yosemite

Pinhole Camera – Yosemite

Travel+Photography: I took the pinhole camera I made backpacking in Yosemite National Park./ And some back in San Francisco: Coming whenever I get around to…

My Nixie Clock Build

My Nixie Clock Build

  It’s finally done, jesus. A few years ago, I bought some electronics components from a former Eastern Bloc country.  Nixie tubes are apparently still…

IES BUG Ratings

IES BUG Ratings

Cutoff is dead.  Long live Cutoff. Most lighting designers are somewhat familiar with the Cutoff classification system for fixtures.  It’s a measure of how well…

Look what I found!

Look what I found!

I was walking home and these were just laying out on the street.  I think they were slats in a bed, maybe?  Anyway, they’re nice…

Copper Plating onto Zinc

Copper Plating onto Zinc

You win some, You lose some. This is actually a post about a failure to achieve what I was trying to do, but it’s an…

A New Workbench

A New Workbench

Story Time. So, in Los Angeles I lived in this comically tiny studio apartment.  There, I did all my projects on this 3′ x 3′…

A DVD jacket for The Long Apology

A DVD jacket for The Long Apology

A Little While Ago, I produced a film with some friends of mine called The Long Apology.  We’re nearing the end of post-production, and it’s…

A New Floor Lamp

A New Floor Lamp

There’s a Corner of my Apartment that is a Problem. See, my windows face north, so even on sunny days, which are rarer than unicorns…

Receive DMX-512 with an Arduino

Receive DMX-512 with an Arduino

Prologue: For Christmas, I received an Arduino.  If you’re not familiar with them, they’re like a little computer with a lot of pins to which…

‘Audio’ Capacitors are bogus!

‘Audio’ Capacitors are bogus!

There are a number of boutique manufacturers (such as Jensen and the legendary Black Gate) that promise superior performance for audio applications.  Some use exotic…

How to Pick Audio Capacitors

How to Pick Audio Capacitors

So, you’ve decided to repair/upgrade your vintage audio equipment by replacing the capacitors.  When you go to Mouser or Digikey, however, you are presented with…