Tag: Tools

Saturday morning software tools roundup

Stuff I recently saw which intrigued… * “GeometricTools”:http://geometrictools.com (via @donpark) — great repository of code snippets for math and geo operations. * “How to find freely usable photos on the net”:http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-57399598/how-to-find-photos-you-can-legally-use-anywhere/ — excellent tips, I’d been using Wikimedia Commons as […]

Things I need in my toolbox

* “Wire Bender”:http://toolmonger.com/2010/01/07/wire-bending-the-easy-way/ is a genius little thing. Cheap, rarely used, but the exact right tool for certain jobs. * “Air hose swivel”:http://toolmonger.com/2009/11/10/stop-fighting-with-your-air-hose/ is another simple little thing that is exactly the right solution. * “Rollo Knife”:http://toolmonger.com/2010/02/23/roll-o-was-its-name-o/. Rolling utility knife, […]

Halloween links

Not doing a big Halloween thing this year due to other commitments. Saving these tips for the future… * “Monsterlist”:http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/. Starting point to find any kind of halloween project * “Kurt’s tool wishlist”:http://www.grimvisions.com/tools/tools-i-want-to-get. I can only aspire to Kurt’s skill […]

Stuff I Want But Don't Need — Themeless

* Solar Camping Lantern — I remember the old coleman lanterns using white gas, the pumping, the mantles. What a pain in the a$%. This looks way simpler. * King Cobra wristwatch — awesome looking. Tho I have completely given […]


Animated Knots by Grog. — animations of how to tie nearly every knot you ever need.  Oh and the forgotten Zeppellin knot — apparently critical in the production of Physical Graffiti. Both via Make. The internet is freaking awesome.

Stuff I Want But Don't Need

* Graph Paper Napkins. To better help you design a breakthrough on the back of napkin. * Defendius Lock System. Prevents you from going at night when you’ve had too much. * Veneer Toolbox. I’m not handy, so maybe I […]

The eyeballing game

The eyeballing game. Angle bisecting and right angling are apparently my special skills.  I pretty much suck at finding circle centers and making parallelograms tho.

Are You Smarter Than A Bolt?

Toolmonger » Blog Archive » Are You Smarter Than A Bolt?. — awesome bolts that give you feedback when you are overtightening. I need hardware like this. I really need stud-finding, conduit-avoiding nails.

Stuff I want but don't need — design edition

Fluidforms :: Individual Design. — awesome topographical bowls and other objects. Drippable adhesives as sculpting medium.  There are some cool Halloween designs hiding in this idea Fire fighting gun.  Makes you want to have a fire nearby. Bits needed for […]

Stuff I want but don't need

* Toolmonger » Blog Archive » Bending Over Is For Chumps — actually I totally need this! Ordering today. * Waspknife. For the sharks in Lake Washington. * Jawbone 2. Rich loves it but I refuse to go bluetooth until […]

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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