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Ollie’s sandbox

A couple years ago I constructed a sandbox for my son Oliver. It’s one of the best investments of time and money ever. He plays in it all the time, and it never gets old. I had some requirements: Lid to keep cats, rain, and leaves out Enough volume to make really big sand castles (I […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgfzqulvhlQ] Lies, lies, and more liesSadly, I predict the BushCo administration will fade quickly from the minds of Americans who wish that it had never happened and have been yearning for a new start for so long that they’ll revert to the sort of apathy that allowed it to happen in the first place. I […]

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Black balloonsAwesome spot from We Can Solve It. http://www.wecansolveit.org/page/-/flash/we_embed_player.swf?flv=http://blip.tv/file/get/Acp-BlackBalloons753.flv HEMAEuropean retailer HEMA put up this innovative site to announce…er, something. I don’t speak Dutch. [thanks Jason]producten.hema.nl Instructables: Harry Potter wandsMake your own with painted paper and hot glue.www.instructables.com/harry-potter-wands Bill ScottFormer Yahoo Bill Scott (he’s now with Netflix) gave this talk at CNET about a year […]

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Maker Faire and the Alternative Press Expo (part 1)

Two of the coolest things I went to in the past few months were the Maker Faire and the Alternative Press Expo. Take my advice: Put both of these events on your calendar for next year! The Maker Faire is a big fair for DIY gadget enthusiasts. There were some great things to see, including […]

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Gettin’ hitched, part 1: branding your wedding

After Velma and I decided to get hitched, I started thinking about some of the cool things we’d get to make as part of the process, like invitations. I also harkened back to a post I’d seen a year ago on a blog by a designer whose work I admire, Jason Santa Maria, who had […]

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