The Gutenberg Clock


A few months ago, I found the album Heartland by Owen Pallett on my phone.  It was strange that I had no memory of ever purchasing this album, but it was stranger still that I unwittingly carried around what ten years ago would have been a physical CD's worth of music in my pocket for several years as I traveled all over the world.  It followed me to China, it followed me to Mt. Rushmore, it was in my pocket on every rainy day and every bus ride, yet I didn't even know it.  It's always interesting to look at this little supercomputer in my pocket when a subway or airplane ride disconnects me from the outside world and see how much information I really carry with me at all times.  What once took an entire library to store can now fit into a pocket-sized player.

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CNC machine, Christmas gifts, and I'm a dope

Christmas time is always such a miserable, stressful lovely time at ch00ftech headquarters as I frantically scramble to finish all of the gifts that I've started for friends and family.  Unfortunately, in my haste, I haven't been able to write up everything I did in detail, but I hope this post serves as a good summary of some of the stuff I did and what I learned.

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[No Longer] Writing for Hackaday


If you checked out earlier today, you may have noticed a familiar name on the byline of one of the recent posts.

A few weeks ago, Mike Szczys, the Managing Editor of Hackaday, contacted me asking if I would like to write for the blog.  Owing a lot of my web traffic to Hackaday and being a fan for a while, I happily took the offer.  My priorities still lie with my own blog (and y' day job), so don't expect my blog posts to slow down any more than they already have.

I probably won't be contributing as much as the other writers, but if you have any tips for something that you think is Hackaday worthy, feel free to email or tweet them to me.

I wrote four articles for Hack-a-day, but couldn't keep up with their publication schedule, so I quit.  It was fun while it lasted.