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The joy of leisurely projects

I've spent many an evening on personal projects of varying complexity - from one-off data scraping jaunts, through creating various apps, to incrementally building up and upgrading what I call my "personal stack". None of them have any kind of deadline; they're my leisure activities. My as-the-time-allows projects. There were times when I was frustrated by my slow progress or stumped by technical issues but that virtually doesn't happen anymore. There are two factors in this: one is simply the...

Made my first wireless keyboard

Call now, and get the Ultimate Keyboard™ with these features! * An artisanal, hand-crafted keyboard * Fully wireless * Funky, metallic, glittery blue finish * Carefully placed switches for maximum ergonomy * Only the best, hand-picked letters for a clutter-free writing experience! Get all of that and more for just 499.99€! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay, jokes aside: the thing in the picture really is a fully working wireless keyb...

Sewing a tablet case

I wanted a sewn cover for a tablet. A few seamstresses offered to make it for me, but why have it done well and quickly, when I can do a botch job of it half a year later?...
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Bandcamp - the best place to buy music

I love Bandcamp [http://bandcamp.com/]. They do almost exactly what I want from a music store. (I just think their search is a bit sucky - I often can't find what I'm looking for.) You can see my faves in the picture above. I would have never known about most of them, were it not for Bandcamp. Some things to love about it: * They let you actually listen to the music, first. Every album is available in its entirety. You can listen to it a few times and then decide whether you want to buy...

Meta-spoilers

Though article talks about spoilers, it doesn’t contain any. When the last (fourth) season of Game of Thrones was running and everyone feared for Tyrion’s head, I realized he isn’t going to die. Not that Martin wouldn’t kill him – I just know if he was dead in the books, I’d surely have run into a spoiler by now. That got me thinking about how weird it is: just because a show is as popular as GoT, the mere absence of spoilers is a spoiler in itself. (Especially if you wander around 9gag and ot...
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