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Useful or Artful?

The AxiDraw from a recent quickies brought up a question that has been rolling around in my engineer/artist brain for a while. It is a stellar example in a long line of projects that are beautiful, mesmerizing to watch, and yet I would never buy.  See this egg bot, dry …

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Women in Science: The Card Game. Gameplay Review!

Creating a research lab is tough.  You’ve got to recruit people of complementary talents, give them the resources to be successful, and keep them just happy enough to not want to leave but, you know, not too happy.  That dynamic of recruitment and opportunistic head-hunting is at the core of …

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Ghostbusters – Unapologetically Dorky

The new Ghostbusters movie had fountains of digital ink spilled through violent debate of its worth before the first teaser had been released. I have chosen to wait until after seeing the film to make any formal comment. In short, I quite liked it. I would even venture to say that it …

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Aquaria on the Cheap

This article originally ran on my (now semi-defunct) aquarium blog, but it’s good information if you want to try setting up a fish tank. I’d also like to write some follow up pieces on teaching kids a little bit about biochemistry by way of aquaria.  So You Want to Start …

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Becoming a Hufflepuff or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Badger

I was born a Ravenclaw, or so I told myself. When Harry Potter came out, I was neck deep in academia, and had groomed myself to be there since before high school. When everyone started sorting themselves into houses, I naturally fell into the house of Ravenclaw, the house of …

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Cosplay like a Lady – Emmett Frost

I blame everything you are about to see and read on Emily Finke. Not all of it is entirely safe for work. You have been warned. Three years ago I dove into the world of genderbent cosplay with a take on Princess Leia’s slave costume from Return of the Jedi. …

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Playing an Art Show – Aftermath

Altekrea, my local geek and horror art show is over. I’ve written about how I prepare to play at one, and what I do once I’m on site, but what I do once I’m basking in the afterglow before returning to my lair is straightforward. Thank everyone involved, review the …

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The Making of Supergirl

I’ve been working on a new costume for a while now, and it’s been a bit of an adventure. Most of the costume work that I do is in metal. I like metal. I know metal. I know how it flows, and stretches, and drapes, and folds. That is to say, I know …

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