The Legislator

Poking around the NYTimes API, I noticed they had information on recently introduced bills to congress.  Personally, I think it’s hilarious and amazing that legitimate bills being brought to congress consist of things like A bill to establish the composition known as America the Beautiful as the national anthem side…

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Reading Reactions – Week 9

Considering the future is an interesting task.  How does one propose a solution for a problem that doesn’t yet exist?  Assumptions must be made, and those assumptions extrapolated to their logical end.  At which point, along this journey of thought, we are forced to momentarily stop thinking about the now,…

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r/synonym

Intro Reddit is a weird place.  Sometimes incredibly thoughtful, other times incredibly hateful.  Often mundane yet consistently alluring (for me, anyway).  It’s an insular, enclosed space where self-reference is the norm, where outsiders often leave befuddled.  What drives this sense of community and insularity is the comments.  To be ‘in’…

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Machined piece

I didn’t really have something I wanted to make, so I just started turning. I started to ‘see’ a chess piece emerging out of the stock, so I decided I’d try to transform what I had into a pawn. Parting was kind of a pain, but it went okay. After…

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Tutorly – Final Documentation

Overview My project was to build an on demand homework help marketplace.  I didn’t quite make it to a functional prototype, but I was able to tackle several key features, such as logging in, requesting help, tutors can offer help and students can accept that help.  In theory I wanted…

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Should we love chemicals?

In response to the class discussion last week, I was poking around the internet for things relating to food and chemicals and stumbled upon this ad: The purpose is pretty obvious – it’s an attempt to placate any fears someone might have about eating chemicals.  Food, after all is entirely…

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Pot Rack v2

My first attempt at making a pot rack on the cnc wasn’t great.  The seams didn’t line up, a rounded edge met a corner.  It was a bit sloppy.  So I wanted to redo it, but make it nicer.  So I reworked the idea and settled on this idea: A…

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