Category: today i made

A Website A Week

AUG 17 2014
I've been restless lately, in need of a project. I've looked at a few hackathons and similar events, but what I want is something a little more extended than a weekend, and a little more compatible with my vital weekend afternoon nap schedule. But I've been feeling in particular that I ought to do more to improve my visual design skills...

Look at these things I did!

MAY 12 2010
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Ok, so maybe what Vimeo had was not a problem with programming, but communication and managing expectations. About 3 hours after I signed up for my account, I finally got a confirmation email. And then half an hour after that I got a bunch more emails that had been generated by my attempts to get a first confirmation email. I'm assuming that when Vimeo told me an email had been "sent" what they really meant was that a request had been made to a server that would eventually get around to actually sending an email. I have no problems with that, as long as I'm informed that that is what is going on. Instead I was told that if I don't already see an email, what I should do is check my spam folder or try getting another email sent...

Oof

APR 23 2010
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Still busy! Still making things! Still no extra energy or desire to post about it. But I made a poster! And printed it out and presented it this morning to a panel of Informatics and Computer Science professors and I could maybe win like $15 if they like it...

Urgh

MAR 28 2010
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I've been doing things, really I have. But it never feels like I've been doing enough things, and when I am feeling unproductive and useless I get stuck in a spiral of being unproductive and useless, and if that continues I will really be in trouble...

Still Making Things

FEB 15 2010
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You know, I started blogging on my official professional website here with the intention of writing about my capstone. I have clearly failed to do so. But maybe, now that I am actually building fun little things relating to it, I will? I'm also starting a small independent study project that is related to my capstone, and I'm writing a proposal about that that should serve as a nice capsule introduction to my topic and work so far. Once I get that finished I will probably post it. For now I just have another list...

Oh yeah I should give it a title

FEB 08 2010
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Alas, I have neglected my blog. To be honest for a few days there I was sort of in denial about my life and beyond the bare essentials of schoolwork all I did was cook and make houses in The Sims 3. And listen to audiobooks while I made houses in The Sims. But then I ordered an Arduino starter kit, bought some new yarn, got myself back into gear and have been busy making things. Here is a list of them...

a list and last.fm

JAN 26 2010
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I was just about to report that my computer seems to have reached a stable point OS-wise, when my screen blinked a few times and I got a notification that my display driver had momentarily stopped working...

Today I made

JAN 10 2010
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I'm always so energetic and optimistic about the beginning of a semester...

Secret Christmas Project!

DEC 30 2009
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Between the various family outings, visiting high school friends, the solid cloudy skies since Christmas, the utter lack of bright, direct lighting in my house, and the fact that my mother actually wanted to wear her gift, it has occurred to me that I should have taken photos of it before I wrapped it. But I finally have some good ones...

Today I made...

DEC 23 2009
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I'm debating whether to wait until after Christmas to work on re-doing my portfolio. On the one hand, I was going to try to give myself a whole week off. On the other hand, I find myself at a bit of a loss without work to do. There are only so many times I can refresh Google Reader, after all...

Today I made...

DEC 21 2009
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I'm pretty excited about the Christmas project, but even though there is very little chance the recipient reads my blog, I will wait until after Christmas to talk about it or post photos...

Things I Made!

DEC 20 2009
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I am having some trouble with this daily blogging business, but it's ok. I just need some more time to make it routine. I'll go ahead and split up the last three days...

More stuff I made

DEC 17 2009
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Forgot to update again yesterday, too busy making writings! So, today and yesterday I made...

Today I Made...

DEC 13 2009
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It's easy for me to forget just how much stuff I do, or if I remember, to discount it. So I think I'm going to try a little blog series where I just list things I made that day, for generous values of "things" and "made." And here's the first one...