August 18

The truth has got its boots on: an evidence-based response to James Damore's Google memo  
In which I have a very, very thorough walk through the relevant literature about gender and the workplace, and.... uh, cite over a hundred peer reviewed works in doing so while I refute effectively ever point I can find in Mr. Damore's 'memo.' I'm currently working on getting the footnotes linked within the piece and getting a functional table of contents rolling, but this is up and linkable for anyone as of right this second. All effort has been made to find non-paywalled PDFs of all links cited in the document. [more inside]


August 14

Shadow Over the Outlet Mall: A Novel of Lovecraftian Humor
A humorous story of real estate appraisal and cosmic horror inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, 90s adventure games, and some other stuff. [more inside]


August 13

Shtacks: Type a painting
I doodle on my iPad during my train commute. I finished painting the alphabet. So I made a site where you can type with paintings. Type in the grey text box to get an image. The image is resized to fit your browser window. On desktop browsers you can download the image as a PNG. Anything you type is appended to the URL, the back button works, and you can share the link with your image. Like this. [more inside]


August 9

FatFinger.JS
FatFinger is a library that allows you to run JavaScript full of typos. It will look at your code, attempt to guess at your intent, and do its best to make the code runnable. Rather than a tool to clean up code, FatFinger encourages the programmer to leave the code full of errors and fully embrace the chaos of JavaScript. [more inside]


@MotifBot
My first Twitter bot! I made a bot that randomly tweets entries from Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature. It's intended for divination and creative problem solving, along the lines of Oblique Strategies. [more inside]


August 7

Film photography website get!
I'm a film photographer based in NYC and I finally bit the bullet, scanned a load of negatives, bought a URL + hosting, and put up a website. Mostly black and white (some color), mostly medium format (some 4x5 large format or 35mm), in a couple different genres. There's some moody street work, a fun hot sauce expo, NYC Pride 2016, and much more for your delectation. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


August 5

Psychodelic Sixties
Because I'm 14 going on 45, I decided to get myself a Tumblr page. I mainly just put a lot of general 1960s weirdness on it that interests me.


August 4

In Their Own Words: LGBTQ Asia Responds to Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
An in-depth exploration of pan-Asian responses to Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling, interviewing 42 LGBTQ people and activists from all across Asia, published on Autostraddle! [more inside]


Decathlete
As the IAAF World Champions begin, a 45 minute ode to the Decathlon. For the "lead single", I made a videoclip [warning: strobes] inspired by Le vol d'Icare by Georges Schwizgebel. AND a 90s site to boot! [more inside]


August 3

I trained an A.I. to Ask Metafilter...
Last time, I trained an LSTM neural network to generate British placenames. This time, I trained one on Ask Metafilter questions to see if the questions it generated might tell us anything about humanity. (Spoilers: yes, of course it did). [more inside]


August 1

The Meaning of Life
This is part of an ongoing project called the (e) book of love. I was wondering what MeFites thought of it. Previously, someone called it "pious gibberish", which I sort of liked, that impression. It's a long-ish read, be warned. If you can't get past the first few paragraphs, let me know why that would be. Peace be with you.


July 28

Oh, Boy! (daily journal comic)
A long time ago, in 2010, I made a comic strip, Champ 2010. It was a daily (mostly) strip following my year of no drinking. Someone shared it here and that was sorta fun. Anyway, I thought I'd share my new project, "Oh, Boy!". Also a daily comic. Thanks!


'Smart' Phone
Connor's cell phone comes to life and accidentally breaks up his relationship with his girlfriend. It must then do everything a 'smart' phone can to get them back together. [more inside]


Mk Mrc Grt Gn! A Disemvoweling Twitter Bot
Inspired by a tweet from (metafilter's own) Maciej Cegłowski, I made a dumb Twitter bot using Glitch one night that disemvowels 45's mouthspew on Twitter as if he were a dumb troll trying his best to annoy the mods. The resulting tweets are collected at @Dsmvwld_PTS. [more inside]


July 26

SensibleSideButtons: reliable, system-wide side mouse button navigation in macOS
The side buttons on generic mice work really well for navigation in Windows... but not so much in macOS. By default they basically do nothing, and most software that claims to fix this problem (USB Overdrive, etc.) only binds the buttons to keyboard shortcuts with mixed results. While testing the Logitech MX Master, I noticed that unlike every other mouse I'd come across, its side buttons were acting in a suspiciously Windows-like manner on my Mac. (No blinking menu bars. No occasional destructive behavior. No mis-targeted navigation commands.) I decided to investigate this phenomenon in hopes of porting the behavior to all my other mice, and to make a long story short: it works! Really well! (Under GPL!)


Twack: Slack Interface for Twitter
If Twitter were built today, it would be designed from the beginning with chat in mind. Screenshot [more inside]


July 24

New animation reel
A fast cut of some of my personal and commercial animation projects from 2012 up to today. [more inside]


July 22

Falling water, spinning rock, Pepper the cat.
It was a completely accidental happening, but now it is a meditation video.


July 20

Secret Spaces
Procedural brutalism vs. lesbian plant magic. Search for your lover in an infinite building, climbing further and further downward into its depths. Uncover surreal revelations, grow plants to aid your descent, and forge a relationship with your surroundings that goes much deeper than expected... [more inside]


Receive reddit posts in your inbox
A few months ago I asked this question about replacements for reddit. Since then, I've been trying my hand at Python and ended up writing this program that pulls the top posts from your subreddits and emails them to you. This has worked well for me in that it allows me to bypass all of the muck and keep any reddit surfing to a minimum. [more inside]


July 19

Men Say the Darndest Things (NSFW-ish)
I designed and animated this video which curates a cringe-worthy selection of funny and sad (and 100% real) comments left for Instagram models. While I didn't use the actual photos, the drawings of the models are probably NSFW, and the language used is... also interesting.


July 18

Solano Rail
This was a rail project researched and developed while I was in college trying to become an urban planner. [more inside]


Rassler, an 8-bit pro wrestling RPG
A retro-inspired pro wrestling role playing game I've been working on, set in the territorial era of pro wrestling (the 60s-80s more or less). It's pay-what-you-can and will be forever. [more inside]


July 17

HARO2RSS (Help a Reporter Out via rss)
Something I built on Glitch (previously on MeFi) HARO2RSS is not affiliated with "Help a Reporter Out". This is simply an easier way to consume the queries via rss. If you prefer to get the stories by email, keyword alerts and more - sign up. They have both free and premium plans. [more inside]


Everyday Gay: A Kissing Book
Everyday Gay: A Kissing Book is a romance novel in ebook form. It's pay-what-you-like, with all proceeds going to Trans LifeLine, a crisis hotline for trans people in the US and Canada. It is hilarious, heartwarming, sexy, and, for some, educational. [more inside]


"Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life"
It is with the greatest pleasure that I share with you Radical Technologies, the book referred to here, and for so much of which I'm indebted to conversations that have happened here. [more inside]


July 16

True Words
True Words is an ongoing community art project where people anonymously share words of wisdom, advice, and guidance based on their own life experiences. [more inside]


July 10

AI Generated Movie Posters  
I built this website to generate movie posters using a neural network. The titles and tag-lines are generated by the AI, everything else is somewhat designed and randomized. Super random, so occasionally offensive.


10 Cent STEM Stories with Dr. Sparks
I've been writing stories on demand for kids on a mechanical typewriter for years, and I've been using the stories as a way to teach STEM concepts. Lately I've begun filming and animating my interactions and the stories. This episode features a jetpack (with real flames!), the ISS, three little piggies, and a big bad wolf, to teach kids about orbit.


July 7

Peter and Paul, or Heaven and Hell  
"What is this mess?" said the angel. "Unfold those scraps and put them together." A new twist on the old heaven-and-hell paper-folding trick, and a survey of various versions over the past century.


July 6

A Survey about Public Radio
I'm writing a book about the public radio pledge drive. I've conducted two focus groups and done two years worth of secondary research. I've also had interviews with leaders in and founders of public radio. And I have nearly 1,000 followers on various social media accounts who are in public radio. But, like the focus groups, I also need this kind of one-on-one, primary research result. [more inside]


July 5

Bicycle Videos from Maine
I got an old GoPro camera (mostly) working, so here is a a YouTube channel for anyone wanting to see how it is to ride a bicycle around southern Maine (the north-eastest of the northeast US). [more inside]


The Wildest West
A podcast and blog looking at the good, the bad, and the WTF of western movies, country songs, and that sort of thing. [more inside]


July 4

How Much Are My Childhood Dream Jobs Really Worth?
I investigated how much I could be making if I'd stuck with one of my preferred career choices from my childhood, like secretary, architect, or gold-medal-winning-Olympic gymnast, for The Billfold.


July 1

More cowbell
Yet another 0.999/1.000/1.001 phase music thingumy. For reasons unknown this comment popped into my mind today, and having some spare time, I did the next best thing.


an easy lay  
A short, free dating sim about romance, philosophy, anime, and laying your egg in a guy, because you are a wasp. [more inside]


June 28

(re) Identify hate groups on GuideStar
GuideStar, a charity data site, started flagging hate groups, then removed the flags after harassment and threats. I wrote a Chrome extension that adds the flags back. Buzzfeed covers the hubub with some discussion of the SPLC's objectivity.


June 27

Legal News in one place
As a practicing attorney I am continually struggling to keep up with the latest in the legal blogosphere. RSS readers are great, but many of us need something less cumbersome and more easily glanced-at (often on a firm computer!). I put together a simple river-of-news style page that continually updates throughout the day with the latest news from some of the most popular legal blogs. No ads or attempts at monetization, I just found it helpful and hope someone else can too.


June 26

New Interactive Sculpture!
Check out various stages of my new interactive sculpture tentatively titled "In The Dark." It's a mixed media piece that uses 3P Quick Cure Clay, glow powder, glass, water, algae, and black lights. It's approximately 5x14x5". These photos are from fairly early in the sculpture's life, and I hope the algae continues to grow thicker as time goes on. [more inside]


June 22

Living Shakespeare
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the collaborative Living Shakespeare project presents essays on Shakespeare's works by prominent global figures, accompanied by short films featuring the writers co-produced by BBC World TV. [more inside]


June 21

Used Photos
I've just had a book of my photography published by Southern Glossary. [more inside]


Soulpepper on 42nd Street
I've been working with this Toronto-based theatre company for nearly seven years now, and it has always been a pipe dream to bring our creations to NYC. And now it's finally happening! [more inside]


aws-google-auth: use Google Apps to federate identity to AWS on the command-line
Got Google Apps? Got AWS? Want to not have to worry about long-lasting AWS credentials stored on disk? Google Apps SAML Single Sign On (SSO) capability has been available for federated identity into AWS via the console for some time now, but bringing that to the command-line has been ... problematic. Google doesn't provide a nice SAML endpoint, they hide it behind all sorts of browsery-specific gubbins. This tool lets you make use of Google's SAML Identity Provider to authenticate yourself to AWS, so you now have the same experience on the command line. [more inside]


Fuck Everyone in the Entire History of Humanity™
Storgy has published my short story, “Love, Anger, and Pity; or Fuck Everyone in the Entire History of Humanity”. Coincidentally, it was published the same day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled offensive trademarks must be allowed, invalidating a plot point in my story.


June 19

Mom's Basement Stakes
My NHL draft contest enters it's 4th year. I take NHL pundit's draft lists and see who they would have taken with (most often) the Buffalo Sabres' picks. This years contestants, so far, are me, Bob McKenzie, Craig Button, Corey Pronman, (the GM of the Sabres) Jason Botterill, and Canucksarmy.com.
Submit a list of players and you can play too.
Also at 45b.us, you can check out previous year's competitions, check out a couple goofy d3 based apps of hockey data, and see how my model ranks your team's prospect pool (Toronto wins again in the latest edition). My list: [more inside]


June 17

A made a comic about a dog. That dog is a knight.   
You can read the first issue here: The Book of Biscuits #1 Interested in any feedback. If you really dig it, then you can pick up a copy here: http://www.indyplanet.us/product/150457/ but you certainly don't have to. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can check out my other comics here: Most of them are free!


The first anthology to broadly collect solarpunk writing
A fundamentally hopeful new genre, solarpunk envisions a future of green, sustainable energy used by societies that value inclusiveness, cooperation, and personal freedom. Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation features A.C. Wise, Daniel José Older, Kristine Ong Muslim, Nisi Shawl, Lavie Tidhar, and others, all exploring solutions to environmental disasters. [more inside]


June 14

Raising Future Adults
A Website About Being A Parent


June 11

Sad Birthday Trump Protest
On Wednesday, June 13th, Rise and Resist will be delivering Trump's birthday present to Trump Tower in NYC - one way plane tickets to Russia. Sign his birthday card now, and tell him why you want him out of the Presidency, and out of the country. [more inside]


June 9

3 Generations of Tools, Photographed  
I'm a third generation stagehand. My father and grandfather were both theatrical carpenters, and my father is also an antique tool collector. Many of the images are literally the drawers out of his roadbox and various tool chests at his home, others are some of my favorite pieces of his. I've been posting them with my recollections of a lifetime with these tools, or with stories from my father or grandfather. [more inside]


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