October 16

An elegy for Odeon Panton Street
One of the last flea pit movie theatres in London is being re-opened in a Luxe version. Maybe no one else will miss it, but I wanted to say goodbye to Odeon Panton Street.


October 9

The Wishing Well Divers - Live from the Living Room
The Wishing Well Divers is a musical project I’ve been working on in my spare time for a couple years now with my friend Will and various other session players from time to time. Recently, we thought it might be fun to make a living room concert video of one of our semi-weekly rehearsal sessions. Featuring about 25 minutes of new original songs, recorded live to phone in my new living room with every bumb note and flubbed lyric fully intact, we had fun making it and hope you find some joy and inspiration in watching it, too. (Content Warning: Some mild saucy language in the in-between song banter.)


This Thing of Paper: A Knitting Book About Knitting and Books.
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, I've written & designed This Thing of Paper, a knitting book inspired by early printed books. Officially the first knitting book to be included in the Gutenberg Museum's archive of book history. [more inside]


October 8

Finishing School: overcoming work blocks to get your projects done and into the world
I'm a clinical psychologist and I've written a book called Finishing School: overcoming work blocks to get your projects done and into the world. [more inside]


MuckTweet: a browser extension for tracking your Twitter (abuse) reports
It's 2017 and Twitter's Arab Spring euphoria is long over. We've traded Gamergate for Pizzagate. Trump uses his account as a literal bully pulpit. Journalists receive death threats in 140 characters (well, now 280). Leslie Jones has been forced to perform double duty as a troll buster. And even Twitter co-founder Biz Stone struggles to get neo-Nazis booted. What's an ordinary user to do? Enter MuckTweet. [more inside]


October 3

Incredible Doom  
Today my friend Matt and I are finally launching a new web & print comic series we’ve been working on for almost a year. It’s about teenagers in the '90s getting into life & death situations over the early Internet. [more inside]


October 2

New cookbook: "How to Instant Pot"
Fan of the Instant Pot? Puzzled by it? Intrigued? My latest cookbook, How to Instant Pot, will help you get the most from the Instant Pot, whether you're a beginner or an expert. [more inside]


September 29

Weird Westerns
Just in time for Halloween: essays about Western films that make use of science fiction, horror or fantasy themes. 35 so far, more to come throughout October.


September 28

Call Ahead
I hate making phone calls, so I made a service to do it for me. Is a restaurant open? Does a store carry something in stock? Just text us, and one of our VAs will call for you.


September 27

What I Did This Year
A quick round up of stuff I’ve written, drawn or said out loud this year that exists in an easy to see on the Internet form for both myself and something to show to editors and art directors. [more inside]


September 26

Peer inside container ships using a radio
This software library helps you capture AIS messages broadcast by passing ships and then to join them with public data sets that reveal what the ships are carrying.


September 25

Three unofficial Metafilter web-extensions
Rewrites of three existing Metafilter Greasemonkey scripts in web extension format. [more inside]


September 23

My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor  
While Congress debates a rollback of the ACA, I wrote my mom's story as a reminder that health care isn't just a line item on a budget spreadsheet.


September 21

Money Magnet personal finance blog
I've helped put together a blog on personal finance. It's written by Andrew Reeves, a 28-year-old retired multimillionaire wunderkind who may or may not exist. [more inside]


September 18

Annotated Chicken Slaughter
Our farmer friend culled his flock of chickens and we went out to help. I wrote up a description of how to turn a live chicken in to something resembling what you would pick up at the supermarket. Content warning: includes descriptions of killing and processing chickens. Photos are mostly gore-free but may not be appropriate for everyone.


September 12

Space Exploration: Serpens Sectory (Prototype 1)
An old prototype SF game about mysteries, weird aliens, and managing your crew. [more inside]


September 8

Working Through Grief with Shrine Making
In July of 2017 my mother died after a long time being sick. She and I always had a tremulous relationship, and since the late 90's I've been her care taker on and off. I had a lot of feelings about her passing, so I worked through them making art. [more inside]


September 7

THINK THUNK | Drawing + Music Animation
The drawing program that I use automatically records my strokes and spits out a time-lapse video at the end. My composer friend asked me to do a drawing set to one of his songs. So I came up with different line styles and onomatopoeic words to represent the different movements in the song, and roughly timed out my blocks of drawing activity so that we'd be able to (somewhat) sync up the resulting video with the music. More of my drawings here. More of my friend's music here.


September 5

Pictures of Boston Throughout the Year
Nothing exciting, just a slideshow showing the city's moods. With bonus tacky crossfading. [more inside]


Cartoon 3D
Good day. I decided to complete a cartoon about the robot explorer of star systems. The first part was made in 2015, the second was completed in 2017. The total time took about a week to 2 parts. Yesterday made a new render of the first part, when the robot arrives on the planet. Now I want to make a cartoon about a cat. How do you like this idea for a cartoon? I need an advice. My Cartoon 3D


September 4

Plants
I wrote, narrated, scored, and illustrated (with pencil, micron pen, and watercolor) a short film about Plants: this one on the topic of air layering.


September 3

1,858 artworks of Adora  
It started over 7 years ago as a 365-photo-a-day-type tumblr for my baby daughter, and it keeps propagating. Right now, the best way to see (most of) the 1,858 different artworks of Adora (with a new one coming every day) is on instagram , a massive cache of original illustrations. [more inside]


Convert Word Docs to Mind Maps
The project takes your microsoft word documents and converts them into mind maps. [more inside]


September 2

Why I Love Sex (NSFW)
Coming soon! My second collaboration with photographer Ralf Mitsch. The first one was called Why I Love Tattoos. This one is Why I Love Sex. It features more than 50 personal stories about embracing eroticism and sexuality in life and work, including a few famous ones like Xaviera Hollander and Kaat Bollen. I translated the interviews into English. Contains lots of pictures of naked people, and some really interesting stories. [more inside]


Privilege: A user manual
This is an intro-level explanation of privilege, intersectionality, and all that stuff for people who believe in equality but just have some questions. (A lot of it is based on observing many arguments here at MeFi.) It's for Nice Guys™, not for your racist uncle— I don't know how to reach that dude. [more inside]


September 1

The real St Louis gun battle behind “Duncan & Brady”  
A cop called Brady drives up in his electric car, determined to kill someone. He enters a gambling joint, walks up to the barman – whose surname is Duncan – and tells him he’s under arrest. Duncan responds by shooting Brady in the chest at point-blank range, killing him instantly. The only explanation we get for any of this is that Brady’s “been on the job too long”. That’s the tale told by the classic murder ballad Duncan & Brady, and it contains a lot more truth than you might imagine. The date was October 6, 1890, and here’s what really happened. [more inside]


August 31

Chatty Catties
A few years ago, someone asked me for a few thousand dollars to make a movie about his cat. Dear reader, I married that man. And today that movie, Chatty Catties, is available! The movie follows a woman, her cat, and the man that comes between them. It is set in a world where cats can talk to their owners. All of the cats are voiced by deaf or hard-of-hearing actors. You can hear the Seattle Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center talk about that choice here. [more inside]


August 30

Crowdsourced physics of music project officially launched
The citizen science project that was previously posted here has now become an officially launched Zooniverse project! Last February, the Steelpan Vibrations project was in pre-beta testing, but over the summer a student worked really hard to streamline the process for volunteers. Our project is attempting to better understand the complex vibrations of a Caribbean steelpan which give the instrument such a unique sound. In addition to the improved classification process we now have a regularly updated blog, an education page, and a quick video tutorial to show how you can help us out. We know there are many science and music fans here on metafilter - we would love to have you come and help us do some science with us!


August 28

Follow my cat on instagram
My cat, Harper, has an instagram! He's adorable and now you can follow him and keep up with his many delightful hijinks. Yay!


August 24

KP|CIA
A shortish autobiographical webcomic about the time I nearly worked for the CIA.


August 23

Snakehead Trade Whiskey  
I made whiskey based on frontier and Wild West recipes that called for tobacco, leather, and hot peppers. As well as gunpowder and a rattlesnake head. This is the story of making and drinking what seemed like potentially poisonous thing I have ever ingested.


August 22

Standup/Storytelling 12" Vinyl distributed by Dischord Records
My first album of standup and storytelling came out digitally in June of this year (previously) and I started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to press a limited edition of the record onto hot pink vinyl. That campaign was fully funded, and the records are now in production. And as of today, venerated DC punk rock label Dischord Records (Fugazi, Minor Threat) will be distributing the 12" vinyl version of my album! You can preorder a copy here. [more inside]


August 21

Seersucker' Curious Class Struggle  
Seersucker went from a working class uniform material to being the sole providence of Great Gatsby cosplayers, how did this happen? I wrote this for Racked to try and find out.


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]


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