I make cheap, crude magnets bearing the ancient poem of worker solidarity (boss makes a dollar; I make a dime; that's why I shit on company time). These magnets include a URL, shitsolidarity.com, which offers a brief spiel about income inequality and corporations' attempts to curtail workers' rights to pinch a loaf (drop anchor, lay cable, squeeze out a senator) on the job. Interested parties can buy their own cheapo magnets, with 100% of proceeds supporting Jobs With Justice.
Many years ago, I used to run an annual Oscar predictions contest at my blog where the prize was a custom sock monkey. I've revived the contest in 2019 and you could win a "Freddie Monkcury" of your very own. He comes with his classic "Live Aid" outfit as well as his "I Want to Break Free" drag costume (including the vacuum cleaner!). You can see the current aggregate predictions, as well as all the past monkey prizes I've made.
This is probably as honest as I’ll ever be about what I’m trying to accomplish with my podcast, Raging Titter Radio. I have always had a lot of thoughts and I’m often overwhelmed by them. Since I was a kid, I imagined my thoughts as balloons, too many comic books I suppose. Anyway, I try to chase them down and grab them before they float away forever. The easiest way to hang onto them is to tie the strings together. If I can tie enough balloons together, I can float away. That’s Raging Titter Radio. Oh and there’s always a top notch indie band playing a great song that's thematically relevant. [more inside]
I gave a TEDx talk in the Colorado Front Range last month, and the video is finally up. I wish they'd included more visuals (and that the audio was better!) but for better or worse, here it is. It's about the intersection of craft and technology, and how DIYers no longer need to do it all by themselves.
An extremely simple Etsy gift registry / wishlist for the upcoming holiday season. Add items, tag them, comment on them, and share your wishlist by distributing a link.
It's an app that generates pairs of colors at random, then puts them in a pattern, then lets you adjust and save those colors. [more inside]
I'm recording my craft, food, fledgling garden, and other various and sundry domestic-ish experiments here. [more inside]