For the last year I've been taking wooden woodworking planes from the 1800s and early 1900s and getting them back in working condition. [more inside]
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]
Seven current Greasemonkey scripts and Chrome extensions written by me, six(ish) following the request of MetaFilter users. These scripts and extensions have been successfully tested with MetaFilter after its recent redesign, including support for both the modern and classic themes. [more inside]
In the course of the recent end-of-year ritual of going through my past year's unfinished Ableton Live projects, I found myself writing a Python script to partially automate the task, by examining the Live sets and dumping information about them (namely, the tracks and the instrument/effect devices in them) as text. [more inside]
MetaClip is an open source clipboard management utility that can store the contents of the Windows clipboard permanently in a portable file format that can later be restored, backed up or moved to other Windows based desktop machines. MetaClip stores and categorizes clipboard contents in a file-system based library. A technologically superior, open source version of this previous project, MetaClip stores clipboard contents in a custom .clpx extension file format, and allows users to categorize and store clipboard contents for easy retrieval and reuse. The current pre-alpha release actually seems pretty stable from my own informal user testing, and is already proving to be fairly useful in my own day-to-day work routine. [more inside]
I have been working on this for a while but somehow it had never occurred to me to post it here. It's not really a blog, per se. Rather, it is more of a reference or index. I describe it as "tools and techniques for textual data" (the alliteration was accidental). It's not an exhaustive collection but it is fairly comprehensive. Most of the low hanging fruit has been picked so posts now are few and far between. I would welcome any suggestions you might have. You can email me through MeFi...