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Monthly Archives: July 2006

  • Playing with Mr. Hankey

    Ok, I know this is supposed to be some sort of worm or caterpillar, but it just looks too much like some sort of marshmallow cereal Mr. Hankey for me to think of it any other way. Ben doesn't like this toy, but he does giggle when he farts, so there is hope yet ;-)

  • Getting Old

    If being a property tax-paying respectful citizen didn't do it, if having a child didn't make it clear, if realizing I have worked at the same job for ten years didn't make it really obvious... Hearing the remake of Land of Confusion on the radio today sure did.

  • Renovation Update

    Over the July 4th holiday, I managed to get some of the wainscoting installed in Ben's room. I decided to trim the alcove like I am the doors. The trim is primed 4/4" wood, except that on the inside which is unprimed 3/4". I'll paint that soon. Overall, I'm very pleased with the results with the wainscoting and the trim. I finally finished resawing all of that cabinet...

  • Expression June CTP

    EID and the rest of expression are now available in a version that targets the FX 3.0 June CTP.

  • Lightwave to XAML

    Over the past few years, Lightwave has become increasingly more affordable. When I first looked at it seriously for the PC (early versions were on the Amiga as part of Toaster), it was selling for around $1600/license. Now, you can get it for half that, or even less if you own a competing product (like Rhino or 3ds Max) Here's one more reason to look at Lightwave: a Lightwave to XAML converter...

  • Milling it Square

    There's nothing quite like the sound and feeling of wood you have so crisply milled you could cut your finger on the edge. You stack the wood and you get that air-cushioned "clack" sound from two pieces that are so perfectly square and true that they stick to your cast iron saw top due to the suction of the flat face. You mill a bunch of rails so perfectly sized that you can stack and rack...