A week in and out the shop: Laser cutting all the things, struggling with soft vs hard wood, and making my own Fusion 360 plug in for fretboards.
One of the weird things I do is curating the "Glitch Gallery", which collects accidental artworks, produced by broken or buggy programs! <3
I'm especially amazed by @ManuelaXibanya@twitter.com's submission today – she accidentally applied a text material to a tree! https://glitchgallery.org/a-poem-as-lovely/
The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.
The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.
(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)
Introducing Inkscape 1.0.1...! This version includes bug & crash patches for 1.0 along with an experimental feature. Let us know what you love. Report what doesn't work. Download Linux, Windows, (coming soon) Mac: https://inkscape.org/release/
Read all about it at: https://inkscape.org/news/2020/09/06/inkscape-version-101-patches-crashes-bugs/
Leaders; getting paid - in multiple ways; sustainability; and graphic designer Paul Peter Piech: the latest Interesting Things on the Internet http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/links/interesting_things_on_the_internet_august_17th_2020.html
A short week in the shop: fixing up my cigar box guitar, gluing up the body from last week, and looking briefly at sources of wood.
Landed in Iceland yesterday - tested at the airport and had the results a few hours later. No need for quarantine and Iceland is back to normal. It is apparent how badly the UK response has been when you go somewhere else even accepting difference in population size
Spinning up an #OpenTripPlanner instance for Liverpool to see if it can help us think about building a more active transport (walking, cycling, etc.) city https://github.com/Liverpool-UK/somebody-should/issues/35 #weeknotes
The visor crisis is easing, I actually managed a bit of blogging this week: mutual aid; the PPE crisis; thoughts on the slowdown; ex-Amazonian solidarity... this week's Interesting Things on the Internet http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/links/interesting_things_on_the_internet_may_4th_2020.html
Getting back into photography by changing how I can take pictures:
Good article on ethical/repairable options for smartphones. Of course the most ethical phone is the one you already have, but... good to see some interest in the repairability of newer phones. Teracube is interesting with their very reasonable flat fee for repairs for 4 years.
Open social media for the UK