So mesmerizing to watch! :O I can totally see the appeal, #plottertwitter!

This is generated by an automated toolchain that takes an address as input, and then downloads OSM data, processes and optimizes it, and sends G-code to the printer.


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Tried out an SVG line sorter with the pen plotter - loads quicker than without, but still surprisingly random

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's submission today – she accidentally applied a text material to a tree!


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:

Read all about it at:

Slowly adding some features to the company website. now supports on blog posts and catalogue entries

Leaders; getting paid - in multiple ways; sustainability; and graphic designer Paul Peter Piech: the latest Interesting Things on the Internet

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.

Just sent my first order off to @JLCPCB, partly to try the service, partly so I didn't have to hand solder those 3mm x 1.75mm chips 🤣

PSA: it’s OK to make tiny positive changes that don’t solve huge problems in one go.


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 instance for Liverpool to see if it can help us think about building a more active transport (walking, cycling, etc.) city

Wanna make cool things in openFrameworks & win prizes?

Watch this video, follow the instructions & submit your entry to the VJ shader jam

#vjshaderjam #openFrameworks #creativecoding #code #learn #cpp


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

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.

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