A week of brief moments in the shop: using brief moments between other work to finish off the cigar box guitar, get the latest build up for sale, and move two new projects forward a little.


I'm not sure enough people have properly internalised that it's 50 years ago since Bryan Adams got his first real six string.

The problem with your code is that it's doing exactly what you told it to do.

Finally listed my latest build up on Reverb if anyone is interested in a beautiful hand-built offset


This year's Festival of Maintenance will take place in beautiful on Saturday 28th September. We'll be celebrating maintainers and maintenance in all its (often surprising) forms. You can view the newly released programme and buy tickets here: festivalofmaintenance.org.uk/u

If you’ve ever run Zoom on your Mac, and think you’ve uninstalled it, turns out they leave a backdoor on your machine to them reinstall if for you.

This is why Sandboxed/Virtualised apps are a good thing.


I'd forgotten just how much acoustic guitar there is on Radiohead's The Bends.

In my memory it's electric guitar bar a Fake Plastic Trees/High & Dry, but even the heaviest of electric tracks, Just, opens with an acoustic and has it in the background all the way through.

Totally hearing my favourite album of the time in a different light.

B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. b612-font.com/

Finally made it over to @littlesandboxuk's @sandbox.workshop in Norris Green. A fantastic space and my visit coincided with their weekly gathering. Much , , t-shirt making and going on (more at instagram.com/p/BzY5ygGgSNk/)

A week in the shop, and Liverpool MakeFest 2019: A busy week of prep, a hectic couple of days at MakeFest, and a nice reflective wind down with fellow Makers.


Best phrase of the weekend: you guys get started, and if you're struggling, don't worry: the steampunks will be here soon

Tomorrow I'll be exhibiting how I build guitars at Liverpool Central Library as part of the many awesome things going on at @lpoolmakefest@twitter.com - of you're in the area drop by and say hello!

RT @LpoolMakeFest@twitter.com

Planning to come to MakeFest this Saturday? Awesome! Booked a free ticket? No? Please do. It really helps us gauge numbers and get backing for future events. It's quick and easy too - eventbrite.co.uk/e/liverpool-m #LivMF19 #makers #free #events

🐦🔗: twitter.com/LpoolMakeFest/stat

It lives! If you want to hear it, or even play it, then it'll be at Liverpool Central Library this Saturday as part of Liverpool MakeFest 2019.

A week in the shop: lessons learned about holding tools safely, and lots of building with techniques I’ve not used before.


Its a #publicserviceinternet day at @bbc@twitter.com today.

First a throughtful blog from the BBC's CTPO on data-led services - bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entri
followed by @bbcrd@twitter.com's introduction to the research project called BBC Box - bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2019-06-bbc-

I got a delightful email overnight from a Ukulele builder in Tasmania saying thanks for my open source laser cutter fretboard generator.

Stats tell me that people use it, but it's so lovely to get a personal note like that.

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