Unnnh I'm preparing for the second session of the D&D 5e campaign I'm running and I'm so excited to try all these new Lazy Dungeonmaster techniques :D

Teaching myself Autodesk Fusion 360 in the hopes of doing more CNC routing and 3D printing. Pretty fun parametric CAD/CAM program so far, and free for hobbyists.

Lots of great tutorial series from Autodesk, too! This is a good 'un: f360ap.autodesk.com/courses/me

oh hey, i remember reading the whole Gucci Gang Mysteries series when i was growing up

Oops I guess I'm taking a vacation day today. Not like anyone else is in the office.

Successfully accomplished one of the hardest computer problems, printing address labels that all register correctly

Dear @KinkyKobolds what can you tell me about standard kobold snout, horn, and tail characteristics

Guys, we've been using these wrong the whole time!

Just got to watch a huge spider lay down the structural lines of a big web, perfectly lit up by the porch light outside the window. Never really appreciated how webs go together or how the spiders climb and drop and cut and stitch: it was really amazing to see up close

This 455-page specification on the details of barcode encoding, printing, and reading, is some satisfying reading


Been teaching myself Unity. Have a pretty good game mechanic in mind, slowly turning it into reality. My maintainable-programming instincts keep getting in the way of the whole rapid prototyping thing

Yo recent Mastodon animals: consider associating your Twitter and Mastodon accounts on bridge.joinmastodon.org so more people can make the jump. It'll show you if other people you follow on Twitter are already here, and let you auto-follow them.

TIL Kent State has an "Experimental Archaeology" dept that recreates primitive technologies and then tests them with modern instruments
(via my parents who, in their retirement, have been doing digs with his dept in northern Ohio)
cc: @dogleaf


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