We joined a Maker Space...
We joined SnoCo Makerspace last week, and we've been in heavy planning mode ever since.
In case you don't know what they are, a makerspace is basically a gym for crafty stuff. Just like you join your local gym for their Nautilus equipment for you to use, we joined this because they have 3d printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, welding equipment, woodworking tools, and all manner of other useful stuff as well as a space setup to use them correctly and safely. The community part is going to be nice, too.
They are big on safety, and you're not allowed to use a kind of equipment until you've taken one of their classes on that particular stuff to prove you know what you're doing. I like that.
So I'm working with Claire to come up with some plans for a few things to start off with, and we're going to get to making!
I've been working on a new look and feel for this website, and I've finally reached a point where I'm somewhat happy about it.
It's not perfect. There's still too much in the way of manual monkeying with it required, but at least it doesn't look like a refugee from Geocities anymore. ;)
In A State of Flux...
I'm rearranging my living space, and that means I've got everything all in a kerfubble.
It's always the thing. It works like one of those sliding tile puzzles. To move the couch, I've got to move the table. To move the table, I've got to get that cabinet moved and setup. To setup and move it, I've got to get the wall behind where it's going to be painted....
It just keeps going.
There's a term often used for this -- yak shaving. It comes from a comedian who described a day where he started off trying to clean his room, and ended up, step by step, shaving a yak.
I'll know this out. Hopefully before I end up in Nepal. ;)