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Closer to Cams Than Ever

After many more hours of work, I have a complete polyline editor. Each segment can be a Bezier curve or a straight line. Each node can be a cusp or have the control points smooth and optionally symmetrical. Nodes can be added and deleted and the curve can…

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Furnace

Furnace is a board/card game by Ivan Lashin. The description at Board Game Geek starts like this: “Furnace is an engine-building Eurogame in which players take on the roles of 19th-century capitalists building their industrial corporations and aspiring to make as much money as they can by purchasing companies,…

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Chinook Mini Helicopter Project

I had a fairly terrible idea to convert two $80.00 RC helicopters into a single CH-47 Chinook. The Chinook has two rotors, one forward and one aft (very different from the V-22 Osprey that has rotors on the tips of the wings). It’s a terrible idea because of…

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Traxxas TRX-4 Defender

I bought a new toy. I had an RC off-road truck back when I was 19 and I suddenly wanted one now because I saw just how awesome they are these days. This is a big 1/10th scale crawler with locking differentials, oil fill shocks, waterproof electronics, and…

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Jupiter’s Legacy: Watchable Bad TV

I finished watching the first season (volume?) of Jupiter’s Legacy. I was concerned about the quality of the writing by episode 2 and by the end of the season, I decided that this is a fairly bad show. It’s not terrible but in some episodes, I desperately wanted…

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Deleting All Users? Uh Oh!

My blog site has been compromised. I have no idea how someone can access the site and replace WordPress blog files with their own malicious crap. But they do it. it’s not even clear what they get from it because my host disabled malicious files as soon as…

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