It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better.
This makes me very happy.
This video is playing on the 650 screens at the barclays center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEL2M7sSNo0&sns=tw (I’m not ALWAYS this hyper)
It is funny the way that a good interviewer can get me fired up.
These folks had a really nice crew and a simple fold up dolly for some of the panning shots.
And for the complete 3 part set of Brooklyn Museum scans. Here’s the Lion! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24905
Here’s the Alexander the Great statue I scanned today as well. I have tried to get this a couple times and failed so it was nice to get it today. Sometimes 123D Catch just doesn’t cooperate. I had tried with my iPad and today I went in with an SLR camera. Worked much better!
Here’s the link to the Thingiverse thing in case you have a 3D printer. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39797
I’ve been to the Brooklyn Museum a few times. I already scanned my favorite lion there. Today I scanned this Egyptian goddess and Alexander the great.
It’s a process. I either use the 123D Catch app for the ipad or I use my camera and grab about 20-50 photos of the object from all angles.
Then, through the magic of Autodesk software and the cloud, I get a 3D model that requires fussing and snipping and then flat-bottoming and I upload it to Thingiverse. Check it out. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39795
I got into ham radio this year. I got my technicians license in 2006 and didn’t do much with it. Then I got my general license this year and that opens up lots of interesting bandwidth.
I got a KX3 and I’ve got a G5RV antenna in an inverted V format held up by a spider beam strapped to the chimney on e roof.
I like to connect to folks using psk31 which is a data over the radio format that turns radio waves into public chat rooms.
Mostly, we just chat about radios and antennas. It’s very relaxing because when I am ham radioing, I can’t think about much else.
When my daughter was born I immediately wanted land, as in dirt and grass and trees. Some sort of craving for a nest grew in me. I started cruising Zillow for cabins inspired by Zach Klein and friend’s freecabinporn.com and beaverbrook. I started cruising upstater.net too. A year later, when she got to hang out on her grandma’s lawn, she was scared of grass. I looked a little harder.
My criteria is that I’d like to have 5 acres or more, a small cabin with a flushing toilet and warm water shower, and ideally a stream to play in and woods to walk in. In many cases this type of arrangement can go for a very reasonable amount if I’m willing to drive 2-3 hours to get there.
Outside of NYC, prices are going down. More and more home owners are underwater and so there is a growing number of short sales and foreclosures. I don’t want to get stuck buying something that I couldn’t sell later. Also, outside of NYC, rents are going down with the exception of getaway houses for rent for the summer to people in NYC.
To me this all signals that the housing market in rural areas a few hours from NYC is not doing so well and any thing I buy will go down in value.
Property taxes are also on the rise in rural areas as towns and counties struggle to fund schools and other public facing infrastructure. The lowering of prices and the increase in taxes means that for anything I could buy, even at the low end, spending money on regular weekend getaways using Airbnb.com starts looking better than investing in real estate.
But I can’t help it, I still daydream of a getaway with a wood stove and a babbling brook and dirt for my daughter to play with. Zillow still calls out to me when I have time to browse the Internet and I’ve got a whole routine for exploring cabins and other rural possibilities.
What is your daydream cabin look like? What small towns call out to you?