Links tagged "geekingout"
I love the concept of utilizing a 3D printer for other purposes. I haven't implemented this myself, but the directions all seems really straight-forward if you're already into the hobby (and happy to have the same printer). #
If you use BBEdit to write Markdown, this handy little thing helps you restyle the preview window of that writing. Over the years I've become a big fan of Markdown, so this was a no-brainer for me. I won't even get started on BBEdit. #
I haven't played as many tabletop RPGs as I'd like to, but I really like this one page dungeon generator. Really cool idea, and what a great execution. #
Some day I'd like to buy a 3D Printer. I can't yet tell myself I'd use it enough to justify the cost, but I think it'd be fun. Yes I'm a nerd, but you're still reading this. Monument Valley is a great game. I really like the totem from it. Having something like this would be cool. The full combined archive is available on Thingiverse, but for whatever reason wouldn't attach to this post. I've split the full archive into two - one for the totem, and one for Ida (and both with the CC attribution files). Enjoy! #
I use Slack at work. A lot. And the instance of Slack I primarily use has a lot (9000+) of reaction emojis. I then go to use other Slack instances, and they don't have some of the key emojis I rely on for my daily conversations. This tool helped me extract all of the emojis from our Slack instance, so I can use them other places with ease.
:the_more_youknow: :magic: :nerds: :party_parrot: #
Several people at work gave me a nudge to consider this tool for a self-hosted, multi-computer backup solution. I haven't tried it yet, but am keeping this here for when I'm ready to give it a shot.
(Hey - I didn't say all the links on here would be super interesting.) #
To further cement my nerdom, I started playing my first tabletop RPG - Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. Having never played any RPG before, I can say this one has been fun - though it's quite depressing to see how pathetic my own imagination is, as we collaboratively try to tell the story. Regardless, the DM/GM of the game showed up one day with these papers, but couldn't remember where he got them. They're handy, if you come up with your own character, and need to keep notes. (Too bad the original author no longer seems to have a website.) #
I love these types of projects, but have a not-so-secret reason as to why. My son desperately wants his own price scanner, and receipt printer - and it's not one of those passing desires of his. Honestly, I don't really know why, but I guess I don't really have to know. With that in mind, I'd love to create him his own, and yet I have no clue where to start. I have this smattering of links I hope to piece together and alter to make my own creation:
Ever since Strong Bad tweeted about how to make your own, I've had grand dreams of making my own records, but with different children's songs (or potentially some non-children's songs). Regardless, I love that there are nerdy people in the world who take the time to come up with stuff like this. Very cool. #
I've been working in Python 2 for a couple years at this point, and due to various issues I continued to come across, repeatedly found myself referenced to this article. I should have read it earlier. If you're a software developer, or a wannabe, or anywhere in between, it's time to buck up, and read this. Don't wait like I did. It's worth your 10 minutes. #