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This month's postcard art haul; awesome stuff from @ritualdust and Joel Cammarata!

I will admit to the guilty pleasure of checking in on during crypto market crashes

The luck plane has aligned for me so hard today that I don't even know what to do with it. Like, I tried to do semantle and I got it on my first try. I'm not complaining.

so i compile a list of contractors who can fix the roof and i'm literally walking home to start making calls when my next door neighbor suddenly stops me and for absolutely random unrelated reasons introduces me to her contractor

anyway guy is coming to take a look at the roof later today and i am ridiculously lucky

Please take a moment to look at this 15th-century painting of what I can only describe as The Least Competent Seder Ever

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Ivan Stang narrates a horror film he and his friends made when they were kids, in 1966.

Why is this tiny Phillips screwdriver not engaging these tiny Phillips screws? *Looks closely* oh. *Squints, looks even closer* oh, _fuck_

Disassembling an LCD tv we found on the street with the 3yo. The diffusers are the best part!

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Autofocus glasses!
What with the inexorable march of time etc, I find it harder to change focus from near to far.
These glasses have refocusable lenses (from some horrible cheap dial-eye specs), a couple of little linear servos to drive them, and a couple of endoscope camera modules to track my eyes.
The focus is adjusted based on where my eyes are converging.

PSA: IKEA's "Brio-like" wooden train tracks do not reliably interoperate with actual Brio tracks, pass it on

(I also remember being somewhat starstruck meeting Dame Darcy, as I was a big fan of Meat Cake at the time.)

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In the back of my copy of "War With The Newts", I found a copy of this flyer for a project some friends and I were working on circa 2000. I think I still have a folder full of illustrations for this downstairs somewhere. At some point this project showed up in a NYT article with a picture of the three of us. Apparently Gawker thought we looked hysterical and used it as the default illustration for their "look at these fucking hipsters" articles for about a year.

Anyway. Good times.

Fun fact! I could theoretically double (in terms of the total number of addressable points) the resolution of this plotter by just rotating the input 45 degrees and plotting natively on the AB axes instead of the XY axes. Not really worth the effort, though.

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Fixed it. Fundamentally, the problem was I was relying on a floating point position as the ground truth of where the plotter was instead of the actual step count. vpype was generating tons of tiny line segments on the curves, and so the conversion errors just added up.

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