Erin and Steph make a mean tonic – it just needed a label!
Digital Detox needed a display booth for their Unplug SF event, and for the Launch conference.
Made from reclaimed pallets, and scrap wood. Signage hand painted, and flyers laser print transfered.
Butcher block top, pine and poplar base, with poplar slats.
Solid redwood slab, hairpin legs. Planed and sanded smooth, then finished with a protective varnish.
Jim wanted to build a new bed frame to replace one that got destroyed while moving. We made it in 4 hours, at a cost of $94!
Wiimotes are cheap, and useful for all sorts of fun things! Just made this video to show off one of the things they can do.
Friends who make things
Erin and Steph make their own Quinine tonic — it is delicious. I helped them with their packaging. I think it turned out pretty well!
Want some Quinine tonic of your own? Give me a shout. They are now selling it in San Francisco!
Small batches, made with care to order. You can get some of the first or second batches they are distributing to the public.
Long ago it was prudent to share where good food, dangerous animals, and adequate shelter could be found with other members of your tribe. The more your tribe shared, the faster it learned.
Tribe: a distinctive close-knit group
How much of the digital content you consume comes to you by way of social media? Facebook, Twitter, the blogs you choose to read? How often do you re-share this information?
Instagram has a certain feel. People saw what others were doing with the filters, and started copying them. Then they started improvising and creating new content. This is happening with Vine now too. More people are becoming entrepreneurs because they see others doing it. We are a sharing and learning species.
I want a way for my tribe to give me daily, weekly, monthly updates on what they are learning. Where they failed, where they succeeded. The signal to noise ratio of Facebook makes it an imperfect platform for this. The time it takes to write an article and post it to a blog is a technological and mental hurdle for many people.
I want to learn from my tribe.
A few questions – and I really want answers:
- How big is your tribe?
- How do you share knowledge?
- What is the nature of the knowledge you share?
- eg. Do you share instruction on how to build something, job openings, videos, photos, social knowledge (gossip!) etc…
There has not been an iOS jailbreak for quite some time, and this will the first one that allows people with an iPhone 4S to upgrade their operating system.
Useful iOS 6 Jailbreak apps and tools
Jailbreaking allows you to do a lot with your phone. Here are some of my favorite tweaks.
You can get these apps on cydia – the jailbroken app store after you jailbreak.
This Cydia install allows you to simply move your fingers over the keyboard, like they were arrow keys. No more damn magnifying glass. This is the best update to typing on an iPhone, and worth jailbreaking for alone.
This tweak allows you to change how the hardware buttons (Home, Volume, sleep and mute switch) behave, or to make custom touch interactions. Now when I want to launch my sound recorder, I just double tab the lock screen clock. Double pressing the sleep button brings up 1Password, so I don’t have to remember long passwords.
f.lux changes the color temperature of your screen depending on sunrise and sunset. This makes it easier on your eyes as it gets darker out. Because it changes to a more incandescent color – you do not get the “wake up” effect of staring at a screen.
Want to use facetime over 3G or LTE? This is your tool. It tricks any app into thinking 3G (or LTE) is actually wifi.
If you have any questions about jailbreaking or these useful iOS 6 Jailbreak apps – ask me! I am more than happy to walk you through it.
Today I woke up with an open mind. I have literally endless opportunities ahead of me. Should I set up a new workstation in my woodshop, read a book, or go for a hike? Should I rent a chainsaw and turn some felled trees in my backyard into chairs, or cut the grass? Should I do none of those things and spend the day on Facebook? The best part – IT DOESN’T MATTER. I now have a plethora of this rare commodity called “Free Time”.
I am willing to trade some of this precious time for interesting experiences. Want to go do something random? Hit me up.