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The three fountain pens I use the most, from top to bottom: Pilot Custom 823, Pilot Custom 742, Conklin All-American

I used to write with Onyx brand rollerball pens. Not only was I a total addict but I also had this OCD thing about needing to have a fresh one on hand at all times. I liked to take notes with these pens, writing on eye-ease paper in neat, block…


Rudy’s face (prior to editing) from The Cut, Background Photo by Leman B on Scopio

NEW YORK — Shortly after citing Facebook in court as his primary source of information, commencement speaker at the F. H. …


On Choosing the Right Things to Take With You

When I travel, I try to pack light. That may come as a shock to anyone sat next to me on an airplane. My nature is to be a maximalist but when I travel I find that there’s a happy medium between that and minimalism. The rules imposed by airlines…


G-Code for a 3018 CNC when you want to make 2 sided projects

I use this program on my CNC to make a spoilboard bed for 2 sided projects. I generally use scrap wood or MDF for spoilboard. I cut the wood to the size of the bed, then drill holes for the bolts I use to secure it to the bed. Then…


An Op-Ed By Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)

Me, Congressman Madison Cawthorn, which is who I am.

I, Congressman Madison Cawthorn, recently took a trip to my local library. It’s an institution that defies capitalism by lending out books for free. I went there so I could return an overdue copy of The Game I borrowed (and subsequently forgot about) in my formative years. …


Knowing The Difference Between a Hard Fork and a Knight’s Fork

Photo by Billy Pinig on Scopio

Even if you haven’t turned to nontrivial blockchain to juice your P/O ratio, learnings in this space won’t make your vaporware any crunchier. The trick no one is talking about when it comes to developers is the emotional intelligence necessary to leverage peripheral assets in your vertical.

No matter how…


…And Also Not Spout BS About Vaccines

I’m submitting this as Nicki Minaj’s new Twitter banner.

Much ink has been spilled on the subject of noted health expert Dr. Nicki Minaj’s (DBS) take on her cousin’s friend’s older brother’s former college roommate’s COVID19 vaccine side effects. Jokes were told about why she shouldn’t listen to “her cousin’s” BS stories about their friend, etc. …


The best interactions are the most miraculous.

Photo by yours truly.

Earlier in the pandemic, while confined to performing in my spare room in front of a backdrop, I performed for and lectured for Google. More specifically, I lectured on how magic isn’t just an analog to UX, it is UX.

The product is an experience we call magic. The mechanism…


My mouth is so dry…

Photo by Shadia Amen on Scopio

NEW YORK, NY(?) — A new study published by nine scientific research institutions showed that um… something… wait… I think it was… It was like um… I’m gonna re-read what I just wrote and get back here. Okay, it was definitely about speech. Or cannabis. And or cannabis. …


Or Sane

My Sainsmart CNC with the new Z-axis that’s probably breaking everything.

I’ve been messing around with a 3018 CNC machine for a while now. When I started out, I assumed owning it would be like owning a printer; you don’t need to know the innards because there’s a warranty and a company that wants to replace broken bits for you. …

Mister Lichtenstein

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