June 4th, 2009


Packing My Trunk

I'll be in Los Angeles this weekend for Califur, a fun little furry convention in Irvine, California. Kind of a spur-of-the-moment trip, I caught a cheap airfare because I didn't want to do the 6+ hour road trip.

If anyone out there lives in LA and wants to get together, please let me know! I'd love to meet you. I can wear a giant pink elephant costume everywhere we go - or not. It's your option!
  • Current Music
    Noah and the Whale "5 Years Time"

Maker Faire

"Once there was a haunted loop
Of your deep, fallen tears
A forehead resting on a record shelf
Amid moving boxes stacked
I'm still waiting for the right words
Make of that what you will"

A.C. Newman "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve"

Last weekend I went to the Maker Faire, held every year art the San Mateo fairgrounds, halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. You can see me getting sprayed (in 3D!) with Diet Coke and Menthos at the website http://makerfaire.com/bayarea. I'm the guy in the red baseball cap at the extreme right side of the screen who runs away at 0:54 in the video. Yeah... there was a limit to how sticky and wet I was willing to get!

Make Faire had lots of other things besides Diet Coke and Methos fountains. There was a giant life-sized version of the "Mousetrap" game. Tesla motors was there, while other people brought their own "art cars" covered in legos and other things. The steampunks brought fire-breathing nautilus sculptures, burlesque shows, and lots of goggles. There were punk rock shows, jugglers, welders, painters, farmers, and barrel makers. Basically it was an event for anyone who creates, builds, or dreams: knitters, engineers, the SCA, programmers, robots, and teachers. And I had a fantastic time. Check out my flickr page for photos at:




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  • Current Music
    A.C. Newman "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve"