Today I finished a home-made medicine cabinet / picture frame for our bathroom. Teaching myself basic carpentry skills, and owning a home in general has made me appreciate all the work that goes into building and maintaining our dwellings and infrastructure. Thank you all for working so hard. Enjoy the photos!
This weekend I completed my first furniture design project. Instead of buying the tools for traditional wood joinery I opted to use pocket holes. It is less expensive, and requires less time and patience. I was able to build two nightstands in a week. I haven’t been this excited since I was gifted my first pack of Legos. Pocket hole joinery is like building stuff with wooden Legos that you design! Here’s what I learned.
Dan, a co-worker from Automattic wrote this in a p2 post today:
Measure, then act. Almost every major decision we made was in response to real-world data. Often we would be surprised and have our expectations challenged, both in terms of what was NOT possible, but also what WAS possible.
It reminds me of the old saying, “Measure twice, cut once”, and in software development, the more we measure, the more we discover.
We need a couple of low sitting night stands for our bedroom, and we haven’t found quite what we are looking for online or IRL. So I’m going to build them. I bought the wood and the Kreg jig, and I’m going to start tomorrow. I’m pretty pumped! Here’s what I made in SketchUp.
Back in February, I met with my team from Automattic in Lima, Peru. I’m excited to finally share some photos and videos with y’all. Warning: this post contains tons of media, so proceed with caution if you are limiting your bandwidth.
This one may drive your friends and family crazy:
I’ve posted about my friends the black squirrels, and told you about our vacation – now here are some more shots that show that I’m proficient at clicking buttons in Photoshop. In other words, here are my attempts at being a capital-p-photographer. I use a Nikon 1 J3. It is a nice vacation camera, not too bulky and easy to tote around extra lenses. Though the focus controls are clunky, and there is no optical view finder, only digital. Anyway, enjoy the shots!