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Thanks to everyone who helped us find new homes for some of our beloved but now extraneous stuff.
Below I am keeping an archive of how the blarg sale worked and what items were moved!
We're moving! To do so, we need to downsize, and quick.
If you live in the Baltimore, MD region: our "we're not taking this with us" could be your treasure!
This metal 🤘 futon comes with a brown cover and two adjustable-slash-detachable arms. We'll also throw in a 2-inch thick memory foam mattress pad because, let's be real, nobody wants to sleep on a bare futon.
Put shoes in the bottom shelf space! Sit on the bench while you put on those shoes! Think about what knick-knacks you have stored in the drawers! You'll have to stand up if you want to know what is inside.
Photo to come, but this is a KLIPPAN two-seater loveseat with a light-gray cover. Lighter than the ones in IKEA's online catalog.
This design is well-loved by cats that don't quite want to sit in your lap. You can also balance drinks, like, all over it.
I kinda built one of these 3D printable quadcopters but I didn't know how to balance the motors, so it was basically an erratic flying lawnmower. You will probably do better and not threaten your loved ones with your choice of testing area.
This so-called "kit" includes: two sets of 4x ESCs, 4 motors, 4 propeller nuts, 2 sets of 4 propellers, wiring harnesses, MultiWii controller board, Turnigy 9x radio controller and receiver, LIPO battery, LIPO charger, and safety bags in which to charge your LIPO battery (apparently they can catch fire if they "charge bad").
This waist-high cabinet, with its single drawer and adjustable shelving behind peekaboo glass doors, can definitely store some stuff.
Dang. Remember Keepon, the dancing robot? Remember Toy Я Us before they went bankrupt? Well, they made a less capable version that you can have! In fact, you can have two of them because that's how many we have! Also includes a semi-DIY power supply in case you don't want to keep feeding it batteries.
Sand by hand, but with power!
A drone that actually works? And I'm giving it away??
Yes. Please take it.
This tiny drone comes with an RC remote and a charger and is equipped with a cute little camera that can take video or pictures at the press of a button. Yu'll need a microSD card to store the hours of crash footage before you are skilled enough to use this thing well.
With 24 small drawers, and 12 double-wides, this plastic organizer will help hide your shame. Viva compartmentalization!
Experience the game controller that made every player of Goldeneye ask "what three-handed alien was this designed for?"
These plug in to a computer via USB. Probably best for a portable emulation station that can play Nintendo 64 games.
This one has been used for a handful of projects. Still works well! There are a few bits and cutting wheels etc. in there.
A perfect companion piece for a Dremel, when you want to make precise and repeated cuts or holes.
An electric jigsaw. With a cloth bag. Also some blades. Bzzzz!
This hideous green carapace houses a perfectly nice screen, keyboard, touchpad, and battery, creating a complete (if ugly) laptop from a Raspberry Pi computer.
Great for teaching kids to computer, or cosplaying a world where Fisher-Price was a laptop manufacturer.
Available as a set, these chairs even have names to match their colors: Kermit, Animal, Skeeter, and Scooter!
A heavy-duty 6-drawer toolchest with omni-directional wheels. There are tools in it, too! You can have those if you want 'em.
We used this to cut some plumbing and I was sure I was gonna lose a limb. Wear eye protection. And limb... uh... protection.
I love kits! Forget the finished product! This is a Shapeoko 2 CNC mill. You can still find all the instructions for building it online. Personally, I got afraid of messing up the step where you tap the aluminum extrusion because I have bad hand coordination. Surely you can do it and have an awesome CNC mill for yourself!
It's a TV. It has a lot of inputs! HDMI for days! Oh, and a remote! Stay on the couch, my friend.
It also comes with this really nice wall mount. If you don't want that, it also has a stand. You'll get all of these things if you come for this TV.
Okay, confession time. I was gonna use this to wire up my whole house. Think of it - no worries about interference from the neighbors' WiFi. Pure, uncut ethernet straight to the network port!
Then I discovered all the cross beams between the wall studs in the house and the whole thing eventually ground to a halt.
... after I bought a whooole mess of other accessories that I was apparently too embarrassed to photograph here, including very nice crimpers, male and female terminal connectors, a continuity tester, tools for fishing cables through walls, and probably more. It's all yours now.
😩 where to begin? If you have a spare powerful Android phone, get ready for a handful of VR experiences available from the Google Play store! Did you know that YouTube has some actual 3D videos? You can watch them, now!
This headset has a space to hold your phone, and magnifying lenses inside to warp the screen image for your fleshy human eyes that aren't made for viewing phone screens so close. It also has a little remote that can be used to navigate VR apps and games.
Here are some notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup:
jonathanprozzi.net — Spent quiet writing hour writing a post about his 2018 and 2019 commitments! He wants to finish some personal writing tasks, capture some of the things he's been working on recently, and do some development.
rhearamakrishnan.com — Edited a poem during our writing time. Nice! Been reflecting on HWC and how it allowed her to use the web and her website to focus and promote her work and writing. Has a lot of new material to edit together before publishing. Just went to an intensive writing workshop in New York and generated a lot of new writing to work through.
Rosco — Working on a browser-based game for students at DHF to learn programming concepts. Thinking about starting with physical versions of the game first, maybe translating to the web later.
ashturner.net — Also working the programming tutorials and experiences for teaching computing concepts. Arrays and for-loops are particularly tricky for beginners. Ash discussed some inspirational single-purpose websites for teaching concepts, like The Bézier Game, and KERNTYPE. Has a personal website built on Adobe Portfolio, but interested in moving off of that because she doesn't want to pay for Creative Cloud anymore.
martymcgui.re — Doing lots of unseen plumbing work on his site, nearly read to flip over from a Jekyll-powered site to a Hugo-powered site. It's likely that no one will notice the difference! Also been playing a lot with iOS Shortcuts (formerly Workflow) and built a Workflow to take an iOS Live Photo, turn it into an animated GIF, turn that into a looping video, and post the video to his site. Here's an example post. Being able to do this helps him feel less anxious about having Live Photos on his phone and feeling like they're inaccessible.
derekfields.is — Been going to conferences and talking to companies about jobs. Also working on his LED backpack for cyclists startup. Accelerometer detects braking, turning. Been playing with WebUSB a bit, like with gamepad controllers.
Thanks to everyone who came out! We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30pm!
Time keeps on ticking
Listen to a summary of all the sessions at IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018!
Session notes: https://indieweb.org/2018/Berlin/Sessions
Narration by Marty McGuire
Edited by Aaron Parecki
This is a repost of https://aaronparecki.com/2018/11/18/7/indiewebcamp-berlin.
TFW you’re trying to make sure you’re in the group selfie. 😂
Here are some notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup:
jonathanprozzi.net — Ran into an issue with his homepage. Some nginx rule was falling back to a default site. Got it fixed, though. Been doing lots of web dev for work, but none for his personal site.
martymcgui.re — Been traveling a lot! Went to IWC Berlin and Accessibility Club and had a great time! Grateful to catch up with and meet new people in the IndieWeb community. Worked on month/year archive navigation for the new Hugo version of his site, which is very close to being feature-complete compared to his Jekyll site.
Thanks to everyone who came out! We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30pm!
Oh gosh this IndieWeb comic by yulia is simply delightful:
Dark & Stormy
Excited to learn from these amazing folks!
Was talking about ContraPoints’ important and in-depth videos about rough controversial communities tonight.
And then she drops this effing amazing video about pronouns today.
What a time to be alive! Thank you Natalie Wynn 💖🌈☄️⚡️🔥🔥🔥