Project #3: Knitting Needle Holder

My third project is a knitting needle holder. The challenge here was to work accurately enough that the faces of each segment aligns perfectly with each other so that the flutes would form a perfect circle. This project was made out of fir. Once again, everything was done by hand.

Knitting Needle Holder 1
Knitting Needle Holder 1
Micro features
Micro features
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Stupid Lawsuits

So here is another dumb lawsuit:

The iPhone X Product is advertised as having 2436×1125 pixels, but in fact does not use true pixels with red, green, and blue subpixels in each pixel. Instead, the Product has only false screen pixels, with just two subpixels per false pixel (2436×1125×2 = 5,481,000 subpixels), and it does not actually have any subpixels at all in the notch at the top of the screen or in the display-area corners.

Apple iPhone X Subpixels
Apple iPhone X Subpixels
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Another Stupid Thing

What Error
What Error

Mason Bee Home Project

My second woodworking project is complete. I must be honest - I did not try to make this perfect. I really just wanted to get it done, partly because it is cold in the garage and because I hate pine. It is not an easy wood to work with - it has knots and is incredibly soft. Making flutes that have perfect entrance and exit holes is something I am still aiming for, but I am not there yet. Coupled with some chipping that sometimes happen, some of the holes are just not neat. Also, I do not yet have my shooting board so I struggle a bit with making my stock perfectly straight and square.

Remember, this is all done by hand - no electricity was used. Not even for drilling. Also, the point of a mason bee home is that it can be taken apart in the winter and the cocoons removed, that is why there is no joinery other than the four bolts and screws in the back panel.

Enough excuses - here it is.

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Apple Missed The Spot With Siri

When you say "Apple", most people will respond with:

Ah... That Apple ecosystem

It is a concept well established that Apple has the best cohesion and integration between their devices of all manufacturers - and the reason is simple, they control both the hardware and software, and manufacture all their devices. So it is much easier to support an integrated network of devices when you control the protocols, hardware and software.

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