Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Burned my first Yeti cup on the laser!

    Burned my first Yeti cup on the laser!

    I knew after buying this 60watt Laser Engraver by OM Tech I would want to engrave on Yeti tumblers. Unfortunately I needed a separate add-on tool to rotate the cup correctly. Finally got the rotary attachment working, got the laser’s motorized bed to lower far enough, and got all the settings dialed in on Lightburn. […]

  • The 3D Printing Fab Lab is open for business!

    The 3D Printing Fab Lab is open for business!

    3D printing has been a hobby of mine for a little while, but just recently tried to turn that into a profit venture of sorts. Last year I decided on a whim to sell some homemade 3D-printed Star Wars ornaments on Etsy.com, and I sold a grand total of 8. Woohoo. Of course I didn’t […]

  • Diving into the world of quadcopters

    Diving into the world of quadcopters

    I’ve been a lurker out on the fringes of the quadcopter FPV (First Person View) Racing community for a while now, but last month I decided to take the leap and build my own quad.

  • Finally iOS 10 lets you play videos inline!

    Finally iOS 10 lets you play videos inline!

    As a web developer, a constant frustration has been Apple’s decision to basically hijack any video player and play the video through their full-screen player. I mean I get the reasoning, especially with the first iPhones. The screen was so small that watching an inline video or using touch controls at that size could be […]

  • IOS Tip: Maximizing your screen space with Minimal-UI

    IOS Tip: Maximizing your screen space with Minimal-UI

    In the olden iOS 6 days, on an iPhone you could trigger the Safari browser to hide the URL bar by telling the your website to scroll one pixel when it loads. This would kickstart the Safari browser’s built-in behavior to minimize the URL bar once you started interacting with the page.

  • IOS tip: Add a Smart App Banner To Your Website

    IOS tip: Add a Smart App Banner To Your Website

    So you tried to get by with just a mobile-optimized version of your site, but it wasn’t cutting it and you built an app. How do you let iPhone users know you even have an app? Companies have tried pretty much everything under the sun and 99% of them are annoying as hell. Thankfully with […]

  • Diving back into iPhone app development

    Diving back into iPhone app development

    Man. It’s been 2 years since Felix and I build the Alphie app for Hasbro. At the time, our boss came to us and said “Which one of you knows how to make iPhone apps?” We looked at each other and said, “…Uh, neither of us?” To which our boss replied, “Well, you’d both better […]

  • GoPro Sledding [vid]

    Snow is fun! As long as I don’t live in it. Thats’ been my life long mantra and after spending about 6 months in Utah when I was 17, I confirmed that. So I’ll stick to sunny California, but when I need my snow fix I know where to go.

  • Every bank should be Simple

    Every bank should be Simple

    I hate banks; the times I’ve been screwed by a bank is easily in the double digits. So I remember the first time I was excited for a new bank, when Washington Mutual came around. They were the closest thing to what could be called an un-bank (a bank without all the B.S.). I guess […]

  • From Tokyo With Love

    From Tokyo With Love

    It’s been a dream of mine for a while now to go to Japan, although to be honest I’m not 100% sure why. I guess it’s some combination of what I imagined to be the urban insanity of Tokyo plus the hi-tech gadgets they’ve had for years before we did. William Gibson novels like Neuromancer […]

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