One of the more challenging aspects of developing web development skills for me has been how to process, host, and serve images. Naturally images cost more bandwidth than text to serve, so size considerations are paramount. On the flip side you don’t want to lose the beauty of an elegant image. Two tools I’ve recently… Continue reading Modern Photo Editing for Websites
As inevitable as death and taxes, if you have a form on your website you are going to get spam. Google’s reCAPTCHA is the latest in spam-fighting tech, but it can be a bit intrusive to the user. There are other options to explore. The one that I’m going to try is hiding an anti-spam field… Continue reading Tricking the Bots to Fight Spam
If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that I’ve been getting into a little bit of woodworking. For me, woodworking was a totally new set of skills, and something I’m definitely not naturally talented in. Every step of the way has been a struggle, from learning power tools to joinery and beyond, and finishing… Continue reading Finishing with Wipe-On Poly
While 3D printing plastic parts is amazing, convenient, cheap, and fun, it is not without disadvantages. One of those is that 3D-printed parts have a telltale look – specifically the lines that make up the layers of the part during printing. But there is an easy way to get rid of those lines and make… Continue reading Polish Your 3D Printed Part
Today’s post is about creating your first 3D printed part. I’ve recently started playing with 3D printed parts using a PolyPrinter 3D printer. With the PolyPrinter, learning 3D printing was much faster than I imagined, and very easy to do. If you’re just starting out, I highly recommend downloading a simple project from Thingiverse just… Continue reading Your First 3D Printed Part
The first dikuw WordPress blog was written on Dec. 7, 2011, more than 7 years ago. Time flies, doesn’t it? December 7, 2011 I was living in Emeryville, California, which is just across the bay from San Francisco. I was working on a project for Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley. I had a girlfriend named Erica… Continue reading Hello Word 2019!
A few posts ago I talked about how I was getting into woodworking for some Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects I’ve been working on. I had a lot of fun using the table saw, drill press, sanders, and hand tools. I’ve recently automated some of my production process with a 5×8 foot CNC routing table. Learning this… Continue reading Intro to a CNC Router