The New York Pizza Department in Goodyear, AZ serves the best pizza I’ve had the privilege of enjoying in a very long time. Of course, it takes 20 or 30 minutes to get the pizza once you order it, and it ain’t cheap. But it’s good. Debra especially liked the white pizza: ricotta cheese, fresh . . . → Read More: Recommendations
I don’t claim to be a great user interface designer, but I’ve designed a few programs that people have found useful. And, like many computer users, I know a bad design when I have to struggle with one. And, like users of other devices, we know when the interface is cumbersome. It’s a sad thing, . . . → Read More: User interface design is not just for computers
Phoenix is crazy. I thought the Austin area was overbuilt with new housing developments, shopping centers, and strip malls. Austin has nothing on Phoenix. Friday we drove the 101 freeway from Scottsdale to Peoria, skirting around the city on the north. It was like driving through one huge shopping mall.
Saturday we drove out to . . . → Read More: Notes from Phoenix
Debra and I are on our way to Phoenix, driving rather than flying because we’ll be there a week or so and will need a car to get around. We left home just before 6:00 this morning. We’ve covered the 650 miles from Round Rock to Las Cruces, NM in 10 hours. You can . . . → Read More: On the road
Goldie is my third 5 Minute Bear. It’s made of basswood, about 3 inches tall and 1 inch square. I named it Goldie because I painted it with a very thin gold paint.
This is not (yet?) really a five minute project. It took me about an hour to carve, and another 15 minutes . . . → Read More: Goldie
I completed the cat carving Friday evening. This morning I gave it a first coat of mineral oil and took a few pictures.
I call the cat Pounce, because that’s what it looks like he’s doing: crouching on the shelf, ready to pounce on anybody who walks by. Pounce is about 4.5″ from nose . . . → Read More: Pounce!
I started carving a kind of cartoon cat a few months ago, but then got busy with other (non-carving) things, and only recently got back to the cat. If all goes well I should complete it this weekend.
I found the Woodcarving Illustrated message board shortly after I started carving back in November. There’s an . . . → Read More: Carving Tutorials
Earlier this week, Time Warner Cable announced plans to expand their use of metered broadband: charging customers by the gigabyte rather than providing the all-you-can-slurp service we’ve come to know and love. As a TWC customer, I have mixed feelings about this. I realize that they’re in business to make money. But as a government-protected . . . → Read More: Broadband and the business of media