Recent Blog Posts

Technology is Awesome!

My brain first became attached to technology when I was probably 16.  The compelling thing about that computer, and technology in general, was that it gave a 16-year-old me control in a world where it didn’t feel like I controlled much of anything.  This was an amazing computer because it […]

Make: Nitroglycerin Prop and Case

This one has been kicking around for a while. July of 2019, actually. And, I finished this project a few months ago, so I’ll call this a project that took place over about a year.  There was a show called Savage Builds starring Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame.  In an […]

Make: Halloween Projects

What will all the ghosts and ghouls, ninjas and princesses, superheroes and shy, little, first-time Halloweiners do in the face of a pandemic?!  Certainly, little goblins and large teenagers should not be going about in groups, taking candy from strangers and spreading the plague.  Though, to be fair, that might […]

Random Colors of the Day

Find some inspiration to brighten your colorspace! The three options below are based on trying to assign names to colors as they are represented on a computer screen, typically via a hex value like this: "#546789". Each pair represents the strength of the Red, Green and Blue value. Back in the day, the X11 Consortium declared that colors would be stored in a file called "rgb.txt" and many had names associated with them. Additionally, I found a list of colors and names based on Resene colors. The third one is what happens if you pick a random value and call it a random name. Very useful and highly scientific.

Azure2

#E0EEEE

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

ebony

#0C0B1D

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

Straightforwardly

#7b6b11

From the classic X11 file rgb.txt

About

This is a place where I keep my stuff on the web. The contents and appearance change with time, but tend to reflect my interests. Those interests include: writing, technology, computers, software (both as a user and a developer), 3D printing, crafting, role playing games, computer games, music, art and woodworking to name a few. I do a variety of things that change often and sometimes without warning and typically reflect things I'm curious about.

Darrin Mossor

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I made this stuff!