Obama’s Speech on Immigration tonight is pretty important. Watch it.
Registration for December’s Oakland Workshop Weekend is now open!
Register online by Wednesday, November 19 and save $10 with code EARLYBIRD1795.Select your workshops at http://workshopweekend.net/
For families coming to Workshop Weekend together, we’re keeping our $10 discount for all parent admissions with the purchase of two or more admissions for children (under 18). Sign up on the same account and the discount will be automatically applied.
We have 30 workshops to choose from at this Workshop Weekend — a few old favorites are coming back alongside a number of new electronics, papercraft, and wearables workshops — and more! Join us for:
- Learn Arduino!
- Learn to Solder!
- Carousel Circuits
- Hands-on Math: Knots and Braids
- Cake Decorating
- Personal Finance
- Learn to Sing
- Intro to Clojure
- Moving Mechanisms
- LED Ornaments
- Felt Critters
- Electroluminescent Wire
- Wearable Tech: Bliplace
- 3D Copy your Face
- Flappy Bird in 45 Minutes
- Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
…and many more!
Register and select workshops online at http://workshopweekend.net/
I hope we’ll see you in December!
J.D., Gil, and the team at Workshop Weekend
I had a printer configuration problem so I had to delete and then reinstall my printer. The trouble was, I would delete the printer and then it would magically come back.
look in this folder:
Is it empty?
If not delete everything in the folder
Restart your computer
SRL is looking for a location scout. This is a paid position.
To locate a suitable site for a large scale SRL machine performance
in the bay area, (NOT San Francisco, as we’re banned from ever
performing there by the SFFD).
To get permission to use the site from the owners.
To procure the required permits for a show.
Prior production experience a must.
Please contact Mark Pauline Director of SRL markp [at] srl [dot] org for details.
We’ve had Munchery a couple times now and it’s pretty freaking amazing. $10 entrees delivered to your door, ready to be heated into amazing dishes. https://munchery.com
It’s a limited menu and you’ve got to order early in the day. Worth it. Amazing food.
When I started grad school this fall, all us students were talking about how much we had to print out for class… so many journal articles and class readers! Some folks complained at how expensive their inkjet printers were to run and I went into my laser printer rant. Here is the latest incarnation of that rant.
laser printers = fast, inexpensive ($0.05/sheet), reliable, high quality
inkjet printers = cheap to buy but expensive to operate ($0.20/sheet), almost as high quality as laser, almost
print shop = expensive ($0.20/sheet), inconvenient
First I have to admit that I killed my awesome HP Laserjet P1606dn by running cheap sticky labels through it the wrong way. I’ll tell you exactly how at the end, suffice to say that a normal person wouldn’t make such mistakes.
So I needed a new printer. I’ve now had the Brother HL-2270DW for about 3 months.
- prints double sided
- prints fast
- inexpensive (about $0.05/page fully amortized with paper and everything)
- consistently excellent quality
- It can’t print on 3-holed paper, it jams, so I bought a 3-hole punch
Throw away your ink jet printer. It’s the old “give away the razor sell the blades” scam all over again. Buy a laser printer instead.
Here’s the one I bought on Amazon
Brother HL-2270DW Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex
Be sure to buy the TN450 High Yield Black Toner for $50 as well. The toner cartridge that comes with the printer is only a “demo” with like 500 pages worth of toner in it
printer $100 amortized over 5000 pages (a conservative guess) $0.02 per page
toner: $45/ 2600 pages = $0.017 per page
paper: $0.016 per page
final cost $0.05 per page
Now the dumb story of how I killed my printer with sticky labels. I bought these cheap sticky labels that used wax paper to hold the sticky sheets in place (better ones use some wonderfully slippery plastic. The sticky label has 2 giant 5″x8″ labels on it. I printed 1 of the labels and then put the sheet through the printer again. I told the printer to print on the wax paper. Oops! After that moment, the ink refused to be fixed to the paper. I assume I wrecked the drum on the printer, gumming it up with wax. Maybe I could have fixed it but who has time for such things? I just bought a new printer.