Strip Formatting Out of Text When Pasting with Puretext

Pasting text that already has formatting in it can be a bother.

The homebrew fix to strip formatting is: Copy the text, paste it into Notepad, Copy it again, paste it wherever.

There is a great program for it: Puretext http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/
With the program: copy the text, hit WINDOWS+V (instead of the normal CTRL+V and the text is pasted with the formatting stripped out :-)

I use it all the time and it is a huge lifesaver.

Merry Christmath!

Here is The Gauss Christmath Special from Vi Hart

Megan’s Hip Tip For The Day: Stirring Coffee

Megan’s Hip Tip For The Day

If you know how much cream and sugar you like in your coffee, put them in the mug before you pour your coffee. It stirs itself, no need to dirty a spoon!

Repaving 24th Street

It’s fun seeing the bones of the neighborhood slowly change.

24th Street was repaved on August 23rd, 2013. Here are some photos


I don’t know why they dug up this section all the way to dirt. They later filled it with concrete and then repaved it in asphalt. It’s interesting to see that there isn’t any gravel and the concrete is only about 6 inches deep. That’s not the best road construction but it’ll do well enough.


I love the asphalt Zamboni!


Live Action Bob the Builder

My Kinetic Helmets at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Cool news:
I told you that I worked on the kinetic elements of Desiree Holman’s most recent art piece, Sophont. The installation, along with my bits are at the Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver until November 23rd!

See the whole catalog in PDF here!

I’m going to make an admission. When I first saw her art, I it didn’t really excite me but I thought, “Sure, let’s make art, let’s make it kinetic!” After hanging around it for a while and most recently reading the catalog, it’s seeping in. I’m starting to get it and I like it! Art is funny that way.

I Am Going To Grad School!

I got a phone call from San Jose State today. I was accepted into their Master’s of Occupational Therapy program!!!The program begins fall 2014. I am over the moon!

Some folks have asked what OT is… You might start with the idea of a Physical Therapist. A PT gets your body working, an OT focuses on helping you do whatever it is you do in your life, your “occupation”. Some quick examples: kids need to grow, amputees need to relearn shoe tying, elderly want to keep living independently. It’s a rather broad field!