It’s most interesting to watch the HD version in full screen. I shot this time-lapse from the 10th floor at 4th and Madison downtown Seattle. On the right is the Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas. Kool name! I made this with a goPro camera set to take 1 frame per second. The goPro [...]
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When I was a kid, my pinewood derby car was so terrible looking, the race marshal ran it backwards. I can’t say I could blame him though, there was no way to tell what it was supposed to be. Well, like they say, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. This year, my [...]
Superheros, Evil Mad Scientists, Supervillains, Trilateralists, Bilderbergers, Meteorologists, Oligarchs, Generals, Demographers, Spymasters, Epidemiologists, and well, who couldn’t use a retro sci-fi command console to monitor and control their worldwide concerns? My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of [...]
Oranges. Acrylic on fruit. These oranges are ripe, but not overly so. They were painted by my multi-talented friend, Billy Watts.
Here is a free Rock-n-Roll download for you. I recorded this cover of Link Wray’s 1959 song Comanche. Enjoy : Comanche Guitars, percussion, vocals: Steve Lodefink Vocals: Harlan Lodefink, Ivan Lodefink. UPDATE: A lot of people have asked me about my recording process for this song, mostly wondering if I used drum loops, and where [...]
I ran the first machining job with my newly operational Lumenlab Micro CNC robot (did you hear the champagne cork pop?). I say newly operational, since I won’t consider this thing “finished” for a long time, if ever. I anticipate fitting new tools to the machine to do different things for years to come. Lithophane [...]
Our discerning judge, Pat Fisher a.k.a. Archibald Drinkwater a.k.a. Vladimir Kerchenko has handed down his decision, and explains his methodology in the following edict: Pat says: We Have a Lucky Weiner ! it was extremely difficult to select a winner amongst the many many entries ( um, 13?) in the Fink’s Orange Marmalade label design [...]
With not much interest being shown in the design contest, I thought that I might just enter myself. I could really use that chair. The contest is open for submissions until January 31st.
I had such a ball making grape jelly, that I decided to have a go at preserving some orange marmalade. One thing that a lot of home bottlers forget is that, just because the jars have cooled and the big awkward pot is stowed, you’re not quite finished. That’s right, you need a label. For [...]
This year, our third season grapevine finally yielded fruit. 7 lbs! I picked them all at one go, and decided to have my hand at canning. I followed the first grape jelly recipe that I found on the internet, which basically said to peel the grapes, cook the grapes for a few minutes, set aside [...]