A Tribute to Richard Nagy The Maker Movement Loses Its Datamancer I’ve greatly admired the Datamancer’s artifices for years. I even picked out “my” keyboard for when I could afford one. A talented, by all accounts friendly and generous person. Cogs at half speed.
It looks like Icarus used Phoenix wing feathers, because Prometheus Bound rose again in September. Check/ join the PB facebook group to see more pictures – and to hopefully come along next time if you haven’t already. Thanks to Loose Lemur from Steamfest, Professor von Explaino attended in a brand new formal waistcoat (and facial hair). […]
It’s been a while but I’m starting to get back into tinkering. Inspired by a friend showing me how his 3D printer worked I downloaded Blender and after HOURS of work (I’m more mathematical than artistic – I think it’d be easier to learn Python and use that to create images than spend all the […]
The Dead Weight (Pondus mortuus) is a resource-substitute that starves the Project without the Project knowing it is perishing. Evolution and Taxonomy The Dead Weight has a troubling evolutionary trail, sharing some traits with other people-type resources but enough traits from other branches to belie a common ancestor. It is almost a yin to […]
The Scope Creep (Reperet scopo) is a parasite that causes Projects to collapse under their own weight Evolution and Taxonomy The Scope Creep shares a common ancestor with the Shifting Goalposts (Reperet finis-cursore); both of these creatures have a hallucinogen that targets the Project’s perceptions. Where the Shifting Goalposts confuses the sense of direction (resulting […]
The All-consuming Meeting (Congressus totus-consumens) is another resource-competitor to the Project, which focuses on the environment, rather than the Project itself. Evolution and Taxonomy The All-consuming Meeting is an aggressive offshoot of the Status-update meeting. The Status-update meeting has a symbiotic relationship with Projects, allowing the Project time to examine its own progress and to […]
The Looming Deadline (Tempus advenientis) is an ambush predator that has a highly evolved camouflage technique. Evolution and Taxonomy The ancestor of the Looming Deadline shared a habitat with the ancestors of the common household Calendar (Tempus paulo-quadrati). The future was a threat to the early humans, always having to be watched for sudden changes […]