The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

The pirate ship is completed!

| September 23, 2015

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We added a safety railing and a hatch to cover the ladder down belowdecks…

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Because, as you can see, if you’re not paying attention, you’ll fall down pretty badly.

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We also added this gate by the rock wall..

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Again, because it’s a pretty big drop – and you can’t always count on Diesel dog being there to catch you.

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Miles approves of the portholes.

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Project update: Pirate ship

| September 14, 2015

We worked on the pirate ship labor day weekend and got the siding two swings up:

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This past weekend (the 12th), we got the last swing up and I cut portholes, but it’s been raining ever since so I haven’t gotten pictures of that.

We have about one day of work left, and then we’ll have completed everything we had planned ahead of time, though I suspect we’ll add things periodically as time progresses (a quaterboard and crow’s nest are the two we can think of right now).

Finally got back to modeling

| September 14, 2015

I’ve been messing around with my 3D printer (longer post on that to be forthcoming) so I haven’t been doing a lot of modeling recently. However, we got Divergent in from Netflix, so I broke out the minis and worked on my Sentinel’s and mortar crews.

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Divergent was okay. A lot of how they set up their society doesn’t make sense, but I suspect may be better explained in the books. I think that, in isolation, I might have liked it more, but after seeing the Hunger Games, the comparison is inevitable, and Divergent is not as good.

I do like the recent spate of anti-establishment movies, however. (Hunger Games, Divergent, Lego Movie, etc.)

Well, that was interesting

| September 9, 2015

My employer liquidated my division today. We’re all done 30 Oct. If anyone needs a low stack Linux developer, shoot me an email. Resume is here. I loved building custom Linux distros for small(ish) devices.