The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

The pirate ship is completed!

| September 23, 2015



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


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


We also added this gate by the rock wall..


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


Miles approves of the portholes.


Project update: Pirate ship

| September 14, 2015

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





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.


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.