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James Home, Designer and Technologist

    James Home is a designer and technologist living aboard a forty-foot sailboat called Rejoice. You can follow him on Twitter @jameshome, or visit his website at jameshome.com TOOLS: Samson Rope Knots3D app Myerchin Offshore Knife Kit Lumio Lito Classic Spectra Watermakers Aquifier 200 Brother P-touch CUBE Long Now Foundation

Testing Everyday Carry Folding Knives

Got a tip to share? Tool to recommend? Tall shop tale to tell? A tip to bust? Please share with the class. Testing Everyday Carry Folding Knives In this Project Farm video, Todd tests out 15 brands of everyday carry (EDC) folding knives from Fallkniven, Benchmade, Gerber, Victorinox, Kershaw, Cold Steel, Kizer, CRKT Fossil, Leatherman Skeletool,...

Nomadico/Secret recipes/How to professionally say

Tips for working while traveling More people are working from home, or working from remote locations, or working while traveling, or traveling while working. We, the Recomendo crew, are launching a new newsletter dedicated to this realm. Nomadico is a weekly, one-pager emailed to you each Thursday which will have 4 tips for working beyond the office,...

James Cham, VC at Bloomberg Beta

    James Cham is a Seed Stage VC at Bloomberg Beta. You can follow him on Twitter @jamescham. Tools: Voice Recognition on Google Pixel 6 Galactic Camera iPad stand (specific kind not mentioned) Apple Universal Control

Organizing Cables and Other Gear Using Hanging Storage Bags

Got a tip to share? Tool to recommend? Tall shop tale to tell? A tip to bust? Please share with the class. Organizing Cables and Other Gear Using Hanging Storage Bags Twitter user laen posted this fantastic idea for organizing and storing cables. He uses hanging storage bags on a rod. Cables and misc tech accessories are the bane of my existence....

Show and Tell Podcast/IT Burnout Index/Budge Bytes

Cool Tools Show and Tell Every week for 6 years we’ve recorded a podcast featuring the cool tools of a remarkable person. Earlier this year we paused the podcast, but we have now relaunched it as a video-cast in the same format. Every Friday I interview a remarkable person and ask them on screen to show and tell 4 of their favorite tools. This program,...

John Markoff, technology writer and Stewart Brand biographer

  John Markoff was (once upon a time) New York Times technology reporter and is the biographer of Stewart Brand — Whole Earth – The Many Lives of Stewart Brand. Follow him @markoff or johnmarkoff.net. Tools: Osprey Radial Backpack Hilleberg Nallo 2 tent Scrivener Wellue O2Ring Whole Earth – The Many Lives of Stewart Brand

Modular 3D Printed Workshop Organizing System

Got a tip to share? Tool to recommend? Tall shop tale to tell? A tip to bust? Please share with the class. Modular 3D Printed Workshop Organizing System Zach Freedman has designed a really cool grid-based storage system that you can 3D print. Zach never does anything small and that’s the case here. He designed and printed all sorts of bins, trays,...

Semantle/Better toiletry bag/Iffirmations

Like Wordle, but a lot more challenging There are lots of guessing games inspired by Wordle, but one of the toughest (and most enjoyable) is Semantle. Like Wordle, there’s a new secret word every day. Start by guessing a word, and the game will give you a score between 100 and -100, depending on how close in meaning your guess is to the secret word....

Jeff Waldman, Designer and Builder

    Jeff Waldman is a designer, builder and author of Tools: The Ultimate Guide. Website YouTube channel Tools: GRK Fasteners Veritas Pro Taper Reamer Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters Sketchup Tools: The Ultimate Guide

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