Sunday, Oct7, 2018
This issue has the launch of the redesigned website. It is a style redesign,and a layout redesign. The site has also had a radicalTWT-mockup.jpgl re-deployment of the Movable Type CMS (content management system). We moved the CMS from our web host to a local machine. That machine has XAMPP (apache, mysql, perl, and php) installed. Movable Type runs much faster and we don't get "gateway timeouts" when I publish. In addition to migrating the posts from the old site, here are some new ones. In the coming years I hope to get all the design work up on the site.
horizontal bar

The most recent design post is in the Automotive category:

1974 Civic electric car conversion

1974 Civic electric car conversion

A 9-inch dc motor, Curtis controller, and ten RV batteries make a spiffy impractical car.
horizontal barOther recent posts:
horizontal bar Some favorite posts:
Side bar
move up a little to the right move down to the left
The new site has a product design section and a media section. The media section will hold work we Humor.jpghave done in the past, as well as new work, Some of this work is for clients and some is for the Studios. For this issue the big task was transferring articles and media from the old site. In order to see how the CMS works, we also tried to developed a taxonomy for all the categories in the new site, shown below. While there is a large body of technical work, there is also art, music and movies. One feature of the whole site is that the pages will print out as two-column text on your printer.
horizontal bar

The most recent media post is in the System-engineering category:

Harleys and open systems

Harleys and open systems

A baroque and antiquated design is compensated by the open system, and the people that surround it.
horizontal barOther recent posts:
horizontal barSome favorite posts:
move up a little to the right move down to the left
Besides product designs and media there is plenty of day-to-day blog posts. Some of these are fix-it projects around the shop. This might be auto repair or construction tips. Its a place for simpler tasks Journal.jpgthat don't warrant a full article or video. This is also a place to see some of the people and history we've experienced over the years. A large section concerns moving the business from Silicon Valley to our tropical paradise in Florida. In addition there are mild rants that don't quite make to to the media section.
horizontal bar

The most recent journal post is in the Home category:

Ice cube tray hell

Ice cube tray hell

The grocery stores can't sell a decent tray.
horizontal barOther recent posts:
horizontal barSome favorite posts:
Side bar
move up a little to the right move down to the left
Table of contents/sitemap end bar
Bottom of first column This is the end.
end bar
Bottom of first column This is the end.