Your skin colour, gender identity, sexual identity, body shape, augmentation, location in the universe, political and religious beliefs, and everything else do not exclude you from being a maker.

The types of things you make, whether they are kid-friendly or not, whether they are weirdo-creative or not, do not exclude you from being a maker.

If you actively work to prevent, or dissuade someone from making, you are doing a disservice to that individual, and the maker community and movement and are not welcome until you’ve educated yourself on it’s beliefs.

If you scrapbook, you’re a maker.

If you craft, you’re a maker. …


The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was written (and poorly written at that) on 15 December 1791 as follows:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

We need to have a talk about the English language and sentence structures. Let’s have another look at said amendment as it was written.

A well regulated Militia[comma], being necessary to the security of a free State[comma], the right of the people to keep and bear Arms[comma], shall not be infringed[full stop].

The bit between the first and third commas (being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms) is called a parenthetical element. …


TL;DR — I love cars. The people I work with love cars. We get to work on cars, and this is an introduction to a series of automobile related posts. If you’re looking for information or a case study this is not the post you’re looking for.

TL;DR pt. II — Seriously. This is just fluff. The next one will have real stuff. Promise.

I have a secret. I love cars. Why is that a secret? Well, primarily I fit into Nerd Club. …

About

Derek J. Kinsman

Rude mechanical. Crafter, maker, & repairer of things at Siberia. Formerly Teehan+Lax Labs.

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