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Outmaneuver out for iPhone and iPad

check it out! My brother’s company developed their first online game, it’s a lot like Stratego, the world famous strategy game (it’s kind of like a blend of Chess, and Chinese Checkers).

I strongly recommend it, it’s a ton of fun!

get it on the App Store now!!!



and a shameless link to his website

and here are some screen caps:


Battlestar Galactica is frakkin huge

So, my three favorite ships in the Sci Fi genre are as follows (not in order because please don’t make me do that):

Battlestar Galactica, Serenity, and the Millenium Falcon.

I did a scale check to see how they stack up. I knew the order of size would be Millenium Falcon at the smallest, Firefly at nearly double the size, and BSG would be the proverbial tractor trailor. I had no idea it would be THIS extreme until I started actually looking up the number. From the best resources I could find, this is an image of the scale (click to view full size):

Holy cow!


Fortunate to have a dad that gardens

he makes it possible for me to take pictures like this!

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.7
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 12 May, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s


🙂 Thanks Dad!


“Customer Appreciation” Pic of the Last Supper Mosaic

Star Wars Last Supper Mosaic will never die! haha



This was sent to me from a friend who printed and framed it. I’m so happy to see it making it to people’s homes!!! 😀

If you have a “customer appreciation” picture, please send it to me! I’ll post about it and link to wherever you like (appropriate, of course). Here’s my contact info


GeekGlassware LLC is official!

Yay, I filed for an LLC. That makes me a CEO. Kind of cool I guess. I don’t feel any different, am I supposed to be getting a package in the mail that teaches me how to be a jerk, or will that just happen over time? ha ha, just kidding.

Seriously, though: Geekglassware.com is also now live, and so is the Etsy page, facebook page, and twitter account. Also made the subreddit for a small nest of future planning that I’ve got in mind with the help from my best CEO-friend, Samir Balwani (he owns and runs SiteFox.com. I traded him tech support for advice and all that 🙂

The homepage for geekglassware is just a landing page, takes you directly to my Etsy account (which I am both proud and sad to say is nearly sold out of inventory). More glasses coming soon!


Geek Glassware Launching soon

Here’s a snap of our starting inventory. Just finished up all these glasses last night 🙂 After some personal fulfillment we will be putting them on Etsy! geekglassware.com

  • Aperture: ƒ/32
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200



renderDragon Glass (For Akshay!)

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 15 April, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

I decided to make some glasses for my brother. He co-owns and operates a relatively new game development company, renderDragon. I made this pair of glasses for him with some help. Also, my first experiment into depth and layering the sand blasting. I’m happy with how it came out 🙂


Firefly Glass!

Serenity Firefly, not the bug firefly.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 17 April, 2012
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s




Here’s the glass in a clearer, less artsy picture. It’s a bit big, so I had to take two photos. The etching process lends itself to a loss of some detail, which I’m working on improving but it’s still producing some fantastic results. I’m happy with it 🙂



More glass work on the way. Here’s some random ones

Just a teaser, I’ve made a Firefly (Serenity) glass, and another glass as a surprise gift for someone, which will be posted here after I give it to him/her (vagueness!)

Here were some templates I recently used (I totally forgot to take pictures of the actual glass after it was done)

This is a VOTIVE, not a shot glass. Was done as a sample request for a friend-of-a-friend kind of thing.

Those tiny holes are really tough to keep on under the massive pressure of a sand blaster.


Firefly template I used for a glass (Man those intricate lines are TOUGH!)


And of course, the glass we made (also banner) for team Andrew+Joe (two of my best BESTEST friends)



View from the cockpit

Just hooked up my left flank monitor, sadly it’s a TN panel, so it’s viewing angle isn’t so hot.

My main two (Samsung 245BW) are both IPS though, but the third monitor was just sitting around…might as well, right?

There’s also a fourth, but it’s actually my bedroom TV mounted on the other side of the room, so while technically it’s a monitor, I don’t really use it for anything except watching my terabytes of movies/tv shows.

  • Aperture: ƒ/27
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 29 March, 2012
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 8s


Here’s a photo from my actual seat (had to employ a low mag. fish eye)

  • Aperture: ƒ/27
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 29 March, 2012
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 8s

if you look at the EXIF data, the shutter speed isn’t lying. I had to pause the movies so I could take a nice high aperture photo with no flash.


End of Days Monitor [Part III] (Final!)

To be honest, I kind of wish I never called this a steampunk monitor, because people have certain expectations of steampunk. It’s a provocative buzz word, and I’m guilty of trying to appear in search results. Really, this is more of an “industrial grunge” or an “End of Days” monitor [Editor note: I originally titled all my posts Steampunk Monitor but have since changed them, and the accompanying URLs]. Anywho, onwards!

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.7
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

Here’s the frame all painted. I used wrinkle black to get a rough texture, and it came out quite nicely.


Continue reading for the rest of the build, and the finished glamour shots Continue reading “End of Days Monitor [Part III] (Final!)” »