I read about an up-and-coming 3D printer named M-One today.
It’s a DLP printer, (using a DLP projector to cure resin).
I’ve never heard of DLP for 3D printing before. It’s a process very similar to SLA, except it cures a layer at a time, instead of a single point. It would offer considerable speed advantage without much resolution loss. So neat!
In my quest to learn a little bit more about this 3D printing process, I stumbled upon a great site, THRE3D.
They have a very comprehensive list of all sorts of different 3D printing processes.
Check it out!
There’s a pretty neat Cat Cafe that popped up this weekend. It featured adorable adoptable cats that you can go play with.
I tried to go Friday during lunch, but the line was over 2 hours long!
Instead of waiting, I resigned myself to watching Cat Cafe’s livestream.
While watching, I saw Freddy, a super adorable tabby that I fell in love with. I inquired about adopting Freddy, but I think he’s already going to a forever home. While a little sad, I’m really glad he’s going to a better place.
The Cat Cafe has been really successful at getting their cats adopted. I hope they create a more permanent establishment, giving more cats a chance to find a good home.
Harry and I have been going to a lot of conferences.
Here’s our haul from Pycon and Railsconf.
Noteable favorites are the yak shaving stickers by ninefold and the Pyladies stickers.
We’re going to keep the collection in a big book, and swap ’em with other conference goers.
I went to dinner with Emily tonight. We went to Lam Zhou, a restaurant famous for their hand pulled noodles.
I got beef soup noodles and it was quite delicious!
The beef was a little tougher than I’d like, but the noodles were perfect. It’s a very different style from the hand pulled noodles of Biang! (one of my favorite hand pulled noodle places) but tasty nevertheless.
On the subway ride home I encountered a group of kids with extreme acrobatic abilities. They performed an amazing set of moves using the subway poles.
One guy hoped on a pole, and frozen mid-air. He suspended himself, making it look like time stopped for a minute.
I’m not usually impressed by subway performances, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
What a night.
A couple Wednesdays ago (when it was still freezing out), I went to this great talk by Voevodsky on Univalent Foundations of Mathematics.
It had a really great narrative on how he came to discover a new foundation for mathematics and an argument for theory proving via computer programs.
I’d first heard about this talk through the LispNYC meetup (an AWESOME group), and saw a couple of the meetuppers at the event!
At the post-talk reception, Voevodsky came up and said he liked how we were enthusiastic audience members.
What a cool guy!
AFTER 4 MONTHS, I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET AT HOME.
I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS HAPPY BEFORE.
Michelle is this awesome Pylady I met in Boston. Watch her talk!
*Starts at 26:00 but embeded Youtube won’t let me jump to that point