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Solid bicycle tires are great

Last summer I blew out the tires on my road bike. They were kind of thin, and commonly punctured by the tack-shaped goat head thorns that we have everywhere in Loveland, CO. Fast forward to now, I am on the way to replacing all of my bicycle tires with solid tires, and I would recommend them to everyone. This post will cover what solid tires are and why they are awesome.

Window well covers

In the winter, the window well right next to my desk tends to fill with snow, and the area near the window where I work becomes unpleasantly cold. Our house had steel mesh window well covers to keep animals out, but this year I decided to replace them with clear…

Star chart magnet board

My friends recently had a baby, and I made them this magnet board as a gift. It’s an idea that I have been thinking about for a while as a gift to commemorate an important occasion.
The stars on the magnet board are arranged as a stereoscopic projection of the sky as you would have seen it (ignoring the atmosphere) if you were to turn North and look up when and where their baby was born, and the reflective area each star points is proportional the absolute magnitude of the star it represents.

TTRPG loot generator API

Treasure tables are a good way of either getting through writer’s block or coming up with interesting loot during a game without the need to lay out a whole region full of treasure, but the process of rolling on a loot table is sometimes too slow to do while playing. This is a first-draft REST API in C# built on ASP.NET MVC and MySQL that provides the tabletop role-playing game treasure table experience in a way that could be incorporated into a website.