2015 January 11

Guiding Principles

Bubble map of proposed ground floor and other preliminary doodles
A look at the ideals that shaped our design and building process.

2013 December 2

HPI Image Extractor

The catalog and CDs from Hemera Photo-Objects

The various Hemera Photo-Objects libraries aren’t much use to designers anymore, since the image format is proprietary and the browser software obsolete. But it turns out the file format is basically a container for a JPG of the image and a PNG of the mask.

2012 December 24

Generational Tech

Baby Aidan on the computer
For the first millenia of modern humanity, major new inventions were pretty rare. But recent generations have seen numerous technological milestones. For no good reason, I thought I’d jot down what strike me as the most important inventions each recent generation was the first to grow up with.

2012 November 8

Architectural Aspirations

The roof beams go up on our Derwood home
Some historical background on our decision to build a custom-designed house on our lot in Derwood, MD.