Build your own typefaces with FontStruct

November 12, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS As the perpetrator of some of the worst handwriting in a fifty mile radius, I’ve grown to love choosing the right font. The right typeface can produce the sort of artful lettering my hands can’t. Or so … Continued

Old school calculator: make your own slide rule

June 12, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS “Back in my day we didn’t have those fancy calculators,” my dad used to say. “We had to use slide rules.” Which was his way of telling me he wouldn’t be much help with my math homework. … Continued

Random roundup: Little Johnny

May 13, 2009

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to … Continued

Find instructions for everything you own at The Manuals

May 13, 2009

I’ve always preferred the bumbling around method to learning, whether I’m using a new piece of software or I’ve just bought a new gadget. However, sometimes you’re faced with the choice of reading the manual or causing irreparable harm to … Continued

DIY screen printing on Instructables

May 11, 2009

How often have you found yourself thinking about screen printing projects? Not that much, I’d guess. Well check out this awesome idea. If that doesn’t get you motivated to transfer some print ideas of your own I don’t know what … Continued

Monday by the numbers

May 11, 2009

10 Foods to Sneak into the Library to Improve Your Productivity Now, I’m not advocating your students violate your school’s rules about food and drink inside your school. However, a student who isn’t distracted by hunger will likely be more … Continued

Let your printer count pages for you

April 15, 2009

Don’t hand-count that stack of worksheets you need to pass out in class tomorrow. Let your printer do the counting for you. A recent article on Lifehacker features this great tip from one of their readers. Say you’ve got a … Continued

Random roundup: NASA

April 8, 2009

It’s time again for our random roundup. This month’s theme: NASA, pioneers of space and subjects of an awful lot of posts. Do-it-yourself is in, even with podcasting at NASA! It seems that every time you turn around these days … Continued

Monday by the numbers

April 6, 2009

25 Item To-Do List Everyone Should be Doing – If you’re not already making to-do lists in order to be the most productive you can be, maybe now is the time to start. This list from BANDBMAMA’s Blog is a … Continued

Do-it-yourself is in, even with podcasting at NASA!

March 31, 2009

It seems that every time you turn around these days someone’s encouraging you to complete a DIY project.  Why pay for someone else to do it when you can do it yourself?  Apparently, NASA has the same attitude on its … Continued