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Lee Clarke
I'm an explorer interested in learning about everything, focusing on programming, art, music and hacking stuff.
I'm an explorer interested in learning about everything, focusing on programming, art, music and hacking stuff.


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My most recent art work. 
Wrapped up my #GreyWarden ‬ Griffin Dagger over the weekend! I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, I'm glad I'm making a few swords this year, they are so fun to make! I also have a decorative scabbard in the works for this as well as anther sword all of which is part of my #Dragonage   ‪#‎blackwall‬ set.
If you want to get your hands on one of these daggers for yourself, jump over to my store to order one!
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I hope
New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function - ScienceAlert

'Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.


Publishing in Science Translational Medicine, the team describes the technique as using a particular type of ultrasound called a focused therapeutic ultrasound, which non-invasively beams sound waves into the brain tissue. By oscillating super-fast, these sound waves are able to gently open up the blood-brain barrier, which is a layer that protects the brain against bacteria, and stimulate the brain’s microglial cells to activate. Microglila cells are basically waste-removal cells, so they’re able to clear out the toxic beta-amyloid clumps that are responsible for the worst symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model | Science Translational Medicine

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Flash from the past <3

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Here's my 2014 round up of all the art pieces I made this year, hoping to make more then 6 during 2015!

I have a FB page as well where I post details on how I make stuff and what I'm working on
(I know its not G+... I do have a G+ account too but it gets little love :(  its here just in case )

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Added photos to The Great 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

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Happy Halloween!

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Reposting from my Prop Builders account. Done just in time for DragonCon!  Anyone going this year?
Logan’s Run - Deep Sleep Blaster!

Thank goodness for deadlines (DragonCon)! I finally got back to prop building after a few months diversion and wow I have really missed making things. (Makes me wonder why I took a break) Above is a commissioned prop from the 1976 movie and later TV show called Logan’s Run. I remember the comic book and seeing a couple tv episodes on TV in rerun, back in the day but, the movie was slightly before my time so to speak. None the less, this is a pretty cool prop to make and I’m really happy with how it turned out! 

For those interested in the build, this was constructed from various sizes of PVC pipe and of course my favorite, closed cell foam board. The original movie props used a type of gas ignition to blast out a green gas from the venting tubes on the barrel so the barrel was steel or brass tubing, since this is  anon-firing version pvc was quite adequate. :)  The original grip was done in bondo but I used Apoxie Sculpt over Bondo simply because I like being able to sculpt with out wearing gloves.  I really wanted to add some green LED lights to the barrel to get the general effect of the movie prop but due to a tight schedule leading up to Dragon Con I had to skip past that extra feature this time. One of these days I’ll make another with the LEDs in it! maybe. 

I grabbed this photo late in the evening and probably could have done better and with more angles but tempus fugit! Hopefully I’ll have time to get a couple more before this thing heads out but,  not sure I’ll get the time.

#propguns   #dragoncon2014  

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This was pretty exciting! Got a spotlight from OpenShift  by Red Hat!  

#Java   #callofduty   #mlgpro  

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Some time back I discovered eSports and the explosive growth in Call of Duty as a Pro competitive sport thanks to my oldest son. What started out as something fun to talk about at the dinner table has turned into a web site, and a chance to get to know  a whole group of hard working guys how have taken competitive eSprots to a hole new level. Along with my son and all the guys with we have moved a spreadsheet based stats keeping system into a full REST based stats center for Pro COD!

On Saturday my programming team and I launched the new site, , just a few hours late but to an enthusiastic welcome by the community! On our first day of launch the Stats team put our pageview traffic to over 15k views in the first day!  I'm really proud of the site, the stats data & media & social team  for all the hard work they have done to really put my baby on the top of the COD community!

If you happen to be interested in  the technical details of the site or in competitive eSports just let me know, I'd love to talk about it and I'll probably post my technical stack rundown before too long. I'm still working most nights on this to finish up the ever expanding todo list. 

If you want to follow the stats, the stats team posts on twitter all the time,@CETVStats

#CETVStats #CallofDuty   #mlgpro  

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So true, bloatware sucks just like it did(does? ) on Windows PCs. Guess even with the much shorts compression of internet time companies still forget lessons learned.
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