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Barbara Tomlinson
Works at Spasms of Accommodation
Attended Georgia Tech
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Back at Easter one of my new-mother cousins asked me if I could make a soft toy rattle. She showed me one somebody gave her. It's the Leka Rattle from IKEA and you get 2 for $2.99. I really can't compete with that in a handma...
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Repurposed a Mac Mini today
My media computer broke last Friday. It was a 2007 era Mac Mini core2 duo with 4 GB of memory. It worked great to play video on my TV. Then in the middle of playing Stargate SG1 from an external hard drive it just went off. N...
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Laudable Longleaf
Before picture from my front porch toward the lab, Tuesday morning My mother and aunts and I did a summer burn on my hill on Tuesday. During, lighting along the footpath between the house and the lab After, from the same spot on the front porch, Tuesday eve...
Before picture from my front porch toward the lab, Tuesday morning My mother and aunts and I did a summer burn on my hill on Tuesday. During, lighting along the footpath between the house and the lab After, from the same spot...
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I started another blog. Not sure what happens next.
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Conflatulagration: Formal Terminology for Flaring Flatus
I woke up this morning wondering if an astronaut ever tried to light a fart in microgravity. If they could do it without setting off a fire alarm that would alert Houston and get them in trouble they've probably done it. Those Nomex flight suits.... But wha...
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Unclaimed Property as a Tax Dodge?
I got a letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers this week. They are doing an audit for Google and found that Google owes me some money. It's earned revenue from my old AdSense account. I assume it's from YouTube and the few ads I had on my blog for a while. In 2...
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Repurposing: Knitting Needle Holder from an old Mac Mini
My media computer broke last Friday. It was a 2007 era Mac Mini core2 duo with 4 GB of memory. It worked great to play video on my TV. Then in the middle of playing Stargate SG1 from an external hard drive it just went off. No power. Rats. A while ago my br...
My media computer broke last Friday. It was a 2007 era Mac Mini core2 duo with 4 GB of memory. It worked great to play video on my TV. Then in the middle of playing Stargate SG1 from an external hard drive it just went off. N...
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What was great about America of old?
I recently found some old currency in a book. I put it there about twenty years ago. I remember getting the 1934 $5 bill as change at an antique store in Atlanta, which is funny. The $10 bill is from 1950. I think I got it as change from a Wendy's drive thr...
I recently found some old currency in a book. I put it there about twenty years ago. I remember getting the 1934 $5 bill as change at an antique store in Atlanta, which is funny. The $10 bill is from 1950. I think I got it as...
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I've been working on Easter toys. I came across this idea for sheep by Wendy Phillips. You can dress them up. I made one according to her pattern. I used sequins for eyes. I gave a knitting lesson last week and my client boug...
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2015 Was a Very Small Year
I didn't write much in 2015. I was busy knitting. I have 145 items in my iPad database of designs. I didn't really keep track of how many finished objects I made. I don't derive my satisfaction from running totals. I started out the year wondering if consta...
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Why won't millenials buy cars and houses?
I watch a lot of NASA TV. At least once a week there will be an interview with an astronaut and somebody will ask them when they first wanted to be an astronaut and what did they do to become one. Some wanted to be astronauts since childhood. I am surprised...
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How to Inhabit a Habitable Planet
I've really been enjoying watching the press conferences for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. I love listening to scientists tell me things I didn't know. (Carbon monoxide ice is soluble in nitrogen ice. Well, I never!) Also I get some relief from our non...
I've really been enjoying watching the press conferences for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. I love listening to scientists tell me things I didn't know. (Carbon monoxide ice is soluble in nitrogen ice. Well, I never!) Als...
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232 people
Richard Hanson's profile photo
Esther Tye's profile photo
Kathleen Norris's profile photo
Umesh Neupane's profile photo
Steven Kuck's profile photo
William Dotson's profile photo
Esther8099 Johnson's profile photo
Dan Rock's profile photo
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Occupation
Scientist, Writer
Employment
  • Spasms of Accommodation
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Currently
Georgia
Previously
Austin - Atlanta - Tampa - Thomasville - San Jose
Story
Tagline
Reduce, Reuse, Recluse
Introduction
Nature and technology feel like home, society, not so much. That's why I set myself up as a happy hermit in a tiny house in the longleaf woods of the Gulf Coastal Plain. This is where I make things. I spend very little time doing anything that isn't directly related to making something. I even get ideas for things to make from my dreams.
Bragging rights
Built a house and repurposed a 31' 1951 Spartan Aircraft Trailer
Education
  • Georgia Tech
  • Florida State
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Female