Monthly Archive: August 2008

RepRap: Before nanotechnology

It’s always nice to hypothesize about the future. I think most will agree that nano-technology (as in nanomanufacturing) just isn’t there yet, not discounting ‘smart fabrics’ (nanomaterials) or chemistry for that matter. As you...

Dull tasks? Automate them!

Isn’t it great that you can script anything in an open source OS such as Linux/Ubuntu? Dcop rules. A good reason not to use windows (for me that is). If you still bound to...

Printcrime

Printcrime (Originally published in Nature Magazine, January 2006) The coppers smashed my father’s printer when I was eight. I remember the hot, cling-film-in-a-microwave smell of it, and Da’s look of ferocious concentration as he...