This plague doctor cosplay was inspired from my trip to Venice. Much of the folklore around plague doctors originated from around that area. It turns out that the bird-looking masks are both to scare the diseases, and to fill the mask noses with fragrances to keep the stench out. I also wanted to try out some intricate leather work and wanted to keep my Halloween costume simple this year.
So I’ve finally upgraded my computer, Again, I guess. I’ve built my own computer ever since my university laptop (the Toshiba Tecra M3 — Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD) died. I remember when that happened … I opened it up and there was so much dust in it that it probably overheated and maybe something shorted out. It was a complete bust. I’m actually rather surprised that it lasted that long. University life is quite rough and it lasted the better part of about 4-4.5 years (almost my whole time at Uni). When I […]
So you’ve decided to replace your flooring in your bathroom. No biggie, you’ve seen lots of people doing it on TV, or Youtube: Tim the toolman, Bob Villa. If these guys can do it, so can you! It’s not like they have any special schooling or anything, right? Anyway, back to your task at hand. This is no ordinary post, this is a special edition “Choose your own adventure” post. You get to pick the fate of this project! If it fails (or you die), you’ll have no-one to blame but yourself. So let’s get started, shall we? We begin […]
Ever thought: “Hey, I wish I could talk to that other dude that’s on this website also looking at stuff”. Let’s say for example you were shopping for a really cool thing, and then you see that someone else also has that really cool thing in their shopping cart. Don’t you wish you could intimidate them into leaving so that you could purchase it first! Oh man, do I have some news for you! With the latest communications technology, now you can! Introducing the Communicator 2.0 now with 100% more ability to talk with others on the webpage. With the […]
Bathroom Tiling: Bathroom tiling is probably not something the typical homeowner enjoys doing. But a good tiling job can make a huge difference in a home. Our current home has sheet linoleum in both of our bathrooms. It’s been ok, nothing fancy and it’s still in pretty good shape, but we’ve wanted to tile these washrooms ever since we bought this place like 4 years ago. Baseboards: The other day, we noticed that one of our baseboards is getting really moisture damaged near the tub. So I’ve decided that this is the next most important project in the house. I […]
Even non-interstellar hitchhiker’s should have a decent place to keep their towel! After all, it is only the most useful thing a person can own! Why not give your boring old bathroom a fresh new look. I like to go for the Industrial-Chic look myself. So, after a long overdue respite, I finally continued on my bathroom upgrade from lore (In August of 2014 I replaced by toilet paper holder with black steel pipe … almost 4 years later, now I am completing that project). So there are 4 main things that I need to upgrade: Keep my counter clear […]
When family is in town, what better way to spend time together than working on a Hexagon Shelf Project for our little baby girl. When I was young I used to help my father with some projects around the house. Sometimes it was installing flooring, or building a shed, or painting. Sometimes it was really boring work that I didn’t want to do because I was a brat (you know, like every kid). But I’ve always had fond memories of working late, ordering pizza, and finishing a project late into the night … Maybe that’s why I work that way […]