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Exopod in action

Exopod: The flat-pack display stand for books

As an author, I frequently go to book fairs, signings, and other sales events, and I’ve never been able to find a decent display stand for showcasing my books. Most of the commercial versions I’ve seen are either too big, too clumsy, or too complicated. What I want is something that is strong enough to hold up a large book or several smaller ones, packs flat so that I can fill my boxes with books rather than hardware, and is easy to assemble. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt if they brought a bit of style to my display table.

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IOD-TV Episode #4: Echoing Headwords

Echoing headwords: what they are and what can you do about them.

A Moonlit Task, by Tom Hansen (11:49)

Today we see that some low-level irritants eventually fade into the background, while others only get amplified with each occurrence.

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NordicTray: an integrated keyboard table for the NordicTrack treadmill

In an effort to improve my writing workflow, I want to add an unobtrusive keyboard and mouse to this treadmill so that I can move quickly from my desk to the treadmill with minimal distraction or interruption to my writing.

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PressureDiver: a sensor to plumb the depths of saxophone air tightness

This happy little explorer is the business end of PressureDiver: a simple barometric pressure sensor designed to report changes in air pressure from inside a sealed container. In this case, we’ll be exploring a saxophone.