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  • Relive the 1980s with a Unicomp Keyboard – July 09, 2017

    I’m a keyboard nerd. I enjoy trying different keyboards with different key mechanisms. I have fond memories of an IBM keyboard I used as a student worker at Murray State University back in the 1980s. While I wasn’t as obsessed...

  • I am writing a book, and sharing a Ulysses tip – July 04, 2017

    Today I announce, I am writing a book! Yes, I’ve written books in the past, but this is my first piece of fiction. I’ve been working on the plot, scenes, characters, themes and research since February 20th, 2017; a...

  • 2016 top 10 posts – December 31, 2016

    Today I took a look at the 2016 top 10 posts on StevenCombs.com. Review of top posts is an annual event. This year though, I decided to create a post to capture and share. Below is a list...

  • My favorite gadgets of 2016 – December 18, 2016

    This past year brought many gadgets into our home. As the year winds up, I decided to share my favorites and those I use on a regular basis. Some of these were purchased prior to 2016, but remain useful. I...

  • Book Review - The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book – December 01, 2016

    In the past year, No Starch Press sent both The LEGO Architect and Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects for a review. On October 6, 2016, I also found Chris McVeigh’s new book, The...

  • Three week thoughts on the Google Pixel – November 13, 2016

    The new Google Pixel smartphone arrived on my door step October 21, 2016; a day after the official release. I preordered the phone the next day. As Google made the phone demonstration at their October 4 event (see video below),...

  • Field Notes Sweet Tooth memo books review – October 09, 2016

    Rhodia has replaced the Moleskine brand as my new favorite notebooks. I currently use a Rhodia Black Webnotebook 5.5 inch x 8.3 inch Dot Grid. I enjoy the Rhodia because of its high quality assembly, thick/no-bleed/gloss paper and...

  • Sketchnote: Exhibit Columbus – October 03, 2016

    I created this sketchnote during the Friday, September 30th, 2016 morning session of Exhibit Columbus. The Exhibit Columbus website describes this event as, “an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community with programming that alternates between symposium and...

  • Book Review - Geeky LEGO Crafts – October 02, 2016

    Each year before the holidays begin, No Starch Press sends me a review copy of their latest LEGO title. Last year it was the The LEGO Architect and this year it is, Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun...

  • Sketchnote: Edward Tufte seminar – September 01, 2016

    On Friday, August 26th, 2016 I had the opportunity to attend the EDWARD TUFTE: PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION one-day seminar at the Westin in Chicago, Illinois. I generated a sketchnote during the session as I will describe below.

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