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Oct-Nov 2021: Consuming and Producing

October-November 2021

A list of books, audiobooks, podcasts, television and more that I am consuming.
A list of achievements, articles, or plans in the shop to showcase my producing.

This series also maps my consumer habits, and how my time on Youtube and Instagram leads to shop projects and purchases, as well as influences my thoughts.

Reading :: Listening :: Watching

Wanting :: Getting :: Making

What I am Reading this Month:

The World Beyond your Head, Matthew Crawford

Range, David Epstein

So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport

Article that had an impact:

Killing Parents in Bad Faith, Timothy Snyder

The Trichotomy Fallacy, C Chakrapani

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:



  • Alt J, U&ME
  • Sufjan Stevens, Olympus
  • Andrew Belle, Blackbear
  • Jon Spencer Blues Experience, Acme
  • new Coldplay (meh)
  • new My Morning Jacket (meh)

What I am watching this month:

  • Foundation (apple)
  • Mythic Quest (apple)
  • Cake (hulu)
  • Rush (netflix)
  • Squid Game (netflix)

Movie (theatre)

Dune (highly recommended)




What I want:

Time? And a vacation. I am super spent after the workshop build out and several other ongoing projects.

What I got:

Keyport Omnbifob

My new shop has a “Genie” garage door opener. It is pretty sweet, all silent and soft and smooth… It is a sexy garage door opener. It also is ‘smart’ so it connects to wifi and has an app. As part of my smart shop routine, I bought the “Omnifob” to go with my existing key management device, the Keyport. Now, when I approach the shop or leave the shop I can program the device to open or close the door, or just use the fob as a pocket garage door opener. There are other benefits to this little hub as well, but I need to play with it a while to figure out how far I want to go with it.

A whole shop:

This has been a several month project, but we finally passed all the inspections, and I am starting to move in.

What I produced:


Workshop: Office Build Out

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