Halloween Mask Making

Dad’s just catching up on the pictures, but here’s a sequence of the making of Geek’s halloween mask using the plaster of paris strips technique which we’d never done before.  It was fun and not terribly difficult, though a mask model who can stay still and keep their eyes closed while breathing only through their nose for 15-25 minutes is required (glad we didn’t try to do this when Geek was too young!).

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The subject of a terrible accident? No, just the mask near completion on Geek's face.
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The mask drying by the woodstove
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The finished mask. Looks kind of like a human, huh?
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Wait! What's he doing?...
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Uh..., what's under there?!
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He's not Human! It's an Android! (click to enlarge)

It’s not all geek-stuff around here…

It’s not all geeky stuff around here, Geek likes to play with his knights and as you can see, he’s made some neat paper castle pieces and the knights from under the shelves in the background are moving in to attack…

 

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(click to enlarge)

 

 

Geek takes a 4 day Architecture Class

Geek took a 4 day architecture class a couple of weeks ago that was pretty fun. They first drew plans and then built a model. Geek did a museum structure (I believe, he’s with grandparents this week so can’t ask to confirm). Here are some pictures of the plans:

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
First Floor plan
First Floor plan

And then some pictures of the really cool model he made of it:

Model showing the dome in the central area of the second floor
Model showing the dome in the central area of the second floor
Front View
Front View
Side View
Side View

Work-around for multiple iPhone Dev account and code signing and Xcode Organizer problems

Xcode gives errors when you have multiple iPhone developer accounts and the name on the keys for the certificate are the same. This post outlines the two areas (Xcode Organizer and code signing) where there are problems and provides work-arounds.

Update 2/2010: This is no longer a problem because apple now issues certificates with a hex hash after the name.  So if you regenerate all your certificates and profiles they can then all live in your login keychain just fine (you’ll have to delete the old ones).

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Ok, maybe everyone else already knows this, but since it boggled apple dev support (the bug I wrote 6635822 and the duplicate someone else opened, 6229180 both seem to still be open) I thought I’d write about the work-around I figured out today:

First, the problems:

There are two related problems, with two related work-arounds.

Both problems arise when you have two iPhone developer accounts and the name on the keys for the certificates are the same (likely since you are required to use a person’s name and your real name when signing up with Apple, AND your name on the certificate request has to be the same as what you signed up with).

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More Daily Drawing (Dad)

Some pictures from Dad’s daily drawings:

First, Dad of Dad suggested that the left side wall corner didn’t “read” right in my old house picture.  Basically, he called me on not finishing the drawing properly (I had spent enough time on it and wanted to move on and so I stopped when I knew it wasn’t really “done” – busted!).  So here’s what it looks like after I “fixed” that problem (though I still didn’t spend as much more time on it as I ideally would):

Fixed House (better shading on left side & other small changes).  (Click to see full-sized)
Fixed House (better shading on left side & other small changes). (Click to see full-sized)

Here are a couple more sketches:

Sketch of a Small Mouse (click to make larger)
Sketch of a Small Mouse (click to make larger)

sleeping Kittens (click to see full-sized)
sleeping Kittens (click to see full-sized)
First Attempt at a Ship - challenging! (click to see full-sized)
First Attempt at a Ship - challenging! (click to see full-sized)