Use Cases for Structure Sensor

Really happy with how the new Use Cases pages for Structure Sensor and our related software technology came together. Right now you can check out 3D Scanning with Structure Sensor, Medical Imaging, and Embedded Installations. You’ll find videos, sample output, the whole deal.

New 3D Printable Object: (For The Love of Dog)

I remixed a neat Skull model from garygeo on Thingiverse into this much cooler wireframe mesh pencil holder. It’s free. One of the best things about Thingiverse is the ability to post pictures of your finished prints of other folks designs.

Report: Darren Wilson’s Key Witness Lied About Everything

Gawker: In a damning new report by the Smoking Gun, a crucial witness in the grand jury deciding whether to indict former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson is revealed as having fabricated her eyewitness account of the altercation between Wilson and unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. “Witness 40,” identified as 45-year-old Sandra […]

No CSS

I’m turning off my stylesheets for the rest of 2014. And probably some of 2015. It’s an experiment. Plus it will force me to do a full redesign when the time comes. We used to do this kind of stuff all the time before the internet got all serious and everyone started pretending to know […]

Back.

I’m back. Expect tumblr-like posts on here for the foreseeable future. I’m tired of not owning my own content. Has anyone solved the problem of trackbacks being useless shit yet?

Override global .gitconfig

If you work for an organization with their own internal Git server and need to override your global .gitconfig info for name or email, this snippet will work if put in the .git/config of each repo you need to override that setting on: [user] name = Your Name email = you@email.com

Who I Am and Where To Find Me (SITREP October 2013)

Hi there. I’m Phil Nelson. I code up hot-shit HTML5, CSS, and Javascript user interfaces for [Occipital][occ]. We just launched the Structure Sensor, the first 3D sensor for mobile devices. I built the website. Real proud of it. I design cool-looking stuff for fun and sometimes profit, and post it to my Dribbble account. I […]

Walking Distance

I was having trouble finding a copy of this online to post to Twitter today, so because I’m the kind of person who has mp3s of this stuff, I present it to you now: Rod Serling’s excellent outro for the 5th aired episode of The Twilight Zone, Walking Distance: Rod Serling Outro for Walking Distance […]

“Perfect” iTunes EQ Setting Revised

A revised version of of the Merlin Mann / Mac OS X Hints classic: I’ve changed the layout so that the highest setting sits on 0, instead of boosting frequencies. This leads to a more even sound and less distortion of the high end. Everyone’s ears a little different, so your mileage may vary. Experimentation […]

On The Verge Of… Something

Hey, Verge: The classy thing to do would be to admit you overreacted and restate that you do not do the things Marco (didn’t really, but kinda) accused you of. The classy thing to do would have been to take it up with him personally, over email, or even a phone call, before you turned […]

Facebook Weirdness

Today I made a series of seemingly innocuous, though slightly filthy, joke tweets based on a vaginal rejuvenation cream being sold in India. The Facebook thread (I have Twitter set to auto-post to Facebook) for the third tweet now has over 118,000 comments and 5,500 likes, and the comment threat is INSANE. This appears to […]

Happy Trails, WWDC2012 Edition

Products and services that are going the way of the dodo in iOS 6, the new Macbook Pro, or likewise, based on today’s WWDC Keynote: Firewire (still available via a Thunderbolt adapter – hat tip to Jesper) Google Maps Gigabit Ethernet Optical discs Am I missing anything? Let me know: @philnelson on Twitter.

5 Principles For Good Code

While replying to a job posting, I started writing this little manifesto of sorts as a mission statement for myself. After kicking it around a little with my good friend Jesper of Waffle Software, I felt I should open it up to the world for criticism, additions, and discussion. The format and content owes much […]

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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