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Andy Piper

Joined 1 year, 1 month ago

dreamer, maker, tinkerer

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Twittoons (Paperback, Manu Cornet) 5 stars

Cartoons drawn by a Twitter insider before, during, and after Musk’s acquisition.

The truth hurts (and this is painfully amusing)

5 stars

This is exactly what happened. I enjoyed seeing Manu’s cartoons when we worked at Twitter at the same time, and I’m glad he carried on documenting the end of the company after the layoffs.

Basics of 3D Printing with Josef Prusa (EBook, Prusa Research) 4 stars

This book will help you understand what kinds of 3D printing technologies are currently available …

A good overview and primer

4 stars

This is probably the best overall introduction to 3D printing methods, materials and terminology that I’ve found so far (and, to be honest, it has made me think about whether a Prusa printer would be a good thing for my workshop, which is obviously part of the point of the book). I found the descriptions of the different settings, and differences between material types, very useful. I think it could have gone slightly further in a few places, but overall, perfect for my needs and pretty quick to read and absorb.

Chokepoint Capitalism (2022) 4 stars

A call to action for the creative class and labor movement to rally against the …

Currently listening to the audiobook, and at the midway point. The book is dividing roughly in half, part one covering the ways in which big tech and media companies have vertically and horizontally integrated to “choke” the ability of creators to make a living from their work and to stifle the ability of consumers to choose. Part two covers potential ways to open up these anticompetitive patterns - looking forward to that! Excellent analysis of the past 15 years of internet culture as well as a much broader look at the book and music industries across decades.

Making It (2022, Pan Macmillan) 5 stars

Review of 'Making It' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Inspirational, interesting, honest, truthful, open. The power of love, family, community. Lots to think about here. Although we started from very different places, I recognised a lot of the 1970s/80s childhood cultural references - and I’ve been to some similar but different, mental spaces myself. The extreme introvert that shows up as an extrovert. Thank you for sharing your story, Jay.