Software Alchemist & Monkey Rancher

Sep 01

Cluckingham Palace made a brief reapearance in the workshop to have a  water tank and chicken watering system attached. The tank is enclosed in a new covered shelf attached to the end of the coop facing the camera. The PVC pipes will carry water from the tank to a series of “chicken nipples” that the chickens can drink from. 

Cluckingham Palace made a brief reapearance in the workshop to have a  water tank and chicken watering system attached. The tank is enclosed in a new covered shelf attached to the end of the coop facing the camera. The PVC pipes will carry water from the tank to a series of “chicken nipples” that the chickens can drink from. 

Marty and his friend, Alyzza, turned the Finishing Room into a living room set for a couple of @Hombre_McSteez animations, which you can see here and here.

Marty and his friend, Alyzza, turned the Finishing Room into a living room set for a couple of @Hombre_McSteez animations, which you can see here and here.

“Just because you CAN’T determine the right MVP, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Just remember time will reveal your errors. Eventually.” — Alan Cooper

Art installation at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville CA.

Art installation at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville CA.

The old Northwestern Pacific rails in Geyserville haven’t been used in ages. Sad, and shortsighted.

The old Northwestern Pacific rails in Geyserville haven’t been used in ages. Sad, and shortsighted.

Aug 31

“Complex systems are near impossible to understand. Almost all software is a part of a complex system. How can you understand the context?” — Alan Cooper

Progress on the Tall Barn model is slow but steady.

Progress on the Tall Barn model is slow but steady.

One of the extras from “Mehwhoop" sits in the kitchen awaiting his summons to the set.

One of the extras from “Mehwhoop" sits in the kitchen awaiting his summons to the set.

The final episode of “Mehwhoop, the Lost Stringbean,” was videoed at the Ranch, and everyone helped Marty make props.

The final episode of “Mehwhoop, the Lost Stringbean,” was videoed at the Ranch, and everyone helped Marty make props.

“I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage.” — Zsa Zsa  Gabor 

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Aug 30

Sunset along the top of the ridge.

Sunset along the top of the ridge.

Fence, sheep, tree.

Fence, sheep, tree.

“The Internet of Things is not about things.” — Alan Cooper