HAL 2: A Wooden Computer – Converted From A Broken Notebook

  • Posted on: 14 July 2016
  • By: Don

To be honest, I never understood why Apple left the approach of building wooden computers after Apple I—at least from an aesthetic standpoint. The heat? The moisture? The durability? Come on! There is much more elegance, beauty, and naturalness in wood rather than cheaply manufactured, smelly, and ecologically harmful plastic. That's why I convert from time to time, when the computational spirit is still willing, but the plastic flesh is weak – in this case a hinge in my notebook that broke the cover and display components – a broken notebook to a wooden desktop computer. This is HAL 2, the successor of HAL 1.

A ridiculously simple Shoji-like window for apartments without curtains

  • Posted on: 15 December 2015
  • By: Don

Most people face an essential privacy problem after moving into a new apartment: the old curtains don't fit for the new windows. Even if you order new ones, you have to wait a few days. The Japanese architecture combined with a simple design hack can save your privacy and provide a nice milky light for your room.