Tag Archives: The Blognosticator

From variable-frequency drives
to hand-bound books

It’s been about a month since I wrote my last blog. It was about variable-frequency-drive high voltage motor controllers and a 1935 book sewing machine. The relevance of that is cloudy, but suffice it to say that I have been … Continue reading

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300,000 readers!

Greetings, good souls, In late August of this year The Blognosticator reached and exceeded 300,000 readers. I was not tracking it closely at the time, being caught-up in beginning of the school year activities, but it happened, and now that … Continue reading

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Getting the Typographic Tremors
reading historic roadside signs

I just returned from a 2,018-mile journey up the coast of California, into Oregon, then back by a slightly different route. Along the way I visited and camped in National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, and private campgrounds. Along the … Continue reading

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Thanks to my readers, all 200,000 of you!

Five years ago I launched The Blognosticator on this site after it spent some time at What They Think, and several years on Graphic Arts Monthly magazine’s site. Today my readership passed 200,000. I have posted 220 blog articles on … Continue reading

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Machine carving and old style gilding on a deadline

At Cal Poly we recently dedicated the Raymond J. Prince Shakespeare Press Museum Resource Room. It’s a library of printing-related books and magazines, and it’s a study room for our students with desks, computers, a scanner, and comfy chairs. The … Continue reading

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EyeFi changes everything!

Last year I wrote about using the iPad as an instantaneous proofing device when shooting digital portraits. It turned out to be the most popular blog I have ever written. Months later, I still get many hits a day on … Continue reading

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My visit to GigaHQ

Last Friday I ventured out into the world and visited the headquarters of GigaPan, the maker of the motorized camera mount that I have been using for a half-year. GigaPan is based in Portland, Oregon. At the GigaPan HQ are … Continue reading

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The largest machines in the world

Yesyerday morning a group of TAGA participants visited the Longview, Washington, paper-making plant of NORPAC. This is the largest paper-making facility in North America. Inside its massive buildings are three of the largest machines on Earth. These machines are for … Continue reading

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French TAGA chapter captures the Kipphan Trophy

This year’s TAGA Conference featured something completely new: the French student chapter from Grenoble won first prize in the TAGA scientific journal competition. This is the first time a student chapter outside North America has captured the prize. The students … Continue reading

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