Tag Archives: Brian Lawler


I started writing The Blognosticator in July, 2011. At the time I was unable to acquire the domain blognosticator.com. That belonged to a nice woman who had bought it and was holding it, hoping that someone foolish enough to create … Continue reading

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A small, but fatal error in part positioning

In my last post I discussed making parts to hold a rack on the back of my Superstrata carbon-fiber bicycle. To read Part 3 of these posts, click here. I have been machining those parts, and it has been a … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Burning Man 2024

This is part 1 of a 3-part post on machining aluminum parts for a bicycle. Click here to read Part 2. I have a gorgeous Superstrata electric-assist gravel bike. I bought it a couple of years ago (actually four years … Continue reading

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I have gone to the dogs

I had the opportunity to photograph dog racing this weekend. I have never seen this activity before, so it was intriguing to me. The event was a gathering of several members of a dog racing group called CCASH – The … Continue reading

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I wasn’t asking the right questions
about Mini DisplayPort connections

I finally reached the point where my Mac Pro cylinder computer would no longer work for me. I bought it new 10 years ago, then modified it about five years later to expand its internal working memory. When I bought … Continue reading

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Turning my new lathe into a really nice lathe

My plan was to write about some graphic arts subjects. I attended two terrific events related to printing recently, and I will write about my experiences – soon. But instead, I want to write about my new lathe. I have … Continue reading

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Completing my transition to mirrorless cameras

I take thousands of photos: birds, kayaking adventures, landscapes, panoramas, travel photos, and classical music. Lots of classical music. For 13 years I have been the staff photographer for Festival Mozaic, an international music festival held here in San Luis … Continue reading

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Thank you to my readers!

The Blognosticator will reach 450,000 all-time readers tonight. That’s pretty cool. I started writing this blog on July 26, 2011, after writing for a while on WhatTheyThink.com and for several years in Graphic Arts Monthly before that. Since “going private” … Continue reading

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Musings on pinhole photography

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that last week I returned from the 2023 Burning Man festival in northern Nevada. It was a terrific event, full of excitement and artistic energy – until it rained. Then it became … Continue reading

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The generator at Burning Man

This is the final chapter of a five-chapter story about designing and building a trailer to carry a military surplus generator for our camp at Burning Man. To read the previous chapter, click here. Armed with my Work Pass, a … Continue reading

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