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VR Developers Have High Hopes for This Year—But Are They Right?

As much as the headlines proclaim “virtual reality is here,” it has also only just arrived. Samsung Gear VR was released in November; this month is the initial launch of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift; and Playstation VR is just a couple months out. Show More Summary

Zero Zero Robotics

Zero Zero Robotics has unveiled it’s first product called Hover Camera after developing it in relative secrecy.  The company has received $25 million in funding. Hover Camera is a small drone that can fold up and fit in your bag.  … Continue reading ?

Teaching craft by encouragement

Last weekend, I was in Germany to teach some scrapbooking classes on strong design without spending a fortune on embellishments. One thing I love about that concept is it automatically answers one of the most common reasons I hear for people taking an interest but not actually trying paper crafting: ‘it’s expensive’. Show More Summary

Tippets: Dehumidifying Gear, Respecting the Redd, Chris Schneider Tying Tutorial

23 minutes agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Stowing wet gear can lead to unnecessary wear and tear as well as unwelcome smells. In a recent post Kent Klewein writes about using a dehumidifier to help keep gear fresh and dry. “Dehumidifiers are also great for fighting the spread … more ?

Video Hatch: “Eel River – From Headwaters to the Sea”

24 minutes agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film features the restoration work being done on California’s Eel River. Via CalTrout.

BTT Seeks Marketing Manager

25 minutes agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced their search for a marketing manager, a position that will help to strategically plan and execute BTT’s marketing, public relations and communications efforts. Read more in the press release below. Bonefish & Tarpon … more ?

How NOT to go about handgun shooting

In a video put on the internet in 2015, and with over 500,000 views in Brazil, we have a classic walk through on how not to go about the proper fundamentals of handgun marksmanship. I will give the Brazilian police shooter credit in that she kept the firearm pointed downrange at all times. Show More Summary

Spring Changes

Spring has finally arrived with a vengeance in Appalachia. I haven't posted in almost a year, mostly posting on Facebook. Today was different and I felt like I needed to return to my old friend, my nature blog. The Blood Root photo above and the Large Flowered Trillium below were taken a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

My First Ozzie Smith Auto

The title says it all. As you may recall, I ran into a rare bit of luck recently and pulled a nice Michael Conforto auto. While my eyes initially turned to dollar signs like one of those greedy guys in the old singing frog Looney Tunes cartoons, I was quickly presented with an offer I couldn't refuse. Show More Summary

Everything Fly Fishing TV Should Be – MOTIVFISHING on Animal Planet

Fly Fishing doesn’t always have to be the quiet sport. There is a lot of adventure in the game, depending on how you play it and no one has played it in a more adventurous way in recent years than the MOTIVFISHING crew. I like flyfishing fishing shows because… well… fishing. However, even one of […]

elen progress

It's one of those chilly spring days where drinking hot tea and knitting all day sounds like a dream. I've been working on Elen in hopes of finishing at the end of this month. However, I'm 100% positive that won't be happening. Short rows were worked in order to achieve that scooped bottom. Show More Summary


There’s a bird nest in the fern on the front porch. We’ll be using the side door for a while. Other signs of spring:

Avocets at Eagle Bluffs

10 hours agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

A dozen American avocets graced Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area this morning, feeding in a shallow pool with blue-winged teal, American coot and a host of shorebirds. Having wintered along the Gulf Coast or in Florida, they are headed for ephemeral wetlands, alkaline lakes and prairie ponds across the High Plains. Show More Summary

Dear Hikaru

Recently I wrote a post (Checkmate Patterns, Moral Victories) about a game by GM Jonathan Tisdall, and I was pleased and delighted when Tisdall himself sent in a comment. That wasn’t the first time that my blog has gotten a grandmaster comment, at least indirectly. Three years ago, in 2013, I wrote a post called Rock, […]

Breaking News: Harris Publications Closing Down

News just hit today that Harris Publications is closing down. You might recognize the magazines they publish: Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Pocket Pistols, Survivor’s Edge, Tactical Weapons, and Special Weapons for Military & Police. Show More Summary

VZ58 Field Strip

The Czech VZ58 Rifle is a a fantastic piece of hardware that is fascinating from a mechanical standpoint. The rifles lock like a giant P38, have a piston like an FN49, and fire 7.62×39 but are misunderstood by a lot of folks. While at a glance they look like an AK, they share very little […] Read More … The post VZ58 Field Strip appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Spreading Ashes, via a 12 gauge?

In 2011 we reported on a company called Holy Smoke, LLC that offers  a service wherein a family could have their ashes spread via reloaded ammunition. The company takes in your deceased loved ones ashes, and loads them into approximately 250 shotgun shells, 100 rifle rounds, or 250 handgun rounds. Show More Summary

Remington Ammunition Plant Tour— Part 2

At the end of part one I concluded with the method of turning raw materials into lead bullets and inner cores for what will become jacketed bullets. To begin part two I’ll once again start off with the raw materials to create jackets for both pistol and rifle rounds. Show More Summary

New NWTF Turkey Basics Microsite

It’s spring turkey season and NWTF – that’s the National Wild Turkey Federation – has their own way of celebrating. They’ve announced a new addition to their website, a microsite titled “Wild Turkey Basics”. And although this isn’t your usual gun-related post it’s still relevant given the time of year. Show More Summary

2015 Topps Chrome Update - Mission Accomplished

My latest COMC shipment included this Jacob Lindgren from last year's Chrome Update set. Not much of a card on its own, but significant for me because it's the last one I needed to complete the 50-card set!I've been admiring these cards...Show More Summary

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